Posts Tagged "Westchester NY"

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors – Tips for the Westchester County Homeowner

March 31, 2015

Choosing interior paint colors should be a fun, invigorating process. We purposefully used the word “should” because, as unfortunate as it is, a lot of times homeowners become a bit stressed by the idea of selecting a new palette for their home. This might be due to the fact that interior paint feels permanent; after all, it can’t be simply returned to the store if it doesn’t fit well.

This is all especially true when it comes to painting your kitchen. There is huge stylistic opportunity in this central room, but at the same time there are a lot of elements to consider. If you are planning a kitchen painting project, our suggestion is first to take a deep breath, relax, and try to enjoy the process. And, as you relax, consider these few tips that we have compiled below.

Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas for Your Fairfield County Home

March 16, 2015

Your kitchen is a genuinely unique place. On one hand, it’s designed to work, being carefully organized for efficiency and productivity. Ideally (not always, though), you know where each cup, ladle, measuring spoon, pot or pan is located, and meals can be created with relative ease.

On the other hand, your kitchen is also a place where you can showcase your own style, holding tremendous opportunity to customize, personalize, and create a truly breathtaking space.

Gerety Building and Restoration: Winner of the 2015 Best of Houzz Award for Customer Satisfaction!

February 14, 2015

In addition to offering a high-quality product, we also are very focused on providing a high-quality customer experience. This is important for any business, but in our line of work it takes on a new level of importance. Why? Because when people call on our home building and remodeling services, we aren’t just arriving on a jobsite. We’re being invited to your home!

Stone Tile Installation in Westchester, NY

January 30, 2015

When you think of ways to add style to your home, what comes to mind? Interior paint colors? Architecture? The quality of your kitchen cabinets, appliances, and fixtures? These are all good and valuable answers, but here’s another one to consider: stone tile.

A Walk through a Kitchen Remodel and Addition in Larchmont, NY (Part 2)

January 15, 2015

In our last entry we asked you to join us as we explored a kitchen remodel and expansion project in Larchmont. Specifically, we shared a few exterior pictures and discussed just how much of a difference can be made by even a relatively small addition, debunking the misconception that a life-improving change in your home can only come from a massive project. There is a quiet, valuable power in strategic planning and quality work.

As promised, let’s zoom in even closer now, throw open those beautiful French doors, and take a stroll through this custom kitchen.

A Total Kitchen Transformation

Below you’ll find a picture of the finished interior. Quite a difference!


Custom Cabinetry, Wood Floors, and so Much More

Our mission was to completely transform this part of the home. With this goal in mind, we started by demolishing the original kitchen and building the addition to provide the precious square-footage that the client needed.

The scope of the project included:

  • Custom cabinetry
  • Gorgeous wood floors
  • Window and skylight installation
  • French doors (to let in even more soft, natural light)
  • Granite countertops
  • Tile backsplash

We also installed custom lighting to help create the perfect soft, warm ambience, as well as spotlights for specific work areas in the kitchen.

As an additional valuable feature, we installed radiant heat. This is an incredibly comfortable heating system which, in addition to being extremely efficient, also keeps your feet warm as you make the morning coffee. What could be better?


What do you think of how it all turned out?


Kitchen Features and Amenities

This kitchen obviously boasts some good looks and quality finishing touches. It isn’t just a pretty face, however, but still needs to function as the day-to-day activity hub for this home. To answer the call, we included:

  • New appliances
  • A sub-zero refrigerator
  • A rugged, attractive, and timeless farm sink
  • Nickel hardware

Perhaps the best part of this project was the fact that not only did the addition and remodel turn out beautifully, but our client was absolutely thrilled with the result. After all, that’s what it’s all about! At Gerety Building and Restoration, we want to help you make your home everything that you dream it could be.

Do you have any questions about home building, construction, or remodeling? If so, we would love to hear from you and help however we can. Please feel free to contact us!

A Walk through a Kitchen Remodel and Addition in Larchmont, NY (Part 1)

December 31, 2014

Oftentimes when people think of building an addition, or remodeling, they assume that for a valuable difference to be made, a huge addition is required. And, depending on the specific goals you have and the objectives you need your new space to accomplish, a big change might just be in order.

On the other hand, you also could be surprised by how much of a transformation can be made possible by even a relatively small, but well-planned, project. 

Is It Worthwhile to Remodel Your Bathroom?

December 16, 2014

When it comes to remodeling your home, we don’t need to tell you that the options are practically limitless. Whether your project is relatively small or involves a total property restoration, the sheer variety of materials, fixtures, and decor are immense, ranging from shabby chic, to icy and modern, to crisp and classic.

As you mull over the options in front of you, let’s talk about bathrooms.

