When is the best time to start planning a remodeling project? Often times, people forget to factor in the time it takes to plan for their project – from estimates and drawings, to shopping and selections, planning can take anywhere from days to months. If you’re ready to take on a project this spring, now is the time to start planning.Read More
McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
Topics: Project Planning
When planning a home remodeling project it’s important to consider what items can be salvaged, repurposed and donated.Read More
We built this one-and-a-half story home for a couple who are world travelers and love returning to their working Central New York farm. Both the interior and exterior of the house look as though they came from the pages of Country Living magazine.
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:
Our Central New York summers can be short and sizzling. There are also periods of thundershowers and cooler days that limit the time we can spend outdoors. Many homeowners are optimizing the days of summer by adding a porch addition to their houses. If you’re considering adding a porch to your home, where do you begin?
When you consider home improvement projects, how often have you said to yourself, “I’ll have to wait until spring to do it”. Central New York winters can be long and harsh but some homeowners have found that winter is an ideal time to undertake a home remodeling or home repair project, or to begin the planning process.
A bathroom is often one of the smallest rooms in a home, yet one of the most complex when it comes time to remodel. From plumbing to wiring to ventilation to lighting to the right choice of materials and fixtures, there’s no question that successful projects require thoughtful planning, skilled design and working with an experienced contractor.
Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of helping owners of historic homes with renovation and remodeling projects. Restoring a historic home is rewarding and challenging, especially if the home is located in a historic preservation area where zoning ordinances will impact plans to renovate or remodel.
When we meet with homeowners to discuss a remodeling project they’re planning, one of the first questions they ask is “How long will it take"? Generally they’re asking about the construction phase. However, we also advise them that it takes time to plan a project and order materials.