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Create The Perfect Home Office With These 9 Tips

By: Kevin Ahern
October 16th, 2018

For many self-employed homeowners, having a functional office space is critical.  Working from home can be a great luxury, unless it turns out that your home office leaves a lot to be desired. If your home office is too small, too dark or just so non-functional that you can't get your work done, then changes need to be made.

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8 Affordable Connecticut Home Remodeling Projects With A High ROI

By: Kevin Ahern
October 3rd, 2018

If you're a homeowner seeking for the next big project that will boost your property values, look no further. These 8 remodeling projects will increase your Connecticut home's value and improve the quality of life in your home overall. If you’re thinking about selling your home in the next few years, these projects all have a high return on investment at an affordable price tag.

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7 Room Addition Ideas You've Never Thought Of

By: Kevin Ahern
September 21st, 2018

There are many reasons why people choose to add an additional room onto their home. Sometimes homeowners decide a room addition is right for them when their family begins to grow. Other times, people will add a room when their lifestyles, hobbies or physical needs change. Whatever the reason, an addition is almost always a wise home improvement.

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Home Remodeling Services: What You Should Be Looking For

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2018

A home remodel is a major change to the home's interior or exterior. Often, home remodels involve one or more of the following: appliance upgrades, structural changes, changes in functionality and improvement to the property's value. A home remodel often changes the appearance of the home dramatically, through changes in materials and changes in flooring or paint colors. Often, home remodels take a long time to complete and can cost thousands of dollars.

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7 Success Tips From Experienced Home Remodelers

By: Kevin Ahern
September 5th, 2018

The choices you make when you start a home remodel can help shape the success of your project. Planning ahead, getting a contract, communicating with the contractor and staying organized can help ensure that your remodel will go your way. Without proper organization or good communication, misunderstandings and changes can slow progress and create stress.

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6 House Painting Tricks to Save Hours of Time

By: Kevin Ahern
August 29th, 2018

Whether you're taking on a big or small residential remodel, house painting can completely change a room. A new color can make a dark room look cheerful, a drab room look bright, and a childish room more adult. Unfortunately, painting can be a time consuming and tedious process. From the set up to the clean up, painting can take many hours or even days, depending on what is being painted and how many people are working on the project. If you're a homeowner, it helps to know what you're getting into and how you can save time.

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How to Decide Whether to Renovate or Remodel Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
August 23rd, 2018

Renovating and remodeling are very different activities. Homeowners who need to make home improvements must decide first which type of home improvement is right for them. Understanding the difference between these two construction projects can help. In this post, we'll explore the differences and talk about the circumstances that lead to each type of home improvement.

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Top CT Renovations for Summer

By: Kevin Ahern
August 2nd, 2018

Renovating your house is a good way to boost property value and improve quality of life in your house. In the summer, many homeowners choose to make renovations that make life more comfortable in the heat or make entertaining easier in the home. Summer is, after all, a season for spending time with loved ones, enjoying good food and beating the heat. As the summer gets going, we start to see a sharp increase in renovation projects that improve HVAC performance, add space outside for entertaining and so on.

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Top 10 CT Bathroom Remodeling Trends of 2017

By: Kevin Ahern
September 20th, 2017

Remodeling your bathroom can improve the value of your home and make your property more appealing to buyers. In a house with a dated bathroom, remodeling can help bring the property into the modern era. A newly remodeled bathroom looks cleaner, is easier to maintain and is less likely to experience plumbing problems over time. These reasons and many more are all the factors that homeowners consider when they decide to remodel their bathroom. In the last several years, bathroom remodeling trends have changed. Recently, homeowners have shifted their attention to newly invented materials like wood tile, comforts like heated tile and safety-focused age in place features like curbless showers. At Litchfield Builders we help homeowners bring their bathrooms up to date. We also work with homeowners to help them decide which features are most beneficial for their bathrooms and which features will be most valued into the future.

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Basement Finishing Ideas: Read This Before Remodeling Your Basement

By: Kevin Ahern
August 28th, 2017

Basement remodeling is a big commitment, so the decision to take on this home renovation project may not be easily made. Expecting realistic outcomes and knowing the challenges of this type of project can help you decide whether or not basement remodeling is for you, what the scope of the project should be, and what qualities to look for in a contractor.

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