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Your Building Blog for the Rochester Area

Creating a Realistic Budget for Your Rochester-area Custom Home (and Watching Out for the Surprising Places That Can Break Your Budget)

Why It’s Important to Understand the Custom Home Process When Building Your Rochester-area Custom Home

Where Will I Live While My Custom Home is Under Construction?

15 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home

Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2019

What to Expect During a Bathroom Remodel

2019 Costs of Bathroom Remodeling in Rochester

When to Consider Adding an Addition

Exterior Home Additions

2019 Costs for Home Additions in Rochester

What’s Your Kitchen Personality? How to Match your Rochester Kitchen to Your Persona

Preparing Yourself for Kitchen Remodeling in Your Rochester-Area Home

What’s the Most Important Thing to Consider When Remodeling Your Rochester-Area Home?

Don’t Forget These Numbers When Calculating the Mortgage on Your Rochester-Area Home

Avoiding Remodeling Regrets in Your Rochester-Area Home

New Home Communities in Rochester NY Area

Cost Versus Value for Your Rochester Remodeling Project

Free Rent While You Build Your New Home!

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts. Right? [Rochester-area Exterior Remodeling]

How Your Rochester-Area Custom Home Values Differ Based on Age

Choosing Your Rochester Builder: The Step Too Few Homeowners Take

The Fanfare of the Vanities: Which Vanity is Right for Your Rochester Home?

Tips For Keeping Your New Rochester Home Looking and Feeling Fantastic

Greater Rochester Area Schools You’ll Want to Know About

What Does It Really Mean to Build a Custom Home?

Time for a New Year (Home) Resolution?

When Remodeling Is More Than Just Freshening Up Your Home

Winter is the Perfect Time to Be Thinking about Summer Lake!

Essentials for Evaluating the Suitability of a Model Home

Are You Dreading the Holiday Season Because Your Kitchen is Outdated?

Your Guide to Building Truly Custom in the Fingerlakes Region

Building a Custom Home in the Rochester Area: What to Do Before You Start

Which Remodeling Trends Matter Most For Your Rochester Home?

Controlling Creeping Cost While You Build Your Custom Home

Rochester Additions Are About More Than Adding Space

Interior Remodeling That Reinvents Your Rochester Home from the Inside Out

Rochester Remodeling—Measuring the Cost Before You Begin

Essentials You Need to Know About Rochester Home Remodeling

Prepare Yourself Before Attending Homerama in Rochester NY this August

Farmhouse Chic for Your Rochester-Area Home

The Ellington Floor Plan in Magnolia Manor—A Great Home for a Great Community

What to Know About Rochester Area In-Law Homes

What to Look For as a First-time Rochester Homebuyer

2018 Housing Trends: Bigger Isn’t Better—Better Is Better!

If You’re Thinking About Building in the Rochester Area You May Want to Take a Spring Road Trip!

Build, Buy, or Remodel? What’s the Right Choice for Your Rochester Home?

Exterior Remodeling—Because It’s Not Just What’s Inside That Matters

Creating Your Perfect Rochester Home: Is New Right for You?

How to Make a Rochester-Area Home More Accessible for Aging Loves Ones

Building or Remodeling Your Rochester Home—Knowing Where to Start Matters

Grand Entrances in Rochester-Area Luxury New Homes

What Makes The Rochester Area a Great Place to Live

Balancing Cost & Value When Building or Remodeling

What’s Trending In Kitchens for 2018?

Rochester Winter: How to Get Through It and Get Ahead!

Home Additions: Adding Space That Let’s You Enjoy Your Rochester Home

Multi-generational Homes Aren’t Just For Mom & Dad

Understanding the Cost Difference Between 1, 1 ½, and 2 Story Buildings

Understanding The Pre-Construction Process

How to Pick the Right Floor Plan—Gerber Can Help

The Home Site Selection Process—How Gerber Can Help!

“Discover the Promise” in Greece, NY

Brighton & Pittsford: Distinctive Small Town Character with Easy Access to Rochester

Looking for Fun Around Irondequoit?

Energy-Efficiency is a New York State Kind of Thing!

New Construction Communities: How to Foster Community

Financial Reasons Why Remodeling Your Rochester-area Home May Make Sense

Niagara Falls: One More Reason Living in the Rochester Area is Great

Is Natural Wood Flooring The Only Way to Go For Your Rochester-area Home?

Why A Laundry Room on the 2nd Story Might Make Sense

Is Open-Plan Living in the Fingerlakes Region a Fad?

Kitchen Design Considerations When Building or Remodeling in Rochester

Will LED Lights Really Make a Difference in Your New Rochester Home?

