McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Moving Forward

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 17, 2021

As we arrive at the year mark of this pandemic, we look ahead to a new normal. We have all undoubtedly become more aware of our cleanliness habits... so let’s explore how to integrate choices that are functional, stylish, and easy to clean and maintain into your next home remodeling project.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Renovation, Flooring

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Multifunctional Spaces

Posted by Amy Ross on Tue, Feb 16, 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and perhaps one of the biggest changes in our lives has been the extra time spent at home. So, how did the last year change the way we approach designing our homes? In this blog series, we’ll explore different ways that the pandemic has affected home design and remodeling, starting off with the enhanced need for multifunctional spaces.

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

5 Most Popular Home Improvements

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

As you spend extra time at home this month, you may be noticing all those home improvement projects you've been waiting to tackle. Now is the perfect time to start planning out your future renovations! If you aren't sure which project you should attempt first, here's a list of the five most popular home improvements and the instant benefits they can add to your home—

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Topics: Home Renovation

5 Spring Renovation Ideas to Freshen Up Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Apr 29, 2019


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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, exterior renovations

Universal Design: How to Make Your Home Age-Friendly

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 26, 2019

No one likes to think about aging, but if you want to age in place at home, planning for a time when you or your partner may not be as mobile can be to your benefit. This is where Universal Design comes into play. By incorporating these types of age-friendly renovations into your home, it will become more accessible and easier to get around, so you can enjoy it for many years to come. Below, we cover some of the simple ways you can start implementing Universal Design elements in your home without sacrificing aesthetic appeal, so your home can retain your sense of style while becoming more age friendly for the future.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Universal Design

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

Upgrade Your Home This Fall with These Remodeling Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Summer will soon be coming to a close in Central New York, but luckily we still have a few more months before the snow starts flying. You may think that the time to renovate your home is over as the temperatures start to cool, but there are still some projects you can tackle before the cold weather arrives—many of which will make your home far more enjoyable as the temperatures drop and winter begins. Looking for some inspiration? Below, we’ve provided 5 home remodeling ideas you can complete this fall—we cover both the interior and the exterior so you can improve your home inside and out!

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Topics: Home Renovation, home maintenance

Transform Your Outdoor Living Space with These 4 Design Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Summer is the best season to entertain outdoors in Central New York. Is your property allowing you to get the most out of the good weather? A boring outdoor space can have a negative impact on the overall look of your home and property. If you’re someone who likes to impress your guests with your exquisite taste in design, or you just want a relaxing space to enjoy time with family, it may be time to transform your outdoor living space! Here are 4 helpful design ideas that you’re sure to love:

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Topics: Home Renovation, Outdoor Living, exterior renovations

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Beginning a Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home, and one where functionality is just as important as style. Since you’re using it every day, you should be able to walk in and feel happy about this space—not annoyed by a leaky faucet, or cringing at the out of date design. If your appliances are worn out, or your bathroom is starting to look like it belongs in another time period—it’s time for an upgrade. A bathroom renovation can seem like a big undertaking, but with the right amount of planning, and a trusted Design-Build contractor, you’ll end up with a bathroom you can feel good about! If you’re ready to consider a bathroom renovation, there are a few questions you should be asking before you begin to make sure you get everything you need out of your renovation.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Home Renovation

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Beginning a Home Addition

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 16, 2018


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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Additions