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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day, you should be able to walk in and feel happy about this space—not annoyed by a leaky faucet, or cringing at the out of date design.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

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Beginning a Home Addition

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 16, 2018


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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Additions

Home Design Ideas: These Are Predicted to Be the Biggest Trends in 2018

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jan 5, 2018

With a new year comes new design trends. If one of your resolutions in the new year is to give your home an upgrade, this is the perfect time to keep an eye out for design inspiration. While the weather is snowy and cold, you can start compiling ideas you’d like to show your trusted design-build contractor, who can help you find the designs that will be best suited to your home. Whether you’re thinking about doing a home addition or a home remodel, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular predicted design trends for 2018. Below you’ll find ideas for every room of your home, from the bathroom to the kitchen, and everywhere in between.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Kitchen Design, Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Beginning a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

A kitchen remodel is by no means a small project, but it can be a worthwhile one if your kitchen is outdated, you aren’t happy with the layout, or it no longer matches up with your lifestyle or meets your current needs. After all, besides the bathroom, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, and functionality is a must if you want to do any cooking or entertaining. There are many factors to take into consideration before starting a kitchen remodel to ensure that it goes smoothly. Start off by asking yourself the 5 questions below, and you’ll be well on your way to a positive remodeling experience.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

Design Ideas: 5 Ways to Light Up Your Home as the Days Get Shorter

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Nov 27, 2017

As we officially move into the winter months, the days are growing shorter and the long evenings of natural summer light have come to an end. As a result, the lighting in your home becomes even more important in order to prolong the winter nights and complete any evening tasks before heading to bed. The early nights will call attention to any of the areas in your home that may need some extra illumination. If you notice that your interior lighting seems inadequate, it may be time for an update. Below we’ve provided 5 tips on how you can make your home cozy and bright even as the winter darkness surrounds your home.

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Topics: Lighting, Design Trends and Ideas

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