McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets for Your Remodel

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen it’s important to choose the right cabinets. Cabinets are an important element and define a kitchen’s style. They are also the single highest cost item in most kitchen remodeling projects.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Cabinets

Project of the Month: A 1930s Syracuse Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Dec 1, 2015

A kitchen is the hub of activity in every home. New appliances and gadgets have changed the way we cook and equip our kitchens. The emergence of cable television and the Food Network influences the way we prepare meals and the décor we choose for our kitchens. We are also growing more conscious of the environment and the way we use natural resources.

The owners of our Project of the Month home considered some of these trends when they remodeled the kitchen in their 1930s-era bungalow-style home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Cabinets, Projects of the Month

6 Design Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets and Cabinet Hardware

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Cabinets are the primary design element in a kitchen remodel. The selection of cabinet style, finish and hardware (i.e., pulls, knobs and hinges) will define the look and functionality of the new kitchen. Other design elements, including countertops, backsplashes and appliances, can be selected to complement the cabinets.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cabinets

Design Ideas for Built-in Entertainment Centers

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

There was a time when many homeowners purchased entertainment centers for the convenience of having a place to hold their media equipment and keep wires out of sight. Today, homeowners are looking for much more. Built-in entertainment centers are designed to define the look you want in a room and add beauty, style and character. They can be customized to house the latest electronics and provide an elegant display setting for artwork, collectibles and books.

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Topics: Cabinets, Storage

The Three Most Popular Kitchen Design Styles

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Kitchen design styles change over time. If you’ve been considering an update or remodel of your kitchen you may have come across kitchen design styles with names such as Tuscan, Urban Chic, Classic, Country-French and others. All of these “design styles” fall within the three most popular kitchen design styles often referred to by the National Kitchen & Bath Association: Traditional, Contemporary and Transitional.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cabinets

The Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Accessories

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Functional kitchens are created by cabinets. The depth and placement of drawers and cupboards determines what can be stored. Cabinet accessories help to improve organization and access in drawers and cupboards. Today, cabinet makers offer a wide range of accessories that are specifically designed to fit to their cabinets. We offer two lines of cabinetry as an option for our customers: semi-custom cabinets made by Bishop Cabinets, and custom cabinets made by Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry. Both manufacturers offer an extensive line of kitchen cabinet accessories.

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Topics: Kitchens, Cabinets

The Latest Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinet Finishes

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, May 28, 2014

Cabinets are the primary architectural element in a kitchen or bathroom remodel. What makes cabinets stand out is the finish. The color, sheen and texture of a cabinet finish will anchor all of the other features in a kitchen or bath including counters, flooring, tile, fixtures and appliances. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets should be durable with a finish that will stand up to the wear-and-tear of daily use. The type of paint and stains used by a manufacturer and the way they are applied in the factory contribute to the appearance and durability of the cabinets. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cabinets

Project of the Month: Master Bath with Walk-in Shower and Walk-in Closet

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Our “Project of the Month” is a master bathroom remodel in Fayetteville, NY featuring a large walk-in shower without doors, a walk-in closet, and a vanity with his and her sinks and white painted semi-custom cabinets.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Cabinets, Walk-In Showers, Projects of the Month, Closets

Our Picks for the Best Kitchen Design Trends for 2014

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Each year we report on the best kitchen design trends in home remodeling. Some are new. Others are trends sustained by what homeowners are looking for when they renovate a kitchen. When we compile our list we look at industry trends, consumer publications and what Central New York homeowners are requesting when they discuss their remodeling “needs and wants” with us.

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Topics: Kitchens, Cabinets, Design Trends and Ideas

Project of the Month: A Minor Kitchen Remodel Transforms a Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

It’s amazing how new countertops, backsplash and appliances along with some paint and a little tweaking can update a kitchen. The Fayetteville kitchen featured in this month’s “Project of the Month” demonstrates how a minor kitchen remodel can really transform the look and feel of a home. It’s hard to believe that this is the same kitchen. Minor changes transformed a time worn room into a stunning kitchen that looks as though it came out of the pages of a home décor magazine.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Cabinets, Appliances, Projects of the Month