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Bamboo Flooring in Victor NY

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

granite countertops Rochester NYI recently visited Mike McPherson at his Colyer Crossing model home in Victor NY. I was amazed by this beautiful home and the neighborhood.

The model is called the “Gerber Daisy” and I love that.  First, it bears the Gerber Family name.  Next, this home has an incredible view.

It’s no secret to those looking for homes, that Victor is the sought after location.  The area is surrounded by new neighborhoods.  Colyer Crossing sits on the crest of a hill, overlooking woods.  It’s almost like you have your own vacation home, just minutes from Eastview Mall.  Victor basically has every shopping and dining experience you can imagine.

You really have to see the Gerber Daisy Model. This home is loaded with premium items at every turn.  Everything from bamboo flooring to granite counter tops.  I’ve never actually seen bamboo flooring before.  I wondered how it compared to hardwood flooring. Wikipedia  loves bamboo flooring. It’s durable, strong, resists moisture, and is eco-friendly.  Bamboo grows much faster than traditional trees, so it’s a renewable resource.  It takes about 3 to 5 years for bamboo to reach full maturity.  Traditional hard woods can take 20 to 120 years to mature.  In other words, it’s very Green.

Plus, it’s really cool looking.  Yes, I took photos.  I loved the many “spots” in the bamboo floor.  This creates a pattern that other flooring options just don’t have.  I left with a craving for Sesame Chicken.  When looking for flooring options, really, spend some time looking into bamboo flooring.  Stop over and see Mike’s model.  You’ll see for yourself how beautiful it is.

I also fell in love with the kitchen.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it.  The cabinets have a grooved detail.  Somehow this just accents the granite counter tops stainless steel appliances.  Even the range hood is a premium item!bamboo flooring Rochester NY

All this to say, you need to stop over and see Mike’s Gerber Homes model in Victor NY. It’s located just minutes from Eastview Mall and Rochester NY.  The Gerber Daisy Model home has 2,731 square feet, plus a 320 square foot Bonus Room.  This Bonus Room is another reason to visit this new home in Victor NY.  Use it for the ultimate Entertainment Room for the family, or keep it yourself for the largest Home Office you’ve ever seen.  Either way, it’s just got to be seen!  Give Mike at call today at: (585) 230-8901 or click to see the floor plan.

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New Home Options: Quartz Countertops

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 @ 13:04 PM

Model homes for sale Webster NYQuartz kitchen countertops, it’s all the rage, and with good reason.

Since I began house-hunting in the Spring, there have been a few things on my “Wish List.” And a few on my “Are Ya Kiddin’ Me?” List.

We’ve looked at some truly scary existing homes.  The one that comes to mind is the Ranch with the three huge dobermans. Their kennels took up the Living Room.  They had to. The pool table and cigar humidor were blocking the dining room and master bedroom.  I guess the homeowners were running late for the Open House, otherwise I’m sure the dead socks sitting on the bathroom sick would have been moved, right?  (It’s good to give people the benefit of the doubt, even if it’s way, way, out there…)

Most disturbing was the questionable and unidentifiable smell in the basement.  That one still haunts my dreams.

That was the last straw.  We decided to see what new home builders in the Rochester NY area had to offer.  That’s when we ran into Gerber Homes. It’s become one of those times you can look back and say “I made the right decision for a change.” I guess we’re not alone, look at what others are saying about Gerber Homes of Rochester NY.

So, with our “Are Ya Kiddin’ Me?” list a think of the past, I turned to my “Wish List.” Granite was one of the top 2 on the list.new homes Rochester NY

I fell in love with Granite.  I loved the colors, natural stone texture, and durability.  However, what I didn’t understand, was the upkeep.  We’ll keep that discussion for another time.

So here I was, gently caressing the Webster NY model home’s countertop, repeating “Ah, Granite…Ah, Granite…” over and over.  Lisa, the Gerber Homes’ sales rep caught me.  “Ah, actually, it’s Quartz.”

Quartz? It looks just like granite to me!  Here’s what HGTV has to say: “The new engineered material (Quartz)…mixes approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with 5 percent polymer resins. The result is a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in a dazzling array of colors.”

Quartz is practically indestructible.  It resists stains, and isn’t porous like other stone surfaces.  It can be cleaned with soap and water and still be about 99.9 percent bacteria free.

However, you really need to know how to install quartz, something Gerber Homes of Rochester NY does all the time.

New home builders Rochester NY 1These beautiful quartz countertops are just one of many upgrades in the Webster NY model home. And they look stunning with the Cherry Cabinets. Drop by and take a look through the model. Lisa West is an expert on all these things.  Give her a call at: (585) 329-1922 today!

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