New Jersey Home Building Blog

How Much Does a Home Wine Cellar Cost?

Andrew Giannattasio | Sep 22, 2021

For a wine aficionado, a home wine cellar is a wonderful investment. A well-built wine cellar will help you create the right environment for storing your many bottles of favorite vintages. Some wine storage rooms can be installed for just a few thousand dollars, others require an investment of tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands.

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9 Dog-Friendly Home Features You'll Love

Andrew Giannattasio | Aug 23, 2021

It’s true that life is different with a pet. It’s often a lot better, especially if you get to build the custom home features that suit you and your furry friends. With dog-friendly house plans, you don’t have to worry as much about managing the mess or keeping the rest of your home in shape for the two-legged residents. Here are our recommendations for a home that you (and your dog) will love.


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7 Design Ideas For Your Home Wine Cellar

Andrew Giannattasio | Jun 08, 2020

A wine cellar is one of the most pleasing features that you can install in your new custom home. Whether it's a little nook under your stairs or an oasis in your basement, your wine cellar is designed to be a place of retreat and luxury.

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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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