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Create a Spa-Like Bathroom Oasis in Your Own Home

Bathroom remodels are usually high on the priority list for home renovations, considering it’s one of the most important rooms in the house. The experts at Center Island Contracting can ...

Custom Kitchen Remodel in Oyster Bay

The kitchen is the heart of your home and it’s where most families decide to splurge first when it comes to home remodeling. When planning a kitchen renovation, it can ...

Relocating to Long Island: Center Island Contracting is Your Trusted Contractor

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 ...

4 Types of Home Additions

As the years go by, we often outgrow our homes and we’re faced with two options: find a new home or add on to the existing home. Avoiding the moving ...

Long Island Basement Finishing

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 ...

7 Benefits of a Long Island Garage Conversion

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 ...

Undergo a Rear Kitchen Addition in Jericho

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, and most homeowners desire a larger or upgraded kitchen. To create the kitchen addition you’ve always wanted, consider undergoing ...

10 Budget-Friendly Landscape Ideas this Spring

Spring has arrived. This is usually the time of year you notice your neighbors outside sprucing up their landscape, which might inspire you to give yours an overhaul too. Beautifully ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Green Home Building Ideas on North Shore of Nassau

Green building is a priority for many homeowners when starting a new home construction, and recent years have seen an influx of new green building techniques to accommodate the demand. ...

Kitchen Remodeling in Jericho

A kitchen remodel is one of the most important rooms in the house to remodel, considering the kitchen is the heart of the home. When starting the kitchen remodeling process, ...

Bathroom Renovation in Manhasset, It’s What’s on the Menu

Bathrooms, along with kitchens, are the most common rooms in the home to renovate. Having updated bathrooms with modern amenities can add a sense of luxury for both you and ...

Don’t Move, Dormer and Extend Instead

If moving has been a topic of discussion in your household due to lack of space in your home, the experts at Center Island Contracting have the perfect solution. Why ...

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 ...

Green Living: Versatile Ways to Use LED Lighting Strips

There are many benefits to using LED lighting in a new home construction or home renovation, which is why many homeowners are choosing LED lights over conventional lights in recent ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Dormer Your Plainview Split for a Master Suite

On the north shore of Nassau county, in towns like Syosset, Jericho and Plainview, split homes are very popular. The downside of having a split home, however, is the poor ...

Re-Energize Your Manhasset Home with a Remodel

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Long Island Laundry Room Ideas to Bring an Otherwise Boring Task to Life

If you’re undergoing a home renovation or starting a new construction, an updated and modern laundry room might be an idea to toy with. While laundry isn’t always the most ...

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 ...

Kitchen Tips for Fuss-Free Entertaining

When undergoing a kitchen remodel, making your kitchen work for you should be at the forefront of your vision, particularly if you do a lot of entertaining. A kitchen renovation ...

Popularity of Bathrooms Without a Tub on the Rise

One of the newest trends in bathroom remodeling is eliminating a bathtub altogether, which makes way for more space and/or a more elaborate stand-up shower. Gone are the days the ...

Siding Trends for 2018

Is 2018 the year you’ve decided to update the exterior of your home? If so, you will be interested in the newest siding trends for this upcoming year. The exterior of ...

The Benefits of Remodeling Before Moving In

Remodeling your spaces before moving in will always save you time, money and much unnecessary aggravation. We all walk into our kitchen and turn on the sink and expect water ...

5 Things You Must Consider When Remodeling

The decision to undergo a home renovation is a big one that’s often met with a series of important decisions. There are many factors that go into a remodel, such ...

Create More Space for Your Family with Long Island Dormers

There are a variety of home additions that can enhance both the aesthetic and monetary value of your home. Whether you need dormers, extensions, home additions, or an interior remodel, ...

Renovate vs. Relocate

Should you stay or go? How do you decide whether to invest the money to renovate your home, or throw in the towel and find a new home? The first ...

Go Green this Holiday Season with LED Christmas Lights

This holiday season, consider going green with your Christmas lights! Who else has struggled with one Christmas light burning out, only to take the whole string of lights out with ...

Home Remodel: Dining Room Edition

With the holidays approaching, your attention is probably shifting to your formal dining room. Whether you’re hosting five or 50 people for holiday festivities, the dining room is where the ...

