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Cincinnati Homearama: From past to present

Cincinnati Homearama history
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 56 years since Cincinnati’s first Homearama, the annual event that features the latest and greatest in home and landscape design. Homearama is a must for anyone interested in architecture, interior and outdoor design, and especially for anyone looking to build a new home.  Homearama through the years  When Homearama in Cincinnati kicked off in 1962, it featured homes in the Millbrook development located in Finneytown. The event stayed in the northern part of the city for the next two years, with Homearamas in Forest Park, Colerain Township, Greenhills and Springfield Township. These Homearama homes helped establish these communities as some of the city’s best when it comes to mid-century modern design.  In 1967, Homearama made its way to Blue Ash, and then to up-and-coming neighborhoods in Delhi Township and Monfort Heights. From then on...
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Opening up to an open floor plan (a few items to consider)

Classic Living Homes open floorplan
“Should I go with an open floor plan?” This is a question we get asked a lot, especially by clients who are in the beginning stages of designing their new home. In fact, open floor plans have become so popular that they’ve moved from being a trend to being common. Most new homes now feature at least one level – or at least a large area – that’s open.    There are a number of reasons to choose an open floor plan for any part of your home. And there are a few reasons not to choose this layout and design, too.   Below is a list of the top reasons our clients have chosen an open layout, as well as a few things to consider. Sometimes a closed, or a partially open plan, does indeed make more sense.  Top reasons to choose an open floor plan  Rooms with a view. Countless studies have shown that the closer we are to nature, the better we feel. With an open floor plan, you...
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Kensington Homearama 2019 Drone Flyover

Kensington Flyover
Less than 3 months until Cincinnati's Homearama 2019 at Kensington of Mason. Check out this great drone video by Homearama photographer, Greg Grupenhof / Grupenhof Photography: https://youtu.be/Rtpj4Vzv2A8    
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Protect your Cincinnati home from inclement spring weather

Blue Ash Tornado
Just because we don’t get hurricanes like our neighbors in the southern states, or tornados as often as they do in the Great Plains, there’s still risk of a bad storm or weather system here in Cincinnati (or anywhere). But is your home prepared in the event of severe, inclement weather? If you remember the tornado that struck Blue Ash in 1999, or the wind storm in 2009 caused by Hurricane Ike, you can understand why it’s very important to have a plan to make sure your home and your family stays safe when the storms roll in. You've put considerable time and finances into your Cincinnati home. A plan for inclement weather doesn’t have to be extensive or expensive, nor does it have to take a lot of time to put it in place. In fact, with just a little bit of time spent checking important areas of your home like your roof, and by having everyday items on hand like flashlights (and batteries),...
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