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Custom appliances - a better fit for numerous reasons

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So, what do custom homes and custom appliances have in common? A lot. Both are tailored to the needs of you and your family. Both are designed with ease of living in mind, and both are exceptionally well-crafted.  At Classic Living Homes, we partner with Cincinnati’s Custom Distributors customdistributors.com , which is among the region’s finest custom appliance companies. Not only are their products second-to-none, but their customer service is too.  So, why choose custom appliances for your home? The reasons are extensive, but we’ve narrowed it down to six important ones below.  High performance When you invest in custom appliances, you can be confident they’ll work incredibly well. For example, if you are a home chef (or even if your culinary prowess stops at PB&J sandwiches), you’ll appreciate never having to worry about the gas stove lighting or oven temps that ar...
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A furnace, is a furnace. Right? Not quite. Make yours a custom fit.

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As temperatures plummet in Cincinnati, it seems inevitable that your home’s heating costs will soar. But is it really inevitable? Maybe not. If you’ve already taken investing in a new HVAC system off the table, there are still ways to reduce your energy bills during winter. You could insulate your windows, for example.  But what if you’re in the process of building a custom home? Well, then it’s definitely possible to lower your future home heating costs by working with your builder to choose the most efficient heating system possible.  Of course, there are other factors besides energy bills that come into play when choosing a heating system. Some heat sources are quieter than others, and some may work better with your home’s design than others. Additionally, if you’re working with a LEED certified builder like Classic Living Homes, you can choose a heating system that’s good f...
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8 online design tools to get you started on your custom home

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If you’re thinking seriously about building a custom home and are ready to take the first big step to bring that dream to life, start by taking advantage of online home design tools like SketchUp and Floorplanner that let you “see” your ideal home without ever leaving the house.  No matter what stage of design you’re in, there’s guaranteed to be an online tool (or several) to help you create your perfect home. To help you get started, we came up with a list of our favorites.  We only had two requirements for the list: the online tools had to be easy to use, and they had to be free (Oh, and they had to be fun!) So, if you’re ready to be an architect or designer for the day and get the ball really rolling on your custom home, take a look at our list of online design tools below.  SketchUp This design software is easy to learn and extremely comprehensive, making it a great op...
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Five great reasons to choose a new custom home over renovating

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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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