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

Posted by John Graziose

Fri, Feb 2, 2018 @ 01:02 AM

Build-or-Remodel-Your-Rochester-Home-Knowing-Where-To-Start.jpgThe Germans have an old saying: AllerAnfangistschwer (All beginnings are difficult). That’s certainly true when building or remodeling a home. Given the fact that quite a number of German homes are hundreds of years old, it seems like perhaps they managed to master that “first step” pretty well. What does that mean for you? When building or remodeling your Rochester home, knowing where to start matters.

One thing that makes getting started hard is that many people haven’t built a new house or undertaken a major remodeling project before. It’s new territory. There’s a lot of information to gather—and to digest.

Get the Information You Need

If you’ve been looking into building or remodeling in the Rochester area, you know that it’s not a lack of information that keeps you from getting started. As a matter of fact, it sometimes feels as if there’s too much information out there. How do you sort it all out?

Let’s be honest, both homebuilding and home remodeling involve a whole lot of details. But before you get to the nitty-gritty details, it’s good to have an overview of what you need to be thinking about. Plus, it’s good to glean some general ideas and get some inspiration for what you can do.

One thing that many prospective new homeowners don’t initially think about is where they are going to build their home. Will you be building in an existing community? Will you be looking for a lot elsewhere? What things do you need to consider before purchasing your lot? Here’s a look at how we can help you with that particular issue.

What about choosing the right design to meet your family’s needs? There are a lot of different options available to you. At Gerber Homes & Additions, we offer a wide range of plans. But which one will fit your needs? Here’s a helpful post that can help you pick the right floor plan for your needs.

What can you do if you like a basic plan (whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing Rochester home) but want to make some changes? How can you know if the changes you request are realistic—or will cost you a bundle to implement? What if there’s a better way to achieve what you want? Here’s a look at how you can take advantage of your Rochester builder’s expertise and end up with a better solution.

Begin with the Basics

If you’ve been thinking about building or remodeling in Huron, Ontario, Webster or anywhere else in the greater Rochester area, we have some good news that can make it a bit easier to get the ball rolling. It begins with the basics you need to consider.

That’s why we created our Custom Home Guide e-book. This full-color book has answers to some of the most common questions homeowners have at the beginning of the building process. This guide talks about some basic design elements and uses images to show you how you can achieve the look and feel you want in your home. There are practical tips for getting the most out of the most-used rooms in your house. And there’s just enough inspiration to get you started so that you can come up with your own ideas or modify the ones you see to fit your taste and lifestyle.

If you’ve been thinking about building or remodeling a home in the Rochester area—but weren’t sure about how to take that first step—and we invite you to download this FREE eBook today. You’ll even find help for deciding whether building a new home or remodeling your existing home makes more sense for you.

Knowing where to start makes a big difference. This handy resource can take some of the uncertainty out of that first step.

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