Signs That It’s Time for a Bathroom Remodel

Signs That It’s Time For A Bathroom Remodel

The folk band Over The Rhine consists of a married couple named Linford and Karin. Recently in concert, Karin told the audience the secret to her happy marriage: “Two sinks in the master bathroom.” Indeed, a bathroom is a very personal space and when more than one person uses it, ideally there will be enough… Read more »

Tips for Affording ‘Emergency’ Home Improvement Projects

Tips For Affording ‘Emergency’ Home Improvement Projects

If you own a house, you know it requires work to keep it up to community standards. At some point, you’re going to want to have some home improvement projects done but you’ll probably be worried about the cost. Homeowners, though, have several options when it comes to paying for home improvement projects. Besides using… Read more »

Investing In Your Home Means Investing In Western New York

Investing In Your Home Means Investing In Western New York

Proudly located in Tonawanda, we over at Ivy Lea Construction take pride in the revitalization that is happening in Western New York. Whether talking about Mr. Pegula and downtown Waterfront development or all the exciting things happening in all the surrounding suburbs, it is clear that this region is on a trajectory toward a golden… Read more »

Ways to Keep Water Out of Your Basement

Ways To Keep Water Out Of Your Basement

One thing’s for sure: you don’t want water leaking into your basement from the ground above. Yet in Western New York all too many homes suffer from leaky foundations and flooded basements– not cool. Ivy Lea Construction recommends you do several things to help keep water out of your Buffalo-area basement. For starters, consider the… Read more »

Why It’s Smart to Renovate Your Kitchen

Why It’s Smart To Renovate Your Kitchen

Kitchens today are for much more than cooking meals. Kitchens have become a home’s central hub where people spend a lot of time hanging out, talking with one another, eating, watching TV, checking their smartphones and more. If it has been decades since your Western New York kitchen last got renovated, this is the year… Read more »

Projects that Appeal to the Modern Home Buyer

Projects That Appeal To The Modern Home Buyer

Many homes in the Buffalo area were built before 1939. Older homes often have many “issues” that need maintenance over the years– everything from replacing the roof every 20 years to ensuring that there are enough outlets to handle all the electronic gadgets and appliances that have come along and suck up large amounts of… Read more »

What are things you could put in a Mancave?

What Are Things You Could Put In A Mancave?

Western New Yorkers typically have basements in their homes, and Ivy Lea Construction often helps people perfect their basement “man caves” with all sorts of goodies. According to, a man cave is a male sanctuary where guys can “do as they please without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design.”… Read more »

Is a Porch or Deck Better for My Home?

Is A Porch Or Deck Better For My Home?

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy” goes the old Gershwin song. And it is when you’re sitting on your porch or deck, relaxing with a cool beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. Western New York’s Ivy Lea Construction can help you expand your outdoor space and add value to your… Read more »

Why Concrete is a Sound Investment

Why Concrete Is A Sound Investment

In the Buffalo, New York region, who do you call for concrete work to be done? Ivy Lea Construction is the Buffalo area’s best choice for stamped concrete for your driveway, porch, patio, steps or pool. It’s attractive, captures the look of natural stone, brick, slate or wood, and lasts a long time, even with… Read more »

Signs That Indicate It’s Time For New Siding

Signs That Indicate It’s Time For New Siding

Western New York winters can really mess with your home’s siding. From ice to snow and wind to rain, siding takes a beating in and around Buffalo, New York. Ivy Lea Construction–Tonawanda’s trusted name in home improvement–repairs and replaces siding. While the average person doesn’t typically think about their siding on a daily basis, once… Read more »