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Residential | Residential Remodeling

Best Winter Remodeling Projects

By: Kevin Ahern
April 20th, 2021

Summer and late spring are the busiest times of year for home improvement projects, but some projects just make a lot more sense to complete when the weather is still chilly and the construction business is slow. If you're hoping to finish some last-minute home improvements projects before the busy summer season, we've got some suggestions that can help you decide. To learn more about how to hire a home improvement contractor, download our free guide to hiring a home improvement professional. If you're not sure which winter remodeling projects are best, check out our suggestions below. Get ready to make your home more beautiful and functional! 

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

7 Inspirational Home Remodeling Websites (Updated for 2021)

By: Kevin Ahern
March 23rd, 2021

The home buyer market is hot right now, and all over Connecticut, homeowners are preparing their homes for sale. One of the ways to make your home competitive in the real estate market is to update old or dated features with a beautiful remodel. During the project, it's important to research pictures of materials and potential layouts. Having these props makes it easier to communicate with your contractor, and more importantly, make decisions about your home improvement project. There seem to be endless home remodeling websites designed to inspire homeowners and help them throughout their home remodeling and decorating process, but not all websites are created equal. In this article, we'll cover some of the most useful and inspirational websites on the Internet. 

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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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Commercial Remodeling | Residential Remodeling

What is the Best Low Maintenance Flooring for a Remodel?

By: Kevin Ahern
January 5th, 2021

Busy people like low maintenance features, but with flooring, low-maintenance options haven't always been easy to find. For many years, favored flooring materials required periodic sealing, refinishing or shampooing. Whether you're a busy parent, a career-professional, or a homeowner who just doesn't want to worry about home maintenance anymore, finding the right low maintenance flooring can be a challenge.

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Residential Remodeling

6 Home Remodeling Trends That Will Influence Your 2021 Projects

By: Kevin Ahern
December 29th, 2020

Staying at home for long stretches of time can change our perceptions of where we live. For some of us, being at home makes us more inclined to look at our house critically, and daydream ways to improve. 2020 has been a year of spending time at home. This has left many seeking ways to improve their house, either in their indoor or outdoor spaces.   At Litchfield Builders, we're expecting 2021 home remodeling trends to be influenced by the events of the previous year. We've already seen an uptick in customers seeking to expand their home's footprint. Some want more work space while others want more living space. Based on this, here's what we're predicting for the coming year.  

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

11 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes New Homeowners Make

By: Kevin Ahern
December 22nd, 2020

Most people get better at remodeling over time - often after making more than a few remodeling mistakes. First-time homeowners in particular are likely to make mistakes when remodeling their house because they're often on a tight budget, and they're new to home remodeling.  If you're a new homeowner, or even an experienced homeowner who has little experience with home improvement projects, here's what you need to know about the most common home remodeling mistakes. Knowing the pitfalls to avoid will help you increase the likelihood of success in your home improvement project.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

How to Create a Home Remodeling Checklist

By: Kevin Ahern
December 15th, 2020

Home remodels take months to plan and implement, and there are many steps along the way. If you don't know all of those steps, you could easily miss something that drastically impact your home remodeling down the road. Skipping steps could result in a failed home remodel project, or expensive repairs after the remodel is over. Most of your home remodeling checklist will involve planning, preparing and researching. Although every home improvement project is different, the checklist stays the same. In this article, we outline each of the steps to include in your home remodeling checklist so you can prepare for your project!

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

Should I Invest In An Open Concept Floor Plan?

By: Kevin Ahern
December 1st, 2020

Often, older homes are designed around small rooms with doors and walls that keep each space separate and private. While this makes sense for rooms like bedrooms, guest rooms and bathrooms, modern homeowners often prefer open spaces in common areas like the living room and dining room. Open concept floor plans have become the preferred home layout for homeowners making their forever home.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

8 Patio Decorating Design Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

By: Natalia Webster
October 20th, 2020

Your backyard is the ideal destination to host friends and family as well as spend time outdoors. However, some backyards are better than others.

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Residential Remodeling

What You Need To Know Before Replacing Your Windows

By: Valley Windows
June 24th, 2020

Replacing windows can have a dramatic impact on the aesthetic of your home. Newer windows are also more likely to conserve energy better, reduce outside noise, and provide better home security. But, when it comes to choosing a window type, not only do you have to consider the material of the frame but the glass itself too. Each has different properties that can make it more suitable than others, depending on your building and usage requirements. Here’s an overview of what to look out for when replacing your windows, including the most popular designs and types to choose from.

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Kitchen Remodeling | Residential | Residential Remodeling

How to Choose the Right Appliances for your Kitchen Remodel

By: Chase Loh
June 17th, 2020

Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of hard work, decision making, and planning. Not only do you have to figure out a layout with your available space, but you also have to decide on every element that makes up your new kitchen. From new cabinets, a kitchen island, and appliances, there’s no lack of important choices that can make or break your remodel plans.

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