Bathrooms – a Relatively Small Space That Holds Big Value

It can be easy to take your bathroom for granted. After all, as long as the shower is hot and you have a mirror to check your hair with, you might not give the space a whole lot of extra thought.

The truth of the matter is, custom bathrooms are skyrocketing in popularity.

The bathroom has become something of a refuge; a place where you can relax at the end of a long workday, almost like a personal, miniature spa. The troubles of the day don’t seem quite so large when you’re wrapped in a cloud of relaxing steam, enjoying the peace and quiet. And, whether you like the look of claw-foot tubs or stone, walk-in showers, there is a perfect design out there for you.

Because of this refreshed focus on bathroom design, restoring and updating this area of your home can be a phenomenal investment. Trends today show huge returns in the form of resale value. This is because while the living room and dining rooms are important, there is very little middle ground when it comes to a bathroom’s “wow factor.” Either it’s an exciting selling point, or it simply isn’t. And, if it is drab or outdated, it becomes a major deterrent because suddenly the prospective buyer feels like a to-do list was just handed to them.

Ask a Professional Remodeling and Restoration Company for Help!

Because we are homeowners too, we understand that sometimes the remodeling process can feel a little overwhelming. After all, as we mentioned above, there are countless options to work through!

At Gerety Building and Restoration, we enjoy helping our clients fully understand their options, and taking the stress off their plate so that their whole experience is a good one. If you have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Interior Painting Tip: How Colors Impact Mood

December 6, 2013


Colors in every home interior always reveal the owner’s personal style and taste. It is commonly observed that whenever we opt to decorate or paint our home, we don’t bother to put enough thought into the color scheme. Colors have great impact on our lives on a daily basis as they have great influence on our moods and thoughts; they affect the behavior of people in different means, depending upon their ages, gender, environment and ethical backgrounds. Therefore when it’s the matter to introduce a color in home interior painting, it is very important to choose a color very sensibly.

If you want to adorn your home in an elegant and beautiful manner, you do not need to worry about latest trends and fashion as these trends will come and go. You can make your home look beautiful and impressive by adding color scheme of your own choice that reveals your personal preference and personality. The major secret is to blend the colors of your choice by applying them in the form of mix and match or contrasts. The selection of color combinations is quite a difficult task for many beginners as color has the ability to transform the shape, size of your furnishing placed in a room but it can also change the shape and size of room where you want to apply them. Choosing the right kind of color is not difficult if a person identifies some basic information about colors and their impacts, therefore for your assistance here is some detail about room colors and how they influence our moods.

Colors of Room and Their Impacts:
According to experts, colors respond in three basic ways; active, passive, and neutral, you can give different colors to different rooms according to your choice and taste depending upon the usage of that particular room. Lighter tones give cool and calm impact making you feel that room loom airy, bright and spacious whereas dark tones reveals sophisticated and warm impact when applying these colors in large room, they give more intimated feeling.


Let’s study some more about the influence of different colors and their impact on a room.

Red Color:

Red color rapidly changes the overall mood of an environment and raises the energy level of the room; this color can be your number one choice if you want to be in excited mood especially at night as it generally considered too stimulating for bedroom interiors. If you bring this color in your living room, dining areas and drawing rooms, it creates a welcoming effect that draws your guests together to converse in a friendly and pleasant environment.


Yellow Color:

Yellow creates an environment of happiness and sunshine in any interior that is considered to be perfect for applying in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms where happy colors forms an energizing and uplifting effect. Although yellow forms a pleasing effect but experts discourage to use this color in major color schemes, this is because some studies shows that folks usually lose their temper and toddlers tend to cry in yellow colored interiors.

Blue Shade:

It is believed that blue color normalize the blood pressure and reduce respiration and heart rate due to these reasons this color is known for its calmness and soothing effect. Blue is usually suggested for bedrooms and bathrooms however you have to be cautious about pastel blue shade as it is believed that this color looks pleasant on the paint chip but brings unpleasant chilliness on furniture pieces particularly in the room where very little natural light has passed through.


We hope that these common tips will help you in making the right decision in search of paint colors for your next interior painting project, but it will be significant to keep in mind that color selection is a very personal decision so be careful and choose the color that suits you, your family and your lifestyle.

Hardwood Flooring Project in Westchester County NY

November 20, 2013

Hardwood floors in a home are very aesthetically pleasing. There are many different finishes,  multiple colors to choose from, and hardwood floors also come in different styles, such as plank or parquet.

Hardwood floors makes it much easier to clean and maintain. You can clean it by simply sweeping, mopping, and occasionally using wood floor cleaners. Overtime, as the floor becomes worn with scuffs and scratches, hardwood floors can be easily refinished to perfection again. Hardwood flooring is also extremely durable. You might often find older homes with original hardwood flooring.

Below are some pictures of a recent hardwood flooring and painting project we completed.