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Project of the Month: A Universal Design Lakefront Home

Posted by Scott McClurg on Wed, Jan 6, 2016

We worked with a Skaneateles, NY couple to build their lakefront dream home that has many special Universal Design features. These features are so subtle that you may not recognize them, but would admire the home for its smart, efficient and practical design. The transitional design of the home is perfect for the owners and very accommodating when they get together with friends and family.

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Topics: Projects of the Month, Universal Design

Project of the Month: A 1930s Syracuse Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Dec 1, 2015

A kitchen is the hub of activity in every home. New appliances and gadgets have changed the way we cook and equip our kitchens. The emergence of cable television and the Food Network influences the way we prepare meals and the décor we choose for our kitchens. We are also growing more conscious of the environment and the way we use natural resources.

The owners of our Project of the Month home considered some of these trends when they remodeled the kitchen in their 1930s-era bungalow-style home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Cabinets, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: Syracuse Galley Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

The owners of a home located in the City of Syracuse that was built in the 1920s transformed their galley kitchen to create a functional space with practical storage and efficent work areas.

New cabinets, countertops, appliances, fixtures, lighting and flooring give a bright new look and feel to the room. The kitchen was designed to blend with the architectural style of the home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: Elevated Deck Addition

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Oct 6, 2015

A deck addition built onto a raised ranch home in a suburban Syracuse, NY neighborhood provides an outdoor living space for entertaining, grilling and dining. The elevated deck was part of the homeowner’s master plan for a complete home renovation.

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Topics: Projects of the Month, Decks, Additions, Outdoor Living

Project of the Month: New Kitchen Design Adds More Storage Space

Posted by Melissa Sposato on Tue, Sep 1, 2015

One of the primary reasons homeowners decide to remodel a kitchen is to gain more storage space. New small appliances, food products, gadgets and items used for cooking and entertaining have changed storage needs over the past 30 years.

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Topics: Kitchens, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: Lakefront Porch Addition and Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Aug 4, 2015

The owners of a cottage located on Canandaigua Lake enjoy entertaining family and friends. To optimize the time they spend at the lake, they asked us to design and build a lakefront porch addition with some unique features that allow them to extend the season. This challenging project took six months to complete and was started just as the snow was melting in March. The new outdoor living space includes many amenities such as a gas fueled pizza oven and grill, bar sink and refrigerator, and a wood-burning outdoor fireplace.

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Topics: Projects of the Month, Additions, Porches, Outdoor Living

Project of the Month: Kitchen With Two Islands

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Jul 7, 2015

The kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s important that the space meets the needs of the people who live there. Our Project of the Month is a 15-by-26 foot kitchen with dark oak cabinets that was redesigned to function more efficiently for an active family of five in Fayetteville, NY.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: Weedsport Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Jun 2, 2015

The owners of a Weedsport, NY home with a large kitchen found that the space was not efficient. There was a corner with inaccessible storage space camouflaged by a curtain, a range that did not provide adequate capacity for baking, insufficient counter space for food prep and, while the kitchen had an ample pantry, there was not enough functional storage.

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Topics: Kitchens, Projects of the Month

Project of the Month: Lakeside Cottage Deck Addition

Posted by Mark Waite on Tue, May 5, 2015

The owners of a summer cottage on Skaneateles Lake enjoy the season and entertaining family and friends on a deck that overlooks the clear blue water and provides space for dining, grilling and gathering. The composite decking they selected is easy to care for and will withstand cold Central New York winters.

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Topics: Projects of the Month, Decks, Outdoor Living

Project of the Month: Kitchen and Dining Room Remodel

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Apr 7, 2015

The owners of a split-level ranch-style home built in 1977 wanted to remodel their kitchen and adjacent dining room for entertaining family members, especially grandchildren. The original kitchen was dark and closed in by a wall that separated the space from the dining area. The kitchen had a U-shaped configuration with a narrow work aisle that constricted the flow of traffic in the room when the family gathered together for holidays and special occasions. Lighting was dim and appliances were outdated.  

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Topics: Kitchens, Projects of the Month

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