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How to Plan Your Bathroom Remodel In CT

By: Kevin Ahern
December 7th, 2017

A bathroom remodel is a big project that requires a lot of planning. Goal setting, good budgeting and selecting the right contractor can help make your bathroom remodeling experience a positive one. Homeowners who have not taken on a major remodel in the past may find this kind of project intimidating and overwhelming. Knowing what to do, how to plan and where to turn for help is important.

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Second Story Additions: What Homeowners Need to Know

By: Kevin Ahern
November 21st, 2017

Second story additions benefit growing families. Whether you're making space for in-laws, seeking additional room for more children, or simply need more space to engage in hobbies, a second story addition can give the room you need to spread out. This type of major addition involves many steps. Homeowners looking into the possibility of adding on to their home must consider all of the factors before embarking on the process. Knowing what is involved can help most homeowners decide if this type of upgrade is right for them. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners who want to build on to their property.

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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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How Much Will Your CT Home Remodel Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
October 24th, 2017

A typical home remodel will improve the value of your home, make your home more attractive to guests and improve your overall quality of life. Making upgrades can ensure that your home is a desirable place to spend time. Unfortunately, remodels can be expensive. Having all the facts and being able to anticipate the final price tag can help you decide whether or not a renovation is right for you at this time. Understanding the factors that influence costs can also help you stick to a budget and avoid expensive pitfalls, which can make a renovation more affordable. At Litchfield Builders, we help our customers understand remodel costs.

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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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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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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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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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5 Signs of a Bad Contractor Bid

By: Kevin Ahern
July 20th, 2017

When you’re thinking about taking on a home improvement or remodeling project, finding the right contractor is critical. Whether you’re building a deck, upgrading your kitchen or adding on a room, a good contractor should be able to deliver a quality product that can improve your home’s value and last for years. Good contractors follow good business practices, stand behind their finished product and offer warranties to protect their customers. Unfortunately, there are bad contractors out there. Bad contractors may follow unethical business practices and offer poor workmanship, thus putting the consumer at risk for loss of money, property damage and wasted time. Knowing how to identify the bad contractor bids from the good can help homeowners start down the right path for their home improvement project. The following 5 warning signs are red-flags that can be indicative of a bad contractor.

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How to Organize and Evaluate Home & Commercial Contractor Bids

By: Kevin Ahern
July 12th, 2017

When considering a contractor’s bid, doing your research is critical. To find the right contractor, one must consider a variety of variables including references, experience, licensure and cost. The bigger the project, the more important it is to conduct thorough research. Looking online, meeting with various general contractors and contacting references are all ways that you can conduct their research. At Litchfield Builders, we encourage the homeowners of New Haven and the surrounding area to shop around and take an organized approach when it’s time to hire a contractor. Contacting a variety of general contractors and professionals can help you find the right contractor for your upcoming project.

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Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Design Trends

By: Kevin Ahern
June 20th, 2017

Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to remodel. Kitchen upgrades are a good investment for homeowners hoping to sell, because home buyers are often willing to spend more on homes that have beautiful kitchens. In addition, remodeling the kitchen is a great way to make the room more functional and beautiful. At Litchfield Builders, we understand all the reasons that people want to remodel their kitchen, and we’re always up to date on the latest kitchen remodel trends that interest homeowners. We help homeowners who want to renovate their kitchens to decide what type of remodel is right for their home. The top 10 kitchen remodeling design trends in this article are the best features to install if you’re thinking about selling your home soon or if you’re trying to get the best value for your money.

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