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Residential Remodeling

Small Bathroom Remodel: 10 Tips to Guide Your Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
October 2nd, 2017

Bathroom remodeling can be a complicated process, especially in small bathrooms. From the selection of materials to placement of fixtures, every choice the homeowner makes can affect the feeling of spaciousness in the bathroom. Knowing which materials to select, which layout will be most successful, and other factors can help homeowners have a more satisfying experience when it comes time to conduct a small bathroom remodel.

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Commercial

What's the ROI of a Commercial Renovation?

By: Kevin Ahern
September 25th, 2017

There are many reasons that business owners choose to renovate their commercial spaces. Old, dated facilities can reduce customer confidence. In addition, some businesses that do not maintain modern facilities will encounter problems relating to maintenance and cleanliness. Over time, maintenance problems and inefficiency can cost businesses hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Many business leaders understand that investing in their business can help grow their company. In addition to improving the appearance and functionality of the business, many commercial spaces enjoy solid ROI after a commercial upgrade, making it easier to sell the business or rent out the space in the future. At Litchfield Builders, we help business owners to improve the functionality and appearance of their commercial buildings.

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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

Top 10 CT Bathroom Remodeling Trends of 2017

By: Kevin Ahern
September 20th, 2017

Remodeling your bathroom can improve the value of your home and make your property more appealing to buyers. In a house with a dated bathroom, remodeling can help bring the property into the modern era. A newly remodeled bathroom looks cleaner, is easier to maintain and is less likely to experience plumbing problems over time. These reasons and many more are all the factors that homeowners consider when they decide to remodel their bathroom. In the last several years, bathroom remodeling trends have changed. Recently, homeowners have shifted their attention to newly invented materials like wood tile, comforts like heated tile and safety-focused age in place features like curbless showers. At Litchfield Builders we help homeowners bring their bathrooms up to date. We also work with homeowners to help them decide which features are most beneficial for their bathrooms and which features will be most valued into the future.

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Commercial

5 Things You Need to know about Sustainable Building Remodels

By: Kevin Ahern
September 14th, 2017

Sustainability and green construction methods are growing in popularity. Businesses and homeowners alike use green building remodels to save money, reduce their carbon footprint and improve property value. For businesses, a green building remodel can show customers and employees that they care about the environment. For homeowners, making green building changes can attract buyers when it’s time to sell the property. However, sustainable building remodels are a relatively new type of construction, and consumers may know little about these building practices. Before making these types of changes to your house or business, it’s important to know how to make these changes properly to ensure that they’re done correctly and efficiently.

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Residential

Basement Finishing Ideas: Read This Before Remodeling Your Basement

By: Kevin Ahern
August 28th, 2017

Basement remodeling is a big commitment, so the decision to take on this home renovation project may not be easily made. Expecting realistic outcomes and knowing the challenges of this type of project can help you decide whether or not basement remodeling is for you, what the scope of the project should be, and what qualities to look for in a contractor.

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Residential

5 Common DIY Home Remodel Mistakes - and How to Fix Them

By: Kevin Ahern
August 28th, 2017

Homeowners can save a lot of money by completing home improvements and renovations on their own. Unfortunately, some homeowners incur additional, unnecessary costs by failing to anticipate the problems that can arise during home renovations.

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Residential Remodeling

How to Choose a Professional Home Remodeling Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
August 18th, 2017

Hiring the right home remodeling contractor takes time, but it doesn't have to be hard. With this free guide, you will be equipped with all of the knowledge you need before inviting a contractor into your home.

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Residential Remodeling

Bathroom Remodel Timeline: Everything you Need to Know

By: Kevin Ahern
August 18th, 2017

Bathroom remodels are a popular type of household renovation, but many homeowners hesitate to get a bathroom remodel done because they don’t know what the process entails or how long it will take. It’s true that some bathroom remodels can be a long process, but this depends on factors like the scope of the project, age of the plumbing and the size of the bathroom. Knowing how to gauge how long your bathroom remodel will take can help you decide whether or not it’s time to remodel your bathroom.

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Connecticut Commercial Remodel

5 Key Benefits an Office Remodel Will Have on your Business

By: Kevin Ahern
August 17th, 2017

In recent years there’s been a lot of buzz about office layouts and renovations. The best workplaces offer optimized working conditions for their employees. Accommodations made for ergonomics, comfort and aesthetic beauty can help employees feel good about coming to the office. Businesses hoping to attract the best employees find that improving the office environment can help. Attractive and functional office settings can boost productivity, build up a business’s image and can even affect employee morale. At Litchfield Builders, we work with business owners to help them determine what makes an office a pleasant place for employees. We know that understanding the benefit of comfortable office accommodations can help business owners create a workplace where employees want to spend time. In this article, we’ll discuss the 5 key benefits of an office remodel.

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Residential Remodeling

How Long Will Your Home Remodel Take to Complete?

By: Kevin Ahern
July 28th, 2017

Homeowners undertaking a home remodeling project always have questions about the timeline. Knowing when the project will begin, when milestones will be reached and when the project will be finished is understandably important to many homeowners. This is especially important for homeowners who must put their lives on hold to get their remodel finished. Homeowners who must relocate, stop using a bathroom, live without a kitchen or who are seriously inconvenienced during the home remodel often find themselves counting down the days to the expected completion date.

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