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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 | 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 Outdated fixtures, old appliances, and general wear and tear can lead to fewer customers and a decline in profits.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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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

Best Overall Types of Kitchen Countertops in 2019

By: Kevin Ahern
August 23rd, 2019

Countertops come in many different colors, styles and even textures. The material you choose for your kitchen counters will affect many things about your kitchen. How you maintain your counters, the appearance of your kitchen, and even your personal satisfaction with the overall space will all be impacted by the countertop material you select.

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Kitchen Remodeling

How to Budget Your Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
January 26th, 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. Budgeting is a step by step process that typically involves creating a wishlist, doing research, determining a maximum amount to spend and working with your contractor to contain costs. Making a budget is typically one of the first steps that homeowners take when they're planning to remodel kitchen. Budgeting typically begins before a contractor is contacted and often ends after a contractor is hired. Planning your budget carefully can help ensure that your kitchen remodel will be a success. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners create and stick to their kitchen remodeling budget, so their kitchen remodel will meet their goals and add value to their home.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

5 Ways to Bring Open Shelving to Your Kitchen

By: Kevin Ahern
July 30th, 2015

In 2014 open shelving was one of the biggest trends in kitchen design. Whereas cabinets can create a sense of claustrophobia and enclosure, open shelving adds a sense of airiness while also delivering visual interest.

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Commercial | Kitchen Remodeling

How a Renovation Can Help your Small Commercial Kitchen

By: Kevin Ahern
May 28th, 2015

Renovations can save you money, strengthen customer loyalty, improve safety at your facility, and generally ensure that your commercial kitchen is at the forefront of dining trends. By investing in the right renovations, you can help to ensure that your small commercial kitchen will be in business for many years to come.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential

Remodeling Tips: 8 Ways to Save Space in Your Kitchen

By: Kevin Ahern
May 14th, 2015

A well organized kitchen can have charm and grace, but kitchens that make bad use of space can become claustrophobic, disorganized and unpleasant. Hopefully your kitchen uses smart space saving techniques to ensure a clean and uncluttered environment.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling | Kitchen Remodeling | News & Events

Maison Mathis Project Featured in Foodservice Consultant Magazine

By: Kevin Ahern
February 20th, 2014

In the most recent issue of Foodservice Consultant Magazine, readers will find an exciting piece on Maison Mathis Yale including a quote from our very own, Kevin Ahern.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

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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Commercial Remodeling | Kitchen Remodeling | News & Events | Residential Remodeling

Litchfield Builders Kitchen featured in Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine

By: Kevin Ahern
October 29th, 2013

Wallingford Kitchen remodeled by Litchfield Builders Appears in the Latest Issue of Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine. Hamden, CT -- If you haven't picked up the latest issue of Arts & Crafts Homes Magazine, you're in for a pleasant surprise. In the Winter 2014 issue of the national magazine, local award-winning construction company, Litchfield Builders, has their work prominently featured as the "Perfect Kitchen for a Pottery Collector".

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