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Bellbrook Dream Home<br />







This amazing home features over 6500 sq. ft. and has many<br />

updates! The gorgeous private lot features beautiful trees,<br />

landscaping and a 3-season atrium.<br />

6 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths. $689,900<br />

Represented by: Graeter Ellis | Jey Ellis & Kim Graeter<br />

937.602.5723 | jey.ellis@coldwellbanker.com<br />


This immaculate Italianate style colonial was influenced<br />

with elegance in mind. Featuring 3 stories, a finished<br />

basement, & an attached 2 car garage w/ a new driveway.<br />

5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths. $829,900<br />

Represented by: Kunal Patel Group<br />

937.248.3061 | Kunal.Patel@kunalpatelgroup.com<br />


Impressive custom built 2 story brick home with fully<br />

finished walkout basement on cul-de-sac that is well<br />

maintained with 5,776 sq. ft. of living space.<br />

5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths. $795,000<br />

Represented by: Lisa Nishwitz<br />

937.266.3440 | lisa@lisanishwitz.com<br />



Welcome to the Signature Estate at Sunset Meadow Stately Tudor home, in the heart of Oakwood, blends<br />

Estates. This near 6000 sq. ft. Home sits on 8+ partially original 1911 craftsmanship with 21st century amenities.<br />

Wooded Acres in Clinton Co near Caesar Creek Lake. 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths. $899,000<br />

5 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths. $1,215,000<br />

Represented by: Felix McGinnis & Jeanne Glennon<br />

Represented by: Bobi Gray & Jamie Rudy<br />

937.602.5976 | Felix@FelixMcGinnis.com<br />

937.728.6418 | bobi@bobigray.com<br />

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What a setting! This gorgeous European inspired home<br />

is situated on a premier lot in the Estates at Country<br />

Club of the North overlooking hole #4.<br />

4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths. $774,900<br />

Represented by: The Cindy Buckreus Team<br />

937.609.5043 | cindy.buckreus@coldwellbanker.com<br />


Custom built by Jamison Homes, one owner brick ranch<br />

home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths<br />

situated on 12.48 acres in Concord Township.<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths. $899,900<br />

Represented by: Laurie Johnson<br />

937.335.4184 | laurie@ljsold.com<br />


Stunning custom built, one owner home nestled on a hill<br />

surrounded by nature on an acre wooded lot in Aberfelda<br />

Hills. You will love the open feel of this home.<br />

3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half baths. $525,000<br />

Represented by: The Comer Group<br />

937.536.6411 | tamara.comer@gmail.com<br />


Custom built home in Winding Brook Meadows! Tour<br />

this dynamic ranch with an open floor plan for<br />

entertaining with over 6000 sq. ft. all under one roof.<br />

4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths. $795,000<br />

Represented by: Susan Tomsic<br />

937.478.8698 | stomsic68@aol.com<br />


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JULY <strong>2022</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />

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Eye-catching light fixture shines in empty nesters’ contemporary home<br />

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JULY <strong>2022</strong> • GREATER MIAMI VALLEY<br />




Space doubles in size and invites in an<br />

abundance of daylight<br />

28<br />



IDEAS<br />

Cool finds for the dog days<br />

of summer<br />

14<br />




Helpful tips from The National<br />

Association of Home Builders<br />

37<br />

AD<br />

INDEX<br />

Local home and garden pros<br />

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Savvy shoppers flock to resale shops<br />

to furnish their homes<br />

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ON THE WEB<br />

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Kitchen reworked to function<br />

fabulously for a family of four<br />

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Hot designs to cool things off<br />

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ON THE<br />

COVER<br />

The happy owner of this<br />

Bellbrook home says,<br />

“It’s like living in a treehouse.”<br />

Check out its<br />

lush setting and soft<br />

contemporary charm<br />

beginning on page 18.<br />

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Designers: Vicki Waker D.S.I.D | Tracy McLaren-Baur | Patty Clark<br />



Welcome to the dog days of summer—<br />

and a brief astronomy lesson. In the summer, “Sirius” also called “Dog<br />

Star” rises and sets with the sun. Because the star is so bright, ancient<br />

Romans believed it added to the sun’s warmth, accounting for the long<br />

stretch of sultry weather. They referred to this time as “diēs caniculārēs”<br />

or “dog days.”<br />

I have always been a dog lover and I currently share my home with my<br />

one-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Joey. So, the animal themed products<br />

in our Inspired Ideas, on page 14, are pieces I find especially charming. I’ve<br />

got my eye on a couple of them in particular.<br />

As passionate as I am about Joey, the couple we feature in our cover<br />

story, are equally as passionate about their brand-new Bellbrook home.<br />

Empty nesters Jerry and Judy built their striking contemporary home<br />

with careful consideration for every single detail. Take a tour of their<br />

single-level residence—with a surprise in the finished basement—<br />

beginning on page 18.<br />

If their home inspires you, or perhaps you’ve already been dreaming<br />

about building a new home, we have a section on “How to Choose a Home<br />

Builder” and a directory of Greater <strong>Dayton</strong> builders starting on page 37.<br />

