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Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator - A look inside the differences

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Which is right for my needs? The question of needing an interior consultant includes several considerations. The best place to start is to have a discussion with your builder. With your answers to a few key questions, the builder should be able to suggest the best approach. Quality builders also have a sense for interior design as it plays such a central role in their business. They should be able to contribute substantively in interior discussions throughout the construction process (Classic Living Homes is one such builder) . Additionally, they may partner with an interior specialist or have referrals from which to choose. Below are two general skill levels that this profession offers. Each provides a differing level of assistance: Interior Decorator - This is a consultant who is proficient at assembling ideas from various sources, assisting with material and color selections and a sou...
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Lot choices - Starting the process on a custom foundation

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Everything begins with a quality lot. Your builder is a very important partner in this process. They should be able to offer valuable insights on cost, feasibility and function to guarantee a custom fit of the lot in the construction process. So where do you begin when considering building lots? Below are a four Cincinnati building lot options that are traditioanlly popular or trending. Build on your lot If you own land that you can envision your new home on, one piece of the custom-build process has already met with your satisfaction… You love the land! This expedites the schedule for you and your builder as you can immediately move to logistics, lot configuration, home style options and estimating. Tear down lots Homebuyers are taking strong interest in living closer to the city again. A popular option is to tear down outdated homes and rebuild on the lot. Classic Living Homes speciali...
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New Classic construction on the best street in Blue Ash

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5001 Myerdale, in Blue Ash, is another quality example of Cincinnati best neighborhoods in transition. A driving tour shows the momentum that is occuring on this very desirable street. Upon entering this peaceful cul-de-sac neighborhood you will notice a growing number of new custom homes among older homes. This opens to a complete transformation at the end of the street with custom home construction. So what are all of these home buyers seeing in this circa 1950 Blue Ash street? They are seeing a quality of life investment. They have become part of a transformation in the center of one of Cincinnati’s most vibrant and dynamic communities... Great family life, connectivity to vibrant surrounding areas, top-ranked schools, excellent public services, beautiful parks, recreation and a business community that is among the best regionally.  Myerdale families are coming home the intr...
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Custom home timeframe from partnering with a builder to completion

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Unlike production home construction where all aspects are neatly packaged in a condensed template, building a custom home is a more intricate process with many events that require unique orchestration. There are four basic factors that will determine the span from selection of your custom home builder to move-in day. They are: Square footage - For this example we will use an 8,000 sf residence Level of custom detail in the home - A custom home’s schedule will vary greatly based on attributes such as exterior finishes, landscaping, interior beamed or coved ceilings, custom door, trim and crown millwork, flooring type, wrought iron, built-in woodworking, intricate tile and counter surfaces to name a few. This timeline will assume a mid-range level of custom detail. Amount of new construction happening for a builder - When there is a surge in local housing starts, as can be imagined, labor ...
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