3 Reasons Why Your Entry Door Is So Important

3 Reasons Why Your Entry Door Is So Important

Your entry door is more than just a door. It is what welcomes people into your home, and it protects what’s inside from the elements and dangers outside. A good quality entry door is vital to any home. Here are just three reasons why:  Aesthetics  Your front door is often the first thing that visitors… Read more »

4 Ideas for a Finished Basement

4 Ideas for a Finished Basement

A finished basement is full of opportunities. As a comfortable and quiet area of your home, it’s separated from the hectic life of the upstairs living areas. This makes it an excellent get-away area for anyone in your home, especially now that the coronavirus prevents us from going to the theater or office as we… Read more »

Wet Rot vs. Dry Rot

Wet Rot vs Dry Rot

Wet rot and dry rot are the two main types of fungi that can impact wood. Our decks, windows, and other areas of our home that are made out of wood are all susceptible to these two types of fungi. However, in order to treat the wood rot correctly, it’s essential to accurately identify which… Read more »

How to Choose Between Single and Double Hung Windows

How to Choose Between Single Hung and Double Hung Windows

Single hung windows and double hung windows each have their own virtues. Single hung can provide a traditional and stately appearance, while double hung windows are easier to maintain. They are excellent choices, but the one you decide on will depend on your style and preferences. Single hung vs. double hung windows Single hung windows… Read more »

Tips for Remodeling During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips for Remodeling During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As Western New York continues to reopen and Buffalonians return to their normal lives, we will begin to think about all of the remodeling projects that we had to delay for the past few months. While we at Ivy Lea Construction are as excited as you are to get back to work, it’s important that everyone… Read more »

4 Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom

4 Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom

Many of us dream of a spacious bathroom where we can relax in the bathtub and unwind after a long day. Unfortunately, reality is a bit different. For the majority of us, our bathrooms are smaller than we would like, but just because they’re small doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that dream of a relaxing,… Read more »

When Is It Time to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

When Is It Time to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets?

As much as we may wish it, kitchen cabinets are not always timeless. Styles change, wood degrades, and eventually those cabinets just don’t look as good as they did when they were first installed. While you know a change is needed, it can be difficult to determine if you can restore your cabinets or if… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Heating Bill

How to Reduce Your Heating Bill

Buffalo winters are cold. They’re also long, which means they can take a toll on both your body and your wallet. Your heating bill will always be higher in the winter months, but there are ways to keep it under control. Use sunlight to your advantage On those rare winter days when the sun peeks… Read more »

How to Make Your Bathroom Safer

How to Make Your Bathroom Safer

From slippery floor surfaces to standing water, bathrooms can be dangerous places. This is especially so 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 ways: Make your flooring slip-resistant Slipping presents a persistent danger in bathrooms… Read more »

The 3 Main Types of Foundation Cracks

The 3 Main Types of Foundation Cracks

Over time, most homes will develop cracks in their foundation. In fact, some homes may even develop them just a year after construction (this is typically a result of the foundation settling). If the cracks are small, then they’re not of any concern. However, if they’re wider than a quarter of an inch, it’s time… Read more »