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5 Spring Renovation Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Apr 29, 2019

 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, exterior renovations

Universal Design: How to Make Your Home Age-Friendly

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 26, 2019

No one likes to think about aging, but if you want to age in place at home, planning for a time when you or your partner may not be as mobile can be to your benefit. This is where Universal Design comes into play. By incorporating these types of age-friendly renovations into your home, it will become more accessible and easier to get around, so you can enjoy it for many years to come. Below, we cover some of the simple ways you can start implementing Universal Design elements in your home without sacrificing aesthetic appeal, so your home can retain your sense of style while becoming more age friendly for the future.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Universal Design

Post-Winter Checklist: Make Sure Your Home is Ready for Spring

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Even if you are an avid winter sports advocate, if you live in CNY, you’re likely getting excited for spring now that February has finally arrived. The thought of sunshine and flowers blooming on the trees surely brings a smile to your face…until you think of all the chores you have to do to get your house ready for the spring season. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a checklist of the things you should do to prepare for the brighter days ahead in one convenient place.

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Topics: home maintenance

5 Kitchen Renovation Design Ideas to Try in 2019

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Jan 21, 2019

A new year means new design trends for your home. If your kitchen needs an update, now is the perfect time to look at what’s trending in 2019 so you can stay ahead of the curve, and have a kitchen that’s both functional and stylish. There are several new kitchen design trends that show no signs of going anywhere soon. Whether you want to give your space a modern pop of color, or you’re envisioning a simple yet rustic atmosphere, the new ideas we provide below provide something to suit every style and will help you create a room you’ll love.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

6 Tips for a Successful Finished Basement Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Finishing the basement in your home is a great way to maximize the space you already have, without having to add on any square footage in the form of an addition. Whether you want to go the more luxurious route and turn your basement into a home theater, or you’re simply looking for a way to create more living space in your home, finishing your basement is a great way to do so. However, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind for a successful basement remodel. Below, we cover 5 tips to get you started.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Home Renovation

Tips for a Successful Master Bath Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Many rooms can be relatively easy to change with a new coat of paint, updated furniture, and a little redecorating. However, areas like the bathroom and kitchen are often defined by their layout and the appliances and fixtures they contain, so if you’re looking to update either of these spaces, a complete remodel may be the best route to take.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Home Remodeling

Improve Your Kitchen With These 5 Updates

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Sep 28, 2018

If your kitchen needs some TLC, but you’re not ready for a full-on remodel, not to worry! There are plenty of updates you can make that will improve both the style and functionality of your home’s kitchen, whether you’re making improvements for the upcoming holidays, or you’re simply seeking out some inspiration to get started. Between cooking, eating, and entertaining it’s likely that you spend a bulk of your time in the kitchen. Below, we cover 5 updates that can make a big impact on improving the look, feel, and functionality of your space.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

Upgrade Your Home This Fall with These Remodeling Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Summer will soon be coming to a close in Central New York, but luckily we still have a few more months before the snow starts flying. You may think that the time to renovate your home is over as the temperatures start to cool, but there are still some projects you can tackle before the cold weather arrives—many of which will make your home far more enjoyable as the temperatures drop and winter begins. Looking for some inspiration? Below, we’ve provided 5 home remodeling ideas you can complete this fall—we cover both the interior and the exterior so you can improve your home inside and out!

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Topics: Home Renovation, home maintenance

Transform Your Outdoor Living Space with These 4 Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Summer is the best season to entertain outdoors in Central New York. Is your property allowing you to get the most out of the good weather? A boring outdoor space can have a negative impact on the overall look of your home and property. If you’re someone who likes to impress your guests with your exquisite taste in design, or you just want a relaxing space to enjoy time with family, it may be time to transform your outdoor living space! Here are 4 helpful design ideas that you’re sure to love:

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Topics: Home Renovation, Outdoor Living, exterior renovations

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Beginning a Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, and one where functionality is just as important as style. Since you’re using it every day, you should be able to walk in and feel happy about this space—not annoyed by a leaky faucet, or cringing at the out of date design. If your appliances are worn out, or your bathroom is starting to look like it belongs in another time period—it’s time for an upgrade. A bathroom renovation can seem like a big undertaking, but with the right amount of planning, and a trusted Design-Build contractor, you’ll end up with a bathroom you can feel good about! If you’re ready to consider a bathroom renovation, there are a few questions you should be asking before you begin to make sure you get everything you need out of your renovation.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Home Renovation

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