McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

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

Make the Most of Your Home: 3 Ways to Create More Space Without Adding Square Footage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to your home, space is a valuable commodity. Maybe you’d like to add a guest bedroom or need a home office. Or you’ve recently retired and now that you have more time, you want a designated area to entertain friends. The needs for space vary, but no matter your situation, you have options to make it happen. A home addition is a great solution to create more space, but it can be a large undertaking. If you’re looking for an alternative way to create more space, without adding square footage to your home, check out our three ideas below. You’d be surprised at the unutilized space that exists within your walls already.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Storage, Home Remodeling, attic remodel

Make the Most of Your Finished Basement with These 4 Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Sep 8, 2017

We’ve covered several outdoor entertainment topics, including patios and pool areas, but what happens when the weather turns cold? Winter is a guarantee here in Central New York, and when the patio gets covered with snow and the pool is closed for the season, we end up spending more time indoors. If you’re wondering how to bring your entertainment inside, you may not have to look any further than the basement.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

Kitchen Design Ideas for Basements and Lower Level Living Areas

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

If you are planning a basement remodeling project have you considered adding a second kitchen, kitchenette or a beverage bar? Lower level conversions often provide areas for recreation and entertaining and can also be designed to add more space for preparing meals and snacks.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Kitchens

7 Design Ideas for Lower Level Game and Entertainment Rooms

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Do you feel housebound in the winter months and during cold rainy spells? In Central New York, where our winters are long and there are many gray days, lower levels and basements of a home can be converted to provide space for indoor entertainment and recreation.

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Topics: Basement Conversions

4 Awesome Lower Level Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, May 19, 2015

One of the easiest ways to expand your living space is to use the area in your basement or lower level. Lower levels generally are perfect for adding a sizeable entertainment room, a guest bedroom with bath, a kitchenette, a workout area or even a secluded home office.

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Topics: Basement Conversions

Project of the Month: Lower Level Living Space Remodel in Fayetteville

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Basements in many homes are underutilized. The owners of this Fayetteville home remodeled a 1500 square foot basement into a multi-purpose lower level living space featuring a new exercise room, new flooring, new lighting, new ceiling, wall paint, upgrades for storage and a bathroom renovation.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Insurance Claims, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: LaFayette Basement Remodel

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Basements can be transformed into lower level living spaces to meet your specific needs and add value to your home. The owners of this LaFayette, NY home wanted their basement remodel to provide more space for entertaining, cooking, exercising and an office. They added a gathering space for family to enjoy that includes a kitchenette, living room, full bath and exercise area. They chose transitional décor for the space featuring Shaker-style cabinets for the kitchenette and bath, quartz counters, upscale vinyl flooring and Mission-style furniture.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Projects of the Month

10 Awesome Basement Storage Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Do you need more storage space to control the clutter in your home? You may find a solution to your storage problems in your basement. If you’re planning on remodeling your basement or renovating to meet your storage needs, here are 10 ideas for creating basement storage space:

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Media Rooms, Storage

5 Exciting Basement Design Trends for 2012

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 21, 2012

Thinking about remodeling your basement? Gone are the days of paneled walls, suspended ceilings, shag carpets and large fluorescent lights. Basements are now an extension of the look and architectural style of the upper level of a home.  

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Storage, Design Trends and Ideas