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4 Things to Know About Kitchen Tile Design and Installation

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Tile is one of the most important design elements in a kitchen remodeling project because of its function and the aesthetic appeal it gives to the room. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, here are four things to know about selecting and installing tile:

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Tile

6 Tips for Planning a Master Bedroom and Bath Addition

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 17, 2015

A master bedroom and bath addition is a popular remodeling project for personal comfort and enjoyment. A term that you may be hearing a lot lately is “en suite.” En suite refers to a bathroom adjoining a bedroom. A master en suite may include a king size bed, multiple dressers, walk-in closets, a bath with spa features, a walk-in shower, a free-standing tub and other amenities. If space for a master en suite cannot be attained by making interior changes, many homeowners will opt to build an addition.

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Topics: Additions

Our Picks for the Best Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The best home design trends are often concepts that can be sustained over the course of time and will preserve a home’s value. At this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held in Las Vegas in late January, six kitchen design trends were spotlighted for 2015. These design trends, which can be used in almost any kitchen, are similar to what we’re seeing here in Central New York. Here are our views on the best kitchen design trends for 2015.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

Project of the Month: Lower Level Living Space Remodel in Fayetteville

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Basements in many homes are underutilized. The owners of this Fayetteville home remodeled a 1500 square foot basement into a multi-purpose lower level living space featuring a new exercise room, new flooring, new lighting, new ceiling, wall paint, upgrades for storage and a bathroom renovation.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Insurance Claims, Projects of the Month

Our Picks for the Best Bathroom Design Trends for 2015

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

If you’re planning to remodel a bathroom this year you may want to consider some of the current trends in bath design that will add both comfort and function to the room. Many of the trends we identified in 2014 will continue to be seen but with growing interest.

Generally bathrooms are small spaces. The average size of a bathroom in many older homes with a combination tub/shower unit is about 5-by-8 feet (40 square feet). In newer construction the average size of a bathroom is larger, approximately 8-by-10 feet. Half baths are typically 3-to-4 feet wide and 5-to-8 feet long. There are new configurations and products available that will optimize the space if you plan to stay within the present dimensions and amenities to add if you plan to expand the room or build a bathroom addition to your home.

Here are ten of our picks for the best bathroom design trends for 2015:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas, Walk-In Showers

The Hottest Interior Room Colors for 2015

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

A considerable amount of research goes into preparing our annual blog article about the hottest interior room colors. We review what paint manufacturers have identified as trends. We assess what customers are requesting for their projects. We peruse interior design resources including websites, magazines and catalogues. From these sources we compile a palette of “The Hottest Interior Room Colors” for your consideration.

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Topics: Room Colors

What to Expect When Meeting With a Remodeling Project Consultant

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

When a homeowner first contacts us to discuss their remodeling project they typically ask about who will be meeting with them and what they should expect from the meeting. These are important questions and we thought it would be helpful to adress them in this article.

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Topics: Home Remodeling

Project of the Month: A Special Kitchen Makeover in Auburn, NY

Posted by Scott McClurg on Tue, Jan 6, 2015

When The Rachael Ray Show contacted us in November to ask for assistance with a kitchen makeover for a mother of three school-age children who is battling cancer, the McClurg Team immediately volunteered to help make her dream come true.

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Topics: Kitchens, Projects of the Month

The Top 5 Home Remodeling Articles for 2014

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

If you missed some of our home remodeling blog articles during the year, now’s your chance to catch up. Here are the top five most read articles for 2014:

# 5 – Project of the Month: Open Concept Floor Plan for a Ranch Home

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

What Exactly is a Kitchen Update?

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Dec 23, 2014

A kitchen update refers to work that’s done within the existing configuration and floor plan of the room. Some of the changes may be cosmetic, such as repainting cabinets, while other updates may include replacing appliances, counter surfaces and fixtures. An update is different than a kitchen remodel, which involves redesigning the space and installing new cabinets, flooring, lighting, mechanicals and other features.

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Topics: Kitchens

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