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 ...

6 Benefits of a Finished Basement

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 ...

Holiday Home Prep: Finish Home Remodel Projects Before Your Guests Arrive

The holidays are just around the corner, which usually means lots of entertaining and hosting. Now is the time to finish those home remodel projects you’ve been putting off, just ...

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 ...

Center Island Contracting: Your Relocating Construction Specialists

Whether you’re planning to move across town or down the street, Center Island Contracting can help. As a design/build firm, think of us as your relocating construction specialists. Building a ...

5 Decisions to Make Before Adding a Dormer

Thinking of adding a dormer to your home’s existing architecture? Adding dormers can accentuate the beauty of your current structure and increase usable square footage in a cramped space. Center ...

5 Benefits of Going Green for New Home Construction

The importance of designing and constructing new homes while incorporating green solutions has increased, and that can be attributed to the many benefits of green building. Going green is good ...

10 Things to Do Before You Move In

All the paperwork is completed, the movers are scheduled and you’re so close to moving into your new home. The real work begins on moving day, but there is plenty ...

Porch Remodel Guide: Choose the Type of Porch That’s Best For Your Home

Ever dream of cozying up outside on your porch with a great book and a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning? If you’ve been toying with the idea of ...

5 Tips for Building a Functional Outdoor Kitchen to Enjoy Year-Round

As a homeowner, one of the most prized spaces is an outdoor kitchen space. By building a functional outdoor kitchen that can be used year-round, careful planning is necessary before ...

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

There are many ways to increase the value of your home without breaking the bank. Even the smallest home improvement projects can increase your home’s value, which will pay off ...

Master Bathroom Remodel Inspiration from Center Island Contracting

Beginning the process of a master bathroom remodel can be daunting at first – but this is where the experts at Center Island Contracting come in. With so many tiles, ...

5 Benefits of Renovating Your Home

Home renovation projects, both small and large scale, are beneficial in many ways. Whether you’re renovating one or two rooms or undergoing a complete home renovation, your home will feel ...

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Outdoor Living At Its Finest: How to Use Your Outdoor Space to its Full Potential

‘Tis the season for outdoor BBQs and pool parties. Outdoor living is one of the many perks of the warm summer weather, but to enjoy it as best as possible, ...

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 ...

Top 5 Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Saving energy during summer benefits homeowners by lowering energy bills and helping the environment. While we all look forward to those warm summer months, it can be a summertime buzz ...

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 ...

Watch Out for These 5 Signs That Something Isn’t Right in Your Home

When we have peace of mind that our homes are safe and undamaged, we avoid the risk of unforeseen damage costs and sleep better at night knowing the household is ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Keep Your House as Cool as Possible in the Summer

Staying as cool as possible in the summer becomes top priority once those temperatures surge. Once you’re in the comfort of your own home, you want it to be a ...

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 ...

5 New Landscape Design Ideas for Spring

The start of spring makes us want to get outdoors again and put the cold days of winter behind us. By starting a home landscape design project, working outside and ...

Your Guide to Turning the Driveway into a Home Basketball Court

If you have the space in your driveway, turning it into a home basketball court will surely excite the basketball lovers in your family. Of course, there are several ways ...

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 ...

Smart Home Capabilities Homeowners are Actually Buying

Smart home technology is on the forefront of home design trends, and the last couple of years have seen an introduction of more smart home capabilities than ever before. Soon ...

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 ...

5 Benefits of a Design/Build Firm like Center Island Contracting

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Kitchen Renovation

After deciding to move forward with a kitchen renovation, there are many questions to ask yourself or your contractor about the renovation process. To prepare yourself before the renovations begin, ...

Transform Your Outdoor Space with Custom Pergolas for Every Season

We all want to enjoy our treasured outdoor spaces and the views they provide during every season. By building a custom pergola, we can enjoy sitting outside all year ‘round, ...

5 Tips to Refinish Your Basement the Right Way

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 ...

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 ...

How Kitchen Peninsulas Can Provide the Functionality Your Kitchen Needs

If your kitchen is limited on space, there are still ways to incorporate an island-like area for extra counterspace, storage or seating. If you’re so limited on space that you ...

