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7 Signs You Need a Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 6th, 2018

Remodeling is a natural part of homeownership. Home renovations help boost property values and can make homes more desirable to buyers. A good home remodel can even improve quality of life by making the house more beautiful, more functional, easier to clean and more modern. But how can you tell when it's time to remodel? What are the signs? The answer is varied. Where one home might have broken appliances, another home might have dated flooring, damaged walls or non-functional fixtures. These problems can drag down the property's value, detract from the natural beauty of the home and make maintaining the property more difficult. Sometimes homeowners can become desensitized to the problems in their home. Over time, worn carpeting and damaged walls may start to seem normal. Only by looking around, taking stock of their property and noting the problems can homeowners realize that a remodel is in order.

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2018 Spring Remodeling Projects You Should Consider

By: Kevin Ahern
February 1st, 2018

Kitchen remodels can be very expensive. Creating a budget and sticking to it can help you control costs while also ensuring that your kitchen remodel meets your needs. 2018 is here and it's time to get started with your spring remodeling projects! All over the country, homeowners just like you are starting to plan home decor projects for the coming year. They're taking their inspiration from nature, rustic country homes and urban settings dominated by man-made structures. These clashing concepts meet in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and all over the house. For homeowners hoping to remodel in the new year, we hope these renovation ideas will inspire and inform as you make plans to upgrade your home.

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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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How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2014

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.

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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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How to Make Sense of Contractor Pricing Lingo

By: Kevin Ahern
February 25th, 2014

Hiring a general contractor in Connecticut can be intimidating, and this is especially true if you're unfamiliar with their industry language or lingo. A great deal of the typical contractor jargon relates to the process of setting the price for the job. If you can speak with authority about the cost of the job, the process for hiring a contractor becomes less intimidating. Here are a few key terms to help get you through the remodeling process.

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Tips for Remodeling To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Kevin Ahern
January 21st, 2014

If you're trying to sell your house, you're probably looking for home improvement projects that can increase your property's value as well as its appeal to potential buyers. You may also be considering professional residential remodeling or construction. While an interior home remodeling project is a good idea, improving your home's curb appeal is equally important.

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4 Ways to Avoid Poor Traffic Flow When Kitchen Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 26th, 2013

Whether your home is under construction or you are planning a kitchen remodel, you need to plan the layout for optimal traffic flow. Here are a few of the top ways that you can optimize your kitchen layout to avoid poor flow.

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Preparing Your Home With Winter Residential Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 19th, 2013

Winters in Connecticut can be harsh and there is nothing like a bit of ice and snow to remind you that there may be a few winterization projects that need to be done around the house this year. The cost of energy to heat your home can be an extreme drain on your budget. Fortunately, many of the home remodeling projects needed to prepare your home for winter are cost effective and can by undertaken during the early portion of the winter. Here are a few winter remodeling projects that can be completed during the colder months of the year.

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How to Incorporate Reclaimed Materials When Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 10th, 2013

As natural resources dwindle around the world, people in developed countries are becoming more concerned with the need for green building and remodeling. One key to sustainability is incorporating reclaimed or recycled building materials in your home or business remodel. Here are just a few areas where you can utilize them in your next residential or commercial construction project.

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