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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, 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, 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