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Kevin Ahern

Kevin is the Co-Founder of Litchfield Builders, an award-winning, industry leader with a reputation for managing projects others shy away from. They are known for their high-quality work, customer service, and reliability and though still relatively small in size, Litchfield Builders now competes with some of the areas largest firms in both the residential and commercial arenas.

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Residential

Best Apps to Help You Envision Your Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
October 16th, 2020

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.

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Commercial

8 Top Commercial Remodeling Questions Answered

By: Kevin Ahern
October 6th, 2020

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. 

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Home Remodeling Toolkit

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

4 Connecticut Home Remodeling Ideas for the Fall

By: Kevin Ahern
September 30th, 2020

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.

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Residential

How to Turn Your Basement into a Man Cave

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2020

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.

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Residential

Why You Should Wait for a Top Quality Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
September 9th, 2020

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! 

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Residential

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Remodeling Timelines

By: Kevin Ahern
September 4th, 2020

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?

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Residential

How Long Does It Take to Build a Deck

By: Kevin Ahern
August 25th, 2020

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. 

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Commercial | Sustainability

10 Energy Efficient Office Design Ideas

By: Kevin Ahern
August 19th, 2020

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.

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Residential

The Essential Guide to Hardwood Flooring

By: Kevin Ahern
August 5th, 2020

Builders have been installing hardwood flooring in homes for hundreds of years. Properly cared for, hardwood floors can last decades or even centuries while providing a classic aesthetic with natural, durable materials.

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Residential | Seasonal

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Deck?

By: Kevin Ahern
July 22nd, 2020

There's nothing better than spending time outdoors on a perfectly new deck. Whether you're planning to tear out your old deck or construct a deck where no deck exists right now, you'll need to know the costs associated with this kind of home improvement project. Knowing how much a deck costs can help you budget for the project and get started with the financing if it's needed. 

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