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By: Kevin Ahern on April 5th, 2014

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How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

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Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

Decide On A Course of Action

Maybe you have quite a few projects you'd like to get underway, so prioritizing is the first step. Make up a list of goals and projected outcomes to help you decide which of these projects should be taken on first, and which must be saved for later.

As a homeowner, consider which remodeling projects will give you the greatest return on your investment--especially if you're thinking of selling in the near future.

For example, MSN reports that homeowners who embark on kitchen remodeling projects can make back over 70% of their investment in the sale of their home. Replacing your old, energy inefficient windows with low emissivity glass and insulated wooden trim are another way that you can increase the value of your home. By doing this you can expect to recoup as much as 69% of the cost of this remodel at the time of sale, according to MSN.

Find The Right Contractor

Most important for your remodeling project is finding the right contractor for the job. Referrals may turn up some good leads. Ask friends and family who have recently completed their own renovation projects to pass on the names and numbers of their contractors.

Ask each candidate for references and pictures of previous jobs. Ideally, the contractor's previous experience should be relevant to your remodel, so always ask how his or her experience will impact the work to be done in your renovation. Meet with several contractors and get a quote from each one. This will give you a sense of how much you can expect to spend on your remodel, but remember not to be fooled by an initial low project bid. Without evaluating the project in detail, no experienced contractor can provide a truly accurate estimate.

In addition to pricing insight, you'll find that contractors may have differing ideas about the best way to conduct your remodel. After talking with multiple professionals, you may even change some of your initial ideas, but this exploration is key to determining who’s processes and experience are the best match for your project.

Key Takeaway

Get started on your remodeling project today. For home remodeling in Connecticut, it's important to work with a licensed professional who will ensure that the work is permitted and meets state and local standards. The Litchfield Builders team has over 20 years of residential construction experience and have the team and skill to help bring your project to life.

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