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Building a Custom Home in the Rochester Area: What to Do Before You Start

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 16:08 PM

Building a custom home is an exciting adventure. It’s easy to get caught up in that excitement and jump into the myriad details that are part of the process. There are some important things to do before you focus on color schemes, cabinet finishes, flooring, and kitchen fixtures. If you’re building a custom home in the Rochester area, here’s what to do before you start. Paying attention to these things up front will help you deal with all the details that follow—and will help you end up with the home you really want.

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

The Home Site Selection Process—How Gerber Can Help!

Posted by John Graziose on Sat, Aug 5, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

You can’t be too careful when choosing the right homesite for your new Rochester-area home. Where you choose to live can be every bit as important as the floor plan you choose for your home. There are two major factors that you should consider when choosing a home site. One is the community you'll be living in, and the other is the physical condition of the lot itself. Let's look briefly at both.

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Topics: Selecting a Home Site, Home Building Tips

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 homebuilding 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 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

Choosing the Right Builder for Your Rochester-Area Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 07:10 AM

The Finger Lakes Region is a great place to live. On top of that you have a wide variety of great floor plans from which you can choose—whether you’re looking for an estate-sized home or a smaller single story home. Or you can come up with your own unique floor plan. Turning those plans into the home of your dreams, however, doesn’t just happen. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right builder for your Rochester-area home. How do you go about doing that? What should you look for in a builder? On the surface, builders may kind of look alike. But here are a few things you should consider before making your decision.

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Topics: Custom homes, Home Building Tips