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Building an Energy-Efficient New Home in Upstate NY

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Dec 16, 2022 @ 09:12 AM

Building your custom home in Rochester, NY area or the Finger Lakes Area is more than just a dream realized. It also allows you to align your selections with existing tax credits. Luckily, current construction-related tax incentives favor green/energy-efficient options, which are popular with consumers for their low-environmental income. We're also one of the most trusted custom home builders in Ontario, where the incentives to build green is also embedded in tax incentives.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Home Design, Custom Home Features, Home Building Tips

25 Must-Have Features for Your Custom Home in 2023

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Dec 14, 2022 @ 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 2023 custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Custom Home Features

Smart Home Features for Your Custom Home in 2023

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Dec 1, 2022 @ 00:12 AM

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

Stunning Ceiling Ideas for Your New Custom Home in 2023

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Sep 6, 2022 @ 11:09 AM

Are you looking for ways to make your custom home stand out? Add one or more of these ceiling types to your Finger Lakes/Rochester home for instant drama.

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Topics: Building a New Home, Custom Home Features

Geothermal Energy: A Modern Heating and Cooling Option for Your New Build Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jul 20, 2022 @ 11:07 AM

For years, gas, electric, and oil heating and cooling systems were the only choices available to Rochester/Finger Lakes area residents. Although those systems will certainly keep you comfortable, they’re costly to run and may not be environmentally friendly. Luckily, geothermal energy can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs without expanding your carbon footprint.

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