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Take Your Home’s Curb Appeal to the Next Level with These Exterior Renovations

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The old saying goes that first impressions can be the most lasting. While keeping the inside of your home up-to-date and comfortable is important, have you considered the outside of your home? The exterior is the first—and sometimes only—thing that people see when they lay eyes on your home. When it comes to exterior renovations, much can be done to improve the appearance of your home, including updating your entry way, residing or painting your home, and replacing old windows. Below we’ll cover exterior design ideas that can take your home from ordinary to the envy of the neighborhood.

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Topics: Home Renovation, Entryways, Windows and Doors, Painting, Siding, exterior renovations

Interior Room Colors Inspired By Fall

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 24, 2013

Fall is a time for thinking about home improvement projects. Many Central New Yorkers look for inspiration at the Parade of Homes. The Parade of Homes is sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of CNY and we’re proud to be a member.  

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors, Painting

The Hottest Exterior Paint Colors for 2013

Posted by Lauren Szczygiel on Tue, Jun 11, 2013

If you’re planning to paint the exterior of your home this summer to give it a fresh updated look, you’re probably looking at color chips and trying to select colors for the siding, trims and doors. There are four things to consider when choosing exterior paint colors for your home:

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Painting

6 Tips for Selecting Wall Colors

Posted by Lauren Szczygiel on Tue, Jan 29, 2013

Wall colors are very important to anyone who undertakes a remodeling project. A project may take weeks or months of planning, selecting features and products, and living with construction. Painting the walls and trims is the last step of the process and the point where homeowners add their personal touch to a room.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors, Painting

Remodeling Design Ideas from the CNY Parade of Homes

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 2, 2012

If you visited this year’s Parade of Homes at Riverwalk in Brewerton, you saw some of the latest design ideas for Central New York homes. We encourage people who are planning a home remodeling project to visit the “Parade” to see products installed and gather ideas for their own projects. 

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Topics: Kitchens, Lighting, Bathrooms, Entryways, Painting, Flooring

Redecorating Ideas for Wallpapered and Masonry Walls

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Jul 10, 2012

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Topics: How-To Tips, Design Trends and Ideas, Painting

The Hottest Interior Room Colors for 2012

Posted by Lauren Szczygiel on Tue, Jan 31, 2012

I love helping my clients select colors for a remodeled room. Colors often reflect the latest home design trends but can also be a personal statement. To me the latter is more important because it is the way homeowners define their space. There are many ways to add color to a home but people most often ask me about paint colors.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Room Colors, Painting

Painting Your Home’s Exterior: Choosing the Right Paint

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Apr 19, 2011


Today's guest blogger is Paul Jones, Project Consultant for HomeRepair by McClurg. Paul has worked in the residential construction business for 12 years. Prior to that he worked for 20 years in commercial construction. He has been with the McClurg team for over five years and specializes in small- to medium-sized home repair projects.

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Topics: Lead Paint Safety, How-To Tips, Painting

Painting Your Home's Interior: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Paint

Posted by Brian Ciota on Thu, Feb 3, 2011

Painting is one of the best and least expensive ways to update your home. A new paint job can refresh the surfaces of your walls and trim, brighten ceilings and even change the entire look and feel of a room. Paint is relatively inexpensive and new products make the work easy with less odor, better coverage and quick cleanup.

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Topics: Green Products, Room Colors, Painting

10 Hot Trends in Bathroom Design

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 21, 2010

Today’s hectic lifestyles create a demand for a place at home where you can relax at the end of the day and revive in the morning. More homeowners are now investing in luxury bathrooms as a private haven where they can “de-stress.” To see how some of your neighbors have converted their bathroom spaces, visit our “Bathrooms Gallery”.

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Topics: Lighting, Bathrooms, Designs, Painting

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