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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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