Can You Build a House in the Winter?

There’s no doubt about it: Winter is typically considered the “off season” when it comes to building a house. But does that mean you can’t do it? Absolutely not! In fact, there are many…


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Be the House Where All the Kids Want to Hang Out

5 Tips for a Fun Friend Zone When you were a kid, was there a house that was the house to go to after school, on weekends, on holiday breaks, and during long summer days? Was there a cool…


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Overcoming Common Building Challenges

You’ve heard the stories. While tales of wayward or missing contractors, premium prices for standard (or substandard) materials, and shoddy construction may not be Hollywood-level horrors,…


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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: 5 Tips for Stress-Less Holiday Entertaining

‘Tis the season to be… Irritated because your unreliable aunt just now RSVP’d to your holiday party and now you have to plan for four more guests? Stressed because you’re wondering how to…


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Handling Unexpected Costs When Building a Home: Plan, Anticipate, Manage, and Adapt

Building a new custom home is an adventure, much like a cross country road trip to a beautiful destination. You may envision sunny skies, a clear road, and sailing forward at 70mph – but…


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Barrington Estate Home Highlight

When it comes to building the luxury home you’ve dreamt of, there is no better team to bring it to life than G&G Custom Homes. Barrington Estate residents Jeff & Cindy Jarecki can…


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How to Bring Nature Inside Your Home

In Japan, many people practice shinrin-yoku in their pursuit of health, wellbeing, and healing. What is it? Literally, “forest bathing.” The idea is that nature is both preventative and…


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Designing a Mudroom: The Elegant Less-Mess Solution

How many times have you thought to yourself (or said very much aloud): The mail doesn’t belong on the kitchen counter! Don’t track muddy footprints onto the clean floor! Where does your…


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Ask a Builder: What You Need to Know Before Building a New Home

Building a new home is exciting, joyous, nerve-wracking, overwhelming… all of the above and then some. When you opt for a custom home, you want to find the right builder to help achieve…


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Top 10 Outdoor Tech Features: Your Outdoor Living Wish List

Warning: When you have a welcoming, fully functional, and stunning outdoor space, you may find yourself looking for any excuse to cancel plans, work from home, invite the family, friends,…


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