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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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Porch Decorating Ideas for this Holiday Season

It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! The front porch provides a landscape for first impressions, so welcome your guests this holiday season with festive décor that will impress. We can’t think of a better way to greet your holiday visitors than with beautiful wreaths, garland, Christmas lights and holiday doormats to put them in…

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Remodeling with Aging-Related Needs in Garden City

If you or a loved one are remodeling to age in place, hiring a reputable contractor like the experts at Center Island Contracting will ensure you’re providing the safest and most functional environment to do so. Aging in place has become popular amongst many adults whose children have moved out of the house and have…

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Get your Oyster Bay Home Garden Ready for Spring

One of the most exciting aspects of springtime is being able to see our home gardens back in bloom. Now that we’re on the cusp of putting the dark, cold days of winter behind us and we can finally look ahead to sunny spring days, we can start planning and putting some work into the…

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6 Outdoor Spring Long Island Home Maintenance Projects

After a long, cold winter, spring is officially here. As we prepare for the warmer part of the year, it’s time to think about outdoor home maintenance projects. After all, this is the time of year that we can spend as much time as we like outside without having to run inside to warm up. To…

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6 Tips to Improve Any Home Outdoor Space

During the spring and summer, home outdoor spaces become the focal point of homes. It’s where we can enjoy our morning coffee, eat meals, swim, take in the fresh air and live a more relaxed everyday life. Make sure your home outdoor space is the best is can be by the time summer rolls around…

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Grill Maintenance Checklist Before Kicking Off Summer BBQs

One of the best parts about summer is spending the evening cooking outside with friends and family. Grills get a lot more use during the summer months, so before summer gets into full swing, it’s best to run through a maintenance checklist to ensure your summer BBQs go off without any issues. Below are some…

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Summer Vacation: How to Maintain Your Home While Away

Summer time – the weather’s fine, and the kids are home from school. This is usually a great time to go away for any desired amount of time; whether that means a week or the entire summer. However, when you’re away, your home needs to be maintained so you don’t return to a disaster. Below…

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Spring Has Sprung: Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Once the cold weather fades away, the snow is melted and the flowers start blooming, it’s time for spring cleaning. While you’re at it, consider giving your home a quick inspection to make sure all its parts are operating correctly. Use this maintenance checklist to ensure your home’s systems are running safely and smoothly for…

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After the Holidays: Hanukkah & Christmas Clean-Up Tips

After the chaos of the holiday season, the last thing anyone wants to think about is cleaning up after Christmas and Hanukkah festivities. When reality sets in, however, the tree has to come down, along with all of the other decorations that come with it. Whenever you decide to start the process, here are some…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Springtime and Warmer Months

After winter comes spring, so it’s time to set our sights on preparing for the warmer months ahead. Although we still have some time, preparing for spring ahead of time is a good idea because of how neglected the outside of our homes can get over the winter when we spend the majority of our…

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Top Winter Maintenance Tips to Start 2017 Off Strong

Now that we’re in the thick of winter, it would be wise to complete a winter checklist to make sure your home maintenance is being properly taken care of. This winter maintenance checklist is similar to the pre-winter checklist, however, it’s always good to make sure your household is running smoothly to avoid hazards and…

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Holiday Hosting: How to Prepare for Disasters in Your Home

The holiday season means family gatherings and parties, which means it’s time to get ready to host a lot of guests. The last thing any host wants is to be unprepared for a hosting disaster and have to scramble to rectify the situation at the last minute. With that said, the following is a checklist…

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6 Landscape Tips for Fall to Boost Curb Appeal

Just because the alluring colors of fall trees are returning to our yards, doesn’t mean we can slack on maintaining the rest of the yard. The landscape design still needs to look clean and polished while the leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, and showcasing fall foliage and the rich, vibrant colors of…

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Prepare for Upcoming Winter Months on a Budget

As the cold weather looms, getting the house ready for the frigid temperatures should be high priority. Winterizing your home can cost a pretty penny, especially with the holidays coming up and budgets are tight. With that said, we’ve compiled a list of low budget ways to keep your family comfortable and warm this winter.…

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Making an Eerie Entrance: How to Decorate the Porch for Fall

Fall is a fun time of year to decorate the house, and that includes the porch! With the weather turning a bit chilly, creating a cozy atmosphere is top priority. It’s also exciting to decorate using fall staples like pumpkins and haystacks and celebrating fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, so give your home some…

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Prepare Your Home for the Colder Months with This 5-Step Guide

It’s now somehow officially fall, which means we bid farewell to the warm weather and prepare for fall and winter. With that said, there are steps we need to take in order to stay warm and cozy indoors during the colder months without comprising on energy and money. Follow this 5-step guide in preparation for…

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Back to School: End of Summer Checklist

It’s August, so the summer is winding down and fall is upon us. With the passing of Labor Day comes football season, pumpkin lattes and back to school. But before we can close the chapter of summer for the year, we need to prepare for the busy season ahead. The following is a checklist for…

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5 Agaves That Enhance Small Spaces

Agaves are a great plant to use in small spaces, considering their ability to grow in containers. With over 200 species of agave, there is enough variety so that there is the right agave plant for everyone. Whether you’re looking to use an agave plant in your garden space, entryway, or as an outdoor table…

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Sleep Better by Organizing Your Bedroom

We all strive for the recommended eight hours of sleep, but life sometimes gets in the way and it doesn’t happen. Aside from factors we can’t control, we should all do our best to get the most sleep each night so that we’re the best versions of ourselves when we wake up the next day.

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How to Add Insulation to Your Home

Both older homes and newer homes usually do not have proper insulation and can possibly be costing you money. Air can leak through the windows, doors, and walls, which wastes energy and raises the cost of your utility bills. By properly sealing your home, you could save loads of money while increasing your and your family’s wellbeing.

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Benefits of Building a Home

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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