There’s no doubt things are heating up these days…literally and<br />

figuratively. Supply chain issues prevail and home building, remodeling<br />

and home buying costs are rising dramatically. We hope you are able to<br />

keep your cool and make wise decisions that yield the well-designed, high-<br />

quality result you’ve been dreaming of…perhaps now is a good time to<br />

wish on the “Dog Star.”<br />

Thanks for reading.<br />

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Blooming Rooms<br />

They dazzle, inspire, and beautify! Everyone enjoys<br />

the beauty that flowers bring to our outdoor<br />

spaces. So…why not consider adding some floral<br />

drama and beauty to the inside of your home as<br />

well. Fabrics featuring floral patterns can transform<br />

a basic decorating scheme into one that excites<br />

the eye and inspires the mood. The secret<br />

to success in decorating with floral themes lies<br />

in carefully selecting and mixing your design elements.<br />

Just like in life, too much of a good thing<br />

will create a busy and overdone look. Rather, by<br />

using a bit more discipline in the creation of your<br />

floral look, you will be more likely to produce a<br />

carnival of color and pattern, rather than a riotous<br />

clash. Whether your floral patterns are splashed<br />

on draperies, furnishings, or area rugs – or simply<br />

displayed in accessories, flowers are always a<br />

beautiful and upbeat choice.<br />

Julie Cochran<br />

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Dramatic outdoor lighting accents the striking stone and sapele exterior.<br />

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last<br />

BUT NOT<br />

least<br />

Couple builds a dream home nestled among the trees<br />


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“We’re done.” These are the words of one content homeowner from her seat on<br />

the sofa as she scans her new surroundings. “This is our last home.”<br />

Empty nesters Judy and Jerry have lived in a variety of homes built in a variety of<br />

styles, but this is their first contemporary. The couple moved in to this four bedroom<br />

3-1/2 bath single-level home, with a finished basement, in November of 2021 and<br />

they couldn’t be happier.<br />

And it’s easy to see why as soon as you pull up to the curb in front of their<br />

Bellbrook home.<br />

In an asymmetric style, with mid-century modern undertones, the exterior is an<br />

intriguing combination of sapele (an African hardwood) and stone. A central courtyard<br />

with a paver walkway beckons you to follow its trail to the offset double front<br />

doors.<br />

ABOVE The couple wanted large pavers instead of a poured concrete sidewalk. RIGHT Light streams into the entry via<br />

the glass and walnut double doors and a band of windows that hug the ceiling.<br />

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The home’s design was a team<br />

effort between Judy, Jerry, Brian<br />

Moore with Radian Custom<br />

Builders, and architect Victoria<br />

Messuri.<br />

“I believe there’s wisdom in the<br />

counsel of many,” Brian says. “We<br />

all started boucing ideas off one<br />

another and the project started<br />

taking shape.”<br />

Once plans were completed,<br />

Brian took over and got busy<br />

on the construction phase of<br />

the 4,800-square-foot home.<br />

Communication and planning were<br />

essential in keeping the project on<br />

schedule. “We order the appliances<br />

and windows and begin planning<br />

the kitchen before there’s even a<br />

hole in the ground,” Brian says.<br />

“And I keep my subcontractors<br />

updated. I let them know where<br />

we are in the process and where we<br />

are with lead times. Everything is<br />

constantly changing.”<br />

Jerry was impressed with the<br />

caliber of workers that were on<br />

site. “Brian is incredibly fussy<br />

about his subs,” he says. If you<br />

could look behind what you see to<br />

what you can’t see, you would see<br />

the quality is just as good.”<br />

An example of that type of quality<br />

that is there, but not visible, is<br />

on the flat roof where not a single<br />

gutter is seen. The team at Van<br />

Martin Roofing created a system<br />

in which rain water is diverted to a<br />

single location where downspouts,<br />

tucked into the soffit, direct the<br />

water away from the home.<br />

“Quite a bit of engineering went<br />

into that roof,” Brian says. ➻<br />

housetrends magazine <strong>2022</strong> 21

A striking cluster<br />

of pendants drips<br />

down the 27-foot<br />

distance from the<br />

entry’s ceiling to<br />

the lower level.<br />

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Once inside, a spacious 16-foot tall entry sets<br />

the tone for this light-filled, open concept home.<br />

A grand staircase wraps around a 27-foot-long<br />

chandelier that descends from the entry ceiling to<br />

the floor of the lower level.<br />

“Brian and I looked for hours and days and<br />

weeks for that chandelier,” Judy says. “We both<br />

liked it. It’s from Israel. The glass pieces are handmade.<br />

It was delivered in two large boxes.”<br />

Aging-in-place features include no steps into<br />

the home from the garage and a design with an<br />

elevator shaft should that option be needed in<br />

the future.<br />

Downstairs are two guest rooms, a game area,<br />

and a bar with seating at the island. This space<br />

comes in handy when the couple’s family and<br />

friends visit.<br />

But it’s the wall featuring a dramatic, black,<br />

floor-to-ceiling bookcase that intrigues grandkids<br />

and guests alike. By grabbing a sweet spot on one<br />

of the shelves, a large panel of the bookcase slides<br />

open to reveal a bonus exercise room.<br />

“That hidden room was Brian’s idea,” Judy says.<br />

ABOVE A sleek bar area provides options when the couple<br />

entertains family on the lower level. MIDDLE A sizeable<br />

section of the bookcase glides open easily to reveal a secret<br />

space. BOTTOM Hand-blown sconces by local artist Jim<br />

Delange flank both sides of the range hood.<br />


Back upstairs, the home is divided into two wings:<br />

the private side includes the primary suite and a<br />

guest room with an ensuite bath. On the opposite<br />

side of the floor plan are the working rooms of<br />

the home—the kitchen, great room and dining<br />

area—which all flow easily between one another<br />

with no walls separating them.<br />

The kitchen is a show stopper with it’s expansive,<br />

quartzite topped island which measures over<br />

ten by four feet. A strip of windows brings a bit<br />

of the outdoor in above hickory cabinets with an<br />

oatmeal finish. The island is stained a soft black<br />

with what Judy refers to as a subtle cherry undertone.<br />

The backsplash is covered in large-format<br />

porcelain tiles which compliment the island’s<br />

countertop. Joe Chapman with Sims-Lohman<br />

was instrumental in the design of this space.<br />

“Joe was an incredibly valuable part of the<br />

team,” Jerry says. “Joe and I went round and<br />

round on that backsplash before settling on that<br />

tile,” Judy adds. But their effort was worth it<br />

when you see the completed space.<br />

“I just love it,” says Judy. ➻<br />

housetrends magazine <strong>2022</strong> 23

The built-in cubbies and floating shelves on the living room’s accent walls were the builder’s idea.<br />


