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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

Interior Remodeling That Reinvents Your Rochester Home from the Inside Out

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Jul 4, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

Some people choose to remodel the inside of their Rochester-area homes simply because the rooms and the décor feel a bit dated. These folks are after a fresh, new look and feel. If that’s your goal, we’ve pulled together information about current trends that can help you achieve your goal. Others are more interested in ensuring that their home truly meets their needs and reflects their lifestyle. If that’s what you’re after you want to pursue interior remodeling that reinvents your Rochester home from the inside out.

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Topics: Interior Remodeling

Adding Additional Rooms: Not All Rooms Are Created Equal.

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 @ 19:04 PM

One of the benefits of building a custom home is that you have the ability to personalize the design to fit your needs and desires. For many homeowners, that means opting for a little more space. It’s easier—and cheaper to add rooms while your building your home than it is to add rooms later. But when it comes to adding space in that way, not all rooms are created equal—especially when it comes to cost. 

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Topics: garage additions, Home Additions, Interior Remodeling, second-floor additions, first-floor additions

Essentials for Your Rochester-area Home Office

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Does the idea of working from home appeal to you? If so, you’re not alone. A recent Forbes article (citing a study by Telework Research Network) claims that, “some 30 million of us work from a home office at least once a week. And that number is expected to increase by 63% in the next five years.” 

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Topics: home remodeling, Interior Remodeling, Home office, Building a New Home, Home Design

Rochester-Area Remodeling: Which Projects Make the Most Sense?

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 19:12 PM

The winter months are a great time to think about remodeling projects for your Rochester-area home. Normal outdoor construction tends to slow a bit and that means quality builders are more available for indoor projects.

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

Rochester-Area Additions: When “A Little Change” Isn’t Enough

Posted by John Graziose on Thu, Mar 6, 2014 @ 20:03 PM

When you’ve been in your existing home for a while, you sometimes need to make little changes—just to keep things fresh and interesting. But sometimes a “little” change just isn’t enough.

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Topics: garage additions, Rochester NY, home remodeling, Home Additions, Interior Remodeling, second-floor additions, Home Design, first-floor additions

Four Things To Think About Before Remodeling Your Rochester-Area Bathroom

Posted by John Graziose on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 15:03 PM

Ask any professional home remodeler and he’ll tell you that kitchens and bathrooms are the two most popular rooms to remodel. Some people are surprised that bathrooms are so high on the “let’s-renovate-it” list, but it’s really not all that surprising. Part of the reason may have to do with the fact that the return on  investment for a bathroom-remodeling project is so high (on average, homeowners recover about 75% of their remodeling cost  when they sell). Another—perhaps more important—reason is that our bathrooms get a lot of use on a daily basis. A b athroom is a pretty personal space, so people are  kind of pa rticular about how their bathroom turns out.
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Topics: Bathroom remodeling, Rochester NY, home remodeling, Interior Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Home Design

4 Things That Affect the Cost of Your Rochester Area Home

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 @ 08:10 AM

It’s not unusual for someone to ask us what a new custom home in Rochester or the surrounding area will cost. Some people even ask us what the cost per square foot will be. And while knowing what your house is going to cost you before you build it is a really good idea, there’s not a single, simple answer. It’s a little bit like walking into a car dealer and asking a salesman what “a car” will cost. The real answer, of course, depends on exactly what kind of car (or home) you want.

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Topics: Rochester NY, home remodeling, Interior Remodeling, Home Design, Home Remodeling Costs