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4 Signs it’s Time to Knock Down & Rebuild

Knock down and rebuild projects should be determined case by case. Not every home needs to be demolished, and homeowners can get their desired results by remodeling. There are certain factors that should be considered before deciding to knock down and rebuild, but most of the time it’s because you love the location the house…

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Reasons the Design/Build Firm Method Works

Design-build firms bring quality to a new construction or home remodeling project that homeowners just can’t achieve doing it on their own. There are many advantages of using a design-build firm like Center Island Contracting on your construction project, with just a few being staying on time and within budget, having a team in place…

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Product Selections For Your Home & Why You Get What You Pay For

When building new home construction with Center Island Contracting, you have the ability to customize your home from soup to nuts at our selection center. Your new home can reflect your personal taste and style with finishes like cabinets, tiles, faucets, and flooring picked to your liking. Our selection center is your one-stop-shop for high…

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Advantages of Renovating Before Moving In

Buying a new home is one of the most rewarding and exciting new beginnings to embark upon, but if your new house needs some renovations done it can stir up some questions on how to proceed. In your giddy excitement, should you move your family in right away and wait to undergo renovations, or should…

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3 Ways You Can Save When Remodeling

3 Ways You Can Save When Remodeling  Home renovations can easily get pricey, so figuring out ways to save is something worth looking into. It is possible to obtain your dream remodel with a budget you can afford; you just have to be strategic about it. Find out ways to cut corners, saving a bit…

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Open Floor Plans: Why One-Story Homes are Desirable

It’s hard to find a new construction home without an open floor plan these days. This blog will explore the reasons why an open floor plan, in addition to having a one-story home, can provide a list of advantages for homeowners, especially if homeowners want to live in the home for the remainder of their…

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Center Island Contracting’s 3-Step New Home Construction Process

Building a new construction home means completely customizing your new house with the floor plan and design that fits your family’s needs. Our design-build firm has an extensive library of floor plans and home designs to choose from, custom-designed to your style and budget. Whether your family chooses to select a model from our floor…

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8 Things to Ask your Contractor Before Starting a Home Remodel

It’s not every year that we do a home remodel, so it’s completely understandable if you’re a little clueless going into one. After all, it’s what the experts at Center Island Contracting are here for! As a design-build firm, we’re here to become your point of contact for all phases of the project; from design…

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Design / Build Process and its Benefits

Design-build firms are the only way to get through a home remodeling or new home construction project with as little stress as possible. Its benefits are unparalleled and include quicker project completion time, cost savings, open communication, budget management and the list goes on.  But what exactly is the design-build process? In a nutshell, design-build…

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Why a Design / Build Firm Serves the Client Much Better

The design-build firm method is tried and true; just ask our thousands of happy customers! Simply put, design-build firms serve the client much better by taking the stress out of your hands. Our knowledgeable and talented team of construction professionals can provide you with all the services you need to complete your project from inception…

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Hire Center Island Contracting for the Permit Process Made Easy

When undergoing a home renovation or new construction project, the last thing you want to do is deal with the building permitting process. Before homeowners can even begin a home project, permits must be obtained. We understand if just the thought of dealing with your local municipality makes your head spin, and we’re happy to…

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Center Island Contracting Will Develop Plans Within your Budget

When starting a new construction project or home remodel, Center Island Contracting understands how important it is to stay within budget. From kitchen renovations to garage or basement conversions and bathroom remodeling, any project you hire us for will be treated as if the home belongs to a member of the team. By using a…

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Solution Finding with Remodeling in Babylon

The experts at Center Island Contracting believe remodeling is the practical solution to your common home layout problems. Whether it’s expanding rooms to fit your growing family, adding more curb appeal to your exterior, knocking walls down to fix an unconventional layout or even accessibility upgrades, our skilled team of design specialists can find a…

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When It’s Time to Knock Down and Start Over

Determining when to knock down your home and start over instead of relocating or remodeling will depend on many factors, however it’s important to keep in mind some critical components of this decision. Not only is knocking down and starting over more cost-effective, it also allows you to get the house of your dreams with…

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How to Blend Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces in Carle Place

We’re in the dead of winter, but it can’t hurt to dream about warmer days, can it? Our experts at Center Island Contracting have some great advice on how to seamlessly blend indoor-outdoor living spaces on the north shore of Long Island so that your family can make the most out of the warm months…

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Your Flooring Guide: Compare the Different Types of Home Flooring

Flooring can be a big investment and a decision that lasts long-term, so picking out flooring during a home remodel or new construction project can be challenging. Flooring options are more diverse than ever, making it hard to choose between so many viable options. Whether you’re undergoing a home renovation, or installing new flooring in…

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Creative Ideas for a Bonus Room in Roslyn

Are you undergoing a home renovation and find yourself with a bonus room? The first idea that comes to mind is to turn it into another guest room, but with a little imagination, your bonus room can become the room you never knew you needed. A bonus room will often have a tricky layout, tucked…

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10 Creative Uses for your Old Storage Shed in Old Westbury

A storage shed in the backyard can provide a world of opportunities to let your creative side shine. That old storage shed that’s been collecting dust storing your lawn mower, tools and bikes doesn’t have to be limited to storage uses, it can be used for whatever your family wants it to be. Think of…

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7 Questions to Ask your Design-Build Firm Before Hiring

Are you looking for help with a new home building project or a home remodeling job? Chances are you’ve started your search for a design-build firm. Once you find a reputable and reliable firm that’s worth considering, it can be difficult to think of important questions to ask that will ease your concerns about the…

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Guide to Exterior Siding in Glen Cove: Pros & Cons

Thinking of renovating your home with all new siding? The amount of exterior siding options out there can be overwhelming, but the experts at Center Island Contracting can help weigh the pros and cons. Whatever siding you choose, it will be a major update to the overall exterior look of your home. Vinyl Pros: Vinyl…

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8 Exterior Home Update Ideas

Advice from our experts at Center Island Contracting can give the exterior of your home the transformation it needs. Update your curb appeal and add value to your property by making little changes that can have a drastic effect on the overall look of the outside of your home. Below are some exterior home update…

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Relocating to Long Island?

Is relocating to Long Island in your future? Center Island Contracting’s design/build firm is your trusted contractor, with over 25 years of “hands on” knowledge and commitment to your new home construction or remodeling projects. There are many benefits to using a design/build firm as reputable as Center Island Contracting, including all the work being done…

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Long Island Curb Appeal Tips: 6 Ways to Update the Home Exterior

Curb appeal is a high priority item for most homeowners, and many architects and home designers will agree the home exterior is just as important as the interior. Updates to siding, windows and doors, for example, can make for a great first impression. Our qualified staff has years of experience handling home siding, exterior door…

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