Just a quick turn away from the island is a cozy, but open,<br />

living area with a feature wall of built-in nooks and floating<br />

shelves. A sofa, love seat and dual recliners provide plenty of<br />

options for relaxing and viewing the action on the 75-inch<br />

television which can be tied into a speaker system installed by<br />

Hanson Audio Video. A state-of-the-art DMF lighting system,<br />

supplied by Hanson and installed by Russell Electric Services,<br />

comes amazingly close to matching the look and feel of natural<br />

sunlight in the home. Each recessed light fixture can be<br />

customized based on the look and needs of each room.<br />

“The flexibility of that system is amazing,” Brian says.<br />


The living room opens to a covered deck that sits in an unparalled<br />

setting. Lush greenery surrounds the space, creating a<br />

private, inviting spot for relaxation.<br />

“This deck is like living in a treehouse. We’re up so high we<br />

see the tops of the trees,” Judy says. “I don’t know how it gets<br />

any better.”<br />


Builder Radian Custom Builders; Architect<br />

Victoria Messuri; Landscape designer Tree Line;<br />

Kitchen and bathroom design, cabinetry<br />

(Kemp in kitchen) and quartzite countertops<br />

Sims-Lohman, Inc.; Appliances Custom<br />

Distributors, Inc.; Tile The Hamilton Parker<br />

Company; Tile installation Custom Flooring<br />

Creations; Lighting Dining room and exterior:<br />

Factory Lighting Center; Flooring Hickory, Floorco<br />

Flooring; Rugs, luxury vinyl plank in lower<br />

level Central Carpet & Interiors; Windows Sun<br />

Windows & Doors; Fireplace <strong>Dayton</strong> Fireplace<br />

Systems; AV and DMF lighting system Hanson<br />

Audio Video; Electrician Russell Electric Service;<br />

HVAC Warner Mechanical Services; Trim,<br />

interior doors and staircase The Hardwood<br />

Store; Staircase, hidden door construction<br />

and trim installation Kevin Haer; Roof Van<br />

Martin Roofing; Plumbing fixtures Centerville<br />

Winsupply; Plumbing Hein Plumbing; Painter<br />

Right Touch Painting; Lumber 84 Lumber<br />

Company<br />

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This view from the back of the<br />

home shows the ideal placement of<br />

the covered—and private—deck.<br />

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BIGGER,<br />

Brighter,<br />

BETTER<br />

Kitchen doubles in size and invites<br />

in an abundance of daylight<br />


The area to the right of the beam is newly acquisitioned space for the kitchen.<br />

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They say bigger is better. And most of us believe that brighter is also better. For the Nickol family, their<br />

kitchen renovation is both bigger and brighter, and it couldn’t be better. The kitchen used to be half its<br />

current size. A first-floor renovation, to include the kitchen, required re-positioning much of the house,<br />

relocating closets and the laundry room (originally housed in the kitchen), and reconfiguring some kitchen<br />

windows. It was all worth it, because the end result is a beautifully expanded space that is light, airy, and<br />

