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Which Remodeling Trends Matter Most For Your Rochester Home?

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 @ 08:08 AM

Every year industry experts talk about the newest trends in the remodeling industry. You’ll hear about these trends on home improvement sites such as or on remodeling shows on television. A lot of what you’ll hear or read tends to focus on interior design: What are the “hot” colors this year? What kinds of backsplash materials are “in?” Which hardware finishes are most popular?  Those are all interesting and important items to consider, but which remodeling trends matter most for your Rochester home?

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Topics: Kitchen remodeling, Bathroom remodeling, home remodeling, Home Additions, Interior Remodeling, Exterior remodeling, Home Design

3 Little Mistakes That Can Have a Big Impact on Your Canandaigua Home

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Jan 15, 2017 @ 05:01 AM

Most of us know that when you’re looking at an iceberg, what’s below the surface matters more than what you see above the surface. It’s the hidden danger that presents the real problems.  The same principle holds true when you’re planning a new home in Canandaigua. Sometimes little things can have a big impact on your building experience—and on your enjoyment of your new home.

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Topics: Canandaigua NY, Building a New Home, Home Design

Building a Rochester-area Home That Pampers Your Pet

Posted by John Graziose on Sun, Jan 8, 2017 @ 07:01 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

2017 Remodeling Trends in Rochester, NY

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 14:12 PM

Every year when the calendar gets flipped over to December, we start hearing about what we can expect in the New Year. It’s certainly true  for homeowners and people in the remodeling industry. How does that affect you if you’re planning to remodel your Rochester-area home?

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, Home Design

Why It Pays to Work with a Reputable Homebuilder Who Listens to YOU

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:11 AM

A big part of building the home of your dreams involves finding the right builder for your project. For a lot of individuals, that means finding a reputable builder with the right building skills. Of course that’s extremely important, but some of our past clients cited another ability as a big reason they chose Gerber: Our ability to listen.

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