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Residential

Kitchen Remodel Budget: How to Finance a Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 10th, 2017

A successful kitchen remodel can improve your property value while deepening your satisfaction as a homeowner. The best kitchen remodels will typically improve the functionality of the room by either adding work space or storage space, introducing more efficient appliances, improving the lighting or by making aesthetic improvements. Upgrades of this nature vary in terms of cost, but many major upgrades require homeowners to borrow money and secure financing.

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Everything You Should Include in a Kitchen Remodel Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
February 7th, 2017

A kitchen remodel can transform your home and help achieve the inviting, modern feel you’ve always wanted. Kitchen remodels have many practical benefits as well, such as offering more convenient storage space, and significantly increasing your home’s value if you decide to sell down the road.

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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

The ROI of Custom Millwork

By: Kevin Ahern
January 31st, 2017

Custom millwork is a warm, welcome addition to many homes in Connecticut. From wainscoting on the walls to custom built furniture and shelving, millwork can add functionality and beauty to any room of your home. Millwork has changed a lot throughout the years as building trends and styles have shifted. In many homes today millwork is unexpected and surprising. This can make millwork a valuable asset on almost any property. Homeowners who choose to install millwork may have an advantage when trying to sell their home or boost their property value. By installing something that is timeless, aesthetically beautiful and functional all at once, homeowners can give their house an advantage over other homes in the area. As your premiere contractor in Connecticut, Litchfield Builders is proud to provide custom millwork for homes in New Haven and the surrounding community.

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Remodeling Vs. Renovation

By: Kevin Ahern
January 20th, 2017

The words “remodel” and “renovation” are often used interchangeably by homeowners and sometimes even contractors who take on these projects. In reality, these processes are not the same. A renovation is a repair job or a restoration of a property. Renovations make walls look like new, may involve the repair of windows and doorways, and may fix problems with the flooring or ceilings of a home. When a renovation is complete, the home looks much the same, but better. By contrast, a remodel is a project that involves an alteration of the structure or a transformation of the space. Think: new countertops. A new sink. All-new appliances. Remodeling may involve knocking down a wall, installing a new door or changing the space in a way that is permanent and dramatic.

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Custom Millwork Ideas and Options

By: Kevin Ahern
January 4th, 2017

Custom millwork adds warmth and old-world beauty to your home’s interior remodeling projects. Nothing compares to the aesthetic appeal of real wood, especially wood that has been crafted by a skilled, experienced contractor with a deep understanding of the material.

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Commercial | Residential

CT Home Builders Guide: Here's Our Competition

By: Kevin Ahern
December 19th, 2016

There’s no question about it: picking the right contractor for your home remodel is critical for the success of your project. Knowing how to pick the right contractor for the job can make or break your renovation. In the past, we’ve covered extensively the ins and outs of picking the right contractor. Interviewing the candidates, meeting with contractors at the job site, getting a written estimate from each company and ensuring that your contractor is properly licensed and insured are all ways that you can find the right contractor for your needs.

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Residential

Basement Finishing Contractors: What They Don't Tell You

By: Kevin Ahern
December 13th, 2016

A basement remodel is a massive undertaking, because most basements are not made to be lived in or attractive to the average homeowner. Trying to turn your basement into a finished product takes effort, skill, coordination and organization. You don't want to miss these common traps in your basement finishing project. 

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Basement Finishing Ideas: Read This Before Your Basement Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 12th, 2016

Basement Finishing 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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Top 10 Features in an In-Law Apartment

By: Kevin Ahern
November 21st, 2016

Having a relative, grandparent or even a family friend move in with you could be an incredible experience that is often out of love and kindness. Inviting them into your home will make them feel appreciative and very grateful for having a familiar place to stay.

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Frequently Asked Residential Remodeling Questions

By: Kevin Ahern
November 8th, 2016

When you start a home remodel, asking the right questions and getting the right answers is crucial. Having good information at the outset will allow you to pick the right contractor, take on the right project, and budget properly. Ultimately, the more you know when you begin your residential remodeling project, the better. That's why we provide as much information about home renovations as we can.

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