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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

4 Unique Kitchen Bump Out ideas

By: Kevin Ahern
January 20th, 2020

Kitchen bump outs are small additions that give you just a little more room to create the kitchen you've always wanted. Typical bump-outs are used to increase kitchen storage space, make a breakfast nook possible, or add an extra food prep area. These convenient and affordable additions are the go-to remodel if your kitchen is just barely too small to meet your remodel goals.

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Custom Millwork

Casework vs Millwork: What is the Difference and Which Do You Need?

By: Kevin Ahern
January 13th, 2020

Many home remodels involve millwork or casework in some form or another. Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably by homeowners, they do not mean the same thing. It's helpful to know the difference before signing a contract with a home builder or remodeler. Knowing the definitions and the circumstances under which you would want one over the other can help you plan your remodel with your contractor. 

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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial | Residential

4 Before and After Bathroom Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
January 6th, 2020

Imagine you're a homeowner with an out-of-date bathroom or a business owner with a bathroom that hasn't been remodeled in many years. Your countertops are made of stained, scratched cultured marble. Your toilets are inefficient, and you don't have the appropriate storage space or counter space for your needs. Your bathroom floors have stained grout. The caulk around fixtures needs to be replaced. If you're a homeowner, you may even have a bathroom with pink wall tiles. Your bathroom looks its age, and it's difficult to clean. It's the wrong color for the current decade, and it might even be devaluing your property. Were you to sell sometime soon, buyers might see your bathroom and cringe.

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Commercial | Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

2 Before and After Kitchen Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 30th, 2019

For most homeowners and commercial property owners, their satisfaction with their kitchen comes from their ability to move about efficiently, prepare meals easily, and interact with others without having accidents or difficulty. Unfortunately, too many kitchens were designed without help from a certified kitchen designer. Kitchens that are poorly designed can slow down food preparation while causing accidents and ruined meals.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

Common Commercial Contractor Fees You Should Understand

By: Kevin Ahern
December 23rd, 2019

Remodeling can be costly. From labor to materials, a typical commercial remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Knowing of commercial contractor fees, those on a tight budget may even try to save money by hiring their own workers to do portions of the job, which can have unintended consequences.

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Bathroom Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

4 Tips to Make The Most of Your Bathroom Vanity and Cabinetry Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
December 16th, 2019

Custom and semi-custom bathroom vanities range in cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars. These units typically include a separate countertop and faucet. Putting the separate pieces together in one integrated whole is relatively time consuming and cost-inefficient. While some homeowners with very particular bathroom vanity needs may choose to purchase customized bathroom vanities made from separate parts, there are many ways to save money on this process. Read on to find out more information about how to get the most out of your bathroom vanity and cabinetry budget.

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Commercial | Residential Remodeling | Sustainability

3 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Next Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 9th, 2019

Affordable, eco-friendly materials can be hard to find. In this article, we'll touch upon some of the most popular, environmentally-friendly materials found in commercial properties around Connecticut. The following affordable/cost-effective materials can help you make your commercial building more sustainable, all while saving you money (or at least not costing you extra).

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Residential Remodeling

3 Cost-Effective Exterior Home Renovations

By: Kevin Ahern
November 25th, 2019

Exterior home renovations are important because they improve curb appeal and increase the value of your home. Over time, landscaping, home siding, and garages can start to look dated and old. Making home improvements, remodeling and making home repairs can attract buyers when trying to sell a property.

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Residential Remodeling

4 Common and Preventable Remodeling Mistakes

By: Kevin Ahern
November 18th, 2019

Remodels are complex projects, with many chances for error. Most homeowners conduct remodels only occasionally, and are not experts in the remodeling process. It's easy for homeowners to make mistakes when beginning a remodel, because they haven't done it enough to learn from their own mistakes.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

How Much Does An In-Law Apartment Addition Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
November 11th, 2019

Compared to the cost of buying a home or a condo, the cost of constructing an in-law addition is relatively low. This affordability makes a home addition an attractive option for young homeowners helping an older relative maintain independence.  Just how affordable is an in-law apartment? You might be surprised. Costs vary depending on finishes and features, but often an in-law apartment can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of a condo.

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