Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, our homes have become our sanctuaries, places in which we can feel safe as the world around us often seems to be spinning out of control. And with that has come a surge of home improvement projects, perhaps some we’ve been putting off for a long time, all with the goal of making our homes more…homey.
Yes, with so many hours clocked in at home, we all now know with absolute certainty what things we like and don’t like about our abodes. This spring, with the promise of warmer weather and the end of the pandemic knocking at our door (speaking of which, is it time to upgrade your tired entryway?), is the perfect time to go all in on the projects and upgrades we’ve added to our wish list.
This guide features 14 local solutions for all things “home.” Scroll down to find local resources for everything from home décor, storage solutions and pest control, to garage doors, landscaping and pool installation. There are even a few realtors included, in case it’s time to move on from your COVID haven, as well as builders, who are standing by to help you construct your dream house.
After the year we’ve been through, it’s time to do whatever it takes to truly love your home.
898 New Loudon Rd., Latham • 518.313.1229 • gnhlumber.com
GNH Lumber’s expert kitchen and bath team, led by the esteemed Jacqueline Newell, is ready to make your dream home vision a reality. Take advantage of Newell’s 20 years of rich experience helping clients visualize each layer of their kitchen and bath design, from floor plan to finish. A true visionary with an acute sense of space, she brings in the perfect surfaces, textures, color and lighting to deliver a beautiful and functional kitchen or bath design, and help a home reach its optimum value. For ideas and inspiration, you are invited to come by the GNH Lumber showroom, or call today to schedule a free virtual consult.
Saratoga Quality Hardware
110 Excelsior Ave., Saratoga Springs • 518.584.9180 • saratogaqualityhardware.com
The team at the locally owned Saratoga Quality Hardware consists of the most knowledgeable paint people in the area. Come by any time during business hours (no appointment necessary!) for expert advice on product, paint prep and to be walked through the entire experience, if needed. In the market for touchups but can’t remember which paint you’ve used? SQH keeps a handy database for its customers. Plus, the store’s outdoor living showcase boasts Broil King grills, Ooni pizza ovens and a whole lot of patio lighting and accessories, all with a home sanctuary’s sense of tranquility and belonging in mind. Stay tuned: more building materials and a brand-new Design Center coming later this spring.
18 Division St., Suite 401, Saratoga Springs • 518.584.9007 • bonacio.com
Client satisfaction is the driving factor behind everything that Bonacio Construction’s tight-knit Residential team does. Regardless of price point, from contract to closing, Bonacio’s in-house design coordinators work with the clients every step of the way. No two Bonacio homes are exactly alike because clients are given the tools and flexibility to create a home that is truly an expression of them. Inside every structure that this stellar team builds, you’ll discover the hallmarks of the Bonacio Construction approach—value, integrity, high-quality materials, attention to detail, superior craftsmanship, cutting-edge style and exceptional architectural design. For a free initial consultation, call Monday through Friday 8am-5pm or email [email protected].
Saratoga Signature Interiors
82 Church St., Saratoga Springs • 518.581.0023 • saratogasignature.com
As we approach the Spring of 2021 we all imagine Saratoga Springs waking from a long nap and a return to the joy of warmer weather and sunshine. Days by the pool, barbecue on the grill, and al fresco dinners with friends…if these are part of your plans for the coming months, start now! Custom outdoor furniture orders should be placed as soon as possible. Many companies have quick ship items available—call for details. Now is the time to check out the great selection available at Saratoga Signature Interiors. Like you, they are ready for brighter days. They hope to see you soon.
519 Broadway, Saratoga Springs • 518.587.4500 • roohanrealty.com
Put your property or home listing in the capable hands of Roohan Realty, family owned since 1969 and located in the heart of Saratoga Springs. Roohan’s more than 40 full-time, experienced agents preview all of their listings and work collectively to ensure the very best service. Your home will look fantastic online thanks to an expert full-time marketing team, FAA certified/insured drone pilot, and professional photographer/videographer. Plus, when it’s time to move, Roohan offers the use of its courtesy moving truck and complimentary boxes and supplies. With homegrown, hometown community values, Roohan is always there for you, seven days a week, via phone, email or live chat.
