5 Takeaways from a Homearama Home

In July, we opened the doors of the Camden at the 54th Homearama, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. This year, Homearama was held at Rivercrest, a 132-acre community overlooking the Little Miami River. Over the course of two weeks, thousands of Cincinnatians visited the five homes designed by local builders.

This year, Drees entered the Camden in the home show. This 5,227 square foot home presents luxury one-level living with outstanding detailing for the discerning homeowner.

So what can you take away from Homearama? Here are five observations to help with your home design:

1. Use wallpaper for high impact focal points.


A common comment heard in this secondary bedroom was in regards to the impact this wallpaper had on the beauty of the space. The wood-inspired wall covering, complimented by the pink painted ceiling, became the perfect pairing for this shabby chic room.

Wallpaper was used strategically throughout the home to strengthen the design aesthetic.


2. Built-ins can add both glamour and function.


For one second, visualize the room above with just the fireplace and mantle, no built-in bookcase to accompany it. It feels predictable and expected. The built-in bookcase and extra architectural accents add interest. It also provides you with a place to display a collection, and in most cases, a spot for your television.

In this same open living space, built-in banquette seating was added for a traditional-meets-modern setup. It’s definitely an eye-catching and memorable approach to outfitting the dining area.


3. Sleek showers are here to stay.


The shower is becomingly an increasingly favorite focus of the bathroom. Gone are the days in which it is solely all about the corner tub. Now homeowners are opting for shower selections that create a premium, spa-like experience. From premier tiles to full-frontal glass, these showers make coming home from a long day a delightful treat.


4. Creative cabinetry creates wow power.


If you look closely at the image above, you will see what looks like a smartly stationed china cabinet nestled into the parameter of the kitchen. But, wouldn’t you know that supposed piece of furniture matches the other kitchen cabinets perfectly and is a precise fit for the space. It was a clever trick by the designer! Not only does this custom piece provide a place to showcase your treasured, display-worthy pieces, it also makes the room feel more collected.


5. You can get ultra creative with island seating.


We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home. From providing generous prep and serving surface to even a spot for homework, the island is a go-to destination for everyday activities. With that said, why not maximize its footprint? The secondary island surface showcased in the Camden not only provides additional real estate, but also creates exceptional design interest.

Did you attend Cincinnati’s 54th Homearama? If so, we hope you walked away with plenty of inspiration for your own home. To learn more about the Camden at Homearama, contact Amy Schmidt, your New Home Specialist, or visit dreeshomes.com for more information about our communities located throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

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