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How to Design a Modern Cottage Home

Modern cottage living space Designing your dream home should feel like crafting your cozy haven, a retreat from the world's…

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How To Subdivide Your Property for Maximum Profit

In recent years, the price of property has changed, and finding quality land can be difficult. If you’re lucky enough…

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How to Build a Custom Home: Our 8-Step Guide

There's nothing like the feeling of coming home to a space completely customized to your liking. From choosing land to…

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9 Reasons To Build a Custom Home

Building a custom home can be rewarding, eye-opening, and transformational. At G.J. Gardner we believe building custom is the best…

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5 Myths About Custom Homes

Building a custom home is a dream that some individuals and families feel is out of reach. The opportunity to…

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Your Guide to Building a Home in a Gated Community

Living in a gated community offers a unique experience of security, exclusivity, and an enhanced lifestyle. With controlled access and…

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The Ultimate Guide To Creating a Luxury Bathroom

Your bathroom is more than just a functional space— it's a place to unwind, rejuvenate, and indulge in pure comfort.…

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How to be a good host: Creating a Welcoming Home for Guests

When hosting your family and friends, there is something special about making others feel comfortable. The warmth of your home…

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How Much Automation is Too Much Automation in Your Home?

As a major part of our everyday life, automation is the new normal. From smart heating to our voice-controlled assistants,…

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Building a Home in a Rural vs an Urban Area

When building your dream home, one of the most important factors is location. Usually, we need to decide between a…

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How to Build a Home Resistant to Natural Disasters

Designing and building a home that will house special memories with family and friends for years to come, and adding…

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How to Choose the Perfect Floor Plan

Building a custom home is an exciting project, as it allows you to create a space perfectly tailored to your…

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Creating a Home Office Space that Boosts Productivity

By 2023, home offices aren’t just an additional luxury, but a necessity of modern living. In today’s workforce, your home…

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How To Build a Home For Retirement

A top priority for most home builders is planning for the future as your family grows and your needs evolve.…

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10 Modern Cottagecore Decor Ideas

You may have noticed a recent design trend across the internet lately called cottagecore. First coined by Gen Z on…

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10 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home is an exciting opportunity to bring your home vision to life. So, you can get the…

Designing your home

Creating a Functional and Beautiful Outdoor Living Space

With summer on the horizon, functional and beautiful outdoor living spaces are naturally on the mind. Whether you’re looking for…

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The Importance of a Detailed Budget when Building a Custom Home

When building a custom home, it's important to have a detailed budget in place to avoid any unexpected costs and…

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Designing a Multigenerational Home: How to Create a Custom Home that Accommodates Different Family Needs

The number of multigenerational households in the United States is on the rise, with approximately 64 million Americans living in…

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How to Design a Custom Home that Maximizes Space and Natural Light

One of the most transformative factors to consider when designing your dream home is maximizing space and natural light. A…

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Creating a Sustainable Home: Incorporating Green Building Practices in a Custom Home Build

As the world is becoming more conscious of the impact of human activity on the environment, sustainable living is no…

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The Key Benefits of Building an ADU on Your Property

Given today’s unique living conditions, it’s no surprise that more homeowners are looking for ways to increase a property's value,…

Designing your home

Your Guide to the Modern Farmhouse Style

The modern farmhouse style has taken the design world by storm in recent years, capturing the hearts of homeowners and…

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The Cost of Building an ADU vs. a New Property

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners looking to add living space or rental income…

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Incorporating Natural Materials into Your Custom Home

As the world becomes increasingly modernized, homeowners are turning to incorporate natural materials into their homes to add a touch…

Planning your build

How to Choose the Right Custom Home Builder.

When building a custom home, choosing the right builder is crucial to ensuring your dream home becomes a reality. With…

Planning your build

Why is Credit Score Important & What Can Affect it?

One factor that directly impacts the home-buying process in the United States is credit scores. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer…

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10 Reasons for Building a Custom Home

Are you considering buying a new home and wondering whether to build or buy an existing property? At G.J. Gardner…

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Designing a Custom Home on a Tight Budget

Custom homes allow buyers to completely personalize their future homes, with every detail being handpicked. But how do you achieve…

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The process of a knockdown rebuild: Build a custom home in your beloved neighborhood

Due to the current circumstances of the housing market, buying a new home usually comes at the cost of relocating…

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How to get a home home loan

Home buying is one of life’s most celebrated and sought-after milestones. 85% of Americans say home buying is a top…

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Our 5 best kitchen island design tips

Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in our homes, with Americans spending upwards of 400 hours a year…

The building process

A Guide to Changes to California’s ADU Laws (2023)

Why have the ADU Laws been changed? Recently, changes were made to Californian ADU laws to incentivize property owners and…

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How To: Maximize Storage in a Custom Home

When building a custom home, it’s easy to find yourself totally immersed in the design and style process while selecting…

The building process

How to Build a Custom Home: Our 8-Step Guide

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming home to a space that is yours and has been completely customized…

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Claiming Clean Energy Tax Credits

A current topic for discussion across many households is the use of renewable energy alternatives and sustainable appliances to reduce…

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home?

