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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Feb 17, 2024 @ 19:02 PM

Building your dream home is an exhilarating journey, filled with opportunities to express your taste and create a space that perfectly aligns with your lifestyle. However, the path to a custom-built home is laden with important decisions and potential pitfalls. Gerber is here to put our expertise to use to call out common mistakes that can occur during the home-building process and how to avoid them, ensuring that your journey to a custom home is as smooth and enjoyable as the destination.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

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

The Benefits of Building a Custom Home vs Buying an Existing Property

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Oct 6, 2023 @ 14:10 PM

In the vibrant landscapes of New York, homeownership is a dream cherished by many. With the picturesque backdrop of the Finger Lakes and the urban allure of Rochester, deciding where to put down roots is just the first of many decisions. Another significant choice facing prospective homeowners is whether to build a custom home or buy an existing property. Each option carries its unique set of advantages, challenges, and financial implications. As 2023 unfolds and with 2024 on the horizon, understanding the dynamics of the current housing market and construction trends is crucial. In this guide, Gerber is here to delve into the pros and cons of building vs. buying, helping you make an informed decision that aligns with your dreams and budget.

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Topics: Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Building Costs