Tips & Advice

Repair or Replace Old Windows?

When noticing your old windows aren’t what they once were, the common solution is to replace them. But there are some circumstances where repairing is a better solution than replacing. After noticing issues like leakage, rotting, draft or foggy condensation, the first thought would be to get rid of the old windows that are no…

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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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Bathroom Retreats: The Only Room in the House with Privacy

Bathrooms are a private sanctuary within your home; the only room in the house with privacy if you’re lucky. When undergoing a bathroom remodel, the design experts at Center Island Contracting will make the room feel like a relaxing retreat away from the kids and any distractions. Your bathroom retreat should be the place you…

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Add Living Space in Great Neck with Dormers and Extensions

The dilemma: your family needs more living space but moving or spending the money on a home remodel is out of the question. Solution: dormer and extend. Dormers can enhance the value of your home while adding much needed square footage at the same time. Our experts at Center Island Contracting are ready to provide…

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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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Woodbury Home Project Ideas to Accommodate Guests in 2019

The holiday rush is over, your guests are safely back home, and it’s now time to focus on ways to improve hosting your guests in 2019. Whether you have guests coming into town for a birthday, visiting just because or won’t have anyone staying over until the next holiday season, our experts at Center Island…

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Spotlight: Center Island Contracting’s Handyman Services

The busier our everyday lives get between work, kids, social commitments and extracurriculars, it seems the less time we have to focus on projects around the house. With a professional and reliable local handyman, you can take care of all those small home repairs and toss your to-do list out the window. By utilizing Center…

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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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5 Kitchen Remodel Trends That Will be Popular in 2019

A new year always brings new additions to home design trends. With so many kitchen design trends popping up in home design showrooms and magazines, however, it can be difficult for homeowners to narrow down the new trends to use as options for new construction projects. For kitchen remodels especially, design trends can get overwhelming.…

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Porch Decorating Ideas for this Holiday Season

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! The front porch provides a landscape for first impressions, so welcome your guests this holiday season with festive décor that will impress. We can’t think of a better way to greet your holiday visitors than with beautiful wreaths, garland, Christmas lights and holiday doormats to put them in…

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Remodeling with Aging-Related Needs in Garden City

If you or a loved one are remodeling to age in place, hiring a reputable contractor like the experts at Center Island Contracting will ensure you’re providing the safest and most functional environment to do so. Aging in place has become popular amongst many adults whose children have moved out of the house and have…

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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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5 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Decreasing temperatures can lead to frozen pipes, which means no water supply and a disruption within the household. This winter, homeowners should do everything in their power to prevent frozen pipes to avoid expensive water damage. Not only will the cut-off of water supply become an inconvenience if the pipes freeze, but the possibility of…

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Garage Door Trends for an Updated Home Exterior

Updated garage doors can give the exterior of your home major curb appeal, so switching out the garage door can go a long way. Updating your garage door will not only modernize the look of your home, it can also increase the value. When undergoing a home renovation, don’t leave out the garage door. There…

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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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Signs you Need a Dry Well or Drainage System Installed

Drainage problems are usually obvious, but when drainage issues don’t result in flooding in the basement or front yard, they can be a bit more difficult to identify. Issues like mildew in the attic, water stains in the basement or cracks in the foundation can have just as harmful of an effect that flooding has,…

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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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The Newest in Basement Design Features

Are you contemplating adding a basement to your existing home, or building one from scratch along with your new home construction? The experts at Center Island Contracting are at the forefront of basement design and can assist your family with any Long Island basement remodel or new construction projects. Finished basements are a great investment,…

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Tips to Get your Garage Ready for Another Long Island Winter

It’s nearing that time of year again to prepare for another winter on Long Island, which means getting a head start on prepping your garage for the cold weather. Garages keep our belongings safe and sound from the harsh weather, but it’s necessary to run down a checklist each fall to ensure there’s nothing standing…

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Choosing the Right Windows in your Manhasset Home

When undergoing a new home construction project or home remodel, choosing windows can be one of the most important decisions. With so many types of windows available to choose from, it can be difficult to choose the right style for your type of home with so much factors to consider, such as size, functionality and…

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