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Residential

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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Residential

7 Success Tips From Experienced Home Remodelers

By: Kevin Ahern
September 5th, 2018

The choices you make when you start a home remodel can help shape the success of your project. Planning ahead, getting a contract, communicating with the contractor and staying organized can help ensure that your remodel will go your way. Without proper organization or good communication, misunderstandings and changes can slow progress and create stress.

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Residential

6 House Painting Tricks to Save Hours of Time

By: Kevin Ahern
August 29th, 2018

Whether you're taking on a big or small residential remodel, house painting can completely change a room. A new color can make a dark room look cheerful, a drab room look bright, and a childish room more adult. Unfortunately, painting can be a time consuming and tedious process. From the set up to the clean up, painting can take many hours or even days, depending on what is being painted and how many people are working on the project. If you're a homeowner, it helps to know what you're getting into and how you can save time.

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Residential

How to Decide Whether to Renovate or Remodel Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
August 23rd, 2018

Renovating and remodeling are very different activities. Homeowners who need to make home improvements must decide first which type of home improvement is right for them. Understanding the difference between these two construction projects can help. In this post, we'll explore the differences and talk about the circumstances that lead to each type of home improvement.

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Commercial

Commercial Building Construction: New Construction vs. Renovation

By: Kevin Ahern
August 17th, 2018

When a business starts to outgrow its own space, business owners have a choice to make. Should they renovate the existing space, or build a new building? Both choices have advantages and disadvantages. The choice to renovate or build anew is not made easily.

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Commercial

4 Questions to Gauge Your Commercial Remodeling Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
August 16th, 2018

Commercial renovations can be very costly. Gauging a budget before getting started can help business owners to decide whether or not a commercial renovation is a realistic expense. Business owners who have never undergone a commercial renovation may need help when it comes to gauging the budget and establishing goals. Knowing what needs to be accomplished and other details of the renovation can help the business owners decide what is affordable and what is out of their reach.

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Commercial

4 Commercial Remodeling Tips All Property Managers Should Know

By: Kevin Ahern
August 3rd, 2018

A good commercial remodel will improve the functionality and appearance of a commercial space, whether that's an industrial site, an office building or a retail store. Commercial remodels typically add value by making the space more comfortable for customers, more efficient for staff or cheaper overall to maintain. In addition, commercial remodels are a way for owners to invest in their property. Without regular upgrades, many commercial spaces will quickly become obsolete.

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Residential

Top CT Renovations for Summer

By: Kevin Ahern
August 2nd, 2018

Renovating your house is a good way to boost property value and improve quality of life in your house. In the summer, many homeowners choose to make renovations that make life more comfortable in the heat or make entertaining easier in the home. Summer is, after all, a season for spending time with loved ones, enjoying good food and beating the heat. As the summer gets going, we start to see a sharp increase in renovation projects that improve HVAC performance, add space outside for entertaining and so on.

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What Should You Include In Your Next Commercial Bathroom Remodel?

By: Kevin Ahern
June 22nd, 2018

characters / 1176 words) Consumers tend to judge businesses by the state of their bathrooms. Nice bathrooms reflect well on businesses, while shabby bathrooms do not. Businesses that keep up with the state of their bathrooms may find it easier to attract new customers and keep old ones at the same time. While performing maintenance is an important part of keeping up with a bathroom, it's just as important to keep the fixtures, tile, and flooring up to date. Many businesses will remodel their bathrooms when fixtures start to look dated or when the plumbing starts to break down regularly.

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