Saturday, September 22, 2001

Tour shows remodeled homes in N.Ky.

Seven projects display trends in improvement

By Kimberly Shearer
Enquirer Contributor

        FORT MITCHELL — Everything old is new again and it's all open this weekend.

        The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is having its annual Kentucky Tour of Remodeled Homes today and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

        The tour features seven remodeling projects throughout the Kenton and Campbell county areas of Edgewood, Fort Wright, Fort Thomas, Cold Spring and Covington. Admission and on-site parking are free.

        Dave Klocke and his wife, Linda, have lived in their home for 32 years. Mr. Klocke said he designed the house himself and that he and his wife are also very attached to their neighborhood.

        “We had no interest in moving,” said Mr. Klocke. So the couple chose to remodel. Their home, the tour's “Deja Vu” entry, was remodeled by Stegman Construction and includes a new master bath with an exterior glass wall and an addition with a cathedral ceiling.

        All of the projects were completed by HBA Registered Remodelers. Projects took place in homes already owned by people in the participating communities.

        Featured projects include Corbin Custom Builders' “Braddock Renovation,” Cutter Construction's “Paradise Cove,” Grosser and Co. Remodeling's “The Wilbers,” Maile Remodeling and Design's “The McGrath” and “The Michalack” and Stegman Construction's “Deja Vu” and “Row Elegance.” Projects range from upgrades and additions to full home remodelings.

        “We want to let people know that there is a good group of remodelers out there doing good work,” said HBA Registered Remodelers committee president Marty Grosser. Mr. Grosser said the tour was developed so the members could showcase their work and the community could see what is being done in remodeling.

        Remodeling allows people with changing lifestyles and needs to accommodate those changes without having to move, said Mr. Grosser. “People who love their neighborhood and love their house can specialize and customize their home even more than if they bought something new.”

        Projects include a 1200-square-foot master suite addition with hot tub area and wet bar at the Braddock Renovation and added skylights and mission style stained-glass awning windows at The Michalack.


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