most of all, bright. ➻<br />

housetrends magazine <strong>2022</strong> 29

Homeowner Sarah Nickol<br />

elaborates: “When we bought the<br />

house, it had been vacant for several<br />

years and was kind of a time capsule,”<br />

she says. “Everything was maroon,<br />

tan and green. It was a small space<br />

with dark floors and very little light<br />

coming in.”<br />


Sarah and her husband Seth engaged<br />

contractor Todd Ross and kitchen<br />

designer Melissa Kehayes to create<br />

and implement the new layout. Of<br />

particular consideration as they<br />

began the plans was the supporting<br />

beam that runs across the top of<br />

the room. Too thick to be recessed<br />

into the ceiling, the beam could not<br />

be hidden and thus needed to be<br />

incorporated into the overall design.<br />

Melissa, who works at Western<br />

Custom Cabinetry, explains. “I knew<br />

we were going to have to find a way<br />

to embrace the beam, so it was not<br />

randomly in some open spot over a<br />

window,” she says. “I told Sarah that<br />

if she was open to it, I could make<br />

the design look really awesome by<br />

centering the hood on the beam.”<br />

They did just that, and next,<br />

Melissa and the homeowners worked<br />

through choices around the kitchen’s<br />

spectacular island. Sarah was clear<br />

that she wanted a large island, as<br />

the family often entertains and, as<br />

is typical in most homes, everyone<br />

congregates around the island. In<br />

order to create an island out of one<br />

continuous slab, one typically has a<br />

limitation of ten feet. Using the same<br />

ingenuity she employed with<br />

➻<br />

1<br />

2<br />

1 Behind floating shelves in the dining<br />

area, watercolor floral wallpaper adds a<br />

soft, pastoral touch. 2 A custom paper<br />

towel dispenser is tucked in a convenient<br />

spot near the sink and dishwasher.<br />

3 Double doors provide easy access to<br />

the walk-in pantry.<br />

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3<br />

housetrends magazine <strong>2022</strong> 31

the beam, Melissa opted to create<br />

an island that totals 13 feet. Because<br />

of the butcher block at the end,<br />

she was able to use one continuous<br />

quartz stone with no unsightly seam<br />

running down the middle.<br />

Sarah, who originally wanted an allwood<br />

island, is beyond pleased with<br />

the ultimate choice and with the use<br />

of the warm white Calacatta quartz.<br />

“Melissa pointed out that we already<br />

had wood floors, a wood beam and<br />

a wood butcher block. That’s lots of<br />

wood,” she says with a laugh. “She<br />

was 100 percent correct.”<br />


The stain for the butcher block<br />

required testing about a dozen custom<br />

mixes to perfectly match it to<br />

the beam and to the wood outlining<br />

the glass cabinets. Conversely,<br />

Sarah explains that they didn’t want<br />

the butcher block and the floors to<br />

be “matchy-matchy.” She wanted the<br />

floors, which originally had a yellowish<br />

undertone, to be a bit grainy and<br />

to reflect a warmer hue. This was<br />

accomplished by sanding down and<br />

staining the existing hardwoods.<br />

“The warmer stain fits Sarah and<br />

her family,” says Melissa. “It made it<br />

more inviting, whereas white oak can<br />

be more modern, and that wasn’t the<br />

style of this house.”<br />

The eclectic light fixtures, including<br />

simple candelabras and black<br />

wrought-iron lanterns, illuminate the<br />

floors and increase the warmth factor.<br />

1<br />

2<br />

1 There’s plenty of elbow room<br />

near the 48-inch Wolf range.<br />

2 Cabinets comprising of plenty of<br />

drawers and pull-outs make for easy<br />

access.<br />

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“When we bought the house, it had<br />

been vacant for several years and<br />

was kind of a time capsule.”<br />

–Sarah Nickol<br />


One of Sarah’s favorite features is the range. Her recent cooking endeavors are turning out well,<br />

and she gives credit for this fact to the range. She also loves her ice machine. Due to appliance<br />

product shortages, the family received their new appliances on a staggered basis, one every couple<br />

of months. When the ice machine arrived, it quickly became a family favorite. “It’s built in so you<br />

can’t even tell where it is—it’s part of the cabinetry,” explains Sarah. “It also holds 65 pounds of<br />

ice, so we will never run out. This is great since we have a pool.”<br />

Matching double doors open to a well-outfitted pantry with built in cabinetry and shelving. The<br />

kitchen originally had two separate closets in this area, separated by several feet of wasted space.<br />

Melissa suggested demoing the entire thing to create an amazing walk-in pantry. “It’s a game<br />

changer,” she says. “In an older house in Montgomery, something cool and unexpected like this<br />

is unusual.”<br />

Another cherished feature is the hutch with its floating shelves and soft floral wallpaper. This<br />

area gets a bit of time in the spotlight when Sarah is stationed at the dining room table for work<br />

calls. “It’s my backdrop for Zoom. I get comments from my coworkers, and I say, ‘It’s part of my<br />

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How to Choose a<br />

Home Builder<br />

Helpful tips from The National Association of Home Builders<br />

If you’re in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder<br />

as carefully as you shop for your home. Whether you are buying a condo, a<br />

townhouse, a house in a subdivision or a custom-built house, you want to know<br />

you are buying a good quality home from a reputable builder. ➻<br />

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Make a list of possible builders<br />

Contact your local home builders’ association<br />

to obtain a list of builders who construct<br />

homes in your area. In the Greater<br />

Miami Valley contact: hbadayton.com<br />

Look online or in local publications for<br />

builders and projects. Ads and articles can<br />

help you learn which builders are active<br />

in your area, the types of homes they are<br />

building and the prices you can expect to<br />

pay. Local real estate agents may also be<br />

able to help you in your search.<br />

Ask friends and relatives for recommendations.<br />

Ask about builders they have dealt<br />

with directly, or ask for names of acquaintances<br />

who have had a good experience<br />

with a builder.<br />

Each of us is carving a stone…in the construction<br />

of something much bigger than ourselves.<br />

– Adrienne Clarkson<br />

a favorite from Amy Foley, Centerstone Homes<br />

Oakbrook under construction by Oberer Homes<br />

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You should feel comfortable asking a potential<br />

home builder every question you think is<br />

important. A professional builder or sales representative<br />

will want to make you a happy and<br />

satisfied homeowner.<br />

Besides “How much does it cost,” and “When can we<br />

move in?” here are some other questions you should ask:<br />

❖ Will the builder give you references of recent buyers/<br />

occupants?<br />

Do your homework<br />

When you have a list of potential<br />

builders, it’s time to start asking lots<br />

of questions.<br />

Interview potential home builders<br />

to get their answers. (See sidebar for<br />

suggested questions.)<br />

Visit a builder’s recently built<br />

homes and subdivisions. Drive by<br />

on a Saturday morning when homeowners<br />

may be outside. Introduce<br />

yourself and say you are considering<br />

buying a home from the builder who<br />

built their home. Talk to several owners<br />

and try to get a random sample<br />

of opinions. The more people you talk<br />

with, the more accurate an impression<br />

of a builder you are likely to get.<br />

Some questions to ask include:<br />

Are you happy with your home? If<br />

you had problems, were they fixed<br />

promptly and properly? Would you<br />

buy another home from this builder?<br />

Usually, people tell you if they are<br />

pleased with their homes. And if they<br />

are not, they’ll probably want to tell<br />

you why.<br />

When you talk to builders and<br />

homeowners, take along a notebook<br />

to record the information you find<br />

and your personal impressions about<br />

specific builders and homes. Doing so<br />

will help you make comparisons later.<br />

❖ Does the builder have a financing plan established?<br />

❖ Are there options in the floor plan — for example, can<br />

a basement or deck be added?<br />

❖ Can a room such as the basement be left unfinished?<br />

❖ How much “customizing” can be done versus standard<br />

features?<br />

❖ Can appliances be up- or down-graded?<br />

❖ Are there any additional fees relating to the home or<br />

development?<br />

❖ Will there be a homeowners’ association? If so, what<br />

will the dues cost and what do they cover?<br />

❖ Does the builder offer a warranty program?<br />

❖ Does the price include landscaping? What if the plants<br />

die within a year?<br />

❖ Are there any restrictive covenants?<br />

❖ What are the estimated taxes on the property?<br />

❖ How is the school system rated?<br />

❖ Are daycare centers and grocery stores convenient<br />

and satisfactory?<br />

❖ What about emergency facilities — police, fire<br />

department and hospitals?<br />

❖ Are there any major development plans for the area in<br />

the next five years?<br />

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✔ Make sure the builder or home remodeler has a<br />

