McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

5 Important Steps to Planning Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Aug 20, 2013

If you’re considering remodeling your kitchen, chances are the existing space isn’t meeting your needs or is in need of updating. A kitchen remodeling project can be a major undertaking. Where do you begin? Here are five important steps to follow to help you get started.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Cabinets, Design Trends and Ideas

13 Awesome Custom Closet Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 13, 2013

One of the best ways to organize personal items is to custom design a closet space expressly for the things you need to store. There are two types of closets in our homes: reach-in closets and walk-in closets. Most closets come equipped with the standard rod and shelf and are often cluttered. Sometimes homeowners install ready-made storage systems only to find that they did not optimize the space for the items they need to store and still have clutter.

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Topics: Designs, Cabinets, Storage, Closets

8 Space Saving Ideas Using Built-in Cabinets and Shelves

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 23, 2013

Most homeowners find they need more storage space or a better way of organizing the things they own. Sometimes adding more storage space is difficult, especially if you own a small home. Make-shift shelving that you find at home centers often is not sturdy or attractive. Ready-made book shelves take up floor space and although generic, may not be suitable for the items you want store. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cabinets, Storage, Entryways

3 Classic Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Kitchen cabinets are an essential feature in any home. They provide functional storage and help define the look of the kitchen. Homeowners often look for cabinet styles that are classic and timeless. Cabinetry should also complement the architectural style of a home and interior design. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cabinets

Master Bath Design Ideas for Comfort and Enjoyment

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 19, 2013

If you’re planning to remodel your master bathroom consider including features to create a comfortable and enjoyable personal retreat. A good master bath design should address both function and style. Some master baths are small but can be equipped for comfort. Others are large but may require reconfiguration to add amenities. Or, you may be starting fresh by adding a master bath addition. In each case, here are twelve essential comfort items to consider in your master bath remodeling plans:

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

8 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design for 2013

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Jan 15, 2013

What is a “hot kitchen design trend”? When we develop our annual list of trends, we consider four criteria –

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Cabinets, Design Trends and Ideas

Practical Design Ideas for Today’s Home Office

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 8, 2013

More people are making a living by working at home. According to the most recent census:

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Topics: Cabinets, Home Office

Introducing Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry to Central New York

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Generally, we don’t write about specific products in our blog. However, we are very excited to be introducing a new line of custom cabinetry to the Central New York market – Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry – and we wanted to give our loyal blog readers a first hand look.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cabinets

Mary’s Kitchen Remodel: A New Kitchen for a New Year [Photos]

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 3, 2012

The following article is the last in a series by long-time customer Mary Karpinski. With photos and her elegant writing style, Mary describes her major kitchen remodel - from design to completion. Read all of Mary's Kitchen Remodel articles.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cabinets, Countertops, Mary's Kitchen Remodel

Mary’s Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets, Countertops, Tiles and More

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 6, 2011

The following article is submitted by one of our long-time customers. Please read her previous kitchen remodeling project articles and follow her kitchen project on our Facebook page.

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Kitchen Design, Cabinets, Countertops, Mary's Kitchen Remodel