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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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Building in design: Hiring a Cincinnati custom home builder without a plan-in-hand

Add design to a custom home build
The sooner the better: why you can hire a custom home builder without a having a design  You may think that the best time to begin working with a custom home builder is once you’ve settled on a design but collaborating with a builder before the design process gets started can be tremendously beneficial.  Not only can a custom home builder help you choose the perfect design, but working with one early in the process gives you both a chance to establish a great relationship that will last long after you move into your dream home. From helping you choose the best floor plan, to making sure you have all the “must haves,” here are five very good reasons to hire a custom home builder before you’ve decided on a design:  To establish a rapport After you’ve made the decision to build a custom home, it’s important to spend some time getting to know the team that’s going to make your...
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