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4 Kitchen Remodel Ideas that Will Take You from Cramped to Efficient

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Nov 13, 2017


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Topics: Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

Keep Out the Chill: 5 Ways to Winterize Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Oct 25, 2017

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a long-time CNY resident, or have only experienced a couple of winters here. All it takes is experiencing one winter to know that this season is no joke. Temperatures can drop rapidly, and the snow can start flying with little notice. With unpredictable winters come necessary preparations—especially when it comes to your home. Check out our list below to make sure your home will be warm and cozy all season long, so you can count down the days until summer in comfort.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, home maintenance

Make the Most of Your Home: 3 Ways to Create More Space Without Adding Square Footage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to your home, space is a valuable commodity. Maybe you’d like to add a guest bedroom or need a home office. Or you’ve recently retired and now that you have more time, you want a designated area to entertain friends. The needs for space vary, but no matter your situation, you have options to make it happen. A home addition is a great solution to create more space, but it can be a large undertaking. If you’re looking for an alternative way to create more space, without adding square footage to your home, check out our three ideas below. You’d be surprised at the unutilized space that exists within your walls already.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Storage, Home Remodeling, attic remodel

It’s Not Too Late for a Remodel: 3 Benefits of Home Remodeling in the Winter

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Sep 28, 2017


While you may associate the mild weather of spring and summer with home remodeling, there are benefits to setting your sights on a timeframe that revolves around the cooler months. If you have dreams of a newly remodeled kitchen or bathroom, don’t let them be derailed by cold weather! If you act now, by spring you could have your home remodeling project complete—while everyone else is just starting to line up. If you’re still not sure whether a winter remodel is for you, below we’ve listed 5 benefits to help you determine which timeframe is best.


  1. Contractor Availability
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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Complete These To-Dos Before Cold Weather Hits

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Even if you’re not a fan of the Game of Thrones book and TV series, you’ve likely heard the phrase “Winter is coming” thrown around a time or two. In the series, it serves as a family motto, but for those of us living in CNY, it’s also a fact: whether we like it or not, winter is coming, and with it comes cold temperatures and heavy snowfall.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Repair and Maintenance, home maintenance

Make the Most of Your Finished Basement with These 4 Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Sep 8, 2017

We’ve covered several outdoor entertainment topics, including patios and pool areas, but what happens when the weather turns cold? Winter is a guarantee here in Central New York, and when the patio gets covered with snow and the pool is closed for the season, we end up spending more time indoors. If you’re wondering how to bring your entertainment inside, you may not have to look any further than the basement.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

Feeling Cluttered? Maximize the Space in Your Home with These Storage Solutions

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Before we know it, summer will be fading into fall and a new season will be upon us. You may be looking around your home wondering what happened to the spring cleaning you did. It wasn’t that long ago, right? If you’re feeling a little cluttered, there are plenty of storage options you can apply to each room of your home, so you can turn over a new leaf as we enter the cooler months of Fall and Winter. Just in time—since you’ll likely be spending more time inside of your home than out as the temperature drops. If you’re ready to reorganize and declutter, check out our home storage ideas below.

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Topics: Storage, Home Remodeling

Bring Your Kitchen Into the Modern Age With These 5 Updates

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Jul 31, 2017


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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

Take Your Home’s Curb Appeal to the Next Level with These Exterior Renovations

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The old saying goes that first impressions can be the most lasting. While keeping the inside of your home up-to-date and comfortable is important, have you considered the outside of your home? The exterior is the first—and sometimes only—thing that people see when they lay eyes on your home. When it comes to exterior renovations, much can be done to improve the appearance of your home, including updating your entry way, residing or painting your home, and replacing old windows. Below we’ll cover exterior design ideas that can take your home from ordinary to the envy of the neighborhood.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Entryways, Windows and Doors, Painting, Siding, exterior renovations

Spruce Up Your Pool Area with These Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Jun 26, 2017


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Topics: Patios, Decks, pool storage, pool house

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