Category: Trends

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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Sunrooms, Porches & More: What’s New in Home Exterior Remodeling?

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07 Jun

The Alure Home Improvements Long Island showroom is a resource for information with full size displays that can help Long Island homeowners envision their dreams of home improvements.  We will often encounter the inquiring homeowner who will ask, -  What's new in remodeling? One popular trend in light of the upcoming season of warmer weather is a rekindling of interest that…

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17 Home Improvement Trends in 2011 and Beyond

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01 Jul

My passion for social media exposes me to world of visual information on a daily basis. Thus, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a Home Improvement Trends for 2011 infographic from www.elocalplumbers.com, loaded with insight from 50 contributors on trends they see within the home improvement industry for this year and beyond. Let's take a look at what…

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What’s Hot in Bathroom Design

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20 Dec

  Scaling of Elements Shapes, actual and implied textures, along with the placement of fixtures are being used to create scale. The overall composition of kitchens and baths is being defined by a sense of scale, which is both functional and visually appealing. An irregularly textured pebbled wall, marbled surface in glass tile, reflective metallic material, or symmetrically hung pendant…

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