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When Talking Floor Plans, Are Two Better Than One? (It’s a Bit of a Trick Question)

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 06:07 AM

If you ask any kid if two is better than one, he or she will probably look at you as if you’re out of your mind. Of course two is better than one! A lot of adults will give you that same look, too. Why settle for one when you can have two? 

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Building a New Home

Take Your Pick of Places, Plans, and Properties for Your New Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 06:06 AM

If you’ve begun the search for a new home in the Rochester area, you may occasionally feel as if your options are awfully limited. There are times when it seems that the choices builders offer you are: “My Way” or “The Highway.” That’s not much of a choice! 

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Building a New Home, Home Design, Selecting a Home Site

Is the Ashton the Perfect Floor Plan for Your New Rochester Home?

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, May 14, 2015 @ 19:05 PM

One of the most critical components of building the home of your dreams is choosing the right floor plan. The floor plan gives you a sense for what it will be like to live in the house you plan to build: How does family traffic move from one part of the home to another? Does the plan match the kind of lifestyle your family enjoys? Will your home continue to meet your needs down the road? 

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Topics: floor plans, Rochester NY, Building a New Home

What to Look at When You’re Reviewing a Floor Plan

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 @ 06:01 AM

One of the most important parts of the home-building process is selecting the right floor plan for your new home. It seems pretty straightforward, but it can be a little more complicated than it sounds. Not everyone looks at floor plans in the same way. As builders, we look at a floor plan and visualize what needs to happen in each area of the home to create the end product—your dream home. But homeowners have a completely different perspective when reviewing floor plans. They’re not thinking of boards and drywall and wiring—they’re thinking about finished rooms. That’s not always easy when you’re staring at black lines on white paper. So what should you look at when you’re reviewing a floor plan?

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Topics: floor plans, Building a New Home, Home Building Tips

The Most Important Tool in the Homebuilding Process

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 20:06 PM

When you finally start building the house of your dreams, your builder will use a lot of tools. He’ll use hammers and saws. He’ll use a wide variety of screwdrivers and wrenches. There will be tape measures and levels. You’ll hear sanders grinding and circular saws cutting. Of course, before any of those tools see the inside of your home-to-be, he’ll have already brought in the heavy equipment to dig and pour your foundation.

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Topics: floor plans, Building a New Home, Home Design