Kitchen makeover is meant to be

Contractor - Neal's Design-Remodel

Written by: Sarah J. Dills

Meant To Be… That is the sentiment one Cincinnati family uses to describe the moment they stepped inside their soon-to-be Hyde Park home.

“It’s fair to say that we fell in love immediately,” the wife explains. “This house has a positive, happy feeling—which sounds crazy, but it’s true.”

The family moved to Cincinnati over ten years ago. While they first settled on a different neighborhood, they always kept their eye out for a Hyde Park location. So they were elated to finally be moving to the area in the spring of 2013.  The 100-year-old Tudor was in great condition, with traditional detailing and lots of wonderful woodwork, but one main area of the home needed some attention.  “The kitchen, for us, wasn’t practical,” says the wife. “We entertain a lot and everyone ends up in the kitchen. When we bought the house, the kitchen was segmented into different, small spaces.” 

Resources: Designer: Cyndi Kohler, Neal’s Design Remodel; Contractor: Neal’s Design Remodel; Florals and accessories: Botanica; CABINETRY Perimeter: Brookhaven in Nordic White on Maple; Bar: Brookhaven in Ebony on Oak; Island: Woodmode in Matte Antique Sienna on Cherry with Heavy Distressing; Flooring: Triboo Carbon 6x24, The Hamilton Parker Company; COUNTERTOPS Perimeter: Brushed Cambrian Black Granite, Dal Tile; Island: Super White Granite/Marble Hybrid, Dal Tile; Bar: Petro Magma Granite, KBR; Backsplash: Rue Pierre Blanc Antique 3x6 Marble, The Hamilton Parker Company; Bar Backsplash: Antique Copper fabricated by Metal Craft; Main sink: Kohler Dickinson Farm Sink with Brizo “Tresa” Bridge Faucet from Keidel; Island sink: Blanco “Stellar” with Brizo “Tresa” Faucet; Bar sink: Native Trails Cantina hammered copper with Waterstone Annapolis Bar Faucet; APPLIANCES Thermador and Bosch dishwashers; Thermador Range; KitchenAid Oven; Sub-Zero Refrigerator and wine refrigerator; U-Line Ice Maker; Sharp microwave, all from Custom Distributors; Pendant lights, chandelier, furniture: Restoration Hardware; Paint: Restoration Hardware “Stone”

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