New Jersey Home Building Blog

The 5 Best Home Features for Empty Nesters

Andrew Giannattasio | Mar 30, 2020


Once the kids move out, homeowner priorities start to shift. Some homeowners start to think more about recreation and entertaining. Others start to prepare for retirement and the years beyond. Whether your priorities are fun and fanciful or practical and forward thinking, your first few years as an empty nester represent the perfect time to remodel or build a new home. Below we've written our top 5 home features for new empty nesters.

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Do I Need a Designer and an Architect for My Custom Home?

Andrew Giannattasio | Mar 16, 2020


One of the first things that home buyers do once they've decided to build a home is shop around for design services. There are multiple ways to find a house designer. While architects can do the job, there are advantages to using design services from a design build contractor.

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How to Build a Custom Home on Your Own Lot

Andrew Giannattasio | Feb 17, 2020


It's the dream of many people to build a custom home on their own lot. A newly built home in a well-chosen location can easily become a forever home, or even a home that could be in the family for generations. Understanding the process of building a custom home on your own lot can make the experience a success.

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Why are First Floor Master Suites so Popular in 2020?

Andrew Giannattasio | Feb 10, 2020


Master suites are traditionally built on the upper floors of the home, where the homeowner can enjoy peace, quiet and privacy. Still, home building trends are always shifting. In recent years, newly constructed homes are designed with two master suites, with one on the first floor. Understanding why can help you decide if you want your custom home to include an additional first floor master suite.

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Wood Burning Fireplaces vs. Gas Fireplaces

Andrew Giannattasio | Jan 20, 2020

The smell of wood burning in a fireplace fills the air with a faint smokey pleasure, while the glow of the fireplace creates a homey, comforting feeling for everyone in the home. Wood burning fireplaces are an older concept, so while they're attractive and pleasant, they're also inefficient.

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The Pro's and Con's of Radiant Heat

Andrew Giannattasio | Jan 06, 2020

Radiant heat is a heating system that works by transferring heat to the room through the floor. Although it's fairly uncommon in modern homes, radiant heat is an ingenious way to improve your quality of life while also warming your space efficiently.

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