Bathroom Renovation Tips: Creative Shower Ideas

If you’re thinking of a bathroom renovation, add some flair by experimenting with a creative shower that will take your bathroom design to the next level. Let our qualified staff ...

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 ...

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. ...

Maximize Your Space with Dormer Windows

Dormer windows can be added to any home with the goal of adding more livable square footage to your space. There are a variety of dormer windows that can enhance ...

7-Step Checklist to Refinishing Your Basement

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 ...

Center Island Contracting is the Best Choice for New Home Builders in Long Island

Are you thinking about building a new home on the north shore of Long Island, or perhaps just purchased a new home and want to update it? The professionals at ...

Guide to Pentalquartz: A Low Maintenance Surface for Countertops, Floors and Walls

If you’re looking for a low maintenance surface for countertops, floors and walls that is difficult to damage, look no further than installing Pentalquartz in your home. This durable non-porous ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Interior Design Trends That Will Be ‘Out’ in 2017

For some, it’s important to stay up to date with interior design trends. While this entails staying on top of upcoming trends, it also means knowing which trends are on ...

Home Renovation Trends to Take Into 2017

Thinking of renovating your home in 2017? If you don’t even know where to start, use this list to serve as a guide for new ideas and inspiration. As we ...

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 ...

How to Light Your Home like a Pro

A well-lit home is a happy home, but with so many options to light your home out there, it can be difficult to figure out which lighting is best for ...

Remodeling Project Ideas Just in Time for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for nesting inside with loved ones, and that often means houseguests are staying over more than usual. Now is the time to get those ...

Winter Energy Saving Tips for the Holiday Season

The combination of colder weather, outside Christmas lights and a generously lit Christmas tree makes winter a poor time for energy saving. However, there are ways to save on energy ...

First Impressions Count: Create a Home with Creative Curb Appeal

Your home should be your family’s oasis, so from the very moment you pull into the driveway you should get that tingly feeling that tugs at your heart strings and ...

4 Reasons Fall is the Best Month to Replace Vinyl Siding

Replacing vinyl siding can give your home a cosmetic makeover as well as protect it from the cold weather during the winter months. The fall happens to be the best ...

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 ...

8 Bathroom Updates that Won’t Break the Bank

These affordable bathroom makeover ideas can be completed in a matter of days and will give your home the refreshed look you’re craving. Whether it’s a master bathroom, guest bathroom ...

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 ...

7 Home Projects to Finish Before Thanksgiving

Before the holidays roll around again and we have house guests coming over for Thanksgiving, some of us have some home projects to finish. Thanksgiving is a cozy time with ...

6 Design Details to Consider When Remodeling

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 ...

Reduce Stress by Giving Your Home a Paint Color Makeover

Most of us desire to create a home that serves as a calming force in an otherwise stressful world. As such, we will do anything in our power to create ...

Renovating a His and Hers Master Bedroom for Two

Are you planning for a new build or a home renovation? Center Island Contracting’s construction management team takes pride in the ability to treat every new home building or remodeling ...

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. ...

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 ...

Space Saving Tips for Small Master Bedrooms

It can be challenging to make a small master bedroom work with limited square footage. The goal is to keep the master bedroom as decluttered and tranquil as possible, since ...

How to Pull Off White on White Décor

We can probably all admit the envy we experience when flipping through the pages of a magazine or visiting a friend’s home and we see a white on white color ...

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 ...

Convert Your Garage Into Finished Livable Square Footage

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 ...

Turn a Spare Room Into a Craft Room & Unleash Creativity

Have an extra room in your house or perhaps some extra room in your basement? Consider creating a craft room, also known as “Mom Caves.” Craft rooms are a guilt-free ...

Master Bathroom Design Tips for Tranquility and Relaxation

The master bathroom is one room that can be reserved for pure relaxation, tucked away from the kids and your spouse and private enough that no one will bother you. ...

Using Lighting to Brighten Up Your Outdoor Oasis

Lighting can completely transform the ambiance of any space, but there’s something magical about installing lighting to your outdoor space. Take advantage of the high quality lighting available today, as ...

