Don’t let the cold stop you from creatively tackling your home renovation or home improvement projects. The colder months can be a perfect time for both planning and doing. There may be hard work involved, but focus on the rewarding end result — upgrades to enjoy and the thrill of your major accomplishment. Hudson Valley’s home pros can help you complete your projects smoothly and efficiently. Not a bad way to start your new year!
Q. What is important to consider when renovating a kitchen?
A. Kitchens are as unique as the people who use them. From cabinets to countertops, the finished product is as good as the team that conceives and creates them. Builders First Source is the nation’s largest supplier of building materials. We are the largest distributor of kitchen cabinets to professional builders in the Hudson Valley. Builders First Source supplies cabinetry, countertops, and more to builders and remodelers. We have an experienced staff, offering better products and better pricing with the highest level of customer satisfaction in the industry.
Builders First Source
87 Wisner Ave
Middletown and other locations
Q. I’m determined to organize my master bedroom walk-in closet by spring. How can I make the best use of my time to ensure I reach my goal?
A. You’re off to a great start by giving yourself plenty of time to plan. We recommend creating an organized plan before taking any action. As a first step, it’s important to examine all of the items currently in your master closet and pare down to those you are certain to use. Immediately remove for donating or tossing the items you have not been using or no longer enjoy using. This is the time to also remove items that may still be useful, but do not belong in your closet. If you plan to work with a specialized company like California Closets to customize your closet, meeting with our design consultant following your purging will be your next step. Keeping in mind that style and function go hand in hand, our designer will partner with you to design the shelving and compartments that work best with the way you will use your closet.
Q. Why should I switch my home’s heat and/or appliances to natural gas?
A. Natural gas is the cleanest, most convenient, price stable, and versatile home energy fuel. Unlike oil, it can heat a home and power a range of appliances, providing homeowners greater comfort and ease. Natural gas fireplaces roar to life with the flip of a switch, often with adjustable temperature and flame. Natural gas clothes dryers and water heaters work quicker than their electric counterparts. Cooking with natural gas provides optimum and instant temperature control.
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
284 South Ave
Q. What is trending in bathroom showers?
A. We’re seeing a lot of showers today, whether renovation or new construction, that are customized and affordable. A new SmartControl from Grohe has no electronics, yet it is a highly flexible shower control. While still using a standard shower, you can create a custom spa-like experience with multiple rain heads and body sprays. The SmartControl lets you set the temperature and control each feature with the push of a button. No more guessing temperature or handle location — you can have full, luxurious control of your shower, while saving precious time in the morning. Taking a custom shower to the next level, you can also integrate nature’s ancient therapy by adding steam. Turn it on with the digital control panel, remote, timer, or app. With precise temperature control and the freedom to choose a relaxing or invigorating experience, paired with all the health benefits of steam, you’ll never want to leave the shower.
Fishkill, Brewster, Kingston, Catskill, showroom locations
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