Design | Build

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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