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Residential | Residential Remodeling

Bold Interior Designs: Embracing Vibrancy and Personality

By: Kevin Ahern
June 14th, 2024

A bold interior design can express your personality and make your home truly unique. Getting started with a vibrant and interesting interior design can be overwhelming. There are many facets of the design to consider when you're trying to put together a cohesive and functional home interior. Interior design trends have also changed in the last several years, so if you're trying to update an interior space, it's hard to know what to prioritize as you move forward. Working with a licensed Connecticut contractor to help with your project is key to ensuring that your home remodel will be professional and beautiful. As you get started with your project, knowing how to choose colors, textures and a focal point in your room is important. Following the tips below can help.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Navigating the Change of Use Process for Your New Business Space in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
June 6th, 2024

Commercial spaces often see many owners and are used for different purposes before they're torn down. What starts as a warehouse can eventually be turned into a restaurant, apartments, a bank, an office building. The change of use process for a building can seem intimidating if you're a relatively new commercial property owner, but it doesn't have to be. Aligning yourself with the right team of professionals can help reduce stress and make the process smoother and easier. If you're a CT property owner with a building that needs to be changed to meet the needs of new tenants or a new type of organization, understanding the process can help you get started. This article will discuss how to assemble the right team, navigating the zoning process, and what to expect at each step of the way.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Renovating vs. New Build for Connecticut Businesses

By: Kevin Ahern
May 29th, 2024

Business owners have a decision to make when they need a new property: build or renovate? In many ways, these choices are very different. If you're a business owner in the position of picking between these two options, you may have a hard time deciding which one is correct. Whereas new construction is easy to customize and can be built completely to meet the needs of your organization, there are often significant advantages to renovating an existing property. Zoning laws, locations, your business's budget and the special needs of your particular organization should all be taken into account. It's also very important to work with a fully qualified contractor and architect throughout your project. When you have a team of skilled professionals working for you to help with the process, your building or renovation project will have the greatest chance of success.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

Budget-Friendly Renovation Tips: Making the Most of Your Renovation Budget in 2024

By: Kevin Ahern
May 24th, 2024

Home improvements can be costly, but even on a budget, there are still many things you can do to upgrade or repair your home. Knowing your goals, limiting the scope of your project and making low-cost improvements instead of big changes are ways that you can make these kinds of improvements to your home without breaking the bank. Regardless of how much you're able to spend, it's important to hire the right Connecticut contractor for the job. Don't settle for a low-cost contractor just because they've bid lower than the competition. If a contractor does bid far below the other contractors, ask yourself why and how. Low cost contractors have to cut corners, and that usually translates to lower quality work. If you're on a budget, here's how you can perform high-value home upgrades for an affordable price.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

Bold Color Palettes: Vibrant Interiors for Connecticut Homes in 2024

By: Kevin Ahern
May 16th, 2024

2024 is set to be a year of many changes within the home. Color trends shift regularly, and preferred colors are always changing in small and big ways. While cool grays and stark whites were in fashion for many years, 2024 is shaping up to be a time when bold, vibrant shades take a more prominent position inside spaces in the home. Most homes benefit from the occasional repainting, both because colors can go out of style and because a fresh coat of paint can make your home look more well maintained and attractive. If this is a year for repainting one or more of the rooms in your home, start thinking about your color palette now. Here's what we're expecting to see in homes in the coming year.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

Modern Kitchen Trends in Connecticut: What's In for 2024

By: Kevin Ahern
May 9th, 2024

2024 is around the corner, and it's a time when many look to the future. If you're planning a kitchen remodel for the coming year, this is a perfect opportunity to explore the anticipated kitchen design trends. From color schemes to cabinet styles, cutting-edge appliances to flooring innovations, this article will explore up-and-coming trends in Connecticut homes. Knowing this information in advance can help you through the remodel planning process as you choose the materials, colors and appliances to make your kitchen renovation truly extraordinary. Not sure if you're ready to remodel? Maybe these ideas will inspire you.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Technology Integration in Commercial Renovations: Smart Offices for Enhanced Productivity

By: Kevin Ahern
May 1st, 2024

Smart technology has changed the way we live and work in fundamental ways. If your Connecticut office hasn't yet been outfitted with smart technology, you're missing out on opportunities to save money, save energy and make life more convenient for yourself and your employees. There are many smart devices that are used in modern offices, and often those devices control the basic qualities of the environment, like light in the room and the temperature of the space. You can benefit from installing smart devices in your office, but first you should know what the options are and which types of smart devices are most applicable to your office space. Once you know which type of technology is right for you, find a Connecticut contractor that can install smart devices during your next office remodel.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Healthcare Facility Renovations: Adapting to Changing Patient Needs in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 18th, 2024

Healthcare facilities can age quickly. Wear and tear from constant use can cause cosmetic damage as well as physical damage to the walls and floors. In addition, the healthcare industry is one that changes frequently. Innovations in technology and patient care often necessitate changes to facilities to help ensure good patient outcomes. If you own or run a healthcare facility, you know how important it is to maintain modern, comfortable facilities that can facilitate good patient care. Healthcare settings have a unique set of considerations that impact the renovation process. Maintaining patient safety and protection is critical. This is why it's important to hire a team of capable renovation professionals with knowledge about upgrading healthcare settings. As you're planning your next facility renovation, here's what to consider.

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Commercial Remodeling

The Art of Renovating Mixed Use Commercial Spaces

By: Kevin Ahern
April 10th, 2024

Mixed use commercial spaces fill a special role in many cities around Connecticut. They bring residential and commercial groups together into one building, creating a natural community in downtown areas. Mixed use commercial spaces are good for businesses and good for a healthy, thriving city. If you're an investor hoping to get involved in mixed use commercial space, there's much to know about renovating and modernizing these spaces. This article will go over some of the steps and processes. Aligning yourself with a capable and experienced commercial contractor is critical. Working with the right professional, you can enjoy a more efficient and satisfying renovation process. It's also helpful to have some knowledge of the renovation process before getting started. In this article, we'll go over some of the most important steps.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

ADUs for Aging in Place: Enhancing Accessibility and Comfort in Connecticut Homes

By: Kevin Ahern
April 4th, 2024

ADUs are quickly becoming a common feature in Connecticut homes. For some families, the ADU is the perfect space for an older relative who is seeking to maintain some independence while living near or with someone who can provide assistance when needed. For occupants with mobility problems or other health concerns, accessibility is a crucial feature of the ADU construction. The most important thing you can do to ensure that your ADU is accessible is to work with a team of experts that understands the principles of accessible design. Aligning yourself with the right professionals can help ensure that your ADU will be accessible and safe. This is what you should know about building accessible ADUs on your Connecticut property.

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