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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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