Why You Should Choose a Design/Build Firm

    A Design/Build firm works with you on your Renovation project from conception to completion. They are masters in pre-planning up front, before the first hammer is even swung. 1.Planning Planning will help you save time and money.  It will give you the framework to move forward with the project because you know what you […]

Planning; The First Steps for your Home Renovation

Step 1. Pre-planning: Before you call anyone about a renovation at your home, do some pre-planning first.  You already know you need to make your home more suitable to your needs.  Start doing brainstorming before you call the professionals. Every home needs some personal touches and changes to make it work efficiently and effectively for […]

The Many Roles of a Kitchen Island

   1. More Space to Gather More than ever, residential design incorporates open floor plans for entertaining within the kitchen area. In order to accommodate family and guests, as well as the cook, the kitchen island has taken a front seat in kitchen design. 2. More Space for Appliances Not only does an island lend a hand to creating […]

Quartz: The Best Countertop for People Who Love Cooking

        One of the most often asked questions when designing a kitchen is “What is the most durable stone countertop for people who love spending time in the kitchen?” Well folks, the answer is quartz! Now, before you cringe at the once hated counter top for its lack of colors, sparkle and patterns, stay […]

Gray is the New Beige

     Some may say they don’t like change. But those in the design world are accustomed to it. Trends come and go and the latest hip thing is always evolving; from over exaggerated drapes to minimalist mindsets. And I think it’s safe to say that our long beloved neutral color of over 20 years has […]

7 Tips for a Better Renovation

Get Inspired! We always tell our clients to engross themselves in the latest and greatest home magazine. Use sticky notes to tag photos you like. Or if you prefer to be online, Pinterest and Houzz are great resources that allow you to create a ‘board’ or ‘idea book’ that capture your favorite spaces and layouts. Use […]

Renovation Creates a Cool, Retro 1950’s Kitchen

  Democrat & Chronicle: Retro Kitchen in Pittsford Laurie Hunt leads a colorful life. As a fiber artist with a musical flair, she enjoys being surrounded by bold colors and styles in her family’s Cape Cod­style home built in 1956. When it came time to remodel the kitchen, she decided to go bold, using bright […]

Norbut Renovations Works with the Hearing Impaired

Rochester Leads the Country for Working with the Deaf Community Rochester has one of the largest deaf populations per capita in the nation. It has been the birthplace of organizations that celebrate and encourage the diverse abilities of the deaf, such as The Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Deaf Artists […]

Trio renovates historic mansion

The home was originally built for Frank Thompson Ellison, who gave the 470 acre tract of land known as Ellison Park to Monroe County, along with other philanthropic gifts to the YWCA and the city of Rochester.

Showered with Style

[…] a moderate-sized bathroom remodel, which costs about $10,499, brings a 102 percent return on your investment, according to the 2005 Cost vs. Counters and floors Cultured marble and solid surface materials like Corian are the two most popular choices for countertops, says Joe Preston, office manager for Upstate Bath Systems in Victor.