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Opening up to an open floor plan (a few items to consider)

Classic Living Homes open floorplan
“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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Kensington Homearama 2019 Drone Flyover

Kensington Flyover
Less than 3 months until Cincinnati's Homearama 2019 at Kensington of Mason. Check out this great drone video by Homearama photographer, Greg Grupenhof / Grupenhof Photography:    
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Protect your Cincinnati home from inclement spring weather

Blue Ash Tornado
Just because we don’t get hurricanes like our neighbors in the southern states, or tornados as often as they do in the Great Plains, there’s still risk of a bad storm or weather system here in Cincinnati (or anywhere). But is your home prepared in the event of severe, inclement weather? If you remember the tornado that struck Blue Ash in 1999, or the wind storm in 2009 caused by Hurricane Ike, you can understand why it’s very important to have a plan to make sure your home and your family stays safe when the storms roll in. You've put considerable time and finances into your Cincinnati home. A plan for inclement weather doesn’t have to be extensive or expensive, nor does it have to take a lot of time to put it in place. In fact, with just a little bit of time spent checking important areas of your home like your roof, and by having everyday items on hand like flashlights (and batteries),...
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Top reasons to choose building a house over buying a house

Kensington custom home builders
Choosing the right house for you and your family is one of the biggest and most important decisions you’ll ever make. Home, they say, is where the heart is. It’s where some of your most memorable moments are made, your refuge and sanctuary, and a gathering place for loved ones.  Buying a home is also one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make -- in both your money and your time. So why not get exactly what you want? Or better yet, why not build a home that exceeds your expectations?  When you choose a custom built home, you can be sure it will suit your needs and elevate your quality of life for a multitude of reasons. Not convinced? Take a look at our top reasons to build a new, custom home. Then, we’ll think you’ll agree that custom homes are the way to go.  You can create a custom floorplan. This is one of the biggest reasons many of our clients have chosen to buil...
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