The Bathtub – Do You Want One in Your Home?

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The bathtub seems to be disappearing in many homes. At Cincinnati’s Homearama this year, many of the homeshow homes featured only showers – and no tubs. Are bathtubs vanishing? 

The Power of the Shower
Many people take showers instead of using their tubs on a daily basis. They just do not have time to soak in the tub. Instead these homeowners desire spa-like showers with rain heads, body sprayers and devices that produce steam. Many people also opt for “curbless” showers that make them easily accessible.

Keep the Tub
Although you may not use a bathtub everyday, it is nice to have one when you want to soak. And, many people with young children insist on having at least one tub in the home.

Does not having a tub affect your home’s re-sale value?
That would depend upon the needs of a potential home buyer. It is suggested by some when you remodel or build a new home to have plumbing in place for a tub even if you do not install one. This blogger’s research about tubs saw many pros and cons about keeping a tub. Some feel they are a waste of space while others encourage having at least one tub in a home.

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Clayton Douglas Homes was one of the few builders to feature a tub in the master bath in Homearama this year. This beautiful, stand-alone tub is high tech and features an automatic water shut off when full. The bathroom also has a large walk-in shower to meet daily bathing needs. The room is truly a spa oasis!  (See photos above.)

Tub or No Tub?
It comes down to how you want your “real estate” space used for your bathrooms. And, if you attended Homearama this year, you can see that many people would be prefer large showers in lieu of tubs.

What do you think – tub or no tub?

Clayton Douglas Homes Earns 13 Awards for Homearama Home


Clayton Douglas Homes built a market home for Homearama 2014 in Carriage Hill in Liberty Township and people touring this magnificent new home love it. In fact, it has earned 13 Homearama awards during the homeshow:

First Place Honors

  • Favorite Home
  • Decorating
  • Study
  • Bedroom
  • Bath
  • Family Room
  • Hearth/Nook
  • Kitchen

Second Place Honors

  • Floor Plan
  • Exterior
  • Lower Level
  • Landscaping
  • Dining Room

This Homearama home is now sold pending, but Clayton Douglas Homes can build another custom-built home for you.

Be sure to attend Homearama in Carriage Hill. It runs July 12-27, 2014.

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It’s Homearama Time in Cincinnati!

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Put your comfortable shoes on and get ready to head out to Carriage Hill in Liberty Township to tour nine newly built, fabulous homes featured in this year’s Homearama.

For the second year in a row, Homearama will be held in beautiful Carriage Hill. For almost 30 years, the Terry family has owned this private estate that they have now converted into a 400-acre residential community.

Carriage Hill offers lakes, ponds, trees, trails, a club house and pool. It is a breathtaking community.

Homearama Dates and Times
July 12 – July 27, 2014
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 10pm

$14 per ticket at the gate or purchase a $12 ticket at area Kroger.
AAA members can show their membership card at the gate for a $12 entrance fee.

Parking is free. No child backpacks are permitted in the show homes.

Sibcy Cline is pleased to represent Clayton Douglas Homes in the show and this home is for sale! Contact your favorite Sibcy Cline agent if you want more details about this home. (Homearama homes are a great value as they have the best of amenities!)

Clayton Douglas Homes in Cincinnati’s Homearama 2014

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Clayton Douglas Homes has a market home entry for Cincinnati’s Homearama 2014 called Bella Noelle. The home show site is Carriage Hill in Liberty Township.

This magnificent home features a barrel-vaulted ceiling in the central great room that stretches 12-feet high. A dual-level wine grotto will amaze guests who will also enjoy the home’s lower level features of a bar, media room and poker room. Bella Noelle features 4 garages including a separate destination garage port that is perfect for the person who likes to tinker. These are just some of the fine details of this home. Plan on touring it during Homearama from July 12-27, 2014.

The home is priced at $1,500,000 and is available – see it here.

Why buy this Homearama home? This showcase home has many upgraded features that are previewed during Homearama and these amenities are added value amenities for the homeowner.

Interested in learning more about this home? Contact Madeline Hoge of the Sibcy Cline Northeast office.

About Clayton Douglas Homes
A small, family-run business that cares about quality without charging extra for it, Clayton Douglas Homes puts its focus on honesty, integrity and value. Doug Bryant, owner, has a passion of architecture, design and construction. He limits the number of construction projects yearly to give each home the attention from him that it deserves. He is a true on-site builder.