Cincinnati Builder News & Property Updates

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Five great reasons to choose a new custom home over renovating

five reason to build a custom home
Should I remodel the home I have now or is it time to start fresh with a custom built home instead? Whether your current home no longer fits your needs, or you’re simply ready to live in the house of your dreams, this is one of the most important questions you’ll need to answer before taking the next big steps.       Renovating your home may seem like the most practical solution, but when you take a closer look at everything from costs to comfort, building a custom home can offer many more benefits, especially if the renovations you want to make are extensive.  Take a look below at five big reasons to choose a custom-built home over renovating the home you’re already in.  Location, location, location Many homeowners choose to relocate and build a new home instead of renovating (or rebuilding on their present lot) so they can live in their ideal location. Perhaps ...
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Tour our newest Kensington home completion with Mike Hines

9866 Kensington Ln Classic Living Homes
Mike Hines with Build Collective, heads up the sales management team for Classic Living Homes. His efforts helped make Kensington of Mason an outstanding 2019 Cincinnati Homearama success for the Builder that continues today. Mike and his sales team are excellent, but they will be the first to tell you that Classic Living Homes quality is key, and among best in the Greater Cincinnati housing market. Take a quick walking tour with Mike and see our latest 9866 Kensington Lane home completion in Mason, Ohio. Note the interior finishes that are a Classic specialty. Then take a few minutes to look into our many other videos in our home tour library. We're sure that you will agree. The architecture is deverse in design. The interior flows are unique. They are a custom fit to each buyer's vision. And the quality construction... It will...
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Seven Top Cincinnati Home Design Trends for 2021 

Cincinnati design trends
From gorgeous, rich colors for walls to geometric designs for floors, the biggest trend predictions for 2021 are here and they feature something for everyone, whether you love simplicity in home design and décor or prefer making a bold statement.  There’s no denying that 2020 was a stressful year that made us crave comfort, and that’s factored into next year’s trends. Essentially, if it brings you comfort and joy, it’s in style.  Showstopping home offices that make you want to work past quitting time (but don’t!) and “Zen design” (yes, that’s a thing) that puts serenity above all else are also big trends for 2021.  Below are our seven favorite design trends for the new year:  1. Scalloped and mermaid tile & herringbone floors  Geometric patterns on walls and floors are a great way to make a statement any year. If you’re in the process of choosing tile and flo...
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The top 5 security systems ranked for your custom built home 

Home security systems compared
One of the most important decisions you can make as a Cincinnati homeowner is which home security system to choose in order to keep you and your family safe.  Of course, knowing which home security solution to choose can be a daunting task. And while there’s no “one size fits all” product or company out there, we wouldn’t recommend one for a custom-built home, anyway.  Much like a Classic Living home, your security system should be tailored to the unique needs of you and your family. Luckily, there are some great options out there. Below, we rank and discuss the top five security solutions. 1. ADT  For the past 145 years, ADT has provided stellar security options for homes and businesses. Today, the company has nine security centers, so even if there’s a major power outage in your community, you won’t have to worry that your security system will go offline.  We chose ...
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