If you have been wondering how much it costs to build a custom home, then you have come to the…

Planning your build

Things To Know When Building A House In A Flood Zone

Whether you’re looking to build your dream house on the coast, construct a home with picturesque lakeside views or have…

Planning your build

5 reasons to Build Your Home in California 2024

Most know California for its laid-back lifestyle, natural beauty, and phenomenal weather. From the rugged coastline of Big Sur to…

Designing your home

What’s the difference between Coastal and Hamptons Designs

The luxury of beachliving, all year round If you ask most Americans to describe their dream home, you’d expect to…

The building process

Top Eco-Friendly Home Building Materials

It’s safe to say eco-friendly homes are no longer just a trend but the future of building. It’s widely agreed…

The building process

Knockdown Rebuilds vs Renovations – The Pros and Cons of Each

If you are one of the many homeowners who love your neighborhood but not the house you live in, you…

Planning your build

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Flooring

As the foundation to the central hub of your home, you can expect your kitchen floor to receive a workout…

Designing your home

How to Design a Functional Kitchen

It’s no secret that the kitchen has become one of the most important areas in our homes over the last…

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Best Indoor Plants For Your Home

Indoor plants are a simple yet effective way to bring more warmth to your home. Not only do indoor plants…

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The Importance of Natural Light in Homes

Natural lighting plays an important role in making your home comfortable, visually appealing, and welcoming. The sun is a powerful…

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Designing The Best Family Home

Over the last sixteen years, G.J. Gardner Homes has successfully built countless homes for American families. We know designing the…

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Benefits of Adding a Butlers Pantry to Your Kitchen Design

The kitchen is the heart of your home, and with the rise of open-plan living, the heart is more exposed…

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How to Design a Coastal Home

Whether you’re after a year-round vacation feeling or a home design that compliments the climate, coastal-style homes are a great…

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How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Exterior

Choosing the exterior colors of your new home can be one of the most challenging decisions that you make during…

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Bonus Bedroom Home Designs

In the unprecedented times we’re experiencing, designing a home able to support lifestyle changes for yourself and your family is…

The building process

Sustainable Home Trends 2022

The future of the green living movement is only becoming more convenient and relevant for modern living. Sustainable styles continue…

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The Best Features of a Hampton Home

In recent years, Hamptons style homes have emerged as a beloved source of home inspiration - renowned for their innovative…

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Designing An Outdoor Entertaining Area

If you’re especially fond of hosting backyard barbecues, afternoon drinks or dinner parties, your home outdoor entertaining area should provide…

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Tips for Choosing the Right Fixture for Your Bathroom

Your new bathroom is looking pretty good, and it’s time to decide on the all-important details. Selecting a fixture for…

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How to Transcend Home Design Trends

Designing a home is one of the most exciting, yet challenging projects we choose to take on in our lives.…

Designing your home

Five Fixture Trends for 2022

Fixtures are a pivotal part of any new bathroom or design and can be the focal point of the room.…

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Kitchen Backsplash Trends

There are so many decisions to make when it comes to designing and building your new kitchen, choosing a backsplash…

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Interior Color Trends for 2022

1. Gray, Gray & More Gray With Hamptons’ style being so popular over the last couple of years, the glamour…

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How to Choose the Right Flooring

Whether building a new home or renovating, there’s so much to consider when it comes to flooring. Both functionality and…

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How to Design a Stylish Laundry Room

Functional laundry design in a GJ Gardner display home Often neglected in the home design process, your laundry room design…

Planning your build

How To Choose A Floor Plan.

If you are planning on building a new home, you will have likely come across a range of different options…

Planning your build

How To Subdivide Your Property for Maximum Profit

In recent years, the price of property has changed, and finding quality land can be difficult. If you’re lucky enough…

Planning your build

A Guide to Modern Farmhouse Style

For decades, the warm and familiar aesthetic of the farmhouses of old have stayed within the minds of American homebuilders…

Planning your build

Multi-Generational Living and Homes in America

Multigenerational households refer to homes where multiple generations of people live under one roof. This can simply be adult children…

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One Story vs Two Story Houses.

Should you build a one or two story home? At the beginning of any new homebuyers’ journey, the decision on…

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Buying a first home vs investment property

If you’ve been busy saving for a deposit, you might be wondering about the pros and cons of buying a…

Planning your build

How Much Should it Cost to Customize a Standard Plan?

If you’ve been browsing home designs online or visiting model homes, you will probably find yourself liking a bit of…

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Saving For A Home Down Payment – Hints & Tips to Help You Save

Saving for a home down payment: what does it really take? Forget the quips about cutting back on coffee – we’ll…

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64 Questions You Need to Ask Your Homebuilder

Arming yourself with the right information can make or break your building experience. Today we are sharing the 64 questions…

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Tips from a Builder: Save Money With a Fixed Price Quote

Before you sign a building contract, it’s incredibly important that you’re confident the quoted price is accurate.  Although it is…

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How to Create a Modern Bathroom Design

There’s no denying that your bathrooms are extremely important areas of your home. Some think that a rain head and…

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Going Green – Energy Efficient Home Designs

“It’s not easy being green”. Sorry, Kermit, you’re wrong – at least when it comes to building an energy-efficient home.…

Designing your home

How to Design a Functional Kitchen

Over the past 20 years, the kitchen has transformed from a hidden room in a home to a multi-generational, multi-purpose…

Planning your build

Thinking of Knocking Down & Rebuilding? What Factors into How Much It Costs to Demolish a House?

The beauty of rebuilding on your existing plot of land lies in the fact that you can have the house…

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How to Build an Expansive Home on a Narrow Lot

A narrow lot may feel restrictive, but clever home design can overcome any challenge! Despite the smaller space, your approach…

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6 Things to Look for When Purchasing a Lot to Build On

If you’ve decided to build a new home with G.J Gardner Homes, you’ll probably need to source a piece of…

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