permanent business location and a good reputation<br />

with local banks and suppliers.<br />

✔ Find out how long they have been in the building<br />

business. It usually takes three to five years to<br />

establish a financially sound business. You want to<br />

make sure they will be around after the construction<br />

is complete to service any warranties.<br />

✔ Check out the company’s rating and if there have<br />

been any complaints filed with your local Better<br />

Business Bureau: bbb.org.<br />

✔ Make sure the builder has sufficient workers<br />

compensation and general liability insurance. If<br />

not, you may be liable for any construction-related<br />

accidents on your premises.<br />

✔ Ask the builder to provide you with names of<br />

previous customers. If they won’t, beware. If they<br />

do, ask the customers if they would hire the builder<br />

again.<br />

✔ Ask if you can see the builder’s work, both<br />

completed and in progress. Check for quality of<br />

workmanship and materials.<br />

✔ Do you feel you can easily communicate with the<br />

builder? Remember you will be in close contact<br />

with them throughout the construction process and<br />

afterward as you live in your new home.<br />

✔ Make sure the builder provides you with a complete<br />

and clearly written contract. The contract will benefit<br />

both of you. Get and review a copy of the home<br />

warranty as well.<br />

✔ Be cautious of unusually low-priced bids. If the<br />

builder is unable to pay for the materials and labor<br />

as the project proceeds, this may indicate a potential<br />

problem. Keep in mind that less expensive does not<br />

necessarily mean better!<br />

We will build the<br />

foundation, you can<br />

build the dream.<br />

Shop for quality and value<br />

Look at new homes whenever you<br />

can. Home shows and open houses<br />

sponsored by builders are good<br />

opportunities. Model homes and<br />

houses displayed in home shows are<br />

often furnished to give you ideas for<br />

using the space. You may also ask a<br />

builder to see unfurnished homes.<br />

When examining a home, look<br />

at the quality of the construction.<br />

Inspect the cabinetry, carpeting, trim<br />

work and paint. Ask the builder or<br />

the builder’s representative a lot of<br />

questions. Get as many specifics as<br />

possible. If you receive the answers<br />

verbally rather than in writing,<br />

take notes. Never hesitate to ask a<br />

question. See suggested questions on<br />

page 39.<br />

– George Oberer, Jr., Oberer Companies<br />

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ACE Construction Enterprises, LLC<br />

ace-homes.net<br />

Adam Zengel Builder<br />

zengelgroup.com<br />

Associate Construction<br />

associateconstruction.com<br />

Astelier Fine Homes, LLC<br />

astelierfinehomes.com<br />

Bailey Homes, Inc.<br />

bailey-homes.com<br />

Beaver Vu Construction<br />

beaver-vu.com<br />

Blue Summit, LLC<br />

bluesummitllc.net<br />

Brandon Homes<br />

brandonhomesus.com<br />

Brentwood Builders, Inc.<br />

brentwoodbldrs.com<br />

Catalyst Homes<br />

catalyst-homes.com<br />

Centerstone Homes<br />

centerstonehomes.com<br />

937-660-0372<br />

Charles Simms Development<br />

simmsdev.com<br />

Clearcreek Custom Builders<br />

buildclearcreek.com<br />

Coates Custom Homes<br />

mjcoateshomes.com<br />

D.R. Horton<br />

drhorton.com<br />

Daniel DeVol Custom Builder, Inc.<br />

devolbuilders.com<br />

Design Homes and Development Co., Inc.<br />

designhomesco.com<br />

Diorio Construction, LLC<br />

diorioconstruction.com<br />

Diyanni Homes<br />

diyannihomes.com<br />

E. E. Wood Homes, Inc.<br />

eewoodhomes.com<br />

Ellis Custom Homes, LLC<br />

elliscustomhomes.net<br />

Fischer Homes<br />

fischerhomes.com<br />

Fishbaugh Homes<br />

fishbaughhomes.com<br />

G. A. White Homes, Inc.<br />

buildgawhite.com<br />

Generations Construction, LLC<br />

generationsconstruction.com<br />

Greater <strong>Dayton</strong> Construction Group, Inc.<br />

gdcg.com<br />

Hayslett Construction<br />

hayslettconstruction.com<br />

HBS Development, Inc.<br />

simmshomes.com<br />

Homes by TPG<br />

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J. Schmidt Homes, LLC<br />

jasonschmidthomes.com<br />

JB Elite Construction<br />

jbeliteconstruction.com<br />

JM Dungan Custom Homes<br />

dunganhomes.com<br />

Justin Doyle Homes<br />

justindoylehomes.com<br />

Kahmann Custom Homes, LLC<br />

kahmannhomes.com<br />

M/I Homes<br />

mihomes.com<br />

M/M Construction<br />

mmconstruction.org<br />

Meixner Builders & Remodelers<br />

meixnerbuilders.com<br />

Oberer Homes<br />

obererhomes.com<br />

937-531-5505<br />

Peebles Homes, LLC<br />

peebleshomes.com<br />

Pristine Custom Homes<br />

pristinecustomhomes.com<br />

R. M. Clemens Company<br />

clemenscompanies.com<br />

R. P. Zimpfer Construction Co., LLC<br />

rpzco.com<br />

Radian Custom Builders<br />

rcbhome.com<br />

937-212-8453<br />

Rhoads Estate Homes, Inc.<br />

rhoadsestatehomes.com<br />

Ryan Homes<br />

ryanhomes.com<br />

Sisson Design Builders<br />

sissondesignbuilders.com<br />

Tim Guilfoyle Custom Homes<br />

timguilfoyle.com<br />

TK Constructors, Inc.<br />

tkconstructors.com<br />

Treplus Communities<br />

trepluscommunities.com<br />

Unibilt Homes<br />

unibiltcustomhomes.com<br />

Vita Modern Homes<br />

vitamodernhomes.com<br />

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Re-purpose<br />


Motivations vary. It could be the idea that the item has a history. Or perhaps it’s a bit more<br />

green—an emphasis on recycling. Or maybe it’s the most enticing motivation of all—they are<br />

getting a great piece for a bargain price. But whatever the reason behind it, savvy shoppers are<br />

flocking to resale shops and sites when it comes to furnishing their homes.<br />

