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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

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