New Jersey Home Building Blog

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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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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7 Features You Need in Your Custom Home to Stay Cool During the Summer in NJ

Bella Giannattasio | Jun 08, 2022

With the ocean breezes and views of the Atlantic to enjoy, summer doesn’t get much better than it does in New Jersey. Still, summer has its drawbacks, chief among them, scorching heat. High temperatures can detract from your summer, leaving you sunburned and overheated. However, there are some adjustments you can make to your custom-built home to keep cool and enjoy the summer in any weather. 

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The Complete Guide to an Energy-Efficient Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | May 18, 2022

Ever found yourself wondering, “how energy efficient is my home?” Then the answer is that it’s probably not as energy efficient as it could be. Unless you have all the latest green appliances, windows, lights, and other home accessories, your home likely has room to improve. And since updating energy efficiency in the home is an opportunity to both lower your energy bill and reduce your carbon footprint, the switch is really a no-brainer. 

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Building a Passive House in New Jersey: Everything You Need to Know

Bella Giannattasio | May 09, 2022

Energy-efficient homes are a win-win. They’re designed to have a minimal environmental impact, thus reducing the amount of energy, water, and other vital resources you use daily. That helps the environment; it also helps you, saving you money by lowering your utility bills. In addition, energy-efficient home designs are often created to maximize the homeowner’s comfort, health, and lifestyle. 

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