McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

Make the Most of Your Home: 3 Ways to Create More Space Without Adding Square Footage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to your home, space is a valuable commodity. Maybe you’d like to add a guest bedroom or need a home office. Or you’ve recently retired and now that you have more time, you want a designated area to entertain friends. The needs for space vary, but no matter your situation, you have options to make it happen. A home addition is a great solution to create more space, but it can be a large undertaking. If you’re looking for an alternative way to create more space, without adding square footage to your home, check out our three ideas below. You’d be surprised at the unutilized space that exists within your walls already.

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Storage, Home Remodeling, attic remodel

Feeling Cluttered? Maximize the Space in Your Home with These Storage Solutions

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Before we know it, summer will be fading into fall and a new season will be upon us. You may be looking around your home wondering what happened to the spring cleaning you did. It wasn’t that long ago, right? If you’re feeling a little cluttered, there are plenty of storage options you can apply to each room of your home, so you can turn over a new leaf as we enter the cooler months of Fall and Winter. Just in time—since you’ll likely be spending more time inside of your home than out as the temperature drops. If you’re ready to reorganize and declutter, check out our home storage ideas below.

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Topics: Storage, Home Remodeling

4 Mudroom Design Ideas for Active Families

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The entries to many Central New York homes are often “drop zones” for outdoor gear and can become cluttered in winter months especially if an active family is in residence.

Adding a mudroom to a home is a practical solution for containing both clutter and grit. A mudroom can be added to an existing entry space or by building an entryway addition.

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Topics: Storage, Entryways

8 Practical Solutions for Improving Kitchen Storage

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, May 17, 2016

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:

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

6 Awesome Kitchen Storage Design Ideas

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Homeowners often tell us they want to add more storage space or improve storage when they plan to update or remodel a kitchen. Here are six kitchen storage design ideas that you may want to consider for your home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

Design Ideas for Built-in Entertainment Centers

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

There was a time when many homeowners purchased entertainment centers for the convenience of having a place to hold their media equipment and keep wires out of sight. Today, homeowners are looking for much more. Built-in entertainment centers are designed to define the look you want in a room and add beauty, style and character. They can be customized to house the latest electronics and provide an elegant display setting for artwork, collectibles and books.

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Topics: Cabinets, Storage

6 Design Ideas for Bathroom Vanities

Posted by Jayson Breckheimer on Tue, Jul 8, 2014

Bathrooms are often small spaces. A vanity, which includes the sink and surrounding cabinetry, can have a major impact in the room and become a focal point. When selecting a vanity consider details including the cabinet style and finish, counter surface, storage capacity, sink shape and placement, hardware, lighting, mirrors and the faucet. A vanity can be custom built to fit in the room or integrated with storage cabinets if space allows.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Storage

5 Creative Design Ideas for Built-In Storage

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 25, 2014

Finding convenient storage for the things we enjoy in our homes can sometimes present a challenge. Depending on your family, your home may need places to store clothing, dishes for entertaining, media equipment or children’s toys. Storage spaces should be organized, accessible and, if clutter is a problem, a place where items are out of sight.

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Topics: Storage

10 Awesome Basement Storage Ideas

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Do you need more storage space to control the clutter in your home? You may find a solution to your storage problems in your basement. If you’re planning on remodeling your basement or renovating to meet your storage needs, here are 10 ideas for creating basement storage space:

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Topics: Basement Conversions, Media Rooms, Storage

Space Saving Storage Solutions for Clothes, Linens and Kitchens

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Are you looking for storage solutions? Is it time to “un-clutter” your closets? Clothes closets, linen closets, pantries and the cabinets where we keep cleaning supplies are areas of our homes that can quickly become disorganized and at times make it difficult to find the things we need when we need them. After you’ve cleared out all of the items you don’t use anymore, if you find you need more space or desire better organization, it may be time for a space saving storage solution.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage, Closets