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Living Room and Casual Dining Room

View of the living room from above. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Eat-in Kitchen. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.

I was contacted by my client to help them furnish their casual dining room, add carpeting, update lighting, add window treatments and update the paint colors. We also added a gorgeous tile back-spalsh in the kitchen. The top image shows the over-all improvements. The over-sized, rustic light chandelier is the perfect addition to the living room. It’s visual, casual and impressive.  The custom made area rugs in the living room and casual dining room help define both spaces in this open floor-plan. The window treatments add color and style to both spaces. I love the new dining table and chairs. By adding a round table, we were able to maximize the number of guests that can be seated comfortably in this space.

Oakwood Basement

Triple Barn Door Wall. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Stone wall with hidden storage. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.
Close-up of the storage located behind the stone wall. Photography by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.

My clients called me in to assist them with their basement renovation. This space was originally the garage and had been converted to a guest bedroom. When we discussed options for this area in the home, both homeowner’s expressed a need for a retreat within their house. The husband wanted an office he could work from during the day and the wife wanted a retreat for where she could practice yoga. The end result is a combination of both of their desires. There is a TV set that pulls out from the side of the stone wall, that allows them to entertain or watch movies, but it also tucks away. The shelving, on both sides of the stone wall, allows them to stash office supplies, stereo equipment and yoga weights  from view. The triple barn door wall adds visual interest. The double barn door section conceals the utility area and the electric panel from the  rest of the space.

Dayton Racquet Club – Dining Room Bar

View of the bar from the side.

I was called in to assist the Dayton Racquet Club for a fourth project. This time, we opened up a few walls to expose an underutilized and out-dated bar. We had a tight budget, so the contractor reworked some of the old bar materials and we gave a new life to this space. Quartz counter-tops, pendant lights and back-lit, textured wall panels are just a few of the new elements. We also added tile plank flooring and refaced the old bar with new wood panels. I think the back-lit wall panels are my favorite element. Photos by Mark Bealer of Studio 66.

Oakwood Bathroom Remodel

Shower with built-in bench.
Shower with built-in bench.
Recessed niche in the shower.
Recessed niche in the shower.

This was a great renovation project. The original bathroom had a soaker tub located directly under the window. By eliminating the soaking tub, we were able to move the location of the bathroom door. The new configuration allowed for a storage bench and extended shower in lieu of the soaking tub. Moving the doorway towards the window also gave the vanity area (not pictured) better use of the bathroom space. Porcelain tile give the look of a stone material without all of the maintenance. Photos by Mark Bealer of Studio 66 Photography.

Nest Designs, LLC of Dayton, OH Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award for Design

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

Nest Designs LLC voted Best of Houzz 2015Dayton, OH, January 30, 2015Nest Designs, LLC of Dayton, OH has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Tracy Kraft, of Nest Designs, LLC, was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

Tracy Kraft says “as the owner and Interior Designer at Nest Designs, LLC, I strive to meet and exceed my client’s expectations by offering creative solutions for their design needs”.

?“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Tracy Kraft of Nest Designs, LLC among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Tracy Kraft of Nest Design, LLC Tracy Kraft is a talented interior designer whose style is recognizable in the Dayton area. Tracy opened her design firm, Nest Designs, LLC, in 2008 and has successfully built a company with a solid reputation for meeting and exceeding her client’s expectations. She has worked on a variety of projects, ranging from commercial to residential spaces. Creating functional, beautiful and livable spaces is her passion.