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Cincinnati LEED Certified homes are a trend that’s here to stay

Cincinnati LEED Certification
As a leading custom home builder in Cincinnati, Classic Living Homes has been on the forefront of the green home movement for more than a decade. That’s why we can say with confidence that eco-friendly home building isn’t a passing trend – it’s one that’s here to stay.  Today, LEED certified homes are becoming the gold standard for our clients, and our team works closely with clients, designers and architects, throughout the construction process to ensure every guideline is followed to achieve the LEED certified status.  What is LEED certification?  LEED is a flexible green building program that allows builders to accrue points as they apply established strategies and practices to achieve certification, hence the term “LEED certified.”  There are a variety of rating systems based on the type of construction project at hand, including building design + construction, ho...
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Pre-Planning: The first steps toward building your custom home 

Pre planning custom home design
When it comes to building a custom home, there are several steps to take even before the first shovel breaks the ground. Custom home building requires planning, planning and – you guessed it – more planning.  No place is more important than home, maybe now more than ever, and the more you plan in the pre-construction phase, the more confident you’ll be knowing you’re on your way to living in the home of your dreams.  Below are the important steps to take when you’re in the early part of the custom home building process. And whether you’re just starting to think about what your new home may look like or ready to talk floor plans - get excited, because this may be the most fun and inspiring part of it all.  What does your dream home look like?  Before anything else, it’s essential to think about your personal tastes and unique aesthetic. Your custom built home should be...
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10 easy Cincinnati landscaping tips for a gorgeous yard 

Easy Cincinnati landscaping tips
The magnolias are blooming and daffodils seem to be everywhere. This can only mean one thing: spring has arrived. It feels good to finally see the sunshine again, especially as we sit tight at home, keeping healthy as we wait for the all clear to roam freely about the planet again.  If you need a break from the news and something to do during your mandatory staycation, might we suggest a little landscaping? Just think: by the time things take a turn for the better (and don’t worry – they will), you could have a gorgeous yard to enjoy.  Landscaping is a wonderful way to get creative and destress, and there’s no green thumb required. Below are our tips for easy and effective home landscaping.  Choose the right flowers and foliage -  This is essential and requires a little research. First, you’ll need to consider the light in the space where you’ll be planting. And you’l...
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Indian Hill is the natural choice for your custom built home

Indian Hill Red Bird Hollow
As soon as you arrive in The Village of Indian Hill, you know you are in a special place. It is apparent by well-preserved forests, gorgeous wooded roads and sceneic trails and incredibly diverse home architecture.  Indian Hill is also home to the Peterloon Estate, a rich and important part of Cincinnati history, as well as The Meadows at Peterloon, Indian Hill’s newest community that Classic Living Homes is very proud to a part of.  The history of the Peterloon Estate John. J. Emery built the beautiful Peterloon Estate in 1928 for his wife and family. As the principal developer of Carew Tower, you could say he knew a thing or two about development. In addition to Carew Tower - which at the time was the tallest building west of the Alleghenies - Emery’s real estate firm was also responsible for the Terrance Plaza Hotel that featured artwork commissioned by renowned artists incl...
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