Category: Trends

Why You Should Make Your Home a Smart Home

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22 Aug

Why You Should Make Your Home a Smart Home Living in a smart home means having the ability to control your home devices with your smartphone, elevate your safety to a whole new level and remain completely sustainable. These things sounded like science-fiction a couple of decades ago, but not anymore and tons of homes are considered smart today due…

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Decorating trends for cooking areas [Infographic]

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25 Oct

Spice Up The Kitchen: Decorating Trends For Cooking Areas Kitchen decor has to serve dual purposes: It should be attractive, but it also has to be highly functional. So when you're thinking about how to redecorate your kitchen this year, consider some of the following trends to keep things both stylish and workable. Countertops Marble is a hot trend in…

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Kosher Kitchen Tips

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13 Jan

One of our custom kitchen and bathroom designers, Sherry Gossett was featured in a few Newsday and Jewish Post articles for her clever tips on Kosher Kitchens. If you are thinking of renovating or designing a kosher kitchen, here are some ideas that she has found helpful: - Enlarging the kitchen can be an advantage, but it is not necessary. In a…

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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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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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Staying Abreast of Bathroom Remodeling Trends that are Driving the Industry

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08 Aug

Being informed about the latest design trends in the bathroom remodeling industry can be extremely helpful when you're looking to upgrade the look and feel of your bathroom.  Of course, this information should be taken with a grain of salt, because, ultimately, you want to invest in a bathroom remodel that pleases you, regardless of what is trendy or popular.…

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My5 Tips For Selling Your Home

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17 Jun

If you're looking to sell your home, your biggest concerns will naturally be the time your home is sitting on the market, and how you can get the most money for it.  But there are many cost-effective tips you can use to improve the appeal and overall value of your house when you decide to put that 'For Sale' sign…

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