Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Tour of Remodeled Homes Showcases Local Talent and Design

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The Northern Kentucky Home Builders Association presents a Tour of Remodeled Homes on September 15-16. Projects range from kitchen renovations and room additions to whole house renovations. Information from the Home Builders Association at Free admission.

Fourteen local residents will open their homes September 15th and 16th from noon to 5 PM for the Tour of Remodeled Homes. Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky, the Tour showcases local residential remodeling projects in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

The projects range from kitchen renovations and room additions to complete space redesigns and whole house remodels. The tour provides an excellent opportunity to see the latest in home design and construction, and learn about local remodeling companies.

"We're proud to present the 14th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes," said Dan Dressman, HBA vice-president. "This year, our homes reflect a wide range of home owner styles and preferences, and we're sure that visitors will enjoy the experience."

For a map of the 14 home locations, please visit, or pick up YouNIQUE Magazine, the official showcase guide. Admission is free, and the homes can be toured in any order.

Participating Remodeling Companies are Bill's Remodeling and Electric; Corbin Custom Remodelers; Cutter Construction; Cornerstone Custom Remodeling; Freihofer and Wulfeck Build/Remodel; Grosser and Company Remodeling; J. Kreutzjans Remodeling and Building; Maile Build, Remodel and Design; Stegman Construction; and T.J. Home Specialists.

The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is located in Erlanger, KY. The company works to promote the interests of the local construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action.

Tour of Remodeled Homes - Three Unique Homes

Builder's Bungalow - 3050 Charter Oaks Road; Edgewood, Kentucky 41017

What better way to see a builder's work than by seeing their own home? John and Krystal Kreutzjans, owners of J.Kreutzjans Remodeling and Building, transformed their 19th century farmhouse into a craftsman style bungalow. Renovations to the Edgewood home include a new master suite, a first-floor laundry room, and the conversion of the garage into a great room. Environmentally-conscious, the Kreutzjans incorporated many green building elements in their remodel. The master bath uses natural river rock rather than tile, and a claw-foot tub was salvaged from another house and reglazed. The fireplace mantle is constructed out of recycled wood from the Kreutzjan's old garage.

Space Discoveries - 122 Park Road, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky 41011

When increasing home size is not an option, remodeling often becomes about the innovative use of space. That was the challenge faced by Grosser and Company Remodeling with this 80 year old home in Fort Mitchell. The home was plagued by poor space design as well as outdated décor and appliances. Grosser turned an unused passageway into a new powder room, and transformed a forgotten back stairway into a new pantry. 1960s furnishings were replaced with limestone floor tile, quartz countertops and a glass-paneled china cabinet. The result is a thoroughly modernized, space-efficient home.

Holly's New Kitchen - 3440 Custer Avenue, Hyde Park, Ohio 45208

While this Hyde Park home had undergone several past renovations, the owners wanted a more contemporary style. Bill's Remodeling and Electric reallocated space and updated the kitchen. The dining room was converted into a family room, and a portion of one of the kitchen walls was removed to allow for more kitchen space and a view of the backyard. The kitchen was finished with granite countertops, new cabinetry and an eco-friendly cork floor. In the master bath, the whirlpool tub was replaced with a sleek glass shower, and dual sinks complete the renovation.


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