McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
With more pleasant weather on the way, now is a great time to act on those home renovations you’ve been dreaming about during the cold winter and rainy spring. The summers may feel short in CNY, but this season provides a substantial chunk of mild weather. This makes it an ideal time for hiring a trusted design-build contractor to discuss your plans with, and make your home renovation dreams a reality before cold weather arrives and the snow starts flying yet again. Below we’ve listed three types of renovation projects you may want to consider completing in the summer.Read More
If you are planning a basement remodeling project have you considered adding a second kitchen, kitchenette or a beverage bar? Lower level conversions often provide areas for recreation and entertaining and can also be designed to add more space for preparing meals and snacks.Read More
Kitchen islands are often the most important “work station” in modern kitchens. Islands evolved from the standard kitchen table. In homes today, islands serve a variety of functions and add style to a kitchen.Read More
This month’s featured project is from a colonial style home built in 2000 in Manlius, NY. The home’s small, narrow kitchen had become outdated and inefficient. Working with the homeowners, we redesigned the kitchen and added new space to create more storage, seating, workspace, and a place for people to gather.Read More
Many homes, both old and new, often have irregular spaces in bathrooms and kitchens.
In bathrooms, especially second story bathrooms, rooflines and the placement of fixtures can create irregular spaces.
In kitchens, taking down a wall to expand the space or building an addition onto an existing structure can also create irregular spaces.
Here are several ideas to show you ways to optimize irregular or unusual spaces in baths and kitchens and the solutions we’ve found for homeowners in Central New York.Read More
Dining rooms are often underutilized spaces. Many homes, especially those built 30 or more years ago, have a floor plan that separates the kitchen from the dining room. Capes, colonials, split-levels and even ranch style homes were built in this manner.
With today’s busy and more casual lifestyles more homeowners are unifying kitchen and dining room spaces when they undertake a kitchen remodeling project or build a new home.Read More
If you love to cook and entertain in your kitchen, one sink may not be enough. More homeowners are adding a second kitchen sink when they update or remodel a kitchen. Often a second sink is a smaller fixture used as a prep sink or for a beverage bar and it improves the way people work in a kitchen.Read More
For many homeowners, the architecture of their house and personal design preferences are important factors in their remodeling plans. This month’s featured project is a kitchen remodel that transformed a log home built in 1986 by adding elements reflecting the style of the home and the owner’s design preferences.Read More
Many homeowners want to improve storage when they plan a kitchen remodeling project. Storage should be practical and accessible.
Cabinet selection and placement are important considerations. The right cabinets can make a kitchen more functional kitchen and provide needed storage space.
Here are eight kitchen storage cabinet ideas to help you plan your project:Read More