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Residential Remodeling

Common Costs That Are Forgotten When Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
May 17th, 2017

Proper budgeting for a kitchen remodel can have a big influence on the success of your upcoming kitchen remodel. However, accurate budgeting may not be possible without knowing and accounting for all the various expenses involved in this type of renovation. Some of the most common expenses that homeowners must account for when remodeling their kitchen include countertops, appliances, cabinets, flooring and plumbing upgrades, among others. Within these different components, costs may vary widely depending on the type of material used, brand name and other factors.

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Residential Remodeling

The Homeowners Guide to In-law Apartments

By: Kevin Ahern
May 8th, 2017

In recent years, in-law apartments gained in popularity as a space for in-laws, older children, guests and tenants. Many homeowners consider getting in-law apartments for their homes at one time or another. At Litchfield Builders, we regularly consult with homeowners who are considering installing an in-law apartment either in their house, above their garage or somewhere on their property.

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Residential Remodeling

7 Expert Tips for Remodeling your Kitchen on a Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
May 3rd, 2017

Kitchen remodels are far more complex than remodels that take place in other parts of the house. Plumbing lines, the need for a functional layout, complex lighting needs and ventilation can make remodeling a kitchen more challenging than other rooms. The complexities of remodeling a kitchen can make this type of home improvement project more expensive than other renovations.

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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

Everything You Need to Know About In-Law Apartments

By: Kevin Ahern
April 12th, 2017

When it comes to residential construction in Connecticut, projects can vary from simple kitchen renovations to complete home remodels. However, as baby boomers age and increasing numbers of adult children move back home, many are opting to invest in separate, but attached living accommodations known as “in-law apartments”.

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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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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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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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