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Make Yourself at Home Sweet Home

59th Annual Luxury Home Show Opens Its Doors in Loveland

Article by Jill Clark

Photography by Matthew J Capps Business Image Services

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

For the first time since trends in tresses featured teased bangs and mullets, HOMEARAMA® is returning to Loveland! The walk-through home show was last here in 1989—if you’ve never been, now’s your chance to experience the festivities close to home at ChimneyRidge, just north of historic downtown off SR 48. If you have been, you already know how exciting and inspiring a tour of freshly built luxury homes can be. Pro tip: come prepared to take notes (and pictures)!

Produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati with presenting sponsors JP Flooring Design Center and Two Men And A Truck, this year’s show will feature six homes in a variety of architectural styles (including a tiny home!)—plus you’ll experience the craftsmanship of participating builders AR Homes®, Drees Homes, Fry Homes, Justin Doyle Homes, and WP Land Company. 

Between the expert work of builders, landscapers and interior design professionals, you’ll find tons of inspiration for your future dream home or current improvement projects. To top it off, explore the all-new ChimneyRidge neighborhood, featuring quaint gaslights, old-world charm, and large, sloping lots nestled among the woods—just a mile away from downtown Loveland. 

With so much to see, this is a tour to take at your own pace. Some visitors cruise through each home in 20 minutes—others go slow, picturing themselves entertaining, relaxing and making family memories in the spaces, noticing the smaller details, gathering ideas. You might even pretend the luxury surroundings are your own—dreaming and planning are all part of the HOMEARAMA® fun. 

“Inside each house, you’ll find beautiful design work and decor featuring trendy furniture, window treatments, lighting and more,” says Lora Brand, HBA of Greater Cincinnati’s executive director. “Kitchens are always a big draw, too—seeing the latest appliances in a real setting.”

Home offices are also trending (no surprise!), with plenty of inspiration to improve your own. Whimsical kids’ rooms and master bedrooms are sure to spark ideas as well. But no HOMEARAMA® tour is complete without swooning over the luxury baths, laundry rooms and walk-in closets—they’re unreal. Fair warning—there’s a good chance the entertainment areas (inside and out) will make your heart skip a beat. 

A tiny home is also back on the tour. “Visitors loved the tiny house at last year’s show. You’ll be surprised how much style and functionality can be packed into just a few hundred square feet,” Lora says. 

Interested in buying one of these spectacular new builds, already packed with dream home amenities? A walking tour is perfect for getting a feel for the neighborhood and models. 

Priced at $1M+, the homes are on private, wooded lots of up to 2 acres with the best of Loveland nearby. “Buying a new-construction home is a great alternative in today’s tight housing market,” Lora offers. “You get everything you want without the stress of renovating your existing home. Plus, the location is perfect—near the bike trail with easy access to major interstates.”

Plan on  budgeting at least two hours for your HOMEARAMA® tour, but you can also make a full day of it—relax with a cocktail, catch a live music night, nosh on food truck fare. Inside the HomeZone exhibit tent, chat with the featured home improvement companies and find special offers on services. Look for these Loveland Lifestyle partners, too—The BMW Store (Official Automobile Sponsor) plus McSwain Carpets & Floors, New Life Furniture Bank, and Gallery Veronique. Before you go, snap a shot in the giant Adirondack chair built by local students (and enter for a chance to win a regular set of your own). 

Ready to tour? The show runs September 3–18 with varying hours—tickets are $20 (under 12 free). Explore the website for show hours, discount ticket info, weekend shuttles, insider scoop, can’t-miss theme days and more.