563 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs • 518.587.4113 • wittconstruction.com
From exquisite cottages to sprawling mansions, Witt Construction’s award-winning team designs and builds unique, specialized homes, always focused on the lifestyle of the individual client. Current standouts include an energy-efficient, net zero home featuring the newest in sustainable technology, which will be in the upcoming Showcase of Homes, and a new project on Saratoga Lake that is centered around a working farm. Down to the landscaping, Witt designs with the customer in mind, whether it’s a growing family that needs a flexible design that could be added onto, or empty-nesters looking for a clean, custom design to fit their lifestyle needs. Call Marci at the Witt office to schedule your free consultation.
1 McCrea Hill Rd., Ballston Spa • 518.490.7550 •
17 Erie Blvd., Albany • 518.455.8833 • frankwebb.com
From simple faucet replacements to a complete remodel of your kitchen and every bathroom in the house, Frank Webb is your go-to spot. Elaborate showrooms boast working displays and commission-free salespeople who proudly have your best interests at heart. Shop for all your bath, lighting and kitchen needs, including green technology options, hands-free appliances, and the techiest bidets and faucets. Walk-ins are welcome, or call ahead to achieve a more targeted, time-effective shopping experience.
136 S Broadway, Saratoga Spring • 518.587.4949 • concordpools.com
The in-ground pool professionals at Concord Pools are here to make your backyard dreams come true. Create your own retreat for family and friends via feature-packed in-ground pools (both fiberglass and vinyl), master-crafted spas by the award-winning and technologically advanced Master Spas, and comfy and durable pool furniture by Ashley. Every project is customized with Concord’s personal touch. Don’t wait for warmer weather to get started—call today for your free consultation.
Redbud Development, Inc.
2 Commerce Park Dr., Wilton • 518.691.0428 • redbuddevelopment.com
Redbud Development, Inc. is a landscape construction company specializing in the custom design and quality installation of residential improvement and development projects. With a creative and collaborative approach, Redbud helps clients imagine and build exterior environments that connect seamlessly with the interior to reflect their personality and lifestyle. Some examples of additions include: custom-designed pools, outdoor kitchens, stone patios and wooden structures for entertaining friends or simply enjoying nature. Call today to schedule your no-cost initial consultation.
952 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham • 518.785.5723 • californiaclosets.com
California Closets creates storage solutions for any room in the house! In addition to closets of all shapes and sizes, they specialize in building mudrooms, pantries, garages and media centers. Plus, since working (and learning) from home is the new normal for so many, custom home offices are now in high demand. It all begins with a complimentary design consultation in the home, at the Latham design studio or virtually. Call, click or stop in today; the possibilities are endless.
398 Broadway, Saratoga Spring • 518.583.3600 • silverwoodgalleries.com
Silverwood specializes in home décor, furniture, fine art, and accessories that celebrate classic Americana, a bit of English country, and a dash of Adirondack rustic. They also offer, of course, a strong selection of equestrian-styled items as well. Have a strong direction in mind? Browse the Downtown boutique to “feather your nest.” Totally lost and need more help? Mother-daughter duo Charlene Wood and Chelsea Silver can offer various levels of design guidance and expertise.
Mohawk Valley Pest Control
3645 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady • 518.580.1164 / 518.356.4226 • mohawkvalleypest.net
A family’s most valuable investment deserves the best care if a pest issue should arise. Mohawk Valley Pest Control has been serving the Capital District for more than 30 years. They have provided residential and commercial properties with high quality pest control. All pest services are guaranteed. Call today for a free estimate.
Fortune Realty Group, LLC
641 Grooms Rd., Clifton Park • 518.858.2627 • [email protected]
Fortune Realty Group, LLC is a progressive, forward-thinking boutique real estate company that meets the needs of all clients right where they are—whether it be buying, selling, building, renting or relocating. Fortune Realty Group feels a “house is a home” when the client is 100 percent happy where they live, and the team works as hard as it takes to get them there. Email, call or text for your free in-person or virtual consultation.
OLeary Overhead Door
1316 Saratoga Rd., Gansevoort • 518.321.2736 • olearyoverheaddoor.com
OLeary Overhead Door’s top-level technicians provide professional and courteous installation and excel in customer service. A new Clopay garage door not only adds insulation value to your home, it updates the entire look of its exterior! So visit the Cloplay imagination system at clopaydoor.com/door-imagination-system today. Then call Dan or Dan Jr. for a free, no obligation estimate on a new garage door or entry door, and see why OLeary Overhead Door is becoming the area’s number one garage door supplier.