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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

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

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

Stunning Ceiling Ideas for Your New Custom Home in 2024

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Nov 30, 2023 @ 12:11 PM

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

The Best Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for Your Rochester Area Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Sep 5, 2023 @ 09:09 AM

When stepping into any kitchen, whether it's yours or someone else's, the cabinets often take center stage. They aren't just storage solutions; they're instrumental in setting the tone for your kitchen and, with the prevalence of open-style architecture, your entire home. When it’s time to build your custom dream home, it is wise to spend extra time contemplating your cabinets.

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Topics: kitchen design, Custom Home Features