“I like the idea of repurposing instead of throwing things<br />

away and buying new,” says Pat Altenau of Newport,<br />

Kentucky. “Plus, there’s the joy of finding that unexpected<br />

find—and a deal—I’m always looking for that deal.”<br />

In a recent Homearama in Cincinnati, a new-build<br />

home was furnished with a focus on vintage pieces from<br />

Everything But The House. Aubrie Welsh, the interior<br />

designer of the home suggests, “Buy things that you truly<br />

love. Invest in quality pieces even if that means they were<br />

pre-loved.” Her associate, Lara Roller adds, “People are<br />

mixing in antiques and vintage pieces. There’s an appreciation<br />

of the story.”<br />

Whether you are downsizing, upsizing, or just ready<br />

to give a room a new look, you may just want to check<br />

out a resale or consignment shop in your neighborhood,<br />

as well as some of the several online options. Perusing<br />

someone else’s discarded treasures is a great way to spend<br />

a Saturday afternoon with a friend, or an evening at home<br />

in front of your computer.<br />

In Columbus, Paula Chamblin Aulino with Paula<br />

Chamblin Interiors says, Grandview Mercantile and Revue<br />

is “one of my go-to sources for fabulous, unique home<br />

accessories that add personality to a space. The inventory<br />

is constantly changing and just seems to get better and<br />

better.”<br />

Here are a few of our favorites with a focus on the greater<br />

Cincinnati, Columbus and <strong>Dayton</strong> areas. Please note<br />

that most of these businesses have an online presence as<br />

well as an Ohio-based showroom or warehouse.<br />

Should your goal be to consign, you will need to make<br />

arrangements for a member of their team to preview and<br />

approve consigned pieces. Contact each organization for<br />

specifics. ➻<br />

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Photo by Connie Kimsey<br />

1<br />

EBTH<br />

With millions of subscribed bidders, Cincinnati-based Everything But The House is an online global auction house<br />

with a focus on estate sales, home and garden, electronics, art, and more. Every item begins at $1. Items can be picked<br />

up at an EBTH warehouse or shipped for a fee.<br />

ebth.com<br />

2<br />


Legacies sells gently used, top quality furniture, home<br />

accessories, art, jewelry and more. All proceeds benefit<br />

the Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati<br />

and Northern Kentucky. Legacies has a physical store in<br />

the Hyde Park Plaza in Cincinnati.<br />

Selling/donating: Items can be donated (taxable deduction)<br />

or consigned (to receive 50% of sale price).<br />

shoplegacies.com ➻<br />

Opener on page 43 In this living room, the folding<br />

screen is from EBTH, the mid-century modern chairs<br />

are vintage. Interior design: Aubrie Welsh Interiors<br />

1 A regency table is paired with Windsor chairs—all<br />

from EBTH—in a newly-built home’s open kitchen.<br />

Interior design: Aubrie Welsh Interiors 2 A Henredon<br />

end table is one of several quality pieces ready for<br />

a new home at Legacies Upscale Resale.<br />

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Vintage pieces mix with new<br />

in this dining room, the chairs<br />

and rug are from EBTH,<br />

the table is new. Interior design:<br />

Aubrie Welsh Interiors<br />

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In its 22,000-square-foot showroom in Greater Columbus, Grandview Mercantile and Revue offers fine home furnishings<br />

including curated antiques and vintage items, plus previously-owned designer and one-of-a-kind furniture, fine<br />

art, vintage lighting, decorative accessories and estate jewelry. Hundreds of new finds are delivered daily.<br />

Selling: You will receive 50% of the final selling price. Select categories may qualify for adjustments.<br />

grandviewmercantile.com<br />

1<br />

1 An original painting hangs<br />

above a Thayer Coggin sofa<br />

in this family room vignette<br />

at Grandview Mercantile<br />

and Revue. Stylist: Angela<br />

Diyanni; Photo by Curtis Cole<br />

2 Mid-century dining set<br />

from New Life Furniture<br />

Thrift Store<br />

2<br />



Newly opened in June <strong>2022</strong> in<br />

Cincinnati’s Sharonville Plaza, New<br />

Life Furniture Thrift Store sells select<br />

donated furniture and home goods to<br />

support their furniture bank’s mission of<br />

serving neighbors in need. This is a great<br />

place to donate items as well. See details<br />

on page 49.<br />

nlfurniture.org/thrift-store/<br />

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Purveyors of fine furniture, antiques, collectibles<br />

