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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential Remodeling

Common Kitchen Remodeling Problems or Setbacks

By: Kevin Ahern
February 17th, 2020

For most homeowners, periodic kitchen remodels are a necessity. If you want to maintain energy efficiency while also ensuring that your kitchen is as functional and beautiful as possible, you will probably find yourself remodeling your kitchen every 15 or 20 years.

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Bathroom Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

Common Bathroom Vanity Problems

By: Kevin Ahern
February 10th, 2020

The vanity acts as the centerpiece of the bathroom. An out of date bathroom vanity can lead to problems with clutter, storage and overall functionality. If your vanity lacks proper storage space, it becomes difficult to find the things you need when you need them. If the vanity is the wrong height, using the sink can be challenging.

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Bathroom Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

4 Tips to Make The Most of Your Bathroom Vanity and Cabinetry Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
December 16th, 2019

Custom and semi-custom bathroom vanities range in cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars. These units typically include a separate countertop and faucet. Putting the separate pieces together in one integrated whole is relatively time consuming and cost-inefficient. While some homeowners with very particular bathroom vanity needs may choose to purchase customized bathroom vanities made from separate parts, there are many ways to save money on this process. Read on to find out more information about how to get the most out of your bathroom vanity and cabinetry budget.

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Commercial | Residential Remodeling | Sustainability

3 Affordable, Eco-Friendly Materials For Your Next Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
December 9th, 2019

Affordable, eco-friendly materials can be hard to find. In this article, we'll touch upon some of the most popular, environmentally-friendly materials found in commercial properties around Connecticut. The following affordable/cost-effective materials can help you make your commercial building more sustainable, all while saving you money (or at least not costing you extra).

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Residential Remodeling

3 Cost-Effective Exterior Home Renovations

By: Kevin Ahern
November 25th, 2019

Exterior home renovations are important because they improve curb appeal and increase the value of your home. Over time, landscaping, home siding, and garages can start to look dated and old. Making home improvements, remodeling and making home repairs can attract buyers when trying to sell a property.

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Residential Remodeling

4 Common and Preventable Remodeling Mistakes

By: Kevin Ahern
November 18th, 2019

Remodels are complex projects, with many chances for error. Most homeowners conduct remodels only occasionally, and are not experts in the remodeling process. It's easy for homeowners to make mistakes when beginning a remodel, because they haven't done it enough to learn from their own mistakes.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

How Much Does An In-Law Apartment Addition Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
November 11th, 2019

Compared to the cost of buying a home or a condo, the cost of constructing an in-law addition is relatively low. This affordability makes a home addition an attractive option for young homeowners helping an older relative maintain independence.  Just how affordable is an in-law apartment? You might be surprised. Costs vary depending on finishes and features, but often an in-law apartment can be purchased at a fraction of the cost of a condo.

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Custom Millwork | Residential | Residential Remodeling

4 Custom Millwork Ideas For Your Next Home Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
November 8th, 2019

Have you ever walked into a historic property and been blown away by the custom woodwork and details? Custom millwork such as wainscoting, coffered ceilings, hand-carved banisters and built-in cabinets used to be a standard feature of any home, but those traditions have fallen by the wayside with the rise of factory-made cabinets and other mass-produced installations. These new innovations may be less expensive, but they also lack the "one-of-a-kind" custom millwork installation.

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Residential Remodeling

How Much Will a Historic Kitchen Remodel Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
June 15th, 2018

A historic kitchen is a thing of beauty. For many homeowners, the decision to renovate a historic kitchen can produce anxiety. A remodel gone wrong can cost a great deal of money and may even wipe out the kitchen’s unique historic character. If you’re a homeowner with a historic kitchen, estimating your costs properly can help you decide whether or not a historic kitchen remodel is in your budget. Knowing how much your remodel is likely to cost can also help you prepare financially for your upcoming kitchen remodel. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners plan and prepare for their kitchen renovations. If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, check out our free Kitchen Remodel Toolkit. In it, you’ll find everything you need to get started on your remodel.

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Residential Remodeling

5 Ways to Boost Your CT Vacation Home’s Value

By: Kevin Ahern
June 7th, 2018

Summer is here! Now is the time to make improvements to your summer cottage or vacation home. The best home improvements will boost your CT vacation home's value while also making it a more enjoyable place to spend time. The right home improvements can also make your home easier to sell when the time comes. Homeowners who aren't sure which home improvements are best can learn more in this article. In this post, we'll go take a quick look at some high value, high ROI remodels. Whether you're trying to sell or just hoping to enjoy your time in your vacation home a bit more, these tips can help.

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