March 31, 2020

A good time to plan your project in Bay Village

Posted In: Construction in Avon, Ohio

It’s important that construction works goes on

As people contend with the challenges of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in early 2020, one of the important matters to remember is that construction work needs to continue. To that end, Sciarappa Construction follows proper social distancing and hand and surface sanitization procedures during this novel coronavirus outbreak.

Workers such as plumbers, electricians, HVAC, exterminators, and other service providers who offer services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and necessary operation of residences and businesses have been defined as “essential” by the Department of Homeland Security.

One only has to recall the Great Recession of 2008-09 when housing construction came to a halt for several years—and some areas of the country are still struggling to fill the housing shortages there.

The immediate reaction is to delay construction and repairs to businesses and residences. But this is also time of opportunity when construction and labor costs have decreased. So if you have wanted to build or remodel a home, nothing says you can’t draw up plans and line up a contractor. That way, you’ll put yourself in a strategic position to take advantage of costs and timing.

This is a good time to plan your project in Bay Village—since the governor’s shelter-in-place mandate offers Ohio residents time on their hands. Here are some thoughts on how to proceed with a plan:

Consider a painting plan.

One of the most effective uses of your remodeling budget is to repaint your home or business. If you haven’t painted in years, a fresh coat of smooth blue over a dingy tan can bring the room to life.

Choosing paint colors may take some time, but the results are well worth the effort.

Follow a theme for your house, taking advantage of complementary colors for a unified look. Professional painters have more experience in preparing the walls so the paint life is longer. In addition, they’ll recommend quality products that will last longer and allow for cleaning of dirt without affecting the paint. Above all, professional contractors can help you choose colors that are suitable for your setting.

Bathroom makeovers rank high.

When purchasing a home, buyers rank adequate bathrooms a top priority. In fact, if a buyer moves in and finds the bathrooms less than needed, chances are that a makeover will get attention first. There are many ways to go about a redo, ranging just from installing new tile to a complete new look with modern and accessible features. Keep in mind that one day you’ll be selling your house, but in the meantime you’ll want to enjoy the improvements. For instance, chair-height toilets are reasonably priced, and use low amounts of water as well as offer better comfort to the knees and back, especially for taller people.

Kitchens are a domain unto themselves.

A kitchen makeover, just like a bathroom redo, can take many forms. The deciding factor is how much you want to spend to make the improvements you’d like to have.

Step back and take a serious look at your kitchen space and what it could be.

If your appliances are wearing out, it might make more sense to replace them all rather than wait until they break down one after another. Refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and microwave ovens are available in bundled pricing. But if you take that step, give serious consideration to counter space. Perhaps you need to add an island. Also, new cabinets can be expensive but open shelving may be an alternative.

Don’t forget the landscaping.

A well-landscaped house commands great curb appeal for your house. A full landscaping project may be a distant project, but you can start with a plan. Shrubbery, flower beds and ornamental trees make a visual statement, but don’t forget projects such as an outdoor kitchen, a garden shed, fire ring, screen house or grill gazebo. Your lawn will do well with regular fertilizing and weed control to keep your landscaping looking great.

This is a good time to plan your project in Bay Village and Sciarappa Construction will help you. If you have a design, we will work with your idea. Or, if you don’t have a design, we will help you create one. Sciarappa Construction offers a full scope of construction services including new home construction; subdivision, development, apartment, and existing home rehab; and general contracting and construction management.

A family-owned and operated full-service construction company, our general contracting crew has over 40 years of combined experience in remodeling homes within the Bay Village, Avon, Avon Lake, and Greater Cleveland, Ohio areas.

It’s just a phone call or email message away to get started. Contact Sciarappa Construction at (440) 930-2882 or by email at We’re located at 32961 Pin Oak Pkwy., Avon Lake, OH 44012.


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