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Must-Have Upgrades for a New Construction Home in Oyster Bay

If you’re building a new home, now is the time to splurge on the home upgrades you’ve always wanted. Since you probably can’t splurge on every upgrade you want with a budget in place, Center Island Contracting has put together a list of upgrades to choose from so that the decision process is easier on…

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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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Tips for Your Syosset New Construction

There’s nothing like the exciting feeling of buying a new construction home. The benefits are endless; nobody has lived in it before, you can design it to your exact preference, and the list goes on! However, with building a new construction home comes anxiety that you could be making the wrong decisions – and there sure…

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Buying a Knockdown vs. New Construction

Center Island Contracting Inc. is an award-winning Remodeling & Custom Home Builder company servicing Long Island, with a focus on the North Shore of Nassau and Suffolk counties. The most common reason we remodel homes is because styles that builders used 30-70 years ago are not what today’s family wants or needs. Buying a knockdown…

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What You Should Renovate Before Moving In

There’s often a debate on whether you should renovate your new home before moving into it, and there are valid arguments for each side. The main component to figure out if your family is renovating before moving in is having a place to stay during the renovation. If you do, we recommend the following renovations…

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6 Steps Before Moving to Your New Long Island Home

Moving to Long Island? You picked a great location. Once you’re all settled in, you will love your new home! Nevertheless, the moving process is always tough, no matter where you move, especially if you’re moving from the west coast to the east coast. There are so many factors that go into moving and starting…

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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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New Home Sales On the Rise: Hire Center Island Contracting

Thinking of building a new home? It can be a daunting, yet exciting idea when it’s still in conception, but Center Island Contracting can help. Our 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…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Relocating to Long Island

Thinking of relocating to Long Island? There are so many advantages to living in one of the communities on Long Island’s long stretch of beautiful land, although we might be just a little bias. With over 100 years combined experience on staff, our skilled staff of qualified and reliable professionals are the best in New York

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Masonry Services

Center Island Contracting can take care of all of your professional masonry services, which will give your home a fantastic first impression. Not only do we provide professional masonry services, but any of our design experts can help you in the stone selection process as well.

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Family Room

Family is one of those wonderful gifts that life gives you without asking for anything in return. All of your traditions, customs, behaviors and habits, whether you like them or not, all stem from your upbringing and the people who had the biggest impact on your life.

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Laundry Room

When people think of home remodels, the laundry room isn’t typically the first room in the house that comes to mind. However, remodeling your laundry room is a great chance for you to add more space, storage, countertops, sinks, and even some new washing and drying appliances, because after all, the laundry room is an area that is used almost every day in some households.

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Building Permits

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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Mother-Daughter Suite

A mother-daughter suite is a great way to have family living on your property while simultaneously staying stress-free, independent, and having your privacy. In fact, building a mother-daughter suite has benefits for both parties involved and can make living easier on everyone. More and more people find family members moving in with them or anticipate such an event in the future. The following are some reasons why building a mother-daughter suite can be beneficial.

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Home Renovations

Home renovations are an excellent choice for living a more comfortable and sustainable life without having to move. It’s a good idea to have a plan of action and design concepts, but it is also important to not get too caught up in the details without first getting permission from your city or town. The permit process varies depending on the area, so be sure to check with your building department on how to file and obtain a permit.

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Comparing Comps

Comparables are used when trying to assess the current value of a home. To find out what your home is worth, it is compared with recently sold establishments in the area that are similar to your home in size, location, and condition. Here are some suggestions on comparing comps in the area.

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