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Understanding the Cost Difference Between 1, 1 ½, and 2 Story Buildings

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 @ 15:06 PM

One choice you’ll face when choosing a floor plan for your new Rochester-area home is how many stories your home will have. You can choose from a wide variety of different floor plans that include one-story, two-story, and one-and-a-half-story homes. In addition to impacting your lifestyle now and potentially in the future, the number of stories your house has can impact the cost of your home.

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Topics: floor plans, Custom homes, home remodeling, Home Additions, Building a New Home, second-floor additions, Home Design, first-floor additions

When to Consider Adding an Addition

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

Does your Rochester-area home need a bit of a facelift and reorganization that a conventional remodeling project can bring—or are you actually in need of an addition? The answer depends on your changing needs. Sometimes “re-engineering the existing space will deliver the results you need. Sometimes, there just is no substitute for more physical space. Let’s take a look at when to consider adding an addition to your Rochester home.

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Topics: garage additions, home remodeling, Home Additions, second-floor additions, first-floor additions

Preparing Yourself for Kitchen Remodeling in Your Rochester-Area Home

Posted by John Graziose on Tue, Apr 2, 2019 @ 19:04 PM

Remodeling the kitchen in your Rochester home can have an enormously wonderful impact on your whole house. Of course, there are a lot of things to consider before you begin construction. There’s the basic design to consider. There may be flooring to choose and cabinets to pick out. On top of that, you’ve got fixtures and lighting to figure out. There are a lot of details, but the process can actually be fun and exciting. If you’re looking for help with these kinds of details and decisions, download our free Creating the Ideal Kitchen eBook for practical ideas.

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Topics: Kitchen remodeling, kitchen design, Rochester NY, home remodeling, Interior Remodeling

When Remodeling Is More Than Just Freshening Up Your Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

Sometimes a remodeling of your Rochester-area home involves a bit of a cosmetic “face-lift.” Perhaps you want to make your family room a little brighter. Or you may decide to reorganize your kitchen so that it’s more efficient. Maybe you want to take advantage of unused space in your basement or attic to give your family more living space. There are times, however, when remodeling is more than just freshening up your home. We’d like to walk you through a recent remodeling project we worked on in 2018 that started (literally) from the ground up.

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Topics: garage additions, home remodeling, whole home remodeling, Home Additions, Interior Remodeling, Exterior remodeling, second-floor additions, first-floor additions, Home Remodeling Costs

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 houzz.com 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, whole home remodeling, Home Additions, Interior Remodeling, Exterior remodeling, Home Design