Bathroom Improvement Ideas for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Gender-neutral bathroom remodels are a hot topic right now, especially during an election year and the surge in conversation about the transgender community. As a result, businesses are taking notice ...

5 Agaves That Are Perfect to 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 ...

Choosing Cohesive Color Palettes for Good Room Flow

Most people want to experience with color schemes during a home remodel in Long Island, but often the rooms don’t flow cohesively. Since there’s no right or wrong color palette, ...

7 Home Design Risks To Consider

Risk taking in home design means a lot more than just adding a pop of color. There are many ways to quench your home décor creative thirst and explore that ...

Lighting: Get Educated With Center Island Contracting

The lighting you choose can vastly influence the design aesthetic in your home, but did you know about all the different types of lighting to choose from? Whether you’re making ...

Your Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Check-List

We really enjoy our summers here on Long Island, so doing all of the necessary prep work for summer maintenance is a welcomed seasonal chore! We’ll take cleaning our decks ...

10 Tips About Renovating For First-Time Home Buyers

Popular HGTV shows like Fixer Upper and Property Brothers have proven time and time again that home buyers can purchase an older home that needs a lot of work and ...

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 ...

DIY Design Ideas for Updating Your Outdoor Space

With winter behind us, it’s time to start focusing on the outdoor space we have that wasn’t useful to us during the cold months. Since it’s starting to get warmer ...

As Summer Approaches, Get Beach House Ready

With summer right around the corner, ‘tis the season for beach house décor. Perhaps you need an update to your beach house or want to spruce up your primary home ...

Give Your Basement a Vibrant Makeover

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, ...

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 ...

The Modernization of Cement Tile Design

With the rise of the vintage trend and the appreciation for hand made products, cement tile has made a comeback into modern design. It was first popular in 19th century ...

Before Your Move to Long Island, Have A Center Island Contracting Specialist Make Sure You’re Good to Go

Are you moving to Long Island, New York soon? Let a Center Island Contracting specialist help with the final sequencing of work before you move in. While still living in ...

Interior Renovations: Ideas and Inspiration

We all contemplate interior renovations with the end goal being to update our living spaces to be the most up-to-date and inviting environment it can possibly be, which is something ...

Eat Fresh: Plant Edibles in Your Front Yard Garden

There are few things better than picking vegetables from your own yard, but not many people are open to planting them in the front yard as opposed to their backyard. ...

Spring Has Sprung: April To-Do List For Your Spring Cleaning

Although it might not feel like spring just yet in certain parts of the country, it has officially arrived. With that said, April is the perfect month to get your ...

6 Tips To Make Your Outdoor Grill Area Feel Like A Vacation

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing like enjoying a meal with your family and friends outside in your own backyard. To get the most enjoyment out of it, there ...

Tiny House Trend: Is It for You?

By now we’ve all seen the Tiny House trend on HGTV shows, discussed it with friends, family and co-workers and read all about it on our Facebook timelines. It could ...

7 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Kitchen

If a remodel isn’t in your budget, don’t worry, there are other ways to make your kitchen feel brand new again. One of the many ways to refresh the design ...

Decorating: Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

Before you redecorate, there’s a big question that lingers: should you do it yourself or hire a professional? Sure, doing it yourself saves plenty of money but is it worth ...

Low Maintenance Cabinet Ideas for the Kitchen

The kitchen is arguably the heart of any home, where the family gathers for late night snacks, conversation and much more. Since so much time is spent in this room, ...

Tips to Make Small Gardens Work for Your Small Outdoor Space

Everyone loves an outdoor oasis, so whether you have a spacious piece of property or a small outdoor space in the city, it’s important to create a sustainable and low ...

Siblings Sharing a Room: How to Make it Work

Siblings often need to share bedrooms as children, which can be a great bonding experience in formative years. However, the formatting of the room needs to be done properly so ...

6 Tips To Consider Before A Bathroom Remodel

Remodeling your bathroom can really transform your home, not to mention increase the value. To prepare for a bathroom remodel, consider the main objectives of the renovation; such as increasing ...

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, ...

Granite Installation

Among Center Island Contracting’s many services, we provide professional granite installation. Your kitchen, the focal point of any home, will likely become the most stylish room in the house after ...