3 Little Mistakes That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Canandaigua Home

Building a Rochester-area Home That Pampers Your Pet

Want a Home in Rochester with Custom Features But Don’t Want to Wait

2017 Remodeling Trends in Rochester, NY

5 Tips from an Ontario, NY Homebuilder

A Visual Walk Through the Homebuilding Process in Rochester

Timeless Design: Why It Pays to Go Classic Rather Than Trendy

Why It Pays to Work with a Reputable Homebuilder Who Listens to YOU

Community Living in the East Rochester Area

When You Hate to Wait for a New Home—Or Don’t Have the Luxury

Fall Activities in the Finger Lakes Region

Why Getting Your Financial House in Order First Matters When Building Your New Rochester Home

When Buying a Rochester-Area Custom Home, It’s not Just What You Pay—It’s What You Get for Your Money

Understanding Pricing Variations in the Rochester Area

Soak or Shower? What's the Right Choice for Your Canandaigua Master Bathroom?

Does It Matter Where You Put Your Bed? Pros and Cons of Master Bedroom Locations in Your New Rochester Home

Doors: Adding Character to Your Rochester Home, Both Inside and Out

Where Will You Live While Your Rochester-Area Home is Built?

How Do You Know If You Can Trust a Rochester-Area Builder? Ask His Clients!

Does Building a New Rochester-Area Home Make Sense for You?

What Do People Love About the Finger Lakes Region?

Surprising Places Your Rochester Custom Home Could Cost More--And How to Prepare

Featured Floor Plan: The Gilmore on Parrish Road in Mendon, NY

What Matters Most in Your Rochester Bathroom?

The Importance of the Right Fit: Comparing Floor Plans for Your Rochester-area Home

Part of Shopping for a New Home in Rochester NY Includes Shopping for a Home Loan

Walk Through Our Homes!

I Wish I’d Thought of That! Avoiding Budget Missteps When Planning Your New Home

Get More Usable Space in Your Next Rochester NY Home

When Waiting to Build a New Home Isn’t In the Cards

3 Reasons Home Building Breaks the Budget (and How to Avoid It)

How Do You Know If You’re Getting a Fair Price on Your New Rochester-area Home?

How to Keep Your Rochester Homebuilding Expenses in Line with Your Budget

Want a New Home in the Eastern RochesterArea—But Can’t Afford to Wait?

Where Do YOU Want to Live in the Eastern Rochester Area?

Boring Things That Matter A Lot in Your Rochester Area Custom Home

Make a Brand New Start in Beautiful Magnolia Manor

Should You Opt for LEDs for Your New Rochester-Area Home?

Looking for a Home Designed for Practical Living? Check Out the Southmore!

When Talking Floor Plans, Are Two Better Than One? (It’s a Bit of a Trick Question)

Why All Rochester Floor Plans Aren’t The Same: Narrowing Your Search

Multi-generational Homes: A Blend of Togetherness and Privacy

Take Your Pick of Places, Plans, and Properties for Your New Home

Is the Ashton the Perfect Floor Plan for Your New Rochester Home?

Don’t Want to Wait For Custom Quality in the Rochester Area?

Kitchen Remodeling: What Would Go Into Your Dream Kitchen?

What Will Your Rochester Home Cost You?

Adding Additional Rooms: Not All Rooms Are Created Equal.

Building Your NY Home: What Makes a Floor Plan a GREAT Floor Plan?

Essentials for Your Rochester-area Home Office

Why It Matters Who Builds Your Rochester Area Home

4 Ways to Conquer Clutter In Your Rochester-area Home

Build a Rochester Home You’ll Keep On Loving

Sometimes “Custom” Simply Means More Practical Choices for Your Rochester-area Home

Rochester Area Floor Plan of the Month: The Walton

Kitchen Concepts for 2015

Want a Great New Home in the Greater Rochester Area—But Don’t Want to Wait?

How Important is a Creative Homebuilder in the Rochester Area?

What to Look at When You’re Reviewing a Floor Plan

Want the Perfect Rochester-area Home? Plan For It!

3 Things to Think About Before You Decide to Build in the Rochester Area

Rochester-Area Remodeling: Which Projects Make the Most Sense?

Building Your New Rochester Home: Is It Really What’s Inside That Counts?

Who’s in Control of Building Your Rochester-Area Custom Home?

Rochester-Area Kitchen Remodeling: The Big Take-Away

Outstanding Ontario Homes Begin With a Great Location—and Great Plans

4 Steps to Creating the Rochester-Area Home of Your Dreams

Choosing the Right Builder for Your Rochester-Area Custom Home

Make Sure Your House Still Feels Like Home as You Get Older

Is Your Rochester-Area Home Changing With Your Needs?

How Much Should You Spend on Land for Your New Home in Rochester?

