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Smart Home Features for Your Custom Home in 2024

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Dec 4, 2023 @ 12:12 PM

While designing and planning your custom home, don’t forget to consider smart features that are designed to simplify your routines, make entertaining a breeze, and add a much-needed sense of security. Smart home features are available in every room of the home as well as outdoors. What smart features should you ask your designer about during your consultation and design meetings?

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Topics: Home Design, Custom Home Features

6 Benefits of Living in the Finger Lakes Region

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Dec 4, 2023 @ 12:12 PM

Balance is an important consideration when you’re choosing the perfect location for your new home. A city with ample jobs may have a high cost of living, while an area with reasonable housing costs might not offer many cultural activities. Fortunately, you won’t have to make any of these compromises when your new home is in the Finger Lakes area. Living in the region offers many advantages, including these important benefits.

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Topics: Rochester NY, Finger Lakes Living, Finger Lakes

Creating a Luxurious Kitchen in Your Rochester Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Dec 3, 2023 @ 09:12 AM

If you’re building a new custom home in the greater Rochester area, your kitchen is one room that needs special attention. So much happens in your kitchen (food preparation, casual meals, entertaining, and more) that it’s important to get this room right. Achieving the right results, however, is about more than simply installing new kitchen elements. You need a good plan to make sure everything comes together. That's what kitchen design is all about. With that in mind, let's look at designing the kitchen in your Rochester custom home—and cover some essential kitchen design ideas.

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Topics: Custom homes, kitchen design, Custom Home Features

What Does It Really Mean to Build a Custom Home in 2024?

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Dec 2, 2023 @ 10:12 AM

Often, when people think about custom homes, their thoughts turn toward luxury features. Images of expensive stonework, exotic woods, and gold-plated bathroom fixtures come to mind. Although luxurious fixtures and features can certainly be part of your home, building a custom home involves is a little more involved than many homeowners realize. So, what does it really mean to build a custom home?

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips

25 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home in 2024

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Dec 1, 2023 @ 16:12 PM

One great thing about building a new custom home is that you don’t have to settle for standard features and finishes. Creating a home that’s uniquely yours is what makes a custom home special. Asyou’re planning your Rochester/Finger Lakes Area Home, you’re likely to come across certain features that you know you want to include in the plan. It’s not because these things are trendy or ostentatious. It’s because they deliver the kind of comfort and convenience you really want. With that in mind, let’s look at 25 “must-have” features for your 2024 custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features