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Nine small ways (plus one big way) to save energy at home 

Home energy saving ideas
As we make our way through late spring, now is a good time to start planning ways to use less energy in your home. Not only can your plan help you save a little money on your energy bill, but it can help the planet, too. This is what we’d call a win/win situation.  Classic Living Homes is proud to be a LEED certified builder , and we are always ready to help homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint – whether it’s helping you build your own LEED certified custom home, or by sharing tips like the ones below.  Our top 9 ways (plus 1) to conserve energy at home Replace air filters It’s one of the simplest things we can do to save energy and keep the air in the house cleaner, and yet, it’s also something that’s so easy to forget. We recommend replacing your home’s air filters in your cooling system once a month or as directed. Set a reminder on your phone and keep air fi...
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10 apps to help create the home you've envisioned 

Home design apps for you
When you’re creating the home of your dreams you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. And when you get inspiration in the middle of the night, or in, say, the waiting room at the doctor’s office, it’s good to have the ability to plan your custom home at your fingertips. All you need are the right apps on your phone, desktop, or tablet.  From helping you stick within your budget to finding interior design ideas – there’s an app for that. Here are our top ten favorite apps for custom home building:  1. Houzz If you’ve ever used Houzz before, you know it’s a mammoth website. It’s also a fantastic app for design inspiration. From the latest in kitchen design, to landscaping, to floorplan ideas, Houzz can help you with everything including the kitchen sink (sorry, we couldn’t resist!). Like what you see? You can purchase products you find on Houzz directly from the website. ...
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Hit the trail - 5 ways to spend an amazing day in Loveland, Ohio

Loveland Ohio activities
Loveland is the location of ChimneyRidge , the latest and greatest custom home community by Classic Living Homes and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is ChimneyRidge located on 26 beautiful wooded acres, but Loveland itself is an amazing neighborhood full of great places to shop, dine, and enjoy the great outdoors.  If you’re considering a new custom home in Loveland, why not spend a day getting to know the area? Whether you love being outside or prefer kicking your feet up with a cold one or a fantastic meal, you’ll be very happy in Loveland. Dare we say…you’ll “love” it? Here are five ways to spend the perfect day in Loveland, Ohio:  Take a bike ride and have a picnic on the Loveland Bike Trail It’s nearly impossible to hear “Loveland, Ohio” and not think about the Loveland Bike Trail . In fact, although you can hop on the trail at many places outside of Loveland, includ...
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Six custom home design ideas for empty nesters 

Empty nester custom home design ideas
One of the biggest benefits of a custom home is that you can design it to fit your changing lifestyle, so as you age, it can continue to elevate your quality of life. Whether you’re a new empty nester with kids who have just flown the coop, need more living space for family who comes to visit, or are ready to enjoy the home of your dreams now that you’re in your golden years, there are many great reasons to build a custom home later in life.  If you’re ready to get started, take a look at our design tips below. From the living room to the yard, we’ve got custom home design ideas that will enhance your life as you get older (and wiser, of course).  Make it ultra-accessible As we age, it becomes more important to have a home that puts everything in within access. Something as common as an arthritic knee can make getting around more challenging, but when you live in a custom built...
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