and art, The Designers Consignment was<br />

founded in <strong>Dayton</strong> in 2010, and specializes in<br />

high end items that are sold and sourced globally.<br />

Most sales are online, but in-person shopping<br />

is available by appointment.<br />

Selling: 50-50 split on consignments<br />

thedesignersconsignment.com ➻<br />

Harden Chippendale Georgian Style Cherry<br />

Corner Cupboard Curio Display Cabinet<br />


Located in the Columbus suburb<br />

of Dublin, Trading Places is a<br />

12,500-square-foot store with an<br />

ever-changing selection of highquality<br />

furniture pieces and home<br />

accents in like new to excellent<br />

condition.<br />

Selling: Consignment with a<br />

50/50 split.<br />

tradingplacesoh.com<br />

Patio Set - Ivory wicker arm chair w/ivory seat cushion<br />

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1 2<br />

3<br />

1 A white linen tufted<br />

sofa is surrounded by<br />

layers of lighting, rugs<br />

and furnishings in this<br />

showroom display at<br />

Grandview Mercantile<br />

and Revue.<br />

2 With mid-century<br />

flair, this Wassily chair is<br />

paired with a brutalist<br />

credenza at Grandview<br />

Mercantile and Revue.<br />

Both 1 & 2: Stylist: Jesse<br />

Hammers; Photo by<br />

Curtis Cole<br />

3 Old and new pieces<br />

mix to create a warm,<br />

eclectic mix in this<br />

modern speakeasy.<br />

The large, framed<br />

art on the left is from<br />

Grandview Mercantile<br />

and Revue, as well as<br />

the tall antique chair on<br />

the right. Interior design:<br />

Paula Chamblin Interiors<br />

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Other home and garden resale options<br />


Astute Furnishings: astutefurnishings.com<br />

Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture: mainlyart.com<br />

The Snooty Fox Furniture Dens: shopsnooty.com<br />


Fresco Furnishings: frescofurnishings.com<br />

New Uses: newuses.com<br />

One More Time Etc.: onemoretimeetc.com<br />

Upscale Resale Furnishings: upscaleresalefurnishings.com<br />


Home2Home: hometohome.com<br />

Amber Chair from Bernhardt<br />

Places to donate furniture and homegoods for a cause<br />

If you are looking to donate, rather than consign, the following organizations are great options, all benefitting<br />

a social cause.<br />

Building Value<br />

Building Value is a Cincinnati-based, social enterprise<br />

powered by Easter Seals that salvages reusable<br />

construction materials for sale to the public.<br />

buildingvalue.org<br />

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio<br />

The mission of the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio is<br />

to reduce the impact of poverty by providing furniture<br />

to Central Ohio families and individuals struggling<br />

with severe life challenges.<br />

furniturebankcoh.org<br />

New Life<br />

Nationally registered furniture bank serving Greater<br />

Cincinnati, <strong>Dayton</strong>, and Northern Kentucky seeking<br />

to help end the cycle of homelessness.<br />

nlfurniture.org<br />

Heirloom’s Shoppe<br />

Heirloom’s Resale Shoppe benefits hospice patients<br />

in the <strong>Dayton</strong> area. They sell gently-used second<br />

hand furniture, household items, decor, antiques,<br />

collectibles, and other accessories. All of Heirloom’s<br />

inventory is donated by members of the <strong>Dayton</strong><br />

community.<br />

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ReStore<br />

Habitat for Humanity ReStores sell donated new and<br />

used appliances, furniture, cabinets, building products<br />

and household items.<br />

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daytonhabitat.org/restore<br />

habitatmidohio.org/restore<br />

Editor’s note: The items featured on these pages are a representation of the types of products these businesses<br />

sell and most likely not currently available.<br />

Housetrends plans to update these listings on our website: housetrends.com. If you know of a business that<br />

should be added to this list, or of any updates we should make, please write: publishers@housetrends.com<br />

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Ravenous. Hollow Leg. Hungry as a Horse. These are words and phrases that might be tossed around frequently<br />

in a home that houses teenage boys. Parents in these homes know how difficult it is to keep the<br />

fridge stocked and the kitchen clean. And, in today’s economy, teenage boys can Eat you out of House and<br />

Home. So, with the hearty appetites of their two sons and family meal prep in mind, Kerry and Matthew<br />

Green made the decision to renovate their family’s kitchen. ➻<br />

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A charcoal finish on the<br />

island cabinets adds a<br />

welcome contrast to<br />

the space. RIGHT A<br />

large section of wall was<br />

removed to open the<br />

kitchen up and invite in<br />

additional light.<br />

BEFORE<br />

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“We all like to cook, even the boys participate,”<br />

Kerry explains. “We’re cooking<br />

meals three to four nights a week.<br />

We wanted the kitchen to be open so<br />

we can all be in there at the same time,<br />

not climbing over each other.”<br />

“I think it was the island that caused<br />

us to finally redesign the kitchen,” she<br />

says. “It had a cooktop in the middle of<br />

it, and you couldn’t sit there—especially<br />

if someone was cooking—because it<br />

could burn you. We really wanted that<br />

flex seating of the island.”<br />


The Greens chose The Cleary Company<br />

to design and renovate their kitchen.<br />

Katie Florjancic, the designer who<br />

worked with the couple, explains that<br />

she always starts by learning the “pain<br />

points” of her clients, the things they<br />

don’t like about the space. “We then<br />

talk about what they want the space to<br />

look like and any special features they<br />

want,” Florjancic adds.<br />

Kerry and Matthew had a wish list,<br />

and Katie came up with three different<br />

design plans for them to choose from.<br />

“We ended up incorporating pieces of<br />

all three,” Kerry says. “It was a hybrid.<br />

We did not know what to do with the<br />

pantry, and I love where we ended up<br />

with it.”<br />

The original pantry was located in<br />

a corner that was taking up prime<br />

real estate. By moving the refrigerator,<br />

they were able to enclose a pantry with<br />

sliding doors that reveal 70 inches of<br />

front-facing storage. The old pantry<br />

space was replaced with an area favored<br />

by the boys.<br />

“With two teenage boys, you can<br />

imagine the microwave and pantry are<br />

highly used,” Florjancic says. Garage<br />

door cabinetry was used to camouflage<br />

these appliances. “They wanted<br />

these easily accessible but outside of<br />

the main cooking space.” ➻<br />

ABOVE A handsome pass-through fireplace<br />

separates the dining area from the living room.<br />

RIGHT The cooktop in the center made seating<br />

at the original island a bit tricky.<br />

A bench seat with storage is on the wall<br />

opposite the fireplace in the dining area.<br />

BEFORE<br />

Part of the wall was removed by the<br />

fireplace to make for an easier flow.<br />

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The traditional cooking triangle was<br />

