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7 Tips On Preserving Your Historic Home

By: Kevin Ahern
May 21st, 2015

Owning a historic home is unlike any other homeownership experience. While historic homes require a great deal of maintenance and care, for the right owners, restoring and preserving a historic home can provide ultimate satisfaction and pride of ownership. These tips on preserving your historic home will help ensure that your property maintains its value and beauty for years to come.

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connecticut home remodeling | Residential | storage solutions

Clever Home Storage Ideas to Take Your Remodel to the Next Level

By: Kevin Ahern
February 17th, 2015

If you're like many Connecticut homeowners, you're probably seeking new ways to add more home storage to your property. Smart home storage ideas reduce clutter and makes your home seem more spacious. Custom storage solutions also help homeowners stay more organized. These remodeling projects will increase your home's storage capacity in permanent, beautiful ways. These projects also add character to your home, increase its resale value and add to the visual appeal of your house.

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Commercial | Connecticut | connecticut home remodeling | Places to Settle in Connecticut | Residential | residential remodeling in connecticut

The 10 Best Towns to Live or Work in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
December 16th, 2014

With a rich history, skilled and educated workforce, and abundant natural beauty, Connecticut has a great deal to offer its residents, business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs. But where exactly should your home or business plant its roots?

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connecticut home remodeling | ct home remodeling | Residential

Getting Your Connecticut Home Ready for the Holidays

By: Kevin Ahern
December 8th, 2014

Connecticut offers the picture perfect surroundings for the holiday season. From Thanksgiving through New Years, you are surrounded by natural beauty that adds to the festivities. Whether you are planning large holiday parties, or quiet celebrations at home, a remodeling project can help you and your family meet your entertaining needs.

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connecticut home remodeling | Residential

Raise Your Property Value with These 5 Remodeling Projects!

By: Kevin Ahern
October 15th, 2014

Remodeling can be incredibly satisfying, especially when your remodel improves your property value and offers a return on your investment when it's time to sell. If you're thinking about selling within the next five years, these home remodeling projects can boost your home property value, while also improving your quality of life.

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Commercial | commercial construction | connecticut home remodeling | Residential

Remodeling 101: Planning for Hurricane Season in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
October 3rd, 2014

Hurricanes don't always make landfall in the state of Connecticut, but when they do the aftermath can be devastating to homeowners and business owners alike.  The following is an excerpt from our new remodeling guide, “Remodeling 101: Planning for Hurricane Season in Connecticut” . Get the full version FREE by clicking here or clicking the banner below.

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connecticut home remodeling | home remodeling | Residential | residential remodeling

4 Reasons You Should Be Remodeling Instead of Selling

By: Kevin Ahern
September 22nd, 2014

With the economy in a slow recovery, many homeowners are struggling with the decision to remodel or move. Should you remodel your current property into your dream home or go in search of it elsewhere? While there are advantages and disadvantages to both, we've listed four big reasons that many homeowners choose to remodel their Connecticut home over selling.

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connecticut home remodeling | ct home remodeling | custom millwork | millwork | Residential | residential remodeling in connecticut

4 Ways to Incorporate Custom Millwork Into Your Home Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
April 24th, 2014

Have you ever walked into a historic property and been blown away by the custom woodwork and details? Custom millwork like wainscoting, coffered ceilings, hand-carved banisters and built-in cabinets used to be a standard feature of any home, but those traditions have fallen by the wayside with the rise of factory-made cabinets and other mass-produced installations. These new innovations may be less expensive, but they also lack the one of a kind custom millwork installation.

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connecticut home remodeling | ct home remodeling | Residential | residential remodeling | residential remodeling in connecticut | spring remodeling

5 Prep Steps for Spring Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
April 11th, 2014

Spring is in the air and the remodeling bug is buzzing. In fact, the National Association of Homebuilders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI) is at an all-time high. If the renovations bug has bitten you, follow these 5 steps to prepare for your experience with spring remodeling in Connecticut:

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bathroom remodeling | connecticut home remodeling | home remodeling | Residential | residential construction | residential remodeling | residential remodeling in connecticut

Radiant Heat: 4 Ways You Can Benefit from Heated Floors

By: Kevin Ahern
March 25th, 2014

Radiantly heated floors are not a new idea--in fact, they are a very old idea. The Roman method of heating the home (or heating the bath house) via a heat source under the floor was known as hypocaust. Today, the majority of residences and businesses are heated through hot air ducts or by radiators, but the idea of radiantly heated floors is taking off in some locations because of its many benefits.

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