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Six ways to keep your outdoor living space cool this summer 

Keep outdoor cool
From patios to porches, balconies to decks, no matter what your favorite outdoor living space is, it’s meant to be enjoyed to the fullest – even when the temps outside soar in the summer. Few things are more frustrating for a homeowner than waiting to spend time in your outdoor living space until the sun starts to set.  Luckily, there are plenty of simple ways to make your outdoor areas relaxing havens during the summertime and fabulous places to entertain guests without worrying they won’t feel comfortable in the heat.  Take a look at our ideas below on how to create a very cool outdoor living space – literally.  Add ceiling fans -  If you spend time on a covered porch, deck, or patio, a ceiling fan is a great way to add airflow and cool things down. Design-wise they create an awesome aesthetic that’s reminiscent of lazy summer nights in southern coastal towns or Key...
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Flex Space - Letting your home evolve with you

Flex Space floorplan
One of the best things about having a custom built home is that it’s designed to fit your lifestyle as you and your family’s needs and interests change. Flex rooms change their purpose and function to fit your lifestyle, so your home truly grows and evolves with you. For example, a flex room could become a workout or a yoga room once you retire and no longer need an office space. Or, maybe it’s a nursery that gets transformed into a bedroom, and later, a home library once the kids are all grown and out of the house.  Smaller areas can also be designed as flex spaces. A foyer, for example, can become a dining area or a bar for special occasions when groups gather. Smaller rooms also make great walk in closets or dressing rooms.   And outdoor areas can be flex spaces, too. For example, you could turn an outdoor space that once served as a place to entertain during summer into an ...
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What to look for when choosing a custom home builder

Looking for a custom homer builder
The decision to build a custom home is one of the most important ones you’ll ever make. Your new home is where you’ll make memories and welcome family and friends for years – even decades – to come.  Before you choose a custom home builder, it’s essential to do your research to find a builder that’s reputable, established, and above all, puts you first.  So what’s the difference between a good home builder and the very best home builder? We’ve come up with the answers below. Remember: don’t settle when it comes to building your custom home. The very best home builders will not only customize your new house, but they’ll deliver unparalleled customer service as well.  Top traits of a great custom home builder  You come first. Always. Your custom home builder should be an excellent listener who considers your needs and starts from there. After all, building a house is as...
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2019 Kensington Homearama Planning Guide

Kensington Homearama 2019
Get ready for the 2019 Homearama at Kensington  We’ve put the finishing touches on the Classic Living home that will be featured in the year’s Greater Cincinnati Homearama and we can’t wait for you to see it. Not only is it Classic in design, but it’s also completely energy efficient and offers state-of-the-art features throughout.  We think you’ll be you’ll be inspired as soon as you see it, thanks to the gorgeous stone entrance and custom built wood entry door. And as you walk through the home, you’ll definitely notice an incredible attention to detail and, of course, all the latest trends in home design.   In fact, everything in our 2019 Kensington of Mason Homearama home is customized – from the cabinetry, to the metal hood on the chef-worthy oven range, to the vaulted wood beams that add character and charm in rooms throughout the house.  Here are just some ...
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