Flooring comes in many styles, types, colors and materials. No flooring is more popular than hardwood, which remains a favorite of homeowners year after year. Hardwood flooring is popular for many reasons including its durability, long service life and natural beauty. Nothing compares to hardwood, and no other flooring material is more desirable in homes. Installing hardwood can raise your home's value while also making it more attractive and functional. One of the great features of hardwood is its reasonable cost. Although it's not the cheapest flooring type, many homeowners are able to fit it in their home improvement budget. Working with a reputable Connecticut contractor is an essential part of installing hardwood flooring in your home. To find out how much your hardwood installation will cost, vet a few reputable contractors in your area. Every contractor has their own rates, but by vetting multiple contractors, you'll be able to get a sense of what is a reasonable rate to pay for hardwood flooring. Below, we'll go over the factors to consider when shopping for hardwood flooring, including standard pricing.
Basements are one of the most under-utilized parts of the house. Many basements in Connecticut are unfinished. They're used for storage, laundry, and little else. Remodeling your Connecticut basement can double your home's living space and increase the value of your home. Low ceilings can complicate a basement remodel, but working with the right contractor can help. Most important is to find a CT contractor that understands building codes, and prioritizes code-compliant remodeling. In this article, we'll discuss the issues you should be aware of when starting your basement remodel and how your basement's low ceiling can interfere with your remodel. We'll go over some of the most popular ideas for basement remodeling, to help you decide the most sensible way to proceed with your basement remodel.
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.
There are a million different countertop options, from recycled materials to butcher block wood. However, of all the countertop materials that you could buy for your home, two popular options stand out. Granite and quartz are homeowner favorites for a variety of reasons. Their durability and longevity make them investments that can be used for decades or even a lifetime. They come in many colors and patterns, so there's a good option for nearly any kitchen design. Finally, they're also high value, so when it's time to sell your house, granite and quartz don't fail to impress. Picking between these two materials can be challenging because the differences are nuanced. Knowing how they compare can make the choice easier. If you're replacing your countertop with granite or quartz, working with a reputable CT contractor and a good stone supplier can help.
Home is more than just a place to sleep: it's a place of comfort. You depend on your home to be large enough, to be functional enough, and to meet the many needs of your family. When your home stops meeting those needs, whether that's because your family has grown or your lifestyle has changed, decisions need to be made. For some homeowners, remodeling or building an addition is the best way to stay comfortable at home. For others, relocation is the solution. Choosing between these two options can be hard. There's a lot to consider when you're considering finding a new home vs. remodeling. Cost and disruption to daily life are both important factors to be weighed. If this is the choice that you're facing right now, you're not alone. This is a common dilemma in Connecticut, where affordable real estate can be difficult to find. Homeowners who outgrow their home for whatever reason are often faced tough choices. Doing some research can help you make the right decision for your family.
Exterior doors have a way of falling into disrepair, especially on commercial structures. Problems with exterior doors range from broken locks to cosmetic damage, with a lot of other problems in between. Doors are an important component of your business's egress route. When they don't work properly, your exterior doors can impact the safety, efficiency and/or security of your business. Sometimes it's enough to simply repair your building's exterior doors, other times they need to be replaced. The whole process starts with a consultation with an experienced contractor. In this article, we'll discuss what you can do to keep your business's doors secure and in good condition. This guide will also discuss what to do when your doors need repair or replacement.
A standard garage often features wasted space that could be put to better use with a well-planned remodel. From garage conversions to additions, there are many ways to transform a garage. Below are some of the most common remodel projects that Connecticut homeowners use to make their space more functional. If you're hoping to perform a garage upgrade in the coming year, give some thought to these projects before contacting a Connecticut contractor to get started. Knowing your priorities before sitting down with a contractor can make your discussions more productive and will help ensure that your project will yield the results you want.
A well-planned remodel is about more than updating a space, it's about adding personality to part of your house. That personality is conveyed through the furnishings, architectural choices, color choices, and so on - all of which adds up to what we call the style. There are a million styles that you can choose from, but in this article, we'll go review some of the most popular decor and architectural styles in Connecticut homes. If it's important to you to achieve a specific style when remodeling, work with a skilled Connecticut contractor and designer. The more skilled your remodeling team, the better the results will be. See below, a range of design styles that you can achieve in your home.
2023 has arrived. What's on your home improvement agenda for the next 12 months? If you're planning a remodel, whether that's a kitchen upgrade, a home addition, a deck installation, or something else all together, this is the perfect time to start planning. Remodeling starts with research and decision-making. Knowing what's trending in the world of home improvement can help you make decisions regarding your upcoming project. Researching the options with regard to color, material, style and more can help you plan a home improvement project you'll love. As an experienced Connecticut contractor, we're very familiar with the kind of choices that homeowners are making at this time. Below, we've outlined the home remodeling trends that we're seeing right now.
A typical commercial remodel in Connecticut can cost tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Understanding contractor fees, as well as the benefits of working with a general commercial contractor, can help you decide whether you're ready for a commercial remodel. One of the most important things you can do when working with a commercial contractor is to choose the right professionals to ensure that the work is done properly. Here's what you need to know about hiring a quality contractor for your upcoming commercial remodeling project.
The climate in Connecticut creates a harsh environment to build and maintain a commercial structure. Freezing winters, humid, hot summers, and periods of drenching rain in all seasons can lead to wear and tear on commercial buildings. It's important to choose an exterior siding that can withstand exposure to the elements. When deciding what kind of exterior siding to use on your building, work with a commercial contractor that knows the options and can answer your questions about each siding type. Working with a reputable construction company can make a big difference. Litchfield Builders helps Connecticut business owners navigate the decision-making process during commercial construction projects. For more information about commercial remodeling and how to navigate the commercial building process, download our free publication, Sustainability and Green Building in Commercial Construction.