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Brian Ciota

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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

Home Renovations You Can Complete Over the Summer

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, May 21, 2018

Central New York has officially come out of hibernation after weathering a long, cold winter. We’re well into spring, and summer will be here before we know it! Now is the time to look at both the interior and exterior of your home and make any updates before the cold weather comes back around again. The mild weather and longer daylight hours make the summer season an ideal time to complete any projects you have in mind. Looking for some inspiration to get started? Below we’ve listed home updates—both big and small—that you can do over the summer season.

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8 Design Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of a Small Bathroom

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Apr 18, 2018


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Topics: Bathrooms, Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist: Is Your Home Ready?

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Apr 4, 2018

It’s officially spring! It’s been a long winter in Central New York. As the snow disappears and the threat of winter storms finally goes away, it’s time to inspect your home and property for any damage or repairs that may need to be made. Warm weather is right around the corner, so you’ll want to be sure that your home is ready for the new season! We’ve provided a checklist below to make sure you don’t miss anything important.

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Topics: Repair and Maintenance, exterior renovations, home maintenance

Use These 4 Walk-In Shower Ideas to Transform Your Master Bath

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Does your master bathroom need an update? Whether you’re looking for a full remodel, or just want to make a few changes, updating your tub or shower can be a seemingly small way to make a big impact. A walk-in shower can add a feeling of luxury to an otherwise utilitarian bathroom.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas, Walk-In Showers

5 Home Remodeling Ideas to Make Winter More Bearable

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jan 26, 2018


It’s been a long, cold winter here in Central New York. The bad news is we’re not even halfway through the season yet. The good news? Luckily, you can think of your home as an oasis to get away from it all. There are plenty of remodeling ideas that will make your home both comfortable and cozy.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Walk-In Showers, Windows and Doors, Skylights