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Residential Remodeling

Free Toolkit: Kitchen Remodeling Budget Calculator & Guide

By: Kevin Ahern
April 20th, 2017

Your kitchen is the heart of your house. In the kitchen, families come together to work, talk, enjoy food and share company. Kitchens may vary in size and functionality, but many modern homeowners share the same goals and desires for their kitchen. Spaciousness, efficiency, attractiveness and comfort are the most important features of modern kitchens. However, developing these features through remodeling can be a challenge. Break down the costs of your Kitchen Remodel and create a budget you can feel confident in with our free Kitchen Remodeling Toolkit Kitchen remodels tend to be more complex than remodels in other parts of the home, because the kitchen utilizes plumbing, ventilation, and specialized lighting to create a more efficient work space. Kitchens are also a hub for many major appliances, and therefore must be designed to accommodate those appliances.

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Residential Remodeling

Aging in Place Home Remodeling Guide

By: Kevin Ahern
March 31st, 2017

Now more than ever, seniors are opting to grow old in their own home rather than live in an assisted living facility.

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Home Remodeling Toolkit

Home Remodeling Toolkit

See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

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Residential Remodeling

Pros and Cons of Having an In-Law Apartment

By: Kevin Ahern
March 30th, 2017

An in-law apartment is a residence located on the premises of a larger residence, often (but not always) for the purposes of housing parents and other aging relatives. Some in-law apartments are located in the garage, above the garage or in a separate structure. Often in-law apartments are located in the main residence of the property, sometimes in the attic or in a wing that is built onto the original home.

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Residential Remodeling

Why a Home Remodel is Essential for Aging in Place

By: Kevin Ahern
March 20th, 2017

Aging in place is the goal of many seniors, because home is comfortable and relatively inexpensive. In addition, staying at home versus moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home means maintaining independence, freedom and comfort.

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Commercial

Everything You Need to Know About a Commercial Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
March 15th, 2017

In order to meet the needs of a restaurant or a similar commercial operation, a commercial kitchen must be well designed. Without up to date appliances and efficient layout, your commercial kitchen could slow down your commercial operation, wasting company money and reducing efficiency. A good commercial kitchen remodel will solve problems and improve efficiency to ensure that your commercial operation is as profitable as possible. At Litchfield Builders, we help our customers realize their business’s potential. Starting with a consultation and remodel planning session, we help our clients make their commercial kitchen meet its maximum potential.

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Residential

3 Reasons to Invest in A Kitchen Bump-Out in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
February 27th, 2017

One of the most common problems that modern homeowners have with their kitchen is a lack of space. This lack of space can take many forms, including little or no room for a table, lack of space to store food and lack of floor space for walking. One of the reasons this problem is so prevalent is because homes built decades ago had small kitchens that took up a relatively small portion of the overall household size. As a result, many homeowners with older properties must seek creative ways to accommodate their smaller kitchens.

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Residential

17 Things That Makes Home Design in 2017 Different from 1917

By: Kevin Ahern
February 24th, 2017

Home designs are always changing, often in subtle ways. Materials improve, floor plans adjust, architectural styles take new and different forms. Many homeowners don’t realize how striking these differences can be until they compare very old homes to very new homes. Recently, we considered the changes that have taken place in residential architecture over the last 100 years. Changes in technology, upgrades to materials and even changing standards for comfort have all led to major changes in the way we build our homes. Seeing these differences up close can be an eye opening experience, especially for homeowners who own older properties.

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Commercial

6 Innovative Green Building Ideas for Your Next Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 22nd, 2017

Eco-friendly construction is more than just a trend. Your business can save money and help the environment by renovating your commercial building with environmental upgrades. Green construction is a relatively new concept in commercial structures, and many business owners find the planning and implementation of these upgrades to be overwhelming. Working with an experienced contractor can take some of the mystery out of planning an environmentally friendly remodel. In this post, we’ll discuss four innovative building ideas for your next commercial remodel.

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Residential

5 Problems Connecticut Basement Owners Know Too Well (& How to Fix Them)

By: Kevin Ahern
February 20th, 2017

Connecticut homeowners know all too well the problems associated with residential basements. Water leaks, poor air quality, mold, mildew, humidity and other conditions can make spending time in the basement unpleasant. These conditions can also make the basement a poor storage area, which can greatly reduce its functionality. Some homeowners struggle for years to make their basement more livable.

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?

By: Litchfield Builders
February 13th, 2017

Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular types of home renovation projects, especially among homeowners who hope to sell in a few short years.

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