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What Determines the Price of a Deck in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
July 8th, 2022

Building a deck in CT costs anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000 - but why the range? What factors determine the price of a deck addition in Connecticut? The answer is more complicated than you might think. Materials, labor, permitting, code requirements, shape, size, and scope all play a role in the cost of deck construction in Connecticut.  Working with a reputable contractor is important because your contractor will keep you informed about costs and help you understand how costs are impacted. Once you understand how these variables make the cost go up or down, you can control your budget and keep your deck construction cost reasonable.

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6 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen Island for your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
June 28th, 2022

Kitchen islands have been popular for many years. In some homes, the island has started to show its age. Islands are still a great feature that make cooking and entertaining easier, and even old ones have value to offer. An upgrade from a reputable Connecticut contractor can fix this problem. With an all-new countertop, a new task sink, cabinet refinishing and other improvements, your kitchen island can gleam and impress like the day it was installed. What's right for your kitchen island upgrade depends a lot on your personal tastes. It also depends on what you consider to be the biggest problems with your island.  Whether you're making improvements to your kitchen island as a part of a bigger remodel or as an isolated project, upgrading your island could improve its performance and appearance. Before you upgrade your kitchen island, it's important to explore the possibilities and know your priorities. It's also important to select a licensed Connecticut contractor to transform your kitchen island into the asset it could be. 

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

By: Kevin Ahern
June 10th, 2022

Remodeling in Connecticut can be a long process, with lots of planning and execution required. Mobile applications relating to home improvement can expedite the process and may even make remodeling more fun. The following home remodeling apps simplify the remodeling process by helping homeowners make decisions and by showing them the best path for meeting their home remodeling goals. Modern home remodeling apps are varied in their approach to problem-solving, but many homeowners are unaware that these apps even exist. At Litchfield Builders, we want homeowners to have all the home remodeling tools available at their disposal. We know this helps the home improvement process go as smoothly as possible. In this post, we'll talk about some of the best mobile apps for homeowners who are starting a home remodel.

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Residential | Residential Remodeling

10 Inspirational Home Remodeling Websites to use for your Connecticut Home Project

By: Kevin Ahern
May 25th, 2022

Remodeling a home in Connecticut can be a time-consuming and overwhelming project. No wonder they've made so many inspirational home remodeling websites for homeowners to use as a resource!  If you spend half the time daydreaming about taking on your next home remodeling project, then you could use some helpful resources to make your remodel a success. The following 10 inspirational home remodeling websites are a great source of ideas, insights, and remodeling information that you can use to make your CT home remodel a worthwhile project. 

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Kitchen Remodeling Cost Guide for your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
May 11th, 2022

Many homeowners dream of remodeling their kitchen. This important room is one of the most high-value spaces in the house. It's also the part of the house where children gather for snacks after school, and it's where homeowners spend time cooking and entertaining. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. The kitchen is also a complicated room with many appliances, surfaces for food preparation, cabinets for storage, and more. This makes remodeling the kitchen a particularly complicated and costly project.  One of the first things that many homeowners start to ask themselves when they consider a kitchen remodel is, how much will it cost? Knowing the factors that influence kitchen remodeling costs can help you decide whether a kitchen remodel will fit your budget at this time. You'll find that your kitchen remodeling cost is influenced by many factors including the scope of your project, the quality of the work, and thus, the Connecticut contractor that you hire. 

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Why You Need a Design Retainer for a Large Renovation Project

By: Kevin Ahern
April 29th, 2022

Improvement projects like remodels and home additions are multi-step projects that require a great deal of planning. Sometimes, a part of the planning process is the creation of a drawing or design for approval. Litchfield Builders employs in-house designers who work with homeowners and property owners to bring their projects to life.   Occasionally, homeowners are surprised that the design process requires a retainer. If you're experiencing this for the first time, it helps to understand why this is necessary and how the design process benefits you. In this article, we'll go over the various steps of creating professional construction design, from start to finish, and we'll also explain the reasons for a retainer. 

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Everything a Home Addition Project Would Include

By: Kevin Ahern
April 15th, 2022

A home addition can raise the value of your home and make your house a more serviceable, functional space for your family. Additions are a common home improvement project in Connecticut because of the high cost of real estate and the competitive real estate market. Sometimes, homeowners need more space but can't find a large enough home in the community where they want to live. Building an addition allows homeowners to stay in their house and enjoy a roomier, more comfortable lifestyle.  When you're working with an experienced residential contractor like Litchfield Builders, you can expect a high level of customer service, excellent communication, transparent billing practices, a thorough contract, and more. Knowing what to expect during a home addition from Litchfield Builders can help you get started. 

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When You Will and Won't Need an Architect for a Home Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
March 18th, 2022

Most homeowners and commercial property owners are aware that architects and construction companies work together on certain building projects - but not all projects. In fact, many property owners have a hard time telling when it's the right time to work with an architect and when it's enough to hire a design-build contractor.  The answer is not simple. Ultimately, whether a project requires help from an architect depends on the project's level of complexity and your preferences. This article will discuss the services that an architect can provide, who benefits from the services of an architect, and how to decide when you need an architect for a home remodeling project. 

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Steps to Working with Litchfield Builders on a Residential Project

By: Kevin Ahern
March 1st, 2022

Litchfield Builders has been a leader in residential construction for over 25 years. As a family-run Connecticut business, we've distinguished ourselves from other construction companies in many ways. Working with Litchfield Builders is an experience that many clients choose to repeat across multiple home improvement/remodeling projects because we offer a level of customer service and quality that just can't be found in all construction businesses.  If you're embarking on a remodeling or building project in Connecticut, working with Litchfield Builders can make your project a success. Here's what we want you to know before you get started. 

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Deck Remodeling Ideas for Your Connecticut Home

By: Kevin Ahern
February 17th, 2022

Are you happy with your deck? Is it in good condition? Does it meet your needs and the needs of others in your household? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you could benefit from a deck remodel. Whereas a deck construction is the construction of a deck from the ground up, a deck remodel is the process of altering and rebuilding an existing deck.  A deck remodel is a practical way to replace your existing deck with a deck that you'll love for years to come. Because it's a remodel, this project is generally less expensive than building a deck from scratch. For help hiring a remodeling contractor for this project, check out our free publication. 

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