A Guide To Remodeling Your Front Entrance

The front entrance of your home is your guests’ first impression of your living space. You want to make a warm and grand impression on guests when they visit you. If you are feeling bored or underwhelmed with your current front entrance, read on for a guide to remodeling your front entrance.

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One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to remodel the front entrance of your home is by adding lighting. Add lighting to the walkway of your home not only brightens the feel, but it creates a safe walkway for your guests when they enter or leave your house after sunset.

Next, accessorize. Add some flowers or landscaping to your front entrance to add some color and texture to your home. Even something as simple as a welcome mat can make all the difference.

Your front door can say a lot about your home. When picking a front door, consider something that matches the design style of your home. The color of your front door is also important. If your front door is a dark color, like black or navy blue, consider switching it up and changing it to a white or yellow color. This can help guests feel more welcome before they even step into your home.

Do you have a porch in front of your house? If not, add one! A porch creates a cozy and warm atmosphere at the front of your home. It is also a great place to sit back and relax after a long day. Putting in a porch is simple, easy, and can completely change the mood of your front entrance for the better.

For help with any of these remodeling projects, contact Noah Construction and Builders. You can reach our team by calling (631) 750-2837 today!

Tips For Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Winter is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to prepare your home for the cold weather. Taking the necessary steps to prep your home for winter can prevent damage and help you save money. For tips for getting your home ready for winter, just keep reading.

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The first thing to do when winter approaches are to protect your pipes. Water expands as it freezes, which means pipes with water inside can burst. Protect your pipes by making sure they are crack-free and warm all winter.

Next, check the heat. Make sure your furnace and blowers are operating as they should before it’s time to turn on the heat. This way, you can be sure everything is running right before heat is necessary.

Don’t forget to maintain the exterior of your home when winter approaches. If you have any lawn equipment, clean and store this equipment after tending to your yard in the fall. Any gas-powered equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, tillers, or chippers, can benefit from being stored away in the winter.

Your fireplace and your chimney need to be tended to before winter. A professional chimney sweep can clean out the soot and debris in your chimney to prevent any accidental fires.

To keep the cold out, seal your doors and windows with caulk. The nooks and crannies of your entryways can let in the cold. This cold can cause you to turn up your heat, which costs money. Sealing cracks can reduce your need to crank the heat, which can save you money and keep you warm all winter long.

Follow these tips to prep your home for winter. If you’re in need of some assistance when prepping your home for winter, reach out to Noah Construction and Builders. We can help you get your home ready for winter or we can remodel your home. Reach out to us by giving us a call at (631) 750-2837 today!

Fall Preparation Checklist For Your Garden, Lawn, and Home

As cool weather slowly sets in, it’s time to think about how to best ready your home, lawn, and garden for those winter months. We’re not talking about renovations here (though don’t skip out on home maintenance, of course!). Rather, we’re going to outline some simple ways you can beautify your property for the season.

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The exterior of your home should be decorated with seasonal colors—think leaves and autumn plants—to create a sense of matching atmosphere. We think it is best to avoid too many decorations that are specific to a holiday and to work a little broader. That way, you aren’t constantly having to change things from month to month. One of the best decorations for autumn and winter are lights. With the days growing shorter they can brighten up those early evenings with a sense of warmth. We recommend going with white or yellow, to better match the colors of the season.

It’s also a good time to change your lawn maintenance routine. In addition to cutting it (which you can get away with doing less frequently once summer’s gone), you’ll need to be on the lookout for downed branches. On top of this, fallen leaves need to be raked and removed. If you don’t want to do it for the sake of keeping things tidy, then do it for the health of your lawn. Though they will eventually break down, leaves that clump together can harm the lawn itself.

Finally, get your hands dirty in the garden. Besides cleaning debris out of it, you’ll want to consider removing any garden fencing you have once winter comes. That’s because the changes in the ground can misshape or even destroy barriers you’ve set in place. You may spend more time reinstalling it when spring arrives, but you’ll save money by not having to replace it entirely.

Let Noah Construction and Builders help you get your home ready for the season. Visit us at 80 Orville Drive, Suite 116, in Bohemia, New York, or talk with one of our experts by calling 631-750-2837.

Is Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter?

As Summer fades into memory and cooler nights descend upon us, it is only a matter of time before the chill sets in. It is not uncommon to hear people discuss ‘winterizing’ their vehicles, but few people talk about winterizing their significantly more valuable homes. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to get your house ready for chilly nights.

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Five Signs Your Roof is in Need of Maintenance!

One of the most expensive home repairs is replacing your home’s roof . While it’s true that not all roof problems require a new roof, you should be prepared for that possibility, when a problem arises. Catching a problem early is always preferable to catching it later when it’s more expensive to fix.

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Noah Knows: Costs of Home Renovations

Square Foot Pricing is just a Ball Park

A question I get often is how much do you charge per Sq Ft. Being in this Business for over 30 years I can tell you Sq Ft prices are only ballpark numbers to start with. For example, if you apply the Sq Ft principle to let’s say buying a car, you could have a Honda Civic and a Ferrari, now they are both very close in size or (Sq Ft) but one’s $30k while the other is $400k. Why? Because the Ferrari is all custom and higher-end finishes. The same goes for homes, you can have a basic 1000 Sq Ft dormer plain no gables, low budget materials, all carpeting, no recessed lighting and pay a lower price. Or you can upgrade that same dormer and add 2 additional baths, large gables, arch top windows, Portico, upgraded siding and roofing, oak floors throughout. So each job needs to be broken down individually to meet the client’s needs and budget. We can give you a ballpark Sq Ft price over the phone, but in order to really give you the right price we need to see the home, discuss your needs, and tailor your home to meet your criteria. Remember every family and home is different. With this being said I wrote out a simple plan to help clients budget for their next home renovation using a Sq Ft method.

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