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Building a Rochester-area Home That Pampers Your Pet

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Jun 14, 2022 @ 08:06 AM

For a lot of people living in the Rochester area pets are a big part of family life. Wouldn’t it be nice if the new home you built in the area made your pets feel like pampered members of your family?

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Topics: home remodeling, Home Additions, Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features

What Does It Really Mean to Build a Custom Home in 2022?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Feb 7, 2022 @ 10:02 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, Custom Home Features, Home Building Tips

26 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home in 2022

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Feb 6, 2022 @ 16:02 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. As you’re planning your Rochester/Finger Lakes 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 26 “must-have” features for your 2022 custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features

Custom Home Trends for 2020

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 14:03 PM

At the beginning of every year, you'll start hearing about the latest trends in home building design and décor. If you're thinking about building a custom home this year, it's a good time to pick up ideas and consider options before you get too far into the planning of your new home. With that in mind, let's take a look at some custom home trends for 2020.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features

Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

Without question, the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s a workspace for creating meals. It’s often a place where you grab a quick meal or a snack. It’s where you entertain family and guests. If you have kids, it’s often where homework and school projects get done. It’s that kind of diverse utility that has shaped the design of kitchens over the years. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the major kitchen design trends for 2020.

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Topics: Custom homes, kitchen design, Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features