Spring Home Improvement Projects

Update your landscaping

Finally, spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, the trees are blooming and the air is starting to warm up. Spring is a great time to take care of home improvement projects, particularly those that will help you enjoy relaxing outdoors or staying cool indoors. For example: Update your landscaping After a dull… Read more »

Seven Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Concrete

Importance of Replacing Concrete

The spring is, without a doubt, the best time to replace the concrete you have around the outside of your home. Whether you want to put in a new concrete driveway or create a concrete patio that you and your family can enjoy this summer, you should consider doing it soon, now that winter is… Read more »

How to Choose Hardwood Flooring

Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are beautiful and classic. Well-chosen, they can upgrade your home and increase its market value if you happen to be selling. If you’ve never chosen hardwood flooring before, read on for a few tips to help with your choice. Not all hardwood flooring is created equal, and there’s a lot more involved than… Read more »

Come Find Us at the Buffalo Home Show!

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 2018 Buffalo Home Show this month. 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 »

How to Add the Perfect Home Addition for Aging Parents

Building a Home Addition for Aging Parents

Are you thinking about putting an addition onto your existing home so that one or both of your aging parents can move in with you? This is a great idea, as it will allow you to customize the addition to fit their needs. Take a look at a few of the things you should include… Read more »

Improve the Value of Your Home with These Staging Tips

Improve the Value of Your Home with These Staging Tips

Selling your home? Effective home staging is an important way to boost your property’s market value. Home staging means arranging and decorating your home so that a potential buyer is willing to pay more for it. The goal is to create a space that buyers can envision themselves living in happily, and to make your… Read more »

Boost Your Home’s Value with These Remodeling Trends

Boost Your Home’s Value with These Remodeling Trends

If your home is on the market, you can boost its value by staying on top of the latest remodeling trends. An up-to-date, remodeled home attracts more potential buyers, and you can list it at a higher price. Read on to find out which remodeling trends add the most market value to your home if… Read more »

Four Things Homeowners Neglect in the Winter

Things Homeowners Neglect in the Winter

Winter is in full swing, and all you want to do is curl up by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. Hey, we can’t blame you! With that being said, cold weather is no excuse to let home maintenance slide. Are you guilty of these common things homeowners neglect in the winter? Taking… Read more »

How to Make the Most out of Your Small Kitchen

How to Make the Most out of Your Small Kitchen

With housing costs on the rise, many Americans are stuck in less-than-ideal homes and apartments that feel like they’re not nice enough or big enough. If you love to cook, but find yourself hating your kitchen, we have some good news: making changes to your space by using smart storage and planning ahead can actually… Read more »

Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Home Renovation

Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Home Renovation

Updating your home can be a great way spruce it up, whether you’re looking to maximize your everyday use or put it on the market. There’s a lot to consider before you dive into home renovations, so be sure to ask yourself these essential questions: What’s my budget? Once you start on a renovation project,… Read more »