McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

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

Feeling Cluttered? Maximize the Space in Your Home with These Storage Solutions

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Before we know it, summer will be fading into fall and a new season will be upon us. You may be looking around your home wondering what happened to the spring cleaning you did. It wasn’t that long ago, right? If you’re feeling a little cluttered, there are plenty of storage options you can apply to each room of your home, so you can turn over a new leaf as we enter the cooler months of Fall and Winter. Just in time—since you’ll likely be spending more time inside of your home than out as the temperature drops. If you’re ready to reorganize and declutter, check out our home storage ideas below.

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Topics: Storage, Home Remodeling

7 New Design Trends for 2017 You Should Be Considering For Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

We’re well into February, a time when you may be reassessing your New Year’s resolutions and goals. With tax season in full swing and tax returns around the corner, it’s a perfect time to consider putting your home renovation ideas into action. It’s also that time of year in Central New York when it feels like winter has way overstayed its welcome. Making some much-needed changes to your abode can be the perfect way to shake off those winter blues.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation

Top Five Reasons to Remodel a Kitchen

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Mar 1, 2016

Is it time for change in your kitchen? Some kitchens may require a full remodel to meet the needs of the homeowners. Others can be improved with a fresh paint color or by adding a few new features such as a countertop or backsplash. What are your needs?

We thought we’d share the top five reasons homeowners decide to remodel a kitchen:

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Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling

4 Tips for Your First Meeting with a Design-Build Remodeling Contractor

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Homeowners frequently ask us about what they should expect and how they should prepare for their first meeting to discuss their home remodeling projects.   They often have ideas they want to communicate to us, or a problem they want us to help them solve.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Hiring a Contractor

What to Expect When Meeting With a Remodeling Project Consultant

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

When a homeowner first contacts us to discuss their remodeling project they typically ask about who will be meeting with them and what they should expect from the meeting. These are important questions and we thought it would be helpful to adress them in this article.

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Topics: Home Remodeling

The Top 5 Home Remodeling Articles for 2014

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

If you missed some of our home remodeling blog articles during the year, now’s your chance to catch up. Here are the top five most read articles for 2014:

# 5 – Project of the Month: Open Concept Floor Plan for a Ranch Home

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design Trends and Ideas

7 Reasons Why Winter is the Perfect Time for Home Remodeling Projects

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Central New York winters can be long and harsh. Winter is a good time to focus on your home and undertake updating the interior or addressing repairs you may have been putting off. Some homeowners we’ve worked with have found that winter is the perfect time for home remodeling projects. If you’re finding that you need extra space, winter can be a great time to start a basement remodeling project.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Additions

The Top 5 Home Remodeling Articles for 2013

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 31, 2013


If you missed some of our home remodeling blog articles during the year, now’s your chance to catch up. Here are the top five most read articles for 2013:

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Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling, Walk-In Showers, Room Colors

Remodeling Your Kitchen: An A-to-Z Wish List Guide

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Most people begin a kitchen remodeling project with a “wish list” – everything you NEED and WANT in your dream kitchen. To help start your wish list, we’ve developed this handy A-to-Z list of features you’ll want to consider as you plan and budget for your project:

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Home Remodeling, Project Planning