Category: Remodeling

Home Modifications for Accessible Living

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06 Jul

   When it comes to home improvement projects, most people dream of things like a bigger kitchen, the addition of a mudroom, or a backyard redesign. For people with disabilities or physical impairments, however, home improvements require more than a new paint color. In some cases, a person’s independence and overall quality of living depend on home modifications, so here…

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See Your Project Come To Life With Home Design Software

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30 Aug

Wouldn't it be nice to see your extension, alteration or second floor come to life?  Check out this major renovation done by Doug Cornwell that was an enlargement of an existing small three bedroom house.   The prior house was a red clay tile roofed, Spanish style home.   Since this is situated on a large inlet with tremendous views…

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Second Annual Summer Remodeling Fashion Show

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07 Jul

Get in the know and join us for Alure's second annual summer remodeling fashion show. Below are some of the exciting home improvement products and technologies that will be featured on the runway: LEARN: What's hot, what's not and see the hottest trends in remodeling products, technology, fixtures, and space design. - Bathroom Digital Technology - Kohler touch-less toilet &…

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Maximizing space in a kitchen

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07 Jun

Kitchen and bathroom designer, Mary Lotardo, met with a client who was looking to transform their kitchen into a more open space without sacrificing any of their existing functionality. This proved to be a very unique kitchen remodel because they did not want any upper cabinets, the wanted to keep a very large window on the exterior wall and they…

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Alure’s 7th Annual Design & Planning Show

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16 Dec

Alure's Design & Planning Show is right around the corner, January 18-20, 2014 from 11am to 4pm each day at our showroom- 1999 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. Considering a project to remodel your home? Interested in the latest trends in the home improvement industry? If so, the Alure Design and Planning Show is the place to be!  The show…

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Contractor Of The Year Award- Kitchen Remodel

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09 Dec

Alure Kitchen & Bath Designer Sherry Gossett was awarded the Silver Winner of Residential Kitchens at the 2013 NARI Contractor of the Year Awards held by the NYC/LI Chapter of the National Association of Remodelers (NARI). The winning project was for a kitchen remodel that would be functional, spacious and beautiful. The design was based on Sherry's clients cooking needs,…

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Why it Pays to Have Your Vinyl Siding Professionally Installed

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03 Oct

When considering installing vinyl siding on your own, there are many factors one needs to consider according to Chris LoCascio of Alure Home Improvements. One of the inherent difficulties to installing vinyl siding is that vinyl can expand or contract a half an inch or more over the course of a normal year, accounting for regular changes in the temperature.…

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Selecting the Right Kind of Replacement Windows for Your Climate

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29 Aug

One thing that Long Island and the tristate area homeowners are often surprised to learn is that not all replacement windows are created equal. These days, most people understand that they should look for home remodeling products that are energy efficient, and the Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR program has become widely recognized as the industry standard. However, the problem…

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How to Design an Eco-Friendly Kitchen for Your Home

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22 Aug

One of the most popular trends in kitchen remodeling is designing kitchens that are intended to be eco-friendly. This has far reaching implications because a so-called "green" kitchen can limit household waste, help conserve natural resources, reduce the burden on landfills, and is a responsible investment into the home. So, what exactly goes into designing an environmentally friendly kitchen? In…

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