McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

Spring Updates for Your Home

Posted by Amy Ross on Thu, Apr 8, 2021

Spring has sprung, and with the new season comes spring cleaning, fresh décor, and a desire to tackle some of those home remodeling projects. Here are some ways to freshen up your home for the spring season!

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Topics: Kitchens, Home Remodeling, Porches

How COVID-19 is Influencing Home Remodeling Trends: Designing with Comfort in Mind

Posted by Amy Ross on Wed, Mar 3, 2021

This last year has taught us so much about finding sanctuary within our homes. By designing a space with “comfort” in mind, you can make your home more welcoming for family and guests. Here are a few simple ways to incorporate functional comfort into your home next remodeling project.

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Design Trends and Ideas, Outdoor Living

Bring Your Kitchen Into the Modern Age With These 5 Updates

Posted by Brian Ciota on Mon, Jul 31, 2017


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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, kitchen remodeling

Why You Should Consider Doing These Three Renovation Projects in the Summer

Posted by Brian Ciota on Fri, Jun 16, 2017

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Bathrooms, Renovating, Additions

Kitchen Design Ideas for Basements and Lower Level Living Areas

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

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.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Kitchens

Kitchen Islands that Work

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design

Project of the Month: A Stylish and Practical Kitchen Addition

Posted by Melissa Sposato on Tue, Oct 4, 2016

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Projects of the Month, Additions

Design Solutions for Irregular Spaces in Bathrooms and Kitchens

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

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.

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

Inspired Ideas for Unifying Kitchen and Dining Room Spaces

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 26, 2016

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.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design

The Newest Essential: A Second Kitchen Sink

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Jul 19, 2016

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.

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Topics: Kitchens