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Amy Ross

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Tips for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Dec 30, 2021

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, it might be a little more complex than you think. The space is often defined by the layout, fixtures, and plumbing - without a lot of square footage to work with. But since it’s likely one of the most used rooms in your home, the space should be both comfortable and functional. A bathroom remodel also has the potential to add a lot of value to your home. Check out our tips below to help you get started.

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Topics: Lighting, Bathrooms, Universal Design

Cozy, Inviting Spaces for this Winter

Posted by Amy Ross on Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Here in Central New York, we know we’re in for a long, cold winter… but there are plenty of remodeling ideas that will make your home both comfortable and cozy for the upcoming season.



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Topics: Bathrooms, Windows and Doors, Flooring, Fireplaces

Planning for a Successful Remodeling Project

Posted by Amy Ross on Tue, Sep 21, 2021

When is the best time to start planning a remodeling project? Often times, people forget to factor in the time it takes to plan for their project – from estimates and drawings, to shopping and selections, planning can take anywhere from days to months. If you’re ready to take on a project this spring, now is the time to start planning.

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Topics: Project Planning

Elements to Consider for a Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Bathroom remodeling projects can feel like a big undertaking, but any room we begin and end each day in deserves some attention. When executed well, a bathroom remodel can add serious value to your home – for a future buyer or for yourself. Having a private space to relax and recharge is essential. Think about the practical elements first – like lighting, storage, and showers/tubs; then add stylistic touches from there.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Walk-In Showers, Tile

Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Apr 22, 2021

When we meet with homeowners to discuss a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, we are often asked our opinion about countertop options. Granite and quartz surfaces are always at the top of our list. Both are sleek, elegant, durable, and add significant value to your home; but they have some distinct differences. Here’s how they compare in terms of material, style, and maintenance:

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Topics: Countertops

Spring Updates for Your Home

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Spring has sprung, and with the new season comes spring cleaning, fresh décor, and a desire to tackle some of those home remodeling projects. Here are some ways to freshen up your home for the spring season!

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Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling, Porches

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Moving Forward

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 17, 2021

As we arrive at the year mark of this pandemic, we look ahead to a new normal. We have all undoubtedly become more aware of our cleanliness habits... so let’s explore how to integrate choices that are functional, stylish, and easy to clean and maintain into your next home remodeling project.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation, Flooring

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Designing with Comfort in Mind

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 3, 2021

This last year has taught us so much about finding sanctuary within our homes. By designing a space with “comfort” in mind, you can make your home more welcoming for family and guests. Here are a few simple ways to incorporate functional comfort into your home next remodeling project.

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Design Trends and Ideas, Outdoor Living

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Multifunctional Spaces

Posted by Amy Ross on Tue, Feb 16, 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and perhaps one of the biggest changes in our lives has been the extra time spent at home. So, how did the last year change the way we approach designing our homes? In this blog series, we’ll explore different ways that the pandemic has affected home design and remodeling, starting off with the enhanced need for multifunctional spaces.

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