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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

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

The Top 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Trends

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 @ 16:01 PM

Choosing the features, finishes and appliances for your home is one of the most enjoyable parts of building a new home or remodeling your current home. Unfortunately, the process can also be a little overwhelming at times. Taking a look at the latest trends can provide a little inspiration and make your decisions easier. These seven trends are expected to be popular in the Rochester area in 2021.

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Topics: Home Design, Home Building Tips

Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 11, 2020 @ 17:05 PM

The Rochester area is experiencing a housing boom, leaving home buyers competing against one another for the few available homes in the area. High demand and low inventory means buying a home can take a long time, and the home you find might not even be the home you want.

What's the solution? Work with a reputable builder like Gerber Homes to build a custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips

The Best Kitchen Cabinets Style Ideas for Your New York Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 @ 09:10 AM

When you (or your guests) step into your kitchen, the cabinets may be the most dominant feature in the room. Your cabinets set the tone for your whole kitchen and—with today's open-style architecture—your whole home. That's why you'll want to take your time when choosing the kitchen cabinets for your custom home. Your choice of cabinets is a major factor indesigning the kitchen for your Rochester custom home.

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Topics: Custom homes, kitchen design, Building a New Home, Custom Home Features, Home Building Tips