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Design Ideas for Living Room and Family Room Additions


family room addition with lake view

Do you need more living space but like your home and neighborhood too much to move? Do you want space for family gatherings and entertaining or for modern amenities such as an area for television viewing, media equipment, a gas fireplace or a wet bar? A living room or family room addition might provide the solution, especially if you love the home you own and plan to live there for many more years.

7 Interior Trim Design Ideas That Add Style to a Home


Custom Trim Detail

Trims and moldings can help change the look and style of any home. They can be used to accentuate architecture and augment décor. When selecting trims and moldings it’s important to take into account:

5 Tips for Planning a Porch Addition


Large Front Porch Addition

Our Central New York summers can be short and sizzling. There are also periods of thundershowers and cooler days that limit the time we can spend outdoors. Many homeowners are optimizing the days of summer by adding a porch addition to their houses. If you’re considering adding a porch to your home, where do you begin? 

5 Design Ideas for Multigenerational Homes


Bedroom addition for multigenerational home

The economy and caregiver relationships have created more households where families are sharing a home and expenses.  Many young adults are living at home with their parents as they deal with college debt, divorce, single parenthood or unemployment. Parents are moving in with adult children as they cope with the loss of a spouse, health issues related to aging or to lend a helping hand to a young family. Immigration is also a factor in the increasing number of multigenerational households.

2011 Remodeling Cost Vs. Value Report


Lauren Szczygiel

Today's guest blogger is Lauren Szczygiel. Lauren is a graduate of Cazenovia College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Interior Design. She began work at McClurg Remodeling and Construction Services as an intern. After graduating she was hired as a Project Designer. She is presently preparing to be certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and for the National Council of Interior Designers' Qualification. She was promoted to the position of Project Consultant in May 2010.

7 Reasons Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Home Remodeling Projects


Winter Home Remodeling

Central New York winters can be long and harsh. Even if you ski or snowmobile or hunt, we typically spend a lot of time indoors at this time of year. For some, this is a good time to focus on their homes and undertake updates or repairs they’ve been deferring. Others will escape the cold and snow by heading south. Some homeowners we’ve worked with have found the time when they’re away to be an ideal time to undertake a remodeling project. Having the work done while you’re away means your home life won’t be disrupted.

Weathering CNY: 6 Storage Ideas for a Welcoming Entryway


Entryway Storage

We all know Central New York’s weather brings a mixture of every possible element. We also know they tend to make their way into our homes starting at our entryways. Who hasn’t had snow, salt, rain, mud and leaves dragged into their home at some point?

Payback: Remodeling Projects That Add Value to Your Home


Remodeling project

The majority of home owners view their home as their most important investment. We're always considering ways to improve our homes to accommodate our lifestyles. Popular remodeling projects include new kitchens with up-to-date appliances, luxurious bathrooms, home offices or media rooms. In Central New York, with our frequent cloudy days, many people add a sunroom to ease the drudgery of winter. Basement renovations add living space and improve a home's function. But which projects add value to a home investment when it comes time to sell?

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