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Residential

Preparing For a Home Remodel In Connecticut: 11 Steps

By: Kevin Ahern
November 9th, 2018

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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Commercial

A Guide to Restaurant Renovation in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
November 5th, 2018

The decision to renovate any business can be difficult for owners, who must look at the bottom line before making decisions. In general, restaurant renovations are done under one of two circumstances: when restaurant ownership changes, or when a current owner decides that the time has come to update the look and functionality of their existing restaurant.

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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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Residential

4 Ways Custom Millwork Can Make or Break Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
October 25th, 2018

Custom millwork is hand-crafted woodwork used in structures like homes and buildings. Millwork can be found nearly anywhere, including in cabinetry, crown moldings, fireplace mantels, stair railings, bathroom vanities, window sills and in other areas. At one time, custom millwork was a standard feature included in nearly every quality home. Today, millwork is a unique detail that is sought by homeowners with an appreciation for tradition and fine quality materials.

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Residential

Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal With These 7 Tips

By: Kevin Ahern
October 23rd, 2018

If you're trying to sell your house, you're probably looking for home improvement projects that can increase your property's value as well as its appeal to potential buyers. You may also be considering professional residential remodeling or construction. While an interior home remodeling project is a good idea, improving your home's curb appeal is equally important.

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Residential

Your Guide To Preparing Your Connecticut Home For Winter

By: Kevin Ahern
October 19th, 2018

Connecticut winters can be brutal! With an average low temperature in the 20's throughout December, January and February, many homes must be specially prepared to ensure comfort and safety. Frozen pipes, chimney fires and ice dams are a common problem at this time of year, as are chills and drafts that cause discomfort throughout the winter. 

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Residential

Create The Perfect Home Office With These 9 Tips

By: Kevin Ahern
October 16th, 2018

For many self-employed homeowners, having a functional office space is critical.  Working from home can be a great luxury, unless it turns out that your home office leaves a lot to be desired. If your home office is too small, too dark or just so non-functional that you can't get your work done, then changes need to be made.

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Commercial

8 Commercial Renovation Trends You Can't Afford to Ignore

By: Kevin Ahern
October 12th, 2018

Technological advancements are changing the face of modern commercial construction, always for the better. Every day, new technologies are revealed with the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort and convenience. Many of these technological changes also bring about money savings for businesses and reduce the environmental impact of commercial buildings. 

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Residential

8 Affordable Connecticut Home Remodeling Projects With A High ROI

By: Kevin Ahern
October 3rd, 2018

If you're a homeowner seeking for the next big project that will boost your property values, look no further. These 8 remodeling projects will increase your Connecticut home's value and improve the quality of life in your home overall. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next few years, these projects all have a high return on investment at an affordable price tag.

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7 Room Addition Ideas You've Never Thought Of

By: Kevin Ahern
September 21st, 2018

There are many reasons why people choose to add an additional room onto their home. Sometimes homeowners decide a room addition is right for them when their family begins to grow. Other times, people will add a room when their lifestyles, hobbies or physical needs change. Whatever the reason, an addition is almost always a wise home improvement.

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Residential

Home Remodeling Services: What You Should Be Looking For

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2018

A home remodel is a major change to the home's interior or exterior. Often, home remodels involve one or more of the following: appliance upgrades, structural changes, changes in functionality and improvement to the property's value. A home remodel often changes the appearance of the home dramatically, through changes in materials and changes in flooring or paint colors. Often, home remodels take a long time to complete and can cost thousands of dollars.

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