Add Both Style and Function with These Remodeling Projects

We all dream of home improvements in one way or another. Naturally, it’s always best to invest in home renovation projects that will increase the value of your home, but it’s also necessary to undergo home remodel projects that add function.

Styles and preferences will change over time, and chances are the family that buys your home will want to put their own personal touch on it. With that said, if you’re planning a home renovation and don’t plan on selling your home in the near future, focus on functionality above all else.

Below are remodeling project inspiration ideas that will add style and function to your home.

Home Office

After renovating your home to include a home office, you will wonder what took you so long! Especially if you work from home, whether full-time or part-time, you will spend a lot of time in your home office. Home offices give you a designated space that provide privacy away from your busy household.


Built-ins are functional in that they’re completely customizable and you can use them wherever you need them. Some examples of customized built-ins include built-in entertainment systems, custom bars, and bookcases. Built-in cabinets can offer more storage space, something we can never have enough of.

Basement Remodel

Basement remodels provide the ultimate in functionality because they provide an expansive new living space for your family to use however you need it. The beauty of a basement remodel is that you can decide what’s missing from your home and create that space in your basement. 


Mudrooms are excellent drop and go zones for your family to utilize when coming and going from the house. Keep your shoes, backpacks, jackets, umbrellas, and anything else that gets dirty in inclement weather conditions in the mudroom. Functional mudrooms should include shoe shelves, multipurpose hooks, labeled baskets and more.

Open Floor Plan

Opening up your floor plan will provide plenty of function. Most homeowners enjoy a large, open concept space that makes the house feel larger and roomier to move through. Open floor plans in one-story homes are functional in that they allow you to age in place, they are perfect for young families and they’re easier to maintain.

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional Long Island contractors are here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.