The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. This explains why kitchens through the ages continue to change and evolve. From the earliest signs of cooking found in the caves of South Africa to the modern smart kitchens of today, the kitchen has come a long way. And why wouldn't it? People continue to find better and newer ways to improve one of humanity's oldest traditions.
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.
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 An out of date bathroom vanity can lead to problems with clutter, storage and overall functionality.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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.