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What is the Best Material for an Exterior Entry Door?

By: Kevin Ahern
May 14th, 2019

Just a few decades ago, metal exterior doors were the most popular doors on the market. Homeowners were drawn to metal because it was relatively durable, low maintenance and attractive. Compared to wood, metal doors were also cost-effective and practical.

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7 Ways You Can Include Architectural Millwork In Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2019

Millwork has been around for hundreds of years and can take many forms. In the home, millwork might appear over the fireplace as a mantel, on the ceiling as crown molding, or built into the wall, as a shelf.

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See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

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Litchfield Builders: An Eco Friendly Home Building Company

By: Kevin Ahern
March 13th, 2019

Eco-friendly building is more popular than ever in both commercial and residential construction. There are many reasons to use sustainable building practices. Some people are attracted to environmentally friendly construction because it saves money, others because of their concern for their community and the environment.

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Your Guide to Financing a Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 28th, 2019

Home remodels tend to be big undertakings, and paying for them can be intimidating. For homeowners financing a home remodel, there are many possibilities. It's important to take an educated approach. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about remodeling your home, you can avoid problems by doing careful research, speaking with multiple lenders and understanding the cost breakdown can help you find the right financing.

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Performing Construction in a Residential Area? 4 Key Things You Should Know

By: Kevin Ahern
December 10th, 2018

Though it's sometimes necessary, residential construction can be disruptive to households in the neighborhood where the construction is taking place. If you're a homeowner planning an upcoming renovation or remodel, it's important to do your best to minimize the noise and reduce the impact that construction will have on the people around you. Often there are even rules and laws to follow, and making yourself aware of the regulations is important.

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20 Home Remodeling Apps That Will Help You Plan For Your Residential Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 3rd, 2018

Remodeling can be a tedious process, with lots of planning and execution required. Mobile applications relating to home improvement can expedite the process and and may even make remodeling more fun for the homeowner.

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Preparing For a Home Remodel In Connecticut: 11 Steps

By: Kevin Ahern
November 9th, 2018

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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4 Ways Custom Millwork Can Make or Break Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
October 25th, 2018

Custom millwork is hand-crafted woodwork used in structures like homes and buildings. Millwork can be found nearly anywhere, including in cabinetry, crown moldings, fireplace mantels, stair railings, bathroom vanities, window sills and in other areas. At one time, custom millwork was a standard feature included in nearly every quality home. Today, millwork is a unique detail that is sought by homeowners with an appreciation for tradition and fine quality materials.

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Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal With These 7 Tips

By: Kevin Ahern
October 23rd, 2018

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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Your Guide To Preparing Your Connecticut Home For Winter

By: Kevin Ahern
October 19th, 2018

Connecticut winters can be brutal! With an average low temperature in the 20's throughout December, January and February, many homes must be specially prepared to ensure comfort and safety. Frozen pipes, chimney fires and ice dams are a common problem at this time of year, as are chills and drafts that cause discomfort throughout the winter. 

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