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The big benefits of building a custom home in an established Cincinnati neighborhood

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Cincinnati is filled with both up-and-coming, newer communities and historic, established neighborhoods, which means that when it comes time to build your custom home, you’ve got lots of choices.  If you’re leaning towards building a home in areas in Cincinnati with lots of history, like Hyde Park, Mount Lookout, Blue Ash, Indian Hill or Montgomery, you’re in great company. Many new homeowners are choosing to call these long-standing neighborhoods home for a multitude of reasons.  Did you know that it’s often more cost effective to tear down an existing property in these areas and build a new home than it is to renovate and remodel the one original one?  Not only does it make better financial sense to build, rather than remodel, in most of Cincinnati’s oldest neighborhoods, but there’s also plenty of other reasons to choose a custom built home in one of these great neighbo...
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Taking your lifestyle to new heights - Custom home additions and remodeling

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So, you visited a friend’s custom built home and loved their three season room. You’re wishing you had one in your custom built home, too, but you’re not interested in moving because you’re happy where you are. You’ve got great neighbors, live in a community with excellent schools, and besides, you’ve got a lot of equity in your home.  What if we told you there was a way to get that three season room in the home you’re in now? There is, and it’s by remodeling.  Now, you may be thinking that remodeling is only for older homes – and certainly not for custom built homes.  But custom built homes get remodeled, too. After all, they’re designed to fit your lifestyle, and we know life changes.  From three season rooms to rooms modified for older generations to age in place, there’s really no shortage of ways you can add something new to your home to make it exactly what you ...
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Cincinnati Homearama: From past to present

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 56 years since Cincinnati’s first Homearama, the annual event that features the latest and greatest in home and landscape design. Homearama is a must for anyone interested in architecture, interior and outdoor design, and especially for anyone looking to build a new home.  Homearama through the years  When Homearama in Cincinnati kicked off in 1962, it featured homes in the Millbrook development located in Finneytown. The event stayed in the northern part of the city for the next two years, with Homearamas in Forest Park, Colerain Township, Greenhills and Springfield Township. These Homearama homes helped establish these communities as some of the city’s best when it comes to mid-century modern design.  In 1967, Homearama made its way to Blue Ash, and then to up-and-coming neighborhoods in Delhi Township and Monfort Heights. From then on...
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Opening up to an open floor plan (a few items to consider)

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“Should I go with an open floor plan?” This is a question we get asked a lot, especially by clients who are in the beginning stages of designing their new home. In fact, open floor plans have become so popular that they’ve moved from being a trend to being common. Most new homes now feature at least one level – or at least a large area – that’s open.    There are a number of reasons to choose an open floor plan for any part of your home. And there are a few reasons not to choose this layout and design, too.   Below is a list of the top reasons our clients have chosen an open layout, as well as a few things to consider. Sometimes a closed, or a partially open plan, does indeed make more sense.  Top reasons to choose an open floor plan  Rooms with a view. Countless studies have shown that the closer we are to nature, the better we feel. With an open floor plan, you...
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