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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial | Industry Knowledge

Commercial Bathroom Trends for 2020

By: Kevin Ahern
February 24th, 2020

Commercial bathrooms don’t change often. Most commercial property owners only remodel their bathrooms every few decades to keep up with the latest technologies and modern conveniences.

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Bathroom Remodeling | Commercial | Residential

4 Before and After Bathroom Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
January 6th, 2020

Imagine you're a homeowner with an out-of-date bathroom or a business owner with a bathroom that hasn't been remodeled in many years. Your countertops are made of stained, scratched cultured marble. Your toilets are inefficient, and you don't have the appropriate storage space or counter space for your needs. Your bathroom floors have stained grout. The caulk around fixtures needs to be replaced. If you're a homeowner, you may even have a bathroom with pink wall tiles. Your bathroom looks its age, and it's difficult to clean. It's the wrong color for the current decade, and it might even be devaluing your property. Were you to sell sometime soon, buyers might see your bathroom and cringe.

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Commercial | Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

2 Before and After Kitchen Remodel Ideas To Inspire Your Next Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 30th, 2019

For most homeowners and commercial property owners, their satisfaction with their kitchen comes from their ability to move about efficiently, prepare meals easily, and interact with others without having accidents or difficulty. Unfortunately, too many kitchens were designed without help from a certified kitchen designer. Kitchens that are poorly designed can slow down food preparation while causing accidents and ruined meals.

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Commercial | General Contractors | Industry Knowledge

Common Commercial Contractor Fees You Should Understand

By: Kevin Ahern
December 23rd, 2019

Remodeling can be costly. From labor to materials, a typical commercial remodel can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Although the end results are worthwhile, some commercial property owners stumble on the price tag. Knowing of commercial contractor fees, those on a tight budget may even try to save money by hiring their own workers to do portions of the job, which can have unintended consequences.

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Commercial | Residential Remodeling | Sustainability

3 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Next Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 9th, 2019

Affordable, eco-friendly materials can be hard to find. In this article, we'll touch upon some of the most popular, environmentally-friendly materials found in commercial properties around Connecticut. The following affordable/cost-effective materials can help you make your commercial building more sustainable, all while saving you money (or at least not costing you extra).

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Commercial | Kitchen Remodeling

Restaurant Renovation Before and After: What to Expect?

By: Kevin Ahern
November 4th, 2019

There are many reasons that a restaurant owner might choose to renovate their restaurant. Outdated fixtures, old appliances, and general wear and tear can lead to fewer customers and a decline in profits. Staying up to date is important. Engaging in regular remodeling and building improvement can help keep your restaurant a beautiful, functional, enjoyable place to visit. Remodels are big endeavors, and even the best-planned project can be disruptive. Knowing what to expect can help you be prepared and can minimize the disruption. At Litchfield Builders, we work with Connecticut business owners to ensure that their restaurant remodel goes smoothly. To learn more about remodeling your business, download our free guide, Sustainability & Green Building in Commercial Construction. To learn more about restaurant renovation expectations, read on.

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Commercial

How Much Does it Cost to Renovate Your Restaurant Kitchen

By: Kevin Ahern
September 26th, 2019

Kitchen restaurant renovations boost productivity and improve the customer experience at your restaurant. Knowing the cost to renovate can help you decide if you can afford to make this kind of upgrade. If you need financing for your renovation, knowing about how much to expect the renovation to cost can help you with the loan application.

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Commercial

How to Complete an Office Remodel on a Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2019

Offices need to be remodeled periodically in order to retain their functionality and beauty. Workers benefit from remodels because work places that look good and function right are more pleasant places to be compared to offices that are poorly maintained.

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Commercial

How to Plan for a Successful Office Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
August 29th, 2019

Office remodels can be big projects requiring a lot of planning, careful budgeting and consultations with experts. It's uncommon for business owners and property owners to take on an office remodel more than once or twice, so many who decide to remodel their office are doing it for the first time. This makes it hard to know what to expect. Knowing how to plan and carry out a successful remodel can make the experience better overall.

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Commercial

Top 4 Exterior Materials for Commercial Buildings

By: Kevin Ahern
August 22nd, 2019

The siding material used to protect a commercial structure can have a big impact on its appearance and functionality. Some exterior materials for commercial buildings are almost entirely utilitarian, others have cosmetic appeal. The type of exterior that you choose for your commercial structure should depend on many factors, including the purpose of the building, who will use the building, where the building is located, and other factors. Budget is another important consideration.

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