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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6 Master Closet Ideas for Your New Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Feb 28, 2020


An organized closet makes for an organized home. Unfortunately, it's hard to keep your closet organized when you don't have the systems in place to contain your clothes, shoes and other personal items. If you're a new homeowner or if you're building your home, this is the perfect opportunity to optimize your master closet for storing and organizing your wardrobe and other miscellaneous items.

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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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A Builder’s Thoughts on Your Open Floor Plan Design

Andrew Giannattasio | Oct 25, 2019

If your dream is to build a custom home with a modern open floor plan, read on to pick up a few thoughts gained through hundreds of client relationships. After 20 years of building unique custom homes here in central New Jersey, I can thankfully say it still excites me to hear a new customer's vision for their projects. One of the design aspects I hear most about is the desire to have an open floor plan.

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