Steps to Take Before You Finish a Basement

Basement Remodel by Ivy Lea Construction

Finishing a basement is a great way to add a new, cozy living area to your home. But because they’re located below grade, basement renovations require a little extra planning and consideration. Before you start hanging drywall, take the following steps to make sure your basement is ready to be transformed into a livable space…. Read more »

Come Find Us at the Buffalo Home Show in March

Come find us at the Buffalo Home Show in March

The folks here at Ivy Lea Construction are proud to report that we will be attending the 2017 Buffalo Home Show in March. The show is an exciting event in our industry—one where homeowners can discover the true potential of any home—and we’re honored to be a part of it. If you’re looking for ways to… Read more »

Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen renovations are among the most costly home projects – yet they often yield the highest reward. Homes with new, updated kitchens can expect to recoup most, if not all of the cost of the renovation in added resale value. For this reason, kitchens are often the first place homeowners look when choosing a renovation… Read more »

Tips to Make Your Bathroom Safer

Tips to Make Your Bathroom Safer

From slippery floor surfaces to standing water and electrical hazards, bathrooms can be dangerous places. This is especially important to remember if you have young children or elderly family members living in your home. To make your bathroom a safer place, consider making changes in the following three areas. Flooring Slipping presents a persistent danger… Read more »

Choosing a Floor for Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Choosing a Floor for Your Next Kitchen Remodel

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might feel overwhelmed by the many flooring options you have to choose from. Rather than spending hours wandering the aisles of your local hardware store, check out our tips on choosing a floor for your next kitchen remodel below. How do you decide? The first thing you need to… Read more »

2016 Was a Great Year for Kitchen Gadgets

2016 Was a Great Year for Kitchen Gadgets

This year might have had some ups and downs, but when it comes to kitchen gadgetry we’ve had plenty of things to get excited about. From healthy cooking appliances to a handheld device that will change the way you butter your toast in the morning, 2016 has seen all kinds of useful, innovative kitchen tools… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Radiant Floor Heating

A Beginner’s Guide to Radiant Floor Heating

What’s the best heating system you could possibly have? How about one that is invisible? That’s exactly what radiant floor heating has to offer. With both aesthetics and efficiency going for it, radiant heating increases comfort while decreasing energy costs. How does radiant floor heating work? Warmth is supplied in radiant floor heating by hot-water… Read more »

This Season, Conduct Your Own Home Energy Audit

This Season, Conduct Your Own Home Energy Audit

In order to really cut down on your monthly spending, it’s a good idea to start by getting your energy bills in check. That means making sure you have a fully functional HVAC system, airtight windows, a well-ventilated attic, and more. But if you’re not a construction expert, how can you tell if your house… Read more »

Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Thanks to a number of technological advances in recent years, it’s never been easier to make sustainable, energy-efficient kitchen renovations. These remodeling ideas are not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet! Today we’ll look at a few things you can do to save energy and make your kitchen a little greener…. Read more »

Key Considerations for Bathroom Renovations

Key Considerations for Bathroom Renovations

Remodeling a bathroom takes careful planning to ensure you get the best possible results. After all, the bathroom is typically one of the most-used spaces in a home. By taking a few important things into consideration before you dive into the remodel, you can make the process as smooth and successful as possible. The first… Read more »