The process of building a home with M/I Homes - Cincinnati Ohio

It doesn’t feel like it was too long ago when I wrote the blog post announcing our move downtown. But after an adventurous year and a half, we’re happy to announce our next chapter: building a new home!

We’ve been working on researching schools, the idea of buying property downtown, checking out different areas of Cincinnati and even looking into homes in Northern Kentucky. Considering everything from the school districts, being close to family and friends, plus having a sense of community, we looked further into new development on the west side.

We settled on the new subdivision Greenshire Commons and went with MI Homes as our builder. We’re so excited!

Below is a glimpse at our new neighborhood and some renderings John created so we can get a better idea of what the inside of the home will look like. We haven’t completed our trip to the design center yet to finalize all the small details, but we have settled on the model and the elevation of the home and our lot.

What’s even better — it’s our 7 year wedding anniversary today. And the day we finalized our plans, signed the papers and put down the deposit. Our expected time frame to move is in April of 2016. Let’s just say, it’ll be hard to top this anniversary present in the coming years!

Here’s a little sneak peek:

The process of building a home with M/I Homes - Cincinnati Ohio

Above is our lot. I’m sure looking forward to the gorgeous sunsets!


The front of the home (the brick color hasn’t been chosen yet), but this gives you an idea.


An idea of what the back of the home will look like – although it may differ from this rendering John drew up depending on the elevation of our yard and how the house will sit.


A look at the floor plan for the first floor John modeled out for us.


The kitchen. Again, we haven’t decided on colors for the granite, cabinets or hardwood yet. That will come later this month or next month when we head to the design center!


And the neighborhood.

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