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Money's Top 20! - Mason, Ohio is a great place to call home

Money Top 20 Cities Mason Ohio
As builders, we’ve known for a long time that Mason, Ohio is an exceptional place to live.   That’s why we are proud to feature custom homes in three great Mason communities including Long Cove, Kensington and Heritage Club.   And now, others are taking notice of Mason, too. In fact, Mason just ranked number 20 on Money magazine’s list of Top Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021 .  Mason is a great place to build a custom home for many reasons. For starters, it’s proximity to Cincinnati and Dayton makes it an ideal location for those looking for a quiet yet bustling neighborhood to call home as well as a community with easy access to the city. Additionally, Mason’s school system is second to none, and there’s plenty of options when it comes to fun outdoors.  Below we take a closer look at Mason, Ohio and why Money voted it one of the best places to live in the U.S.A.&nb...
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How to choose the best paint colors for your home

Choose home paint colors wisely
When it comes time to painting the walls in your custom home, you’re going to need to make some big decisions. The right colors can help create a sense of peace and tranquility, accentuate your home’s unique features and add dimension and character. The wrong colors can do the opposite, and let’s face it, no one wants to paint a room twice. Choosing the best colors for your rooms takes time, a little patience and maybe even an expert who understands color theory and can offer a fresh perspective to help you pick colors you’ll love for years to come.  One thing we can’t stress enough is the importance of hiring a professional house painter who has years of experience, a large portfolio of past work and excellent references. Painting a room well is harder than it looks, and fly-by-night painting companies often overcharge and underdeliver.    Below are our tips on how to cho...
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How to design a child’s bedroom they’ll love!

Designing a child bedroom
Creating a fantastic children’s bedroom is all about balance. Not only is this the place where your child will get a good night’s sleep, it’s also where they’ll go to play, and where they may study, too.  Since it’s an important room that serves so many purposes, you’re going to want to work with your custom home builder to design a space that’s as unique (and wonderful, of course!) as your children themselves.  As for decorating the kids’ room, make sure it’s functional and that it can grow along with your child. You shouldn’t have to go back to the drawing board every time your child has a growth spurt. The room should be just as inviting and comfortable for them when they’re ten as they are when they’re fifteen.  Keep it simple If you’re tempted to create a Star Wars or Frozen themed kids’ room, put on the breaks. Your child’s interests change quickly, and a year from n...
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Seven “Must Haves!” for your new custom home 

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The saying “the sky’s the limit” certainly applies when building a custom home because what you include is entirely up to you. There’s nothing quite like knowing that everything - from the floor plan to the lighting fixtures – was designed with your lifestyle in mind.  But choosing what to include in your new home can seem like a daunting task. While some trends won’t stick around for long (faux wood paneling, anyone?), others, like energy-efficient, eco-friendly appliances, are here to stay and can enhance the quality of your life for decades to come.  To help you choose, here are seven of our “must haves” to include in your custom home.  Fabulous kitchen finishes. We spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen every single day, so make sure it’s one that’s comfortable and inviting. Start with custom cabinetry that elevates your kitchen’s aesthetic while also makin...
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