Landscape Design

In addition to adding some curb appeal to your home, updating and maintaining landscape design has many advantages. The idea is to expand your living space past just the inside ...

Childproofing Your Home

Ways to Childproof Your Home: Children are known for being very curious beings when they are at a young age. The minute a child begins to crawl is the minute ...

LED Lighting

Reasons You Should Choose LED lights: People are always looking for the fastest and simplest way to save a buck. Little do they know, something as easy as changing the ...

Cutting Kitchen Clutter

Ways to Cut Kitchen Clutter: We’ve all done it. Walked into the kitchen with a million things in our hands and just placed them wherever it seemed fit. However, what ...

Family Room

Decorating Ideas for Your New 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 ...

Laundry Room

Ways to Spruce up Your 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 ...

Adding More Storage Space to Your Home:

One universal thing that many homeowners wish for is more storage space. It seems as though there is never enough room in the house and people may find themselves throwing ...

Our Contracting Company Provides Many Home Improvement Services:

The general contractors at Center Island Contracting can help you lessen the burden of refurbishing your old home or constructing your new one. Attaining that perfect home you’ve always wanted ...

3 Ideas for Your Foyer Remodel:

If you stop and think about it, aside from the exterior of your house, the first glimpse guests get of your home is what they see the moment they step ...

3 Ideas for your Kitchen Remodel:

With the kitchen being the center of the household, you want to make sure your new kitchen remodel resonates with the dynamism and heartiness that revolves around you and your ...

3 Ideas for a Bathroom Remodel:

Sometimes, the bathroom is the only room in the house where you can be alone. The average person will spend about a year and a half of their life in ...

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 ...

Different Types of Flooring for Your Home

When deciding on what flooring you should choose for each room, it is important to not only think about look, style, and feel, but to consider how well the flooring ...

3 Great Basement Conversions for Your Home

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 ...

Why Walk-in Closets Are a Great Home Addition

Walk-in closets are one of the most popular features one can have inside their house and can make a great home addition if you don’t already have one. Walk-in closets ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Landscape Design

Whether you are building your new home or redesigning your old one, the outside is just as important as the inside. There are many reasons why landscaping should be a ...

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 ...

Types of Home Improvement Projects

Home Improvement Projects and Their Costs: When it comes to home improvement, you always want to make sure you are getting out what you put in. Before you go ahead ...

Readying Your Home for Cooler Weather

How to Prepare Your Home for Wintertime: With cooler temperatures approaching, not only are there numerous ways you can keep your home warm and comfortable, but you can save on ...

Remodeling Projects

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 ...

Building Permits

Obtaining Building Permits for Home Improvement Projects: Checking with your building department about how to obtain building permits should be one of the first steps when planning any home improvement ...

In-House Generators

The Benefits of In-House Generators: There are many benefits of in-house generators, the most important one being that your home will never be without power no matter what the conditions ...

Kitchen Remodeling

3 Great Design Ideas for Your Kitchen Remodel: The kitchen is the hub of the home, which is why any type of kitchen remodel shouldn’t be taken lightly. The kitchen ...

Hiring a Contractor

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a General Contractor: When you are contemplating a new home improvement project, there are additional things to consider other than when and how to ...

Bathroom Remodeling

3 Great Ideas for a Bathroom Remodel: A bathroom remodel doesn’t have to be as stressful as it sounds. Most general contractors will tell you that winter is a surprisingly ...

Center Island Contracting – 2015

Our Contracting Company is the Jack-of-All-Trades: Whether you are revamping, remodeling, or reconstructing, the general contractors at Center Island Contracting are dedicated to helping you achieve your ideal home. Our ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Buying a Home

Before buying a home, it is important that you take certain steps to ensure you get the most for your money. There are many things that can go wrong if ...

Home Remodeling

If you are moving to, or are already in the Long Island area and are looking to do a home remodel, our general contractors can help you with all of ...

Preparing Your Home for Fall

Many homeowners may think it is too premature to worry about preparing your home for Fall, but getting an early start on seasonal home improvement is a sensible idea. It’s ...

Tips for Hiring a General Contractor

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 ...

Energy Saving Tips

Energy efficiency is important to both our environment and to your budget. One of many energy saving perks is cutting down on electricity usage throughout your home. Home energy efficiency ...

