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Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

new home builders Webster NY 3OK, so at the end of the day (literally), after the in-laws have gone home, and the dog has been let out for the last time, you’ll have one thing on your mind.  Sleep.

I’m not much for studies and surveys.  I’m probably like you.  I do my own research.  But I did read that people get more restful sleep in a calm environment.  (I could have told them that…)

I don’t think the new owners of the Gerber Homes’ Homearama model will have trouble catching Z’s.

The bedrooms in the Gerber Homes model are beautiful. I loved them before the furniture arrived, but I have to say, the furnishings do bring it all together.

I love the dormer in the 3rd bedroom.  The natural light and huge closet in the 2nd bedroom. A kid can never have too much closet space.  The Master Bedroom has a room set aside for it’s closet.

I love the natural light Gerber Homes has built into their floor plans. All their models have big windows.  And interesting designs. Click to see floor plans:  Colonial, Ranch, and Patio.

But Homearama 2010 in Rochester NY will be ending soon.  That’s hard news for a Homearama Groupie like myself.  So, what now?  Wait until next year?home builders Webster NY

Hardly!  We can have our own personal Homearamas anytime we want, just by touring Gerber Homes’ many models! And the best part?  No crowds. No one pushing you ahead when you want to examine the tiling or laundry room.  Click to see the many model homes you can visit!

Don’t forget that Monday, between 4-7 the Gerber model will be open one more time.  Barbara Jean’s Furniture will make all the furniture and items available at 10% off! Plus, you’ll get to look at those bathroom and bedrooms, once more.

After this, Gerber Homes’ Homearama model will be closed to the public.  Now, it’s time for a new family to move in and start making memories.

new homes Ontario NY 4I guess that’s the reason Gerber Homes builds homes. Families, memories, and dreams.

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Basements, Not just for Furnaces Anymore

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 @ 13:04 PM


new home builders Rochester NY  4It’s been years, but even now I can wake up out of a dead sleep, and scream.

I have “Basement-A-Phobia.”  Common to those of us who grew up in older homes with dark, dank, basements.
I think my phobia began when I was about 5.  My mom innocently asked me to “go to the basement and bring up a can of cling peaches.” If only she could have known the trauma that errand would cause.


First, I had to walk past Egor, the multi-armed furnace.  Egor would hiss and bang.  Spit and clang.  Those arms could grab young children and swallow them whole in it’s rumbling belly.
Once you made it past Egor, you came to shelves of canned goods.  This was the scariest part of the cellar.  Species of spiders, yet discovered by scientists lived there.  All of them killers.new homes Rochester NY 3


On my quest for cling peaches, I snuck past the sleeping Egor, and watched for angry spiders.  I was almost home-free.  I quickly grabbed the can, and in doing so, startled a mouse so large, it could have taken my hand off.  It screeched, I screamed, Egor clanged, and I was outta there.


So, perhaps you’ll understand why it’s taken so long to describe the basement of our Homearama 2010 model, The Springwater.

Last week, I ventured downstairs and was rather surprised.  The steps led to a beautifully carpeted room, kind of like another living room.  It had sliding doors, windows, that incredible bathroom with the “marble” shower, and lots of light.  It wasn’t scary at all.  It was, elegant.
But my phobia wasn’t giving up that easily.  I hadn’t seen Egor’s grandson yet.  I rounded the corner and starred in amazement.  No arms.  No clanging.  No hissing.  Just, a box.  The furnace wasn’t scary at all, and also included an air conditioning unit! The new owners could easily have a picnic lunch beside the thing, and live to tell the tale. I decided this was certainly no relation to the Egor I grew up with.  I decided to call it “Fred.”


Behind “Fred the Furnace” was a spot for canned goods or even Christmas stuff.  Lots of light, and cobweb-free.  The Springwater basement has so much room for storage.  Gerber Homes thought of everything.  You know, you might like to read what other Gerber Homes owners say about their new homes.

new homes Rochester NY 4Thanks Gerber Homes, for curing me of my Basement-a-Phobia.  Who knows, when you visit The Springwater during Homearama 2010 in Penfield NY, you might just find “Fred the Furnace” and me hanging out together, eating cling peaches.  (maybe.)

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