Insulation building code requirements in Connecticut have tightened up a lot over the years. New homes are built as efficiently as homes have ever been. However, the average home in Connecticut is about 50 years old. Older homes lack modern insulation and are often drafty, leading to fluctuating indoor temperatures in winter. You can control your home's insulation by sealing cracks, weatherstripping and performing an energy assessment that can help you identify areas of weakness in your home's insulation.
Your backyard is the ideal destination to host friends and family as well as spend time outdoors. However, some backyards are better than others.
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.
Before there were smart phones, we took home improvement projects from start to finish without the help of home remodeling apps. It worked, but it wasn't always fun - and sometimes the results were disastrous.
Are you a business owner hiring a contractor in the next several months? It's important to vet contractors thoroughly before choosing one to work with. Asking probing questions about each contractors' business practices and about the remodel itself can help you vet professionals and prepare for your upcoming improvement project.
Many home improvements are seasonal. In late winter and early spring, homeowners plan landscaping upgrades, house painting and home additions. Mid-summer is a time for practical improvements like appliance and fixture replacement, window upgrades, HVAC upgrades, and electrical improvements. In late summer, homeowners start looking to fall and thinking about the toll that the harsh Connecticut winter will take on their home's exterior. They also start planning for the holidays, hoping to invite family and friends to visit at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Your home is your palace, your retreat from the world, your resting place after a long day. So why shouldn't it have a fun feature like a man cave? The basement is the perfect place for this center of entertainment and relaxation, but only if the basement is properly finished and protected from moisture and chill.
You've finally decided to remodel your home and you want to get started right away. You've cleared time in your schedule, communicated with members of your family, and you're ready for this change to happen ASAP. Sound familiar? Slow down!
So you finally decided to remodel your kitchen. The money is set aside. You spent weeks looking at at pictures in magazines and selecting materials from catalogs. Along with members of your family, you've planned and planned. You have a vision and you're excited to get started. How long until your remodel is finished?
For many homeowners, having a deck means personal freedom. A well-constructed deck can be a place to watch the kids while they run through the sprinkler, or a good spot for grilling summer vegetables and barbecued ribs. A deck is a place of relaxation, sunbathing and even napping on those long summer afternoons. A good deck is almost a vacation spot that's been attached to your house.
US Department of Energy estimates that, with the right improvements, commercial buildings can operate up to 70% more efficiently. Imagine how much money your business could save if you could cut your utility bills by 70%! By improving your building's energy efficiency, you can increase profits and position your business for growth over time.