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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | General Contractors

Steps to Working with Litchfield Builders on a Commercial Project

By: Kevin Ahern
April 1st, 2022

Every commercial construction project is different, but when you're working with a professional construction business with a well-established process, you can expect your project to be streamlined and well planned. This is the case when you're working with Litchfield Builders.  Litchfield Builders has been in business for over 25 years, and in that time, we've created a number of processes that make each job a success. Knowing what to expect in your commercial project can help you prepare for your upcoming commercial property improvement.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Why it is Difficult to Get a Building Permit for Commercial Projects

By: Kevin Ahern
November 19th, 2021

Commercial building permits are a crucial (and unavoidable) part of many business construction projects. Whether you want to replace your roof, build a new structure on your property, or add on to your existing structure, you’re going to need to get a permit before the work can begin. Permitting is a process that helps ensure building quality and safety, so it’s an important function of local government. However, permitting costs are on the rise and many business owners are unaware of it. In addition, the permitting process isn't changing, even as costs are increasing. This important issue is just one of the many reasons that property improvement projects cost more now than they did just a few years ago. Knowing the permitting process, what’s involved and how much it costs to get a permit can help you as you plan your upcoming construction project. 

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | Connecticut

How to safely prepare your office for reopening in 2021

By: Kevin Ahern
March 16th, 2021

Many office-based Connecticut businesses changed their work configurations in 2020 allowing employees to work from home. While some of these businesses may maintain a permanent work from home configuration even after the pandemic ends, others are planning to come back to the office when it is safe to do so.  It's hard to know what the workplace will be like after COVID-19, but most people agree, it will not be the same. Now is a good time to plan for a safe office reopening - whether a portion of or your entire workforce is coming back. If you're considering a reopening sometime in the near future, this is also a good opportunity to remodel and reconfigure your business operations to create a safer and healthier work environment. Many things are changing. The world around us is taking a new form. With good planning and visionary thinking, your business can be more agile, more resilient and more prepared for whatever is coming tomorrow. 

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Commercial Remodeling | Residential Remodeling

What is the Best Low Maintenance Flooring for a Remodel?

By: Kevin Ahern
January 5th, 2021

Busy people like low maintenance features, but with flooring, low-maintenance options haven't always been easy to find. For many years, favored flooring materials required periodic sealing, refinishing or shampooing. Whether you're a busy parent, a career-professional, or a homeowner who just doesn't want to worry about home maintenance anymore, finding the right low maintenance flooring can be a challenge.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | Kitchen Remodeling

5 Tips For Repainting Your Commercial Kitchen

By: Gabe Nelson
August 12th, 2020

What is the difference between the design of a commercial kitchen and your own personal kitchen? With a commercial kitchen, the design is about functionality and size to accommodate more foot traffic. A home kitchen is more about style and how well it blends with the house. Furthermore, a commercial kitchen has to be much more sanitary and cost-effective than a personal kitchen.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

4 reasons exterior additions will help your business

By: Kevin Ahern
July 8th, 2020

Is your commercial building too small? Not so small that you're forced to move, but just small enough to be inconvenient?  If so, an addition may be just what you need. In fact, a well-planned addition can improve functionality around your workplace, improve the reputation of your company, save your business money and increase profits.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

4 Benefits to Renovating Your Education Facility

By: Kevin Ahern
June 10th, 2020

Education facilities need regular care and maintenance to keep up enrollment and fulfill their mission. Renovations and remodels are an investment in the future, preparing your facilities for students in decades to come.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

The Warning Signs That Your Commercial Building Needs Remodeling

By: Chris Jackson
April 8th, 2020

Every business needs to be relevant and functional in order to keep operating. This may include remodeling your commercial space every now and then. 

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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

7 Commercial Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes

By: Kevin Ahern
April 1st, 2020

A well-executed commercial bathroom remodels can improve your property's value and benefit your business in many ways. When the remodel is finished, your bathroom(s) should be more attractive, efficient and functional. Staff and customers alike benefit when businesses remodel their bathrooms. All remodels have potential pitfalls.

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Commercial Remodeling

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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