Is New Really Right for You in Rochester? Should You Build a New Home or Perfect the Home You’re In?

Living in the Finger Lakes Region: A Place for All Seasons

Why Creating Your Dream Home is NOT Like a Box of Chocolates!

Creating a Home You Can Stay in

Creating the Perfect Home Doesn’t Just Happen

Why Plans Matter When Building Your Dream Home

Custom Home Quality Without the Wait?

Who Says the Rochester Area is a Great Place to Live? (How About Forbes?)

Looking for Great Living Options in the Rochester Area? You’re in Luck!

The Most Important Tool in the Homebuilding Process

Why Just Building a Custom Home for You Isn’t Enough For Us

Tranquility and Lake Views Can Be Yours in Ontario—And You’ve Got Options!

Building Your Rochester-Area Home: Which Site Is Right?

Canandaigua: Rediscover the Charm of Small Town Living

Building Your Rochester-area Home: The Process

Something Old . . . Something New in Canandaigua

Rochester-Area Additions: When “A Little Change” Isn’t Enough

Arriving at a Realistic Budget for Your Rochester-Area Custom Home

Rochester-Area Kitchen Remodeling: Beyond Cabinets And Countertops

Rochester-Area Homebuilding: How Big Is Too Big?

5 Questions To Ask When Looking at a Model Home

Rochester-Area Homebuilders: Awards, Affiliations And YOU!

What’s Your Plan? One Plan Doesn’t Fit All

Maintaining Acreage Around Your Rochester-Area Home

Online Resources For Building Your Rochester Area Dream Home

When Emotions Enter the Home Remodeling Process

Should I Use Gerber Or a National Builder?

Choosing an Age-Appropriate Floor Plan: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

September Is the Season For Learning: Increase Your Kitchen IQ

What If Your Old Home Sells Before Your New Home Is Finished?

The Importance Of a Plan For Your Eastern Rochester Area Home

Why Fall Remodeling Makes Sense

How Do You Know It’s Time To Remodel Your Rochester-Area Kitchen?

Rochester Area Custom Homes: Does Green Mean It’s Good?

When “Storage Wars” Come To Your Rochester-area Home

Where You Want To Live Should Really Be Your Choice

Summertime In Rochester: Time To Hit the Decks!

It’s Easier Than Ever To Find Your Dream Home In Rochester

Is Moving the Only Way To Get the Rochester-Area Home You Want?

Overcoming Custom Homebuilding Obstacles In the Rochester Area: One Less Thing To Worry About

Doing “Surgery” On the Heart Of Your Rochester Home

Rochester In-Law Floor Plans: Don’t Make Your In-Laws Feel Like Outlaws

Timing Is Money: Why Now Is the Best Time To Build Or Remodel In Rochester

Four Things To Think About Before Remodeling Your Rochester-Area Bathroom

Build Or Buy an Existing Home? What’s the Right Choice In the Rochester Area?

Choosing Flooring For Your Rochester-Area Bathroom

Building Your Rochester-area Home: Where You Build Matters

Remodeling Your Rochester-area Kitchen: Little Things That Make a Big Difference

What’s Cooking: Remodeling Your Rochester-area Kitchen

Rochester-area Homebuilding: Before You Build

Rochester Winters: No Big Deal?

Planning Your Rochester Home: No Time Like the Present!

Unlocking Your Home’s Hidden Space

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why Choice Matters in House Plans

Benefits of Buying a Model Home in the Rochester Area

How Can You Plan for Your Rochester Dream Home?

Rochester Area Commercial Properties: 50 Years of Experience You Can Trust

Planning Your Rochester Remodel: Organizing Your Ideas

Choosing a Rochester Area Homebuilder: What Really Matters?

4 Things That Affect the Cost of Your Rochester Area Home

Remodeling Your Rochester Bath: What Comes First?

5 Things You Can Do to Improve the Home Renovation Experience

Want to Hate Your New Kitchen? Follow These Three Steps

The Custom Homebuilding Process: Taking One Step at a Time

Remodeling in Rochester: Getting a Grip on the Scope of Your Project

Remodeling Your Rochester Kitchen: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Building & Remodeling in Rochester: Homes for the Way People Live

What Design Should You Use for Your Rochester Area New Home?

Building Green

Energy Star New Homes

Building Green In Canandaigua NY

Why Build A New Home Rather Than Buy An Existing Home?

Grand Entrances in Luxury New Homes

New Home Options: Home Offices and Cappuccino

New Home Options: In-Law Apartment

Apple Region New York State and New Home Building

New Homes Webster NY

Bedrooms Bathrooms New Homes

Kitchens. Part Of The Action.

Decks, Landscaping