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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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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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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A finished basement can add value to your home or add extra living space for your family if selling your home isn’t on your radar in the near future. Whether your unfinished basement needs a complete overhaul, updated luxury finishes or a basement conversion, Center Island Contracting is your contractor of choice to turn your…

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Garage conversions can provide a host of benefits, which is why they’re so popular on Long Island. Homeowners have started to realize that there’s more to garage spaces than storage and car shelter and are now making much better use of that extra space. If you’ve been toying with the idea of a garage conversion in…

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If a home remodel has been on your mind, now is the time to put those gears in motion and get it started. Remodeling has many benefits, including giving your space a re-energized feeling. Even remodeling one room can improve your quality of life for years to come. Below are just a handful of ways remodeling…

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A finished basement is a blank slate for a design overhaul, providing plenty of open space to decorate and renovate. Not only does a finished basement add value to your home and add more livable square footage for your family, but below are even more benefits of a finished basement. Center Island Contracting’s construction management…

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Refinishing the basement is a more complicated project than renovating any other space in your home, due to the task of having to conceal the systems and infrastructure of your basement in a refined way. However, once the refinishing project is complete, a finished basement can add value to your home and another living space…

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Having a finished basement creates additional living space, and can provide a retreat for both adults and kids. Not only do finished basements provide more living space, they can also increase your home’s resale value. Before you start your home renovation to include a finished basement, go through this 7-step checklist to make sure your…

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It’s often said that the beauty is in the details. It’s important to remember this when consumed with a home remodel project, since we usually harp on the big budget items instead of the small details. Those small details, however, can make the home. Below are six details that can give your home renovation the…

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If your family is craving more livable square footage, why not turn your garage into a living room? This is a shortcut to adding on to your home without having to pay for an all-out new addition and by adding more finished livable square footage, your home’s value will go up. A garage conversion, however,…

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For anyone who has a basement or knows someone with one, it’s often one of the most popular hangouts in the house. It’s a place to experiment with vibrant colors, add a kitchen for guests who might stay the weekend and indulge in a movie theater for the ultimate relaxation space.

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Having a basement in your home is already a great selling point for anyone looking to buy a house, but having a finished basement immediately boosts your home’s value due to the extra living space it provides. The best thing about having a basement in your home is that you can turn it into just about anything. Whatever you believe your home is lacking can be made up for with basement conversions. Here are some great basement conversions for you and your family.

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Building and designing a home can be costly due to having to purchase the land and pay for the actual construction of the home. However, the pros outweigh the cons when you are able to put your visions and ideas to work and tailor your new house to your own individual wants and needs. You have the power and freedom to make changes as you see fit and oversee the process of construction, so that every detail can be exact. Here are some other benefits of building a home.

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When it comes to home improvement, you always want to make sure you are getting out what you put in. Before you go ahead with your project ideas, just stop to think: “How will this benefit me?” Many home remodels can either hurt you or help you depending on what the housing market looks like. Make sure you know which projects are good investments and which projects you should avoid. The following are some of the best home improvement ideas to increase property value.

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With cooler temperatures approaching, not only are there numerous ways you can keep your home warm and comfortable, but you can save on those ever increasing energy bills, as well. Readying your home for wintertime is a task that you’ll want to start well before those treacherous winter months arrive, just to give yourself some time to fix any problems that may arise. Here are some ways you can make sure your home is prepared for cold weather.

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Most people are eager to bring their home remodel ideas to life, but putting that brand new flooring in your kitchen or adding on that two-car garage isn’t always smooth sailing. Not only must you deal with the ups and downs of your remodeling projects, but you may also have to deal with the headache that comes with acquiring building permits. The process may seem inconvenient and tedious, but the consequences of not having a permit can be far worse. Here are some remodeling projects that require building permits.

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Most people are eager to bring their home remodel ideas to life, but putting that brand new flooring in your kitchen or adding on that two-car garage isn’t always smooth sailing. Not only must you deal with the ups and downs of your remodeling projects, but you may also have to deal with the headache that comes with acquiring building permits. The process may seem inconvenient and tedious, but the consequences of not having a permit can be far worse. Here are some remodeling projects that require building permits.

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Hiring a general contractor for your home improvement projects should require a great deal of investigating. Although finding the right general contractor for your home projects may seem like a challenge, but there are a few tips for hiring a general contractor that will make the process a breeze. Here are some tips for finding the right general contractor to tackle your home improvement projects.

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There are several reasons why you may choose to finish the basement of your home.  A desire for additional elbow room is probably the most significant reason.  A beautifully-executed basement remodel can give you the perfect space for entertaining, a den for family activities, a game room, and even a top-of-the-line home theater.  Incidentally, a…

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5 Reasons to Finish Your Basement Are you considering a basement remodel, but are undecided as to whether or not it’s the right decision for your home? Our general contractor team specializes in basement remodels, and we are happy to guide you. Here are 5 reasons to finish your basement. Extra Space – A basement…

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A famous comedian once pointed out that we all need more space for our stuff – and converting and finishing a basement is an excellent way to get that space. For home owners who don’t want to sell their home but need more room, a basement conversion can add much needed room to an existing…

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