New Jersey Home Building Blog

The Pros and Cons of Radiant Heat

Bella Giannattasio | Sep 28, 2022

Every morning you step from your plushy bed onto the cold, hard ground and out into the chilly air. And every morning, it's a rude awakening — especially during frigid New Jersey winters. What if, instead, you felt soft, warm carpet underfoot; or heated ceramic tile floors? 

Radiant heating makes your home feel as pleasant as early summer days all year round. Some people install radiant heat in their bathrooms; others install it throughout their house. Knowing the basics, in addition to the pros and cons of radiant heat, can help you decide whether this type of heating is right for you.

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9 Design Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Sep 14, 2022

Families are made up of individuals — young children, teenagers, parents, possibly infants, and aging loved ones. They all have different needs and wants for the home. So, how do you create a space that caters to everyone? Is it even possible to design a home that indulges active little ones while keeping the surroundings chic and elegant? It is with these tips from GTG Builders!

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6 Tips for Timeless Kitchen Design

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 15, 2022

Kitchen remodeling is high stakes. It takes valuable resources: time, money, and energy. You don't want to look back in a few years and regret your design choices or, worse yet, feel like you need more improvements. Timeless kitchen design ensures that doesn't happen. It enables you to create the perfect kitchen optimized for your family's practical needs while serving as the home's command center for scheduling, storage, and entertainment. In short, it combines kitchen functionality and style to create a space that works just as beautifully as it looks. 

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6 Smart Home Technologies to Include in Your Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 15, 2022

The ever-growing sphere of smart technology has dominated lifestyle trends for the last decade. Where houses used to be a veritable blind spot of digital inactivity (beyond a home computer, perhaps), custom home technology is now dominating industry platforms. Check out these smart home ideas you don't want to miss.

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Creating the Ideal Outdoor Living Space to Elevate Your Central New Jersey Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Jul 07, 2022

When you aren't swinging at beautiful golf courses along Long Beach Island or swimming in the Atlantic, you may want to enjoy this summer in your own backyard. You could pull a couple of old lawn chairs out of storage and set them up for you and your guests, but those chairs are more likely to leave you with a sore bottom or back than anything else. Outdoor living in New Jersey doesn't have to be so bleak. You have much better options available. 

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Should I Build a House Now, or Wait?

Andrew Giannattasio | Jul 07, 2022

You've planned to build a custom home for years. With diligent saving and patience, you're ready to start creating your dream home — you don't want to wait anymore. But news of high building material prices and a hot real estate market cooling down may have you wondering, "Should I wait to build a house?". Even though you're ready, now may not be the right time to build. 

 

It's wise to have these concerns. While you might need to wait for a couple of reasons, for most of our clients, building a home in 2022 is a suitable option. If you're on the fence about the right choice, here are a few indicators to help you decide.

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