important to Kerry, because she<br />

knew it would make things easier.<br />

Originally, the fridge was located off<br />

by itself, and Kerry explains, “We<br />

were just constantly climbing over<br />

each other.”<br />

By moving the refrigerator to where<br />

the ovens were, placing the range and<br />

oven where the sink was, and installing<br />

the sink in the island; the family<br />

achieved a much more functional<br />

cooking space. The GE Café appliances<br />

are perfect for the family, especially<br />

the over-sized refrigerator. “We’re<br />

having fun playing around with how<br />

much milk we can go through in a<br />

week,” Kerry jokes.<br />

She also loves her Moen faucet that<br />

operates touch-free with Wi-Fi function.<br />

“I can tell Alexa to fill the coffee<br />

pot, and the faucet knows how much<br />

water to fill.”<br />


Kerry and Matthew really wanted a<br />

more open concept from their kitchen<br />

to the living room. The original<br />

space had a pass-through window<br />

in a wall of cabinetry. By removing<br />

the wall, the room was automatically<br />

opened up. However, they had to<br />

recreate that lost storage in another<br />

area. This is where the window seat<br />

comes in.<br />

“We always wanted a bench seat<br />

under the window in our dining<br />

room,” Matthew says. “That was one<br />

of our must-haves.” The storage was<br />

moved to the cabinets that flank the<br />

window seat. The drawers below the<br />

seat are push to open. “We find that<br />

those are really great, because if you<br />

want to use the window seat you’re<br />

not getting caught on the hardware,”<br />

Florjancic explains.<br />

Removing the wall between the kitchen and living room definitely opened<br />

and brightened things up, but the couple wanted to do more to highlight their<br />

new space. “Kerry and Matthew really wanted to do a contrasting island with a<br />

white kitchen surrounding that,” Florjancic says. “We found the perfect shades<br />

of white and charcoal.”<br />

“We actually lost a window where the cooktop and range are, but you’d never<br />

know it because of how bright the space is.” ➻<br />

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ABOVE Sliding doors conceal a much larger pantry, that occupies<br />

space formerly held by the refrigerator. RIGHT The original pantry<br />

was behind the angled door seen in the left corner.<br />

BEFORE<br />

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WORTH IT<br />

Kerry admits that the family missed<br />

their kitchen during the renovation,<br />

but the final space makes it all<br />

worth it. “We lived out of the basement<br />

where we have a wet bar,” she<br />

describes. “We still tried to cook in<br />

the microwave, and we used our oven<br />

roaster and hot plate. We invested in a<br />

lot of meal kits.”<br />

“The stairs were the hardest,” Kerry<br />

adds of refinishing the staircase to<br />

match with the modern farmhouse feel<br />

of the renovation. “Our house looked<br />

like a haunted house, or like we’d gone<br />

to the moon. They used a powdercoated<br />

paint, so everything was tarped.<br />

It only took three or four days. I wasn’t<br />

sure I’d go through that part again—<br />

but the results are worth it. I am so<br />

thankful for the crew who came into<br />

our home, especially over the course<br />

of the pandemic. They cared about our<br />

home and our family.”<br />

The coffee station and microwave can be<br />

discreetly hidden behind recessing cabinetry doors.<br />


Construction The Cleary Company;<br />

Design Katie Florjancic, The Cleary<br />

Company; Cabinetry Shaker door in<br />

Starless sky on island and bar, Snowbound<br />

on perimeter. Bench cabinet in white oak;<br />

Countertops Vadara Quartz Carrara<br />

Nuovo; Backsplash Anticato Cerato<br />

Carrara 4 x 12 honed; Hardware<br />

Channing from Top Knobs; Faucet<br />

Moen; Sink Kohler Ironridge Cast Iron;<br />

Sconces Savoy House Morland; Island<br />

Pendant One Light Pendant, Elegant<br />

Lighting; Dining chandelier Open Frame<br />

Linear, Shades of Light; Fireplace White<br />

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Bova Contemporary Furniture ..................................66<br />

Buckeye Pools .............................................................9<br />

Cabinet Creations Design Gallery, Inc. ......................11<br />

Cedar Hill Furniture ..................................................65<br />

Centerstone Homes .................................................42<br />

Cincinnati Stoneworks...............................................63<br />

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Buckreus ..........36<br />

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Duncan-Hart ....67<br />

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Heritage .............4<br />

Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors - Patel ...................5<br />

Custom Distributors, Inc ...........................................26<br />

<strong>Dayton</strong> Society of Interior Designers .........................65<br />

Decorating Den - Julie Cochran ................................13<br />

Franklin Art Glass Studios, Inc. ...................................52<br />

Greater <strong>Dayton</strong> Building & Remodeling .......................2<br />

Hanson Audio and Video ..........................................34<br />

Home Builders Association of <strong>Dayton</strong> Builders ..........41<br />

HotSpring Spa of <strong>Dayton</strong> ..........................................68<br />

Irongate Inc., Realtors ...............................................64<br />

Kitchens By Design ...................................................16<br />

Oberer Companies ...................................................42<br />

Pathway Tables ..........................................................52<br />

Perfect Paver Co .......................................................50<br />

Premiere Lighting Gallery ..........................................62<br />

Requarth Co. Lumber, Millwork & Kitchens .................6<br />

Siebenthaler Co. .......................................................59<br />

Signature Hardware ..................................................15<br />

Snyder Brick & Block .................................................35<br />

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