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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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How Much Will a Historic Kitchen Remodel Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
June 15th, 2018

A historic kitchen is a thing of beauty. For many homeowners, the decision to renovate a historic kitchen can produce anxiety. A remodel gone wrong can cost a great deal of money and may even wipe out the kitchen’s unique historic character. If you’re a homeowner with a historic kitchen, estimating your costs properly can help you decide whether or not a historic kitchen remodel is in your budget. Knowing how much your remodel is likely to cost can also help you prepare financially for your upcoming kitchen remodel. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners plan and prepare for their kitchen renovations. If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, check out our free Kitchen Remodel Toolkit. In it, you’ll find everything you need to get started on your remodel.

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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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5 Ways to Boost Your CT Vacation Home’s Value

By: Kevin Ahern
June 7th, 2018

Summer is here! Now is the time to make improvements to your summer cottage or vacation home. The best home improvements will boost your CT vacation home's value while also making it a more enjoyable place to spend time. The right home improvements can also make your home easier to sell when the time comes. Homeowners who aren't sure which home improvements are best can learn more in this article. In this post, we'll go take a quick look at some high value, high ROI remodels. Whether you're trying to sell or just hoping to enjoy your time in your vacation home a bit more, these tips can help.

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6 Tips for Remodeling Your Home to be Energy Efficient

By: Kevin Ahern
May 23rd, 2018

An energy efficient home is good for the environment, good for the community and good for the pocket book. By installing the most energy efficient appliances, and by making eco-friendly upgrades, homeowners can save money on utilities and improve their property value at the same time. There are a multitude of ways that homeowners can improve their energy efficiency. These six tips can help them choose the best projects for their property.

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9 Home Improvement Projects to Get Ready for Summer

By: Kevin Ahern
May 17th, 2018

It may be spring now, but summer is just around the corner. Spring cleaning, landscaping, deck addition and other late spring projects can help prepare your home for entertaining, gardening and outdoor living. Our summer home improvement projects list ranges from inexpensive to mid-range in cost, so even homeowners with limited budgets can upgrade and make repairs as needed. At Litchfield Builders, we help Connecticut homeowners make improvements to their property. To find out more about how you can get started on home improvement projects, download your free home remodeling checklist today!

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Utilizing Custom Millwork to Make Your New Home Blend into a Historic Neighborhood

By: Kevin Ahern
May 15th, 2018

Buying a new home in a neighborhood of historic homes can put pressure on homeowners to decorate their home in a similar appearance and comparable quality. Adding craftsman details to a new home can elevate it to the level of older properties, which frequently feature attractive, hand-carved details. For many homeowners, adding custom millwork is the key to making a home seem older and more fitting of a place in a historic neighborhood.

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Top Office Remodeling Trends for 2018

By: Kevin Ahern
May 3rd, 2018

Once upon a time, office buildings were designed to hold a range of small cubicles and big offices. The standard office space came with a small selection of conference rooms, reception areas and guest offices. This architecture reflected the tiered management system of the 80’s and earlier, when bosses and workers were separated by rank as well as work space. Modern offices are different. New office buildings reflect a different style of management and a different attitude in the workplace. Executives and middle management now prioritize workplace wellness and employee happiness. These priorities help companies attract, recruit and retain the best employees. This approach to business is reflected in every facet of the workplace, including the architecture, construction and interior design. Often this is why businesses hoping to upgrade their workplace often start with a renovation. At Litchfield Builders, we help businesses to create the ideal workspace for their employees. Our innovative renovations and office remodeling ideas help businesses grow, thrive and attract talent.

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5 Steps to Planning Your CT Spring Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
March 27th, 2018

Spring is the best time of year to work on a home remodel, because the snow has melted and the weather is mild. Many homeowners like to work on remodeling projects in the spring so their home will be ready for entertaining in the summer. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners get started with their home remodeling projects. Check out our 3 Phases to Planning a Home Remodel. This free, downloadable document walks homeowners step by step through the home remodel planning process. Getting off on the right start with your spring home remodel can help you get the most out of your home renovation experience. With the right remodel planning, smart budgeting and by picking the right contractor, you can start a project that you'll be happy with for many years to come.

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Custom Bathroom Vanities: 6 Features to Map Out Before You Start

By: Kevin Ahern
March 20th, 2018

Custom bathroom remodels are growing in popularity. There are several things to consider when beginning a bathroom remodeling project, especially if the project involves custom bathroom vanities. Creating a list of goals and a map of work to be completed on the vanity can help keep the planning and construction phases going smoothly. Custom bathroom vanities are comparatively valuable because of their beauty and functionality. Homeowners interested in building a custom bathroom vanity as a part of their bathroom remodel must work with a qualified contractor to create the best custom vanity for the space. Litchfield Builders works with homeowners to design custom bathroom vanities that are beautiful as well as sturdy. For homeowners who would like to get the most out of their Connecticut bathroom remodel, a custom designed bathroom vanity is the best way to get the most for the money. In this post, we'll discuss the factors to consider during the planning process.

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Residential Home Remodels That Have the Highest ROI

By: Kevin Ahern
March 14th, 2018

Real estate prices have risen significantly in the last five years, but some experts believe that those prices are leveling off. For homeowners hoping to sell, this means that modest home upgrades are more likely to recover their costs than expensive, grand-scale remodels. Homeowners hoping to boost their profits and sell their home fast are turning to upgrades like deck addition, minor kitchen remodel and siding replacement. These relatively small-scale, inexpensive remodels can bring in big dollars when the house hits the market. If you're a homeowner hoping to sell your home later this year, now is the time to start on home upgrades that make the house easier to sell. In this article, we'll talk about home remodeling ROI and some of the most popular home improvements of 2018. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners upgrade their property to bring in buyers. 

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