New Jersey Home Building Blog

How to Build a Budget for Your Custom Home

Bella Giannattasio | Oct 17, 2022

When building a custom homeeverything comes down to finances. Your budget determines what you can feasibly accomplish in your custom build. It impacts where and what type of land you build on. It influences how big you can go and the quality of materials used to construct your dream home. The budget also dictates whether you can add more features to the design or need to put some on the chopping block.

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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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7 Things to Have in a Custom Home for Entertaining Guests

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 31, 2020

Not all homes are suitable for entertaining. The most suitable homes have open spaces, lots of light, places for seating and standing, and luxuries that make the home a welcoming place for guests. The best way to make your home suitable for entertaining is to build it from scratch, and to design it with entertaining in mind. When it is safe to host guests again, these tips can help you create a perfect house for parties and get-togethers with groups big and small.

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10 Things to Consider for Your Custom Home

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 10, 2020

A large portion of your custom home costs come in the form of upgrades, and while some can fulfill niche preferences, others withstand the test of time and add lasting value to your property. Here's a look at additions that are worth every penny.

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Rebuilding After the Fire: A Success Story

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 03, 2020

A disaster can happen to anyone. But, as long as everyone stays safe, there will always be hope and a chance to rebuild. We wanted to share a success story from one of our clients after their home was destroyed in a fire. From this devastation, the clients received their dream home, rebuilt to meet all of their wants and needs.

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Custom Home Design: Should I Start from Scratch or With a Stock Plan?

Andrew Giannattasio | Jun 03, 2020

You’ve decided you are going to build a new home. Not just any home, but one that is fully customized to your unique lifestyle. But where and how to start?

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