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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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National Home Remodeling Month Spotlight: HomeAdvisor

By: Kevin Ahern
May 29th, 2015

Although the month is coming to an end, we continue to celebrate National Home Remodeling Month It is now time to announce another home remodeling expert that we find to be one of the most influential in the industry. HomeAdvisor has become one of the best companies to turn to for help, inspiration, and guidance during your next or upcoming remodeling project.

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Home Remodeling Tips: Building Up Vs. Building Out

By: Litchfield Builders
April 21st, 2015

There are two main ways to add onto a house: horizontally or vertically. This is often dictated by the purpose of the addition — kitchen additions invariably go out, for example — but it's not always that cut and dry. There's sometimes more than one way to design a project, so consider the advantages and disadvantages of which direction you build, says Curt Schultz, a Realtor-architect-builder in Pasadena, California.

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Kitchen Remodeling: 9 Tips for Picking the Right Kitchen for Your Home

By: Litchfield Builders
January 28th, 2015

The following is an excerpt from an article by Carole Moore from HGTV Remodels. You adored your kitchen when you first bought your home, but the once-coveted floral wallpaper has lost its charm, and you can't wait to replace those old fluorescent light fixtures. But before yanking down the cabinets and knocking out a wall or two, take a good look at both your home and your project expectations. Get the most value from your kitchen remodeling project.

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Home Improvement Projects Designed To Make Your House Simply Stunning

By: Litchfield Builders
January 15th, 2015

The following excerpt is from article is from Mashable.com.

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10 Home Remodeling Trends From the Past Year

By: Litchfield Builders
October 1st, 2014

Deciding how to remodel your home is a big decision that many homeowners face. Thanks to an article by Ilyce Glink of CBS News, you can now learn about the 10 most popular home remodel trends over the past year to help you make this tough choice.

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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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7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

By: Litchfield Builders
September 16th, 2014

You're constantly standing while cooking in the kitchen. It is important you are comfortable while you stand cutting vegetables, stirring sauce on the stove or entertaining friends. The following is an excerpt from an article by Jennifer Ott of Houzz comparing different kitchen flooring materials.

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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

By: Litchfield Builders
September 3rd, 2014

Picking the right kitchen countertop can be difficult, but this guide can help you choose the best countertop material for kitchen remodel! The following is an excerpt from an article by Vanessa Brunner of Houzz.

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