Tips & Advice

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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5 Things to Consider When Renovating your Kitchen

Kitchen remodels are one of the most common types of remodeling projects and as the heart of the home, there are many important decisions to make. Once your family has made the decision to renovate the kitchen, we can help you sort through all those decisions to ensure you’re making the best of your remodel…

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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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Understanding New Construction Homes

Has the idea of a new construction home come up in conversation recently? We know it can seem like information overload when it comes to gathering the facts about building a new house, but Center Island Contracting’s design-build firm can break it down for you so it’s a bit easier to digest. In simple terms,…

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Your Complete Guide to Knocking Down and Rebuilding Your Home

When knocking down and rebuilding your home on your own property, you’re getting the best of both worlds – a brand new house with all the modern finishes you’ve had your eye on, and the ability to stay in the neighborhood that you’ve established roots in. Whether you need more space to accommodate a growing…

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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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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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