McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

5 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design for 2012

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 10, 2012

This is the third consecutive year we’ve talked about some of the most popular design ideas for Central New York kitchens. If you’re thinking about remodeling this year, here are our top five kitchen design trends that will add both function and value to your home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Countertops, Design Trends and Ideas

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

What You Should Know About Fabulous Laminate Products

Posted by Mark Waite on Tue, May 17, 2011

Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom requires a homeowner to make many decisions about products to be used in their project. Our customers will ask for our advice and opinions about construction products that are new to the market or how to save money on their projects. Countertop surfacing is often a big cost item for a kitchen or a bathroom and homeowners have a wide range of options. One of the latest advances in product offerings is laminate surfacing.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Countertops

Kitchen Islands: The Centerpiece of a Functional Kitchen

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Mar 9, 2011

Kitchen islands are often the most important “work station” in a modern kitchen. Islands evolved from the standard kitchen table.  In homes today, islands serve a variety of functions and add style to a kitchen. Kitchen islands can be stationary fixtures or mobile work stations where a cook can prepare a meal or store kitchen essentials.  

If you are remodeling a kitchen and thinking about adding an island there will be many decisions to make. First, consider the space of your kitchen. Islands won’t work in all kitchens, in most cases, islands require 100 square feet of kitchen floor space. Second, determine how you would want to use the island. Most people will use an island for food prep and storage but other uses include dining, cooking, clean up and entertaining.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Countertops, Storage, Appliances