McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

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

Why You Should Consider Doing These Three Renovation Projects in the Summer

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jun 16, 2017

With more pleasant weather on the way, now is a great time to act on those home renovations you’ve been dreaming about during the cold winter and rainy spring. The summers may feel short in CNY, but this season provides a substantial chunk of mild weather. This makes it an ideal time for hiring a trusted design-build contractor to discuss your plans with, and make your home renovation dreams a reality before cold weather arrives and the snow starts flying yet again. Below we’ve listed three types of renovation projects you may want to consider completing in the summer.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Renovating, Additions

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist: Is Your Home Ready for the Season?

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, May 30, 2017

Central New York is known for its distinct seasonal changes. While this has its pros and cons, one thing is certain: Each season affects your home in a different way, and each should involve a home maintenance checklist to make sure your home is prepared. Below we’ve provided you with a comprehensive summer checklist so you can be sure your property is in pristine shape for the warm weather ahead. After reviewing the checklist below, don’t hesitate to contact the McClurg team. We provide a wide range of home installations and repairs.

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Topics: Repair and Maintenance, Home Renovation

Let the Sunshine In: 5 Ways to Let More Natural Light Into Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, May 23, 2017

As spring is turning to summer, the days are getting longer in Central New York. This means more hours to enjoy the sunlight—a welcome sight after a long winter. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the sunshine outside, but what if you want to bring more of this natural light into your home so you can capture that summery feeling indoors?

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Topics: Lighting, Windows and Doors, Skylights

4 Patio Design Ideas To Get Your Outdoor Space Ready For Entertaining

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Now that the snow is gone and warmer weather is here, it’s much easier to envision hosting family barbeques and outdoor dinner parties. It may be easy to picture, but if you look at your backyard thinking you don’t have the right space to make it happen, these 4 patio design ideas will give you some inspiration. Once you settle on a plan, hiring a trusted design-build contractor like McClurg will make it possible for your outdoor entertaining dreams to become a reality.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Patios

Consider These 2017 Remodeling Trends to Take Your Bathroom from Functional to Spa Worthy

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Apr 17, 2017

How long has it been since your bathroom has been given an update? It’s easy to let a room like this go on serving its utilitarian purpose, but with the time spent there and its importance for a functioning household, why not make your bathroom into a place that’s functional and enjoyable to be in?

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas

Spring is Right Around the Corner: Is Your Deck Ready?

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Mar 31, 2017


It may not feel like it quite yet, but according to the calendar it’s officially spring. Central New York took a beating this winter, with Syracuse alone getting over 100 inches of snow for the season. Now that the snow is slowly receding, it’s a great time to get your deck ready for the warmer weather headed our way.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Repair and Maintenance, Decks

7 New Design Trends for 2017 You Should Be Considering For Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

We’re well into February, a time when you may be reassessing your New Year’s resolutions and goals. With tax season in full swing and tax returns around the corner, it’s a perfect time to consider putting your home renovation ideas into action. It’s also that time of year in Central New York when it feels like winter has way overstayed its welcome. Making some much-needed changes to your abode can be the perfect way to shake off those winter blues.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation

The Top 5 Home Remodeling Articles for 2016

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 27, 2016

If you missed some of our home remodeling articles during the year, now is your chance to catch up.

Here are the top five most read articles for 2016:

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Topics: Bathrooms, Kitchen Design, Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors

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