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How Much Does a Kitchen Extension Cost in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
September 30th, 2022

Think of all the things you do in your kitchen: from cooking to entertaining, serving meals to helping the kids with homework. All that activity requires space - a lot of it. A too-small kitchen can make life difficult, but you can fix this problem with a kitchen extension in Connecticut. A well-executed kitchen extension can expand your counter space, provide room for cabinets, and may even provide space for a large walk-in pantry.  Establishing a budget is one of the first steps to take when you're getting started with this kind of home improvement project. Knowing the potential costs can help you decide whether you need to save a while longer or if you're ready to jump in. Think you've got the resources to expand your kitchen? Talk to a qualified Connecticut contractor for a bid. 

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How To Live Through Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
September 1st, 2022

Construction on a typical kitchen remodel lasts about 6 to 8 weeks, and most kitchens are unusable for about half that time. That can seem like a very long time if you're unable to use your kitchen for cooking meals and making snacks, and the presence of contractors in your house can add stress to the experience. Fortunately, there are ways to make your kitchen remodel a more rewarding and less disruptive experience overall.  The team of CT home remodeling contractors at Litchfield Builders has been helping Connecticut homeowners enjoy successful kitchen remodels for over 25 years. Some of the tricks we've learned from our experiences and from our clients can help you during your upcoming remodel. From establishing a temporary kitchen to keeping traffic out of your home's living spaces, we can recommend a range of tips to make your experience better overall. 

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2022 Connecticut Kitchen Remodeling Trends

By: Kevin Ahern
August 19th, 2022

Kitchen trends change on a regular basis. As new materials become available, consumer preferences naturally start to shift. As a Connecticut home remodeling contractor in business for over 25 years, Litchfield Builders has had a front-row seat to changing trends and styles found inside and outside the home. The kitchen is one of the places with the most possibility for change. With so many fixtures, materials, appliances, and other features to choose from, it's hardly surprising that kitchen styles change all the time. 2022 Connecticut kitchen remodeling trends reflect the homeowner's need for functionality, high-quality materials, and comfort while cooking. While every client (and every kitchen) is different, this is what we're seeing the most in kitchens around the state.  

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6 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen Island for your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
June 28th, 2022

Kitchen islands have been popular for many years. In some homes, the island has started to show its age. Islands are still a great feature that make cooking and entertaining easier, and even old ones have value to offer. An upgrade from a reputable Connecticut contractor can fix this problem. With an all-new countertop, a new task sink, cabinet refinishing and other improvements, your kitchen island can gleam and impress like the day it was installed. What's right for your kitchen island upgrade depends a lot on your personal tastes. It also depends on what you consider to be the biggest problems with your island.  Whether you're making improvements to your kitchen island as a part of a bigger remodel or as an isolated project, upgrading your island could improve its performance and appearance. Before you upgrade your kitchen island, it's important to explore the possibilities and know your priorities. It's also important to select a licensed Connecticut contractor to transform your kitchen island into the asset it could be. 

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Kitchen Remodeling Cost Guide for your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
May 11th, 2022

Many homeowners dream of remodeling their kitchen. This important room is one of the most high-value spaces in the house. It's also the part of the house where children gather for snacks after school, and it's where homeowners spend time cooking and entertaining. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. The kitchen is also a complicated room with many appliances, surfaces for food preparation, cabinets for storage, and more. This makes remodeling the kitchen a particularly complicated and costly project.  One of the first things that many homeowners start to ask themselves when they consider a kitchen remodel is, how much will it cost? Knowing the factors that influence kitchen remodeling costs can help you decide whether a kitchen remodel will fit your budget at this time. You'll find that your kitchen remodeling cost is influenced by many factors including the scope of your project, the quality of the work, and thus, the Connecticut contractor that you hire. 

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How to Determine the Cost of Your Connecticut Bathroom Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
August 25th, 2021

There are many steps that must fall into place before a bathroom remodel can take place - including the making of the budget. Bathroom remodels typically involve many tasks and steps, which can add up to a significant cost. It's helpful to know what you might end up paying for your bathroom remodel. Having this information can help you decide whether a bathroom remodel is the right home improvement for your Connecticut home at this time.  In this article, we've named typical costs for remodeling a bathroom in Connecticut. However, the costs incurred for your project will depend on the scope of the project, type of materials you're planning to use and more. You can get a more accurate bid for your home improvement by talking to a contractor. If the numbers in this article below sound realistic to you, talk to a contractor to get a bid and find out what you can expect to spend on your upcoming remodel. 

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How to Choose Your Kitchen Flooring for a Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
August 17th, 2021

Choosing the right type of flooring for your kitchen remodel can be a challenge. There are many options available - and all of them have good qualities. The right choice for you depends on a number of factors including your budget, your aesthetic preferences, the style of your kitchen and how much wear and tear you expect your flooring to withstand.  Considering your goals for your kitchen can help you make these choices. If you're planning a kitchen remodel sometime in the near future, you'll find the process goes faster and easier if you've made some decisions ahead of time, so this is a good time to start thinking about your upcoming remodel. 

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What Type of Sink Should I Buy for My Kitchen?

By: Kevin Ahern
March 9th, 2021

Years ago, the top-mount sink, also called drop-in or self-rimming sink, was the most common sink type found in residential kitchens. Drop-ins were popular because they were practical, relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to install - even if for a DIYer. Tastes have changed in recent years. Homeowners rarely purchase drop-in models for their kitchen renovations. In this article, we'll talk about the most popular sinks being installed in kitchens around Connecticut. It can be tough to pick the right one - especially if you're a new homeowner with little experience choosing new kitchen features. We'll go over their pros, cons and costs, so you can decide which type of sink is right for your home. 

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The Best Kitchen Countertop Materials for 2021

By: Kevin Ahern
January 19th, 2021

Of all the surfaces in the kitchen, countertops are the most beautiful. They come in many patterns and colors and are made from a variety of materials. The right countertops should be beautiful but functional, timeless but stylish, cost-effective, and high-value. It's no wonder some homeowners spend days or weeks agonizing over the right countertop material for their kitchen remodel.

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5 Worst Kitchen Appliance and Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By: Archie Adams
January 12th, 2021

Of all the places you can think of remodeling, the kitchen happens to be one of the most expensive rooms. Not only do you have to focus on fixtures that will ensure a perfect workflow, but you also have to factor in the right appliances that will blend in with your design. These expenses will quickly accumulate if you finish the kitchen remodeling only to find out you need to redo the process. For instance, it can be frustrating to choose your kitchen appliances once you finish remodeling, as this means you probably did not factor in size and location.

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