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Top reasons to choose building a house over buying a house

Kensington custom home buildersChoosing 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 build their own home. If you work from home, for example, you can design an inspiring workspace that helps you optimize productivity. Like to entertain? We can create a customized kitchen perfect for parties. 

It’s easy to live in your ideal neighborhood. We build custom homes in established neighborhoods including Hyde Park, Blue Ash and Mount Lookout, as well as in newer communities like Mason. This means you don’t have to choose between your dream home and your ideal neighborhood. 

Less maintenance means less cost. It may seem like building a custom home is out of your budget, but when you consider how much cost and time it takes to maintain one that’s older, a new home starts to look pretty economical. 

We’re big fans of Cincinnati’s Italianate architecture, but homes from that era require major, ongoing updates. Instead, choose a new home that has all the character of an older and none of the upkeep and maintenance. 

New homes are green homes. We’re proud to be a LEED certified home builder and take pride in building homes that are designed to be high-performance and green. When you work with us, we can help you choose materials and features that aren’t just good for the planet, but better for the health of you and your family, too. 

Custom homes are designed to be energy efficient. We use top-of-the-line energy efficient fixtures and appliances including high-efficiency hot water heaters, furnaces, washers and dryers. This saves you money down the road and is much more cost effective (and often easier) than retro fitting an older home with new, energy efficient appliances. 

And they’re state-of-the-art, too. Our homes give you the chance to add built-in technology including audio systems that work throughout the home, smart appliances, and home automation. Imagine being able to turn on the lights or the shower with your voice. In a custom built home, it’s easy to install the tools to make that happen. 

Built with the future in mind. How often have you had to modify your lifestyle or activities to fit your  home’s limitations? Perhaps you’ve had to forego hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner because your dining room is too small, or have had to hold off welcoming out of town guests because your spare bedroom is doubling as your office? 

With a new, multigenerational home, you no longer have to put your future on hold. Not only can host that holiday party for once, but you can start a family now that you have more bedrooms. And if you’re older, a custom home gives you more space for your grandchildren to stay overnight. 

You can make your home truly your own. Your home should reflect your signature style, and that’s easier to accomplish when you’re starting from scratch with one that’s custom built. From cabinets to windows, to light fixtures and door knobs, you can pick accessories and features that will truly make your home as unique as you are. 

You’re in the driver’s seat.  When you work with a builder from Classic Homes, we’ll take our cues from you. It’s our mission to understand your tastes and goals as a home owner and then combine excellent craftmanship with high quality materials to create a home you can be proud of for decades to come.