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Six 2021 master bathroom design trends that are here to stay

Luxury master bath
The master bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so it stands to reason that when it comes to design, functionality and practicality should be at the top of the list.  While this will never change, today another feature is rising high on that list: luxury. And why not? After all, it’s entirely possible to have a master bathroom that’s as functional as it is a haven for relaxation after a hard day’s work.  If you’re looking to create a beautiful master bathroom for your custom home, take a look at six bathroom design trends in 2021 that are definitely here to stay.  An emphasis on luxury. Let’s say luxury with a capitol “L.” Today’s custom homeowners want a sanctuary where they can relax, unwind, and indulge after a long day. And one of the best places in the home to create a luxurious oasis is the master bathroom.  So, just where do you start? Begin with ...
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Outdoor lighting accentuates the beauty of your custom built bome 

Outdoor lighting Cincinnati
Outdoor lighting is one of the easiest and fastest ways to add ambiance to your yard and accentuate all the beautiful qualities of your custom home. And it’s come a long way from the days of simple porch, patio, and pathway lights.  Today, you can add wall wash lighting to highlight a wall and add dimension, spotlights on trees and shrubs, and strips of lights to illuminate stairs. We love ethnic lanterns, unique pendant lighting for porches, and light spheres that add an element of fun and whimsy to gardens and yards.  With so many choices for outdoor lighting, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below is a guide to types of outdoor lighting – beginning with the easiest lights to install.  String lights  A simple strand of string lights can add character and dimension to your outdoor space. One of the things we like most about string lighting is that it’s ext...
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7 reasons to hire an interior designer

hiring an interior designer
There are so many things to consider when you begin to build your dream home, from choosing the very best location for you and your family, to deciding on a design, to working with architects and builders.  With so much to do, you may be apt to forget about your new home’s interior design or decide to hold off and think about it later. And while that may be tempting, we recommend working with an interior designer as soon as you can.  Not only can a good interior designer elevate the look of your new home in ways you never thought were possible, but they can help keep the home building process stress-free and even fun. Still not sure? Here’s 7 reasons why you should work with an interior designer.  You’ll gain the eyes of an expert. Even if you have a solid design aesthetic and think you know exactly how you want your rooms to look, a great interior designer can help you se...
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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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