North Shore Home Remodel

Buying a home to remodel on the North Shore is an exciting time! Many homeowners struggle to decide when they should conduct their North Shore home remodel; should you move ...

Customizing a New Home

There are so many benefits to customizing a new home compared to purchasing a pre-built home. The benefits of building a home surpass the benefits of purchasing a home, because ...

Adding a Second Story to Your Home

Do you have a need to increase your living space, but do not want to take away from your lot size? In most cases, many homes have an underdeveloped space ...

Landscaping Adds Uniqueness & Style to Your Home

Whether you are planning to stay in your home for many years to come or considering a move in the near future, making the investment in landscape design is well ...

Adding Millwork to Your Home

Millwork is a lovely addition to any home, to give it a sense of uniqueness and personalization. Our general contractors are eager to share with you the best places to ...

Do Something Practical for Your Backyard by Building a Shed This Summer

Sheds are a practical addition to any backyard. Shed construction may sound somewhat intimidating, but a professional contractor can build a shed designed to fit all of your outdoor needs ...

Relocating From the City to Dix Hills

Relocating from the city to Dix Hills, Long Island is an exciting time! There is always so much to do before moving day. Put down that box, and consider this ...

Kitchen Remodel

Did you know that out of all home improvement projects, homeowners spend more money on a kitchen remodel? The reason why so many people spend a considerable amount of money ...

Recently Purchased Home Projects: Finishing Floors

If you have recently purchased a home, and dislike the flooring, general contractors agree that finishing floors is a job that should be performed before moving into your recently purchased ...

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

A midrange bathroom remodel is a solid investment for your home’s overall value; we all know that much about investing in our homes. In addition to adding value to your ...

Recently Purchased Home Projects: Chimney Cleaning

If you have recently purchased a home, then you may still have some work ahead of you before moving day. One of the most advisable projects for recently purchased homes ...

Indoor Patio Addition

When it comes to an indoor patio addition, most homeowners feel it is only beneficial if they live in a state with a warmer climate: not true! In fact, any ...

Basement Remodel

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 ...

New Home Building

When faced with the decision of building a new home from scratch, many thoughts must be considered before proceeding with this overwhelming task. Our general contractors are available to reassure ...

Kitchen Remodel

Making changes to your kitchen can be an exciting and daunting endeavor. There are many reasons why you may want to take on this challenge, and focusing on your main ...

Bathroom Remodel

Second only to a kitchen renovation in its potential for bringing value to your home, the bathroom remodel is the area that will make a significant cosmetic difference in any ...

Relocating to New Hyde Park

Nestled in Western Nassau County, just north of Stewart Manor and south of Lake Success, New Hyde Park is a village of neat little Cape Cod-style houses, large Dutch Colonials ...

Relocating from Brooklyn to Jericho

Tips for Relocating from Brooklyn to Jericho Relocating from Brooklyn to Jericho, Long Island is an exciting experience! There is always so much to do before moving day. But, before ...

Adding a Dormer

Maximize Your Living Quarters with a Dormer Addition Do you have a college student that comes home on the weekends or do you host frequent out of town visitors? In ...

Adding a Closet

Your Storage Problems Are Solved with a Built-in Closet How many times have you struggled to keep your closet organized and items well within reach, all because you are trying ...

Adding a Study

Adding a Study: A Practical & Sophisticated Home Improvement Project The amount of people working from home these days is on the rise, which is increasing a demand on people ...

Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel: A Wise Home Improvement A bathroom remodel can be a wise choice among home improvement projects. Homeowners that have recently remodeled their bathroom have reaped the reward when ...

Kitchen Remodel

Creating the Kitchen Remodel of Your Dreams The way you feel about the practicality of your kitchen will influence your overall feeling of functionality throughout your entire home. Yes, kitchens ...

7 Tips for Moving Into a New Home

Tips from Our General Contractors: Updating a New Home before Moving in When moving into a new home, knowing where to start in the updating process may seem pretty overwhelming. ...

Moving to a New Home

Tips for Moving to a New Home Moving to a new home is a big deal. Aside from finding the right home, going through the purchasing process of a new ...

