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How to choose the right landscaper for your yard

Landscaping
With the recent snow that fell across the city and temps in the low double digits, it may be hard to think about spring gardens. But believe it or not, now is the time to be thinking about your spring and summer landscaping.  Spring bulbs need to be planted when the ground is cool, and while tulip, daffodil and hyacinth bulbs are best planted in fall, if you still have bulbs you’ve been meaning to plant do it now rather than wait until the weather warms up.  Of course, if you had a landscaper, you wouldn’t have to worry about any of this at all. And if you’re like most busy homeowners, while you may love getting your hands dirty in the garden, you may not have the time to dedicate to designing your dream landscape and its constant maintenance.  That’s where landscape designers and companies come in. And luckily, there are a number of reputable, professional ones in Cincinn...
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Top Flooring Trends for Cincinnati Homes in 2019

Cincinnati Flooring Trends
One of the quickest and easiest ways to transform the look of your home is with new flooring. From the latest trends in wood and bamboo floors to carpet and tile, there are so many options to choose from to improve functionality, increase comfort, and magnify your home’s signature style.  We’ve asked some of Cincinnati’s leading interior designer and decorators to pick their top flooring trends for the new year. Take a look at the list below, and let us know how you’re planning to add new flooring for a new look in time for 2019.  Wide plank wood floors  Rustic, farmhouse designs – especially in the kitchen and dining room – are leading the flooring trends for 2019. Longer, wider planks that are aged and destressed are one of the easiest ways to get this look, and tie the whole rustic look together.  Local flooring specialists can offer new wood flooring that’s made t...
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Create a yoga and meditation room in your home

Yoga Room
Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s time to talk new year resolutions. If your goals include slowing down, getting in shape, and being less stressed, you might want to consider creating a yoga and meditation room, or simply a room in your home designed to be a quiet retreat from your bustling day.  Yoga has made the mainstream as one of the most popular ways in the U.S. to get in shape and unwind. While it’s great to connect with fellow yogis at your local yoga studio – and there are many in Cincinnati and the surrounding area -- you can also get a great yoga practice in at home (in fact, most teachers will tell you the ultimate goal is your own home practice.)  The great thing about yoga is that all you really need is a yoga mat. But it makes it so much more of an experience if you can do yoga in a room designed just for that and meditation, too.  Of course...
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How to have a pet-friendly, beautiful home

Pet friendly Classic Living Homes
Is it possible to have a beautiful home that looks as clean and inviting as the day you first saw it if you’re also a pet owner? The answer may surprise you. Yes, you can.  Sharing your home with cats or dogs (or both) doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to intact furniture, clean carpets, or a less-than-beautiful home. In fact, decorating and designing a home with your pets in mind not only helps keep your house looking its best, it also makes Fido and his feline friends feel happy at home, too.  Don’t let your pets dampen the beauty of your special home. Here are some pet-friendly home design ideas that may inspire you.  Choose the right flooring. Dog owners will especially want to look at durable flooring like ceramic tile that’s easy to clean. If you’re looking at hardwood floor options, choose a stronger wood like mahogany or oak, and steer clear of softer wood like...
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