McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
With more pleasant weather on the way, now is a great time to act on those home renovations you’ve been dreaming about during the cold winter and rainy spring. The summers may feel short in CNY, but this season provides a substantial chunk of mild weather. This makes it an ideal time for hiring a trusted design-build contractor to discuss your plans with, and make your home renovation dreams a reality before cold weather arrives and the snow starts flying yet again. Below we’ve listed three types of renovation projects you may want to consider completing in the summer.Read More
Do you feel like your home needs more space? Are you considering a home addition?
Popular home addition projects include master bathrooms, master bedroom suites, family rooms, sunrooms, mudrooms, kitchen additions, two-story additions and second-floor additions.Read More
This month’s featured project is from a colonial style home built in 2000 in Manlius, NY. The home’s small, narrow kitchen had become outdated and inefficient. Working with the homeowners, we redesigned the kitchen and added new space to create more storage, seating, workspace, and a place for people to gather.Read More
At the 2016 Central New York Parade of Homes most of the model homes featured exterior stone facades and trims. Stone is an architectural element that adds beauty and value to the exterior of a home.
Stone veneer, which has been available for many years, can be made from real stones or manufactured stone. It is generally used as a decorative cover on exterior walls and surfaces.
Because of recent advancements in technology, more homeowners are now remodeling with manufactured stone veneer.Read More
If you visited this year’s Parade of Homes you may have gathered many ideas for home remodeling projects. Several of the homes on display had outdoor living spaces to showcase. There were decks, screened porches, a three-season room, two pools with hardscape, firepits and a pool house to view.Read More
The decision to build an addition onto a home is often based on intrinsic value. Most people who decide to build a home addition love their house and where they live. It’s worth the time and investment to expand their living space to satisfy their needs.Read More
Early spring is the perfect time to think about planning an outdoor living space for your home. In Central New York one of the most popular outdoor projects is a deck addition.
A deck addition can be as simple as a grade-level platform that stands on its own a few inches above the ground or as intricate as multi-tiered structures with steps, railings, pergolas, trellises and built-in features such as tables, benches, planters and hot tubs.Read More
A deck addition built onto a raised ranch home in a suburban Syracuse, NY neighborhood provides an outdoor living space for entertaining, grilling and dining. The elevated deck was part of the homeowner’s master plan for a complete home renovation.Read More
Stone veneer is an architectural element that adds beauty and value to a home. It is typically used as a decorative cover on interior as well as exterior walls and surfaces. Stone veneer, which has been available for many years, can be made from real stones or manufactured stone.
Because of recent advancements in technology, more homeowners are now remodeling with manufactured stone veneer. Compared to natural stone veneer, manufactured stone is more affordable, lighter in weight, easier to install, available in many shapes and colors, easy to maintain and requires no sealing. Manufactured stone veneer products are made to replicate the look of natural stone and are backed by manufacturer warranties.Read More