Home Remodeling & Relocating

Home Remodeling & Relocating Remodeling & relocating, which should come first? Buying a home is an exciting time, so it is easy to see where new homeowners struggle in deciding ...

Cost vs. Value

Cost vs. Value: Find out What General Contractors Are Saying about Home Improvement When it comes to home improvement projects, it’s important to consider the cost vs. value ratio. We ...

Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Five Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter Winter is a challenging season for your home, and that is why it is so critical to make sure that your home ...

Creating the Right Move-in-Ready Home for You

Creating the Right Move-in-Ready Home for You If you are moving to Roslyn, New York, or to the North Shore of Long Island, you already know how frustrating it can ...

Chew on These 4 Ideas before You Start Your Kitchen Remodel

Chew on These 4 Ideas before You Start Your Kitchen Remodel The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your entire home. The way you feel about your kitchen’s ...

Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips Everyone wants to save a little extra money, especially this time of year, and the best way to do that is to go green with our energy-saving ...

Create the Space You Desire in Your Manhasset, NY Home, by Adding a Dormer or Extension

Create the Space You Desire in Your Manhasset, NY Home, by Adding a Dormer or Extension! Are you moving to Manhasset, New York and having a hard time finding a ...

Whole House Generators

Whole House Generators In our society, electricity is one of the resources most often taken for granted. Many people do not realize how reliant they are on electricity until a ...

Insulated Siding

Insulated Siding Helps Energy Efficiency Insulated siding, when compared to traditional siding, is a far greater investment for your home. Not only does insulated siding offer the same great curb ...

5 Reasons to Finish Your Basement

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 ...

Renovating Vs. Moving

Renovating vs. Moving The decision to move or renovate your existing home has always been a daunting question every homeowner has contemplated at one time or another. Renovating vs. moving ...

Simple Ways to Conserve Energy

Simple Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Home Home energy efficiency is important both to our environment and to your family budget. Cutting down on electricity use throughout your home ...

The Benefits of Building a Home

The Benefits of Home Design & Building a Home Whether you are looking for a new home because you have outgrown your current one or this is your first time ...

Energy Efficiency Improvements

Energy Efficiency Improvements for Your Home Home energy efficiency helps reduce our carbon footprint, and will help you save money on your electric bill each month, which adds up to ...

Hiring a Contractor

Important Tips You Need to Know before Hiring a Contractor for Your Home Improvements When it comes time for home improvement projects, hiring a contractor is a crucial step. Although ...

Plumbing Insulation and Other Fall Renovations

Don’t Forget Your Pipes during Autumn Home Renovations! Fall is the perfect time for home renovations for a lot of reasons: it’s physically more comfortable to work in cooler weather, ...

The Keys to Choosing the Best Lights for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Light Fixture for Your Home or Yard The right light fixture can transform an average space into an extraordinary one. Whether you’re seeking a traditional ...

What to Avoid When Remodeling Your Home

What to Avoid during Your Home Renovation A home renovation is a big – and exciting – project. Whether you’ve bought a home that needs some TLC, or your own ...

The Perfect Staycation Backyard

Backyard Landscaping Ideas for a Fun-Filled Staycation Feeling a little stuck when it comes to backyard landscaping ideas? You’re not alone. With so many backyard landscaping ideas on TV and ...

Important Decisions for Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling involves more than simply choosing tiles and faucets. Today’s kitchen makeovers address accessibility, sustainability and versatility – in other words, they’re designed with your health (and the Earth’s) ...

Benefits of Electricity Generators for the Whole House

If you’re like most home owners, you don’t think about electricity generators until you actually need them – and by then, it’s usually too late. But electricity generators offer a ...

Trendy Ideas for Converting and Finishing a Basement

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. ...

10 Things First Time Home Buyers Should Know – But Usually Don’t

First time home buyers are faced with a lot of decisions in a short amount of time. Once you own the house, however, you’re often faced with even more: do ...

At Perfecto Mundo, a Vibrant Latin Fusion | New York Times Review

By JOANNE STARKEY Published: December 24, 2010 IT’S refreshing to encounter a place like Perfecto Mundo in Commack serving vibrant food with distinctive flavors instead of the dreary combination plates ...
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