Category Archives: Home Improvements

Insights and updates regarding home improvements

Leo as Our Guide – Pepper Pike

“I never liked to cook. It could have been my kitchen.

Thanks to Leo and his equally talented, insightful, creative and pleasant crew, we want to spend every minute in our kitchen. Leo helped us integrate our design ideas into the heading of farmhouse industrial. With Leo as our guide and farmhouse industrial as our mantra, our kitchen quickly came together. We had some wacky ideas, and Leo not only listened to them, he made them happen. Whether it was using salvage pieces for ceiling fixture parts, up-cycling wrought iron table legs turned corbels, picking through reclaimed Cleveland brick to create a wall, or building our butcher block countertop from scratch, it was an amazingly fun and rewarding journey. Leo was so thoughtful every step of the way. Forever conscious of budget, timelines and attention to detail, sometimes it felt like he was the homeowner. Now our kitchen is finished, and while I’m in there so much, I actually do like to cook.”

Kevin & Annie
Pepper Pike

Go to our Home Improvements page to see more pictures of Kevin & Annie’s Industrial Farm House Style Kitchen.

I Was Astonished – Shaker Square

“I live in a great condominium apartment near Shaker Square.  That said, every day I was faced with addressing shredding and increasingly dirty carpet throughout the apartment. It was cheap to begin with and worn down to the cement base near the front door. I just did not have the time or energy to change it before I moved in.

Going forward, the goal was to at least address the front entrance hallway by installing a new hardwood floor. I really wanted to do the main living areas as well but it all seemed too overwhelming. I could not face the prospect of moving all my furniture along with thousands of  books, shelving, art work, antiques and collectibles.

But I had to do something. So I called Leo at Leland Homes. I knew him from previous experiences in buying and selling properties. He prides himself on absolute integrity and skilled workmanship.

He convinced me that his team could move every piece of bulky and heavy furniture, every book, every piece of china even including each crystal glass from the inside of an antique corner cupboard. He said they would put them back exactly where they were before.

They installed beautiful new custom made Beech hardwood flooring everywhere I requested with precision and in less than a week. I was astonished. And now I have what looks like a new and much brighter apartment.

P.S. Not one wineglass, vase, china dish, or glass table was broken. “


Classic Nostalgic Comfort is Back. About time isn’t it?

The New Old Style of home is in the news. It is about time. We have been telling people this would happen for over 25 years. I am thrilled because this type of work is what we enjoy most and we are good at it too. Read the Article from the Wall Street Journal.

It is a trend and it’s more than just about homes. People are worn-out with the BIG BOX lifestyle we have been sold. We want more High-Touch to go with all the High-Tech around us.

We know how to improve the Classic Comfort Home of years gone by into the Classic Comfort Home of Today. Or we can build you a new one.  It will not cost $500-$600 a square foot like the WSJ article states either. A splash of imagination and creativity can save you thousands. Interested? Let’s talk.


Testimonial from Clients at Shaker Square

I helped these clients find a Condominium Home at Shaker Square. Immediately after the title transferred they asked us to update some electric work, do some plumbing, change out some doors, and paint the walls, ceilings, and trim. But most of all they wanted new hardwood floors throughout their home. Below is their testimonial.

“Leo and his team did a wonderful job putting in all new maple floors. No detail was too small, and the result is magnificent. Rooms that had felt gloomy and dark became warm and bright. We have yet to have guests that did not compliment us on our floors!”
John and Wendy