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9 Home Improvement Projects to Get Ready for Summer

By: Kevin Ahern
May 17th, 2018

It may be spring now, but summer is just around the corner. Spring cleaning, landscaping, deck addition and other late spring projects can help prepare your home for entertaining, gardening and outdoor living. Our summer home improvement projects list ranges from inexpensive to mid-range in cost, so even homeowners with limited budgets can upgrade and make repairs as needed. At Litchfield Builders, we help Connecticut homeowners make improvements to their property. To find out more about how you can get started on home improvement projects, download your free home remodeling checklist today!

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Utilizing Custom Millwork to Make Your New Home Blend into a Historic Neighborhood

By: Kevin Ahern
May 15th, 2018

Buying a new home in a neighborhood of historic homes can put pressure on homeowners to decorate their home in a similar appearance and comparable quality. Adding craftsman details to a new home can elevate it to the level of older properties, which frequently feature attractive, hand-carved details. For many homeowners, adding custom millwork is the key to making a home seem older and more fitting of a place in a historic neighborhood.

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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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Top Office Remodeling Trends for 2018

By: Kevin Ahern
May 3rd, 2018

Once upon a time, office buildings were designed to hold a range of small cubicles and big offices. The standard office space came with a small selection of conference rooms, reception areas and guest offices. This architecture reflected the tiered management system of the 80’s and earlier, when bosses and workers were separated by rank as well as work space. Modern offices are different. New office buildings reflect a different style of management and a different attitude in the workplace. Executives and middle management now prioritize workplace wellness and employee happiness. These priorities help companies attract, recruit and retain the best employees. This approach to business is reflected in every facet of the workplace, including the architecture, construction and interior design. Often this is why businesses hoping to upgrade their workplace often start with a renovation. At Litchfield Builders, we help businesses to create the ideal workspace for their employees. Our innovative renovations and office remodeling ideas help businesses grow, thrive and attract talent.

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5 Steps to Planning Your CT Spring Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
March 27th, 2018

Spring is the best time of year to work on a home remodel, because the snow has melted and the weather is mild. Many homeowners like to work on remodeling projects in the spring so their home will be ready for entertaining in the summer. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners get started with their home remodeling projects. Check out our 3 Phases to Planning a Home Remodel. This free, downloadable document walks homeowners step by step through the home remodel planning process. Getting off on the right start with your spring home remodel can help you get the most out of your home renovation experience. With the right remodel planning, smart budgeting and by picking the right contractor, you can start a project that you'll be happy with for many years to come.

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Custom Bathroom Vanities: 6 Features to Map Out Before You Start

By: Kevin Ahern
March 20th, 2018

Custom bathroom remodels are growing in popularity. There are several things to consider when beginning a bathroom remodeling project, especially if the project involves custom bathroom vanities. Creating a list of goals and a map of work to be completed on the vanity can help keep the planning and construction phases going smoothly. Custom bathroom vanities are comparatively valuable because of their beauty and functionality. Homeowners interested in building a custom bathroom vanity as a part of their bathroom remodel must work with a qualified contractor to create the best custom vanity for the space. Litchfield Builders works with homeowners to design custom bathroom vanities that are beautiful as well as sturdy. For homeowners who would like to get the most out of their Connecticut bathroom remodel, a custom designed bathroom vanity is the best way to get the most for the money. In this post, we'll discuss the factors to consider during the planning process.

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Residential Home Remodels That Have the Highest ROI

By: Kevin Ahern
March 14th, 2018

Real estate prices have risen significantly in the last five years, but some experts believe that those prices are leveling off. For homeowners hoping to sell, this means that modest home upgrades are more likely to recover their costs than expensive, grand-scale remodels. Homeowners hoping to boost their profits and sell their home fast are turning to upgrades like deck addition, minor kitchen remodel and siding replacement. These relatively small-scale, inexpensive remodels can bring in big dollars when the house hits the market. If you're a homeowner hoping to sell your home later this year, now is the time to start on home upgrades that make the house easier to sell. In this article, we'll talk about home remodeling ROI and some of the most popular home improvements of 2018. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners upgrade their property to bring in buyers. 

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How Sustainable Architecture Can Reduce Negative Environmental Impacts

By: Kevin Ahern
February 20th, 2018

Sustainable architecture has one overall goal: to reduce the negative environmental impact of a building or community throughout its life. This is accomplished through efficiency as well as the minimal use of materials, energy, and development space. Here are a few of the most common techniques used.

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7 Signs You Need a Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 6th, 2018

Remodeling is a natural part of homeownership. Home renovations help boost property values and can make homes more desirable to buyers. A good home remodel can even improve quality of life by making the house more beautiful, more functional, easier to clean and more modern. But how can you tell when it's time to remodel? What are the signs? The answer is varied. Where one home might have broken appliances, another home might have dated flooring, damaged walls or non-functional fixtures. These problems can drag down the property's value, detract from the natural beauty of the home and make maintaining the property more difficult. Sometimes homeowners can become desensitized to the problems in their home. Over time, worn carpeting and damaged walls may start to seem normal. Only by looking around, taking stock of their property and noting the problems can homeowners realize that a remodel is in order.

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2018 Spring Remodeling Projects You Should Consider

By: Kevin Ahern
February 1st, 2018

Kitchen remodels can be very expensive. Creating a budget and sticking to it can help you control costs while also ensuring that your kitchen remodel meets your needs. 2018 is here and it's time to get started with your spring remodeling projects! All over the country, homeowners just like you are starting to plan home decor projects for the coming year. They're taking their inspiration from nature, rustic country homes and urban settings dominated by man-made structures. These clashing concepts meet in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and all over the house. For homeowners hoping to remodel in the new year, we hope these renovation ideas will inspire and inform as you make plans to upgrade your home.

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How to Budget Your Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
January 26th, 2018

Kitchen remodels can be very expensive. Creating a budget and sticking to it can help you control costs while also ensuring that your kitchen remodel meets your needs. Budgeting is a step by step process that typically involves creating a wishlist, doing research, determining a maximum amount to spend and working with your contractor to contain costs. Making a budget is typically one of the first steps that homeowners take when they're planning to remodel kitchen. Budgeting typically begins before a contractor is contacted and often ends after a contractor is hired. Planning your budget carefully can help ensure that your kitchen remodel will be a success. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners create and stick to their kitchen remodeling budget, so their kitchen remodel will meet their goals and add value to their home.

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