Revival Designs started in 2015 as a renovation design company striving to reimagine, renovate and revive outdated and neglected homes to uncover their hidden beauty. We purchase, rehab, and rent or resell single-family houses in the central Cincinnati area as well as offer affordable residential interior and exterior design, home staging, and photography services for homeowners and other real estate investors. Current services include:
2-hour design consultation ($250*)
Available for homeowners and investors in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky neighborhoods, our 2-hour design consultation is our most popular service. We come in person to the property and can discuss a wide range of remodeling and decorating ideas to help you get your project off on the right foot--everything from design direction to furniture placement, paint color selection, budget, finish selection, layout ideas, estimated renovation costs, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, curb appeal and more--even where to buy what you're looking for to suit your budget.
"We're rocking and rolling on our new (to us) little house and THANK YOU SO MUCH for the referrals and advice! The money that we've saved via using your referrals has more than paid for your consultation over and over!" - Michelle K., Cincinnati
"We painted our whole house [the color you recommended] and we love it!! We've taken nearly all of your recommendations into consideration and we couldn't be happier." - Danielle L., Anderson Township
"Nicole helped us this weekend with a design consultation on a potential house that we might buy and renovate in Oakley. She was quite helpful and full of expertise and advice." - Shauna W., Oakley
"We consulted with Nicole for a home renovation project and I echo the endorsement— she gave us some extremely helpful insights and pointed us toward things we hadn’t even considered that may work better for our budget and overall goals. Worth it! She knows her stuff." - Diana M., Madisonville
"We consulted with Nicole last week on our new house and she was GREAT! Super valuable resource and great insights and guidance to help us on the right path!" - Emily K., Mt. Lookout
*NEW* Real Estate Services
Buying or selling your personal home or an investment property in the greater Cincinnati area? Look no further! We have been making real estate deals happen for the past 12 years. We understand the local real estate market from all sides, and know how to help buyers write competitive offers that stand out, as well as help sellers get their properties list-ready and sold for top dollar. If you’re interesting in buying a fixer upper but don’t know how to begin or how to envision its true potential, let our eye for design and renovation experience help! We also have personal relationships with many amazing flippers, renovators and builders, so we know about many beautiful homes being built or renovated—long before they ever get listed. Our connections and experience offer a real edge in Cincinnati’s competitive housing and investment market. CONTACT US today for help buying or selling your property!
Home Staging ($1400 & UP*)
Using our own furniture, rugs and accessories, we stage and accessorize vacant homes based on a client's needs. This could range from accessorizing the kitchen and bathrooms to full-house staging. Rates depend on location, property accessibility, scope and length of time the furniture is needed. Check out the photos on our Portfolio page (and below) to see examples of our staging furniture and style.
“Nicole is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is professional, and a very detailed person. I would 100% recommend Nicole to anyone who required decorating or staging services.” — Kevin Geraci - Owner of Flipping Cincy LLC. & Realtor at RE/MAX Preferred Group"
"The staging service from Nicole and her team was quick yet detail oriented, and more than anything, I loved their style! The pieces they picked out for me jived well with the property I had listed for sale and created a whole new vibe for potential buyers to be excited about. It wasn't just beautiful--it also showed off the functionality of the space. It was such an amazing experience, I hired her again!" — Yoshie Y., Downtown Cincinnati
”As usual, your [staging] for my property was so beautiful, and it has been an awesome experience. You guys have the best staging taste in town.” — Former client
Home photography ($250*)
Your listing photos are a 24/7 ad for your property, so they should be handled with time and attention to help you home shine! We don't just point and shoot; when necessary, we make quick onsite changes to accessory placement and even remove distracting objects (think trash cans and pet beds). Our professional camera equipment and wide angle lenses capture the best possible angles of your property. Package includes a minimum of 20 digital photos and full rights to use them anywhere into perpetuity. Designers, real estate investors, home builders, remodeling contractors, landlords, real estate agents, Airbnb/VRBO hosts and for-sale-by-owner homeowners have all utilized our photography services for social media, marketing, MLS and Zillow listings and portfolio purposes. How good are our images? Every photo on our Portfolio page was styled and shot by us!
“I have used Nicole to style and photograph some of my client's finished projects and I love the photos she brings me! Sometimes rooms don't show how bright and airy they feel in person, but Nicole makes it happen! I trust her to capture all of the talking points of the space, as well as show off some great details in the rooms. I will not hesitate to have her photograph my future projects!” — Wendy Doris, designer & Airbnb host
Room Design ($1000 & up*)
Subject to availability, we offer room design packages for homeowners and real estate investors. These can range from basic digital floor plans for kitchen or bathroom layouts to a visual design board (see examples at bottom of page). Our most comprehensive room design package includes a digital floor plan/layout, list of cabinetry sizes (as applicable, such as for kitchens), visual design board, design notes for your contractor, and a full spreadsheet of where to buy every item included in your design package. Note: We are not a contracting/install service. All of our services assume that a qualified professional you hire will execute and install your design.
investor DESIGN PACKAGE (starting at $2500)
Good design sells. We are landlords and flippers ourselves, so we know all about creating maximum return on a tight investment. All of our designs for investor homes to date have sold quickly and at all-time-high prices for their neighborhoods. Created especially for property investors who want help with designing their renovation, this package begins with a 2-hour on-site meeting to discuss renovation budget and expected ARV, and go over the renovation scope of what you can do to help reach these goals to attract top dollar buyers or tenants. Our basic package includes a kitchen design complete with layout and cabinet sizes, bathroom design with layout and dimensions, as well as interior and exterior paint color schemes and lighting fixtures. Once your design is complete, you'll receive a list of products (including links for purchase) for all the finishes (exterior paint colors, interior paint colors, knobs, pulls, sinks, appliances, vanities, countertop suggestions, tile selections, plumbing fixtures, flooring, and doors). Other finishes or basic floor plans can be added upon request. Note: This service does not include architectural drawings, permit drawings, structural drawings. We are not architects or structural engineers and do not provide installation services or labor estimates. Contact us today to discuss your project and needs!
We BuY Problem Houses!
Do you have a home you need to sell quickly for cash? We target the neighborhoods of Madisonville, Kennedy Heights, Oakley, Pleasant Ridge, Deer Park Norwood and Silverton when buying homes that we renovate and then either resell or rent. We pay fair prices based on market trends and condition, and make it easy on the owner with as-is purchases (no fixes, no repair costs) and $0 of your proceeds go toward realtor commissions. If you have a house or rental building that you need to unload and don't want to hassle with cleaning it out, rehabbing it, showing it or paying realtor commissions out of your proceeds, contact us today!
CONTACT US TO schedule a consultation or design service.
*Please note: This pricing structures above are available to clients who live within 20 minutes of our Pleasant Ridge home office, which typically includes most locations in Oakley, Hyde Park, Pleasant Ridge, Norwood, Madisonville, Mariemont, Amberley, Wyoming, Newport, Covington, Ft. Thomas, downtown Cincinnati, Anderson Township, Blue Ash, Kenwood, Madeira, Kennedy Heights, Deer Park, Silverton and more. Further distances can be accommodated at a modestly higher rate to compensate for extra driving time. We currently accept Venmo, Zelle, cash or check. Payment is due upon completion of service performed unless otherwise specified.