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7 reasons to hire an interior designer

hiring an interior designer
There are so many things to consider when you begin to build your dream home, from choosing the very best location for you and your family, to deciding on a design, to working with architects and builders.  With so much to do, you may be apt to forget about your new home’s interior design or decide to hold off and think about it later. And while that may be tempting, we recommend working with an interior designer as soon as you can.  Not only can a good interior designer elevate the look of your new home in ways you never thought were possible, but they can help keep the home building process stress-free and even fun. Still not sure? Here’s 7 reasons why you should work with an interior designer.  You’ll gain the eyes of an expert. Even if you have a solid design aesthetic and think you know exactly how you want your rooms to look, a great interior designer can help you se...
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Nine small ways (plus one big way) to save energy at home 

Home energy saving ideas
As we make our way through late spring, now is a good time to start planning ways to use less energy in your home. Not only can your plan help you save a little money on your energy bill, but it can help the planet, too. This is what we’d call a win/win situation.  Classic Living Homes is proud to be a LEED certified builder , and we are always ready to help homeowners who want to reduce their carbon footprint – whether it’s helping you build your own LEED certified custom home, or by sharing tips like the ones below.  Our top 9 ways (plus 1) to conserve energy at home Replace air filters It’s one of the simplest things we can do to save energy and keep the air in the house cleaner, and yet, it’s also something that’s so easy to forget. We recommend replacing your home’s air filters in your cooling system once a month or as directed. Set a reminder on your phone and keep air fi...
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10 apps to help create the home you've envisioned 

Home design apps for you
When you’re creating the home of your dreams you don’t want to leave any stone unturned. And when you get inspiration in the middle of the night, or in, say, the waiting room at the doctor’s office, it’s good to have the ability to plan your custom home at your fingertips. All you need are the right apps on your phone, desktop, or tablet.  From helping you stick within your budget to finding interior design ideas – there’s an app for that. Here are our top ten favorite apps for custom home building:  1. Houzz If you’ve ever used Houzz before, you know it’s a mammoth website. It’s also a fantastic app for design inspiration. From the latest in kitchen design, to landscaping, to floorplan ideas, Houzz can help you with everything including the kitchen sink (sorry, we couldn’t resist!). Like what you see? You can purchase products you find on Houzz directly from the website. ...
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Hit the trail - 5 ways to spend an amazing day in Loveland, Ohio

Loveland Ohio activities
Loveland is the location of ChimneyRidge , the latest and greatest custom home community by Classic Living Homes and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is ChimneyRidge located on 26 beautiful wooded acres, but Loveland itself is an amazing neighborhood full of great places to shop, dine, and enjoy the great outdoors.  If you’re considering a new custom home in Loveland, why not spend a day getting to know the area? Whether you love being outside or prefer kicking your feet up with a cold one or a fantastic meal, you’ll be very happy in Loveland. Dare we say…you’ll “love” it? Here are five ways to spend the perfect day in Loveland, Ohio:  Take a bike ride and have a picnic on the Loveland Bike Trail It’s nearly impossible to hear “Loveland, Ohio” and not think about the Loveland Bike Trail . In fact, although you can hop on the trail at many places outside of Loveland, includ...
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