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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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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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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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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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Guide to Exterior Siding in Glen Cove: Pros & Cons

Thinking of renovating your home with all new siding? The amount of exterior siding options out there can be overwhelming, but the experts at Center Island Contracting can help weigh the pros and cons. Whatever siding you choose, it will be a major update to the overall exterior look of your home. Vinyl Pros: Vinyl…

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8 Exterior Home Update Ideas

Advice from our experts at Center Island Contracting can give the exterior of your home the transformation it needs. Update your curb appeal and add value to your property by making little changes that can have a drastic effect on the overall look of the outside of your home. Below are some exterior home update…

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Relocating to Long Island?

Is relocating to Long Island in your future? Center Island Contracting’s design/build firm is your trusted contractor, with over 25 years of “hands on” knowledge and commitment to your new home construction or remodeling projects. There are many benefits to using a design/build firm as reputable as Center Island Contracting, including all the work being done…

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Long Island Curb Appeal Tips: 6 Ways to Update the Home Exterior

Curb appeal is a high priority item for most homeowners, and many architects and home designers will agree the home exterior is just as important as the interior. Updates to siding, windows and doors, for example, can make for a great first impression. Our qualified staff has years of experience handling home siding, exterior door…

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Buying to Renovate as a First-Time Home Buyer

More than likely, you’re not working with a large budget when buying your first house. As a first-time home buyer, starter homes don’t usually come with every item on your wish list. The experts at Center Island Contracting have great advice for first-time homebuyers if this applies to you; buy to renovate. It’s important to…

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6 Ways to Refresh a Room

Refreshing your home might be just the ticket to that get that new and energized feeling at home that we crave after a certain period of time. The good news is refreshing a room in your home doesn’t have to break the bank, and small changes can go a long way. Giving rooms in your…

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Kitchen Cabinet Ideas and Inspiration for Your Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart of your home and likely the room your family and friends flock to during holidays and get-togethers. With that said, kitchen renovations should meet the needs of your entertaining needs and home style. A big part of your kitchen renovation is the kitchen cabinet design. Our team takes an extremely…

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New Floors in Jericho: This Year’s Flooring Trends

Redoing your home’s flooring can transform the interior of your home entirely, giving it a major refresh and making the home seem larger and more modern. However, it can be hard to choose the right type of flooring when there are so many viable options to pick from! Whether you’re undergoing a home renovation, or…

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Outdoor Living at its Best on Long Island

Anyone can create a beautiful outdoor living space on a modest budget on Long Island with the addition of outdoor features like outdoor kitchens, pergolas, patios and more. With the right design, construction and materials, we can transform even the most limited space into a backyard oasis. Extending your living space outdoors has become more than just…

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Enjoy a Staycation in Your Own Backyard

It may be tempting to go away and get pampered at a ritzy resort, but what if you could achieve the same level of relaxation in your own backyard? Center Island Contracting’s design experts can help achieve a staycation-worthy atmosphere right at home on the north shore of Nassau County, Long Island! We specialize in home…

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Syosset Home Design Trends for 2018

We’re now a month into 2018 and for those of you who are undergoing a home renovation or starting a new home construction, you’re probably interested in the newest in home design trends. While 2017 saw home trends like mixing up finishes and incorporating statement tile, 2018 will see trends like statement floors and the use…

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Ideas for Outdoor Flooring That Fit Every Budget and Style

  There are just as many choices for outdoor flooring as there are for the interior of your house, making your outdoor space just as stylish as the inside. The flooring you choose for your outdoor space, such as the patio, pool deck, front porch and beyond, will determine the curb appeal of your home. Each…

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Pool Fencing: A Backyard Necessity

Installing pool fencing around your pool isn’t just for looks, it will also increase the safety of your pool area dramatically. Summer is officially here, and your friends and family will likely be outside using the pool often to cool off during those hot summer days. Now is the perfect time to invest in pool…

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5 Home Remodeling Tips for Summer

By the time summer rolls around and we’re spending more time outside, home remodeling projects become more common. Home remodeling or home improvement projects can increase the value of your home, add more curb appeal and even save on energy bills. The possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing what kind of home remodeling…

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6 Preliminary Steps to a Home Design Makeover

Whether undergoing a remodel, renovation, new construction, or a design makeover, it’s best to have a game plan set in place before getting started. A home design project can be overwhelming before it starts, so getting a plan in place can make it less intimidating. With that said, here are 6 preliminary steps to a…

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2017’s Most Popular Home Design Trends

Spring is a popular time for home remodeling projects, and homeowners are choosing practical design schemes to last them years to come with a mix of design trends that keep spaces updated and modern. Below are some of this year’s hottest home design trends, which are nice additions to tried and true design methods like…

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5 Benefits of a Hiring a Design / Build Firm

Center Island Contracting’s knowledgeable and talented team of construction professionals can provide you with all the services you need to complete your project. From inception to design, construction management and final walk through, our team will give you the quality service that you can depend on. With years of experience here in New York, we…

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Home Remodeling Tips to Keep From Going Over Budget

Home remodeling projects can be stressful, but the payoff is well worth it. Having Center Island Contracting’s skilled team on your side can ease the burden of disrupting your family’s routine, and we will also help you stay within your budget. Below are some requirements to consider to make sure your home renovation project doesn’t…

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All-White Kitchens: How to Introduce Contrast, Warmth and Color

The all-white kitchen trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon, likely because of the airy and bright atmosphere it provides. White cabinetry and countertops are a popular kitchen renovation project theme, although kitchen design can become lackluster with no color or contrast introduced. White cabinets and countertops aren’t enough to achieve the light…

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Create a Tropical Home Oasis Despite Location

Long Island might drop to chilling temperatures for part of the year, but creating a tropical home oasis can make you feel like you’re on vacation despite your home’s location. Even when there’s snow on the ground, adding tropical design touches to your home can provide the pick-me-up needed to get through the cold months…

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