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Residential

How COVID-19 Could Impact Your Home Remodeling Plans for 2021

By: Kevin Ahern
February 23rd, 2021

Last July, we posted an article about how we were keeping our clients and employees safe during COVID-19. At the time, we were just learning the rules of sanitation, social distancing and mask-wearing to prevent the spread of the virus. The safety measures we put in place last year were successful, and we were able to operate safely throughout 2020.  Now, we're writing about COVID again - this time in regard to its impact on materials and the supply chain. These changes can affect your home improvement timeline and budget, but you can avoid delays with proper planning. To learn more about remodeling your home in Connecticut, download our free Guide to Choosing a Home Remodeling Contractor. To learn more about remodeling during the COVID-19 pandemic, read below. 

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Commercial | Industry Knowledge

How to Ensure Your Business is ADA Compliant

By: Kevin Ahern
February 16th, 2021

Meeting ADA standards is an unavoidable part of maintaining a commercial structure. Still, most business owners don't know what they need to do in order to be ADA compliant, or whether their structure meets ADA requirements as is.

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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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Commercial | Industry Knowledge

The Commercial Remodeling Tools Every Contractor Needs

By: Chris Jackson
February 9th, 2021

It is essential to have complete proper tools to make everything convenient and avoid any construction remodeling projects. However, this is something that most newbies might have a hard time deciphering. With the numerous equipment available in the market, one might confuse which are essential from just miscellaneous. 

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Industry Knowledge

Tips For Managing an Insurance Restoration Project

By: Kevin Ahern
February 2nd, 2021

Nothing quite prepares you for the events that lead up to a homeowners insurance claim. Whether it's a fire, a devastating storm, or a sudden flood, it can take a long time for life to feel normal and safe after something happens to your home. It's especially difficult to return to normal when you find yourself in the midst of a major home repair. Homeowners’ insurance claims are complicated, so trying to navigate a home improvement project or repair in the midst of a claim can be overwhelming.

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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial

How Much Does a Touchless Faucet Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
January 26th, 2021

At home, touchless faucets add an element of convenience to the bathroom and kitchen. In commercial settings, they are important for maintaining appropriate levels of sanitation, cleanliness, and hygiene. Touchless faucets can even be a tool in sustainability and green commercial construction and are a regular fixture in commercial construction renovations.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Industry Knowledge

The Best Kitchen Countertop Materials for 2021

By: Kevin Ahern
January 19th, 2021

Of all the surfaces in the kitchen, countertops are the most beautiful. They come in many patterns and colors and are made from a variety of materials. The right countertops should be beautiful but functional, timeless but stylish, cost-effective, and high-value. It's no wonder some homeowners spend days or weeks agonizing over the right countertop material for their kitchen remodel.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

5 Worst Kitchen Appliance and Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By: Archie Adams
January 12th, 2021

Of all the places you can think of remodeling, the kitchen happens to be one of the most expensive rooms. Not only do you have to focus on fixtures that will ensure a perfect workflow, but you also have to factor in the right appliances that will blend in with your design. These expenses will quickly accumulate if you finish the kitchen remodeling only to find out you need to redo the process. For instance, it can be frustrating to choose your kitchen appliances once you finish remodeling, as this means you probably did not factor in size and location.

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Commercial Remodeling | Residential Remodeling

What is the Best Low Maintenance Flooring for a Remodel?

By: Kevin Ahern
January 5th, 2021

Busy people like low maintenance features, but with flooring, low-maintenance options haven't always been easy to find. For many years, favored flooring materials required periodic sealing, refinishing or shampooing. Whether you're a busy parent, a career-professional, or a homeowner who just doesn't want to worry about home maintenance anymore, finding the right low maintenance flooring can be a challenge.

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Residential Remodeling

6 Home Remodeling Trends That Will Influence Your 2021 Projects

By: Kevin Ahern
December 29th, 2020

Staying at home for long stretches of time can change our perceptions of where we live. For some of us, being at home makes us more inclined to look at our house critically, and daydream ways to improve. 2020 has been a year of spending time at home. This has left many seeking ways to improve their house, either in their indoor or outdoor spaces.   At Litchfield Builders, we're expecting 2021 home remodeling trends to be influenced by the events of the previous year. We've already seen an uptick in customers seeking to expand their home's footprint. Some want more work space while others want more living space. Based on this, here's what we're predicting for the coming year.  

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

11 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes New Homeowners Make

By: Kevin Ahern
December 22nd, 2020

Most people get better at remodeling over time - often after making more than a few remodeling mistakes. First-time homeowners in particular are likely to make mistakes when remodeling their house because they're often on a tight budget, and they're new to home remodeling.  If you're a new homeowner, or even an experienced homeowner who has little experience with home improvement projects, here's what you need to know about the most common home remodeling mistakes. Knowing the pitfalls to avoid will help you increase the likelihood of success in your home improvement project.

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