Tips & Advice

First-Time Guide to Finding a Lot to Build on in Woodbury

Finding a lot to build a new home on gives home buyer’s flexibility on all fronts; from the location of the home to the custom finishings and layout inside. The first time going through a process like this can be intimidating, but we’re here to help! Whether planning to buy a teardown or looking for…

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Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Building New

Building a new home can be an exciting process, but a nerve-wracking process as well. Our contracting experts at Center Island Contracting will make sure no mistakes fall through the cracks, which is yet another reason to hire a design-build firm. Mistakes can be costly to the homeowner to correct, whether it’s a year after…

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Why Choose New Home Construction? Benefits to Building New

We know there are many options out there when it comes to your home projects, including building conversions and much more. So why choose to go the new home construction route? New Home Construction Portfolio Center Island Contracting has had many happy clients choose to build new. While it’s not for everyone, it does offer…

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Knock Down & Build New in Massapequa

Many homeowners are faced with the decision to either knock down their home and build new, renovate, or pick up and move altogether. The experts at Center Island Contracting believe knocking down and building new presents a host of benefits you couldn’t get if you moved or renovated. For starters, knocking down and building new…

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Outdoor Living Renovation Ideas

With summer in reach, it’s time to start thinking about plans for future outdoor living renovations. Outdoor living spaces should be an extension of the interior your home and enjoyed as often as possible! When that first sign of spring arrives and the chill is gone from the air, it’s nice to be able to…

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6 Types of Home Additions for More Space in Jericho

There comes a time when we all need more space as our family grows. Picking up and moving isn’t the only option to consider for more space! Home additions are a great way to achieve more square footage without sacrificing moving out of the neighborhood that you have established roots and a sense of community…

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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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5 Ways to Achieve a Well Thought Out Kitchen Layout

Kitchen remodeling projects are one of the most popular home renovation projects because of how integral the kitchen is to any home. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s likely where your family spends most of their time. Our team of design experts at Center Island Contracting will take a detailed approach…

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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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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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