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 »

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Windows

How To Decide Whether To Repair Or Replace Your Windows

It’s not too hard to tell when your current set of windows are no longer cutting it. Poor insulation, decaying wood, and broken glass are all signs saying that you can’t afford to keep your current windows. What’s more difficult to tell, however, is whether you should repair your old windows, or replace them entirely…. Read more »

Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertops

Choosing The Right Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen remodeling can spruce up your home and add value to it at the same time. Great countertops in particular can add a wow factor to your kitchen, but with all the different styles and materials to choose from, picking out the right one can be a daunting task. So how can you be sure… Read more »

How to Protect Your Home from Snow Damage

How To Protect Your Home From Snow Damage

Buffalo is known for two things: wings and snow (and maybe less-than-amazing sports teams, but we won’t talk about that). While no one ever complains about too many wings, people do complain about too much snow. Not only are our typical Buffalo snowstorms a hassle to deal with, they can also take a toll on… Read more »