Flooring comes in many styles, types, colors and materials. No flooring is more popular than hardwood, which remains a favorite of homeowners year after year. Hardwood flooring is popular for many reasons including its durability, long service life and natural beauty. Nothing compares to hardwood, and no other flooring material is more desirable in homes. Installing hardwood can raise your home's value while also making it more attractive and functional. One of the great features of hardwood is its reasonable cost. Although it's not the cheapest flooring type, many homeowners are able to fit it in their home improvement budget. Working with a reputable Connecticut contractor is an essential part of installing hardwood flooring in your home. To find out how much your hardwood installation will cost, vet a few reputable contractors in your area. Every contractor has their own rates, but by vetting multiple contractors, you'll be able to get a sense of what is a reasonable rate to pay for hardwood flooring. Below, we'll go over the factors to consider when shopping for hardwood flooring, including standard pricing.
Basements are one of the most under-utilized parts of the house. Many basements in Connecticut are unfinished. They're used for storage, laundry, and little else. Remodeling your Connecticut basement can double your home's living space and increase the value of your home. Low ceilings can complicate a basement remodel, but working with the right contractor can help. Most important is to find a CT contractor that understands building codes, and prioritizes code-compliant remodeling. In this article, we'll discuss the issues you should be aware of when starting your basement remodel and how your basement's low ceiling can interfere with your remodel. We'll go over some of the most popular ideas for basement remodeling, to help you decide the most sensible way to proceed with your basement remodel.
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.
Home is more than just a place to sleep: it's a place of comfort. You depend on your home to be large enough, to be functional enough, and to meet the many needs of your family. When your home stops meeting those needs, whether that's because your family has grown or your lifestyle has changed, decisions need to be made. For some homeowners, remodeling or building an addition is the best way to stay comfortable at home. For others, relocation is the solution. Choosing between these two options can be hard. There's a lot to consider when you're considering finding a new home vs. remodeling. Cost and disruption to daily life are both important factors to be weighed. If this is the choice that you're facing right now, you're not alone. This is a common dilemma in Connecticut, where affordable real estate can be difficult to find. Homeowners who outgrow their home for whatever reason are often faced tough choices. Doing some research can help you make the right decision for your family.
A standard garage often features wasted space that could be put to better use with a well-planned remodel. From garage conversions to additions, there are many ways to transform a garage. Below are some of the most common remodel projects that Connecticut homeowners use to make their space more functional. If you're hoping to perform a garage upgrade in the coming year, give some thought to these projects before contacting a Connecticut contractor to get started. Knowing your priorities before sitting down with a contractor can make your discussions more productive and will help ensure that your project will yield the results you want.
A well-planned remodel is about more than updating a space, it's about adding personality to part of your house. That personality is conveyed through the furnishings, architectural choices, color choices, and so on - all of which adds up to what we call the style. There are a million styles that you can choose from, but in this article, we'll go review some of the most popular decor and architectural styles in Connecticut homes. If it's important to you to achieve a specific style when remodeling, work with a skilled Connecticut contractor and designer. The more skilled your remodeling team, the better the results will be. See below, a range of design styles that you can achieve in your home.
2023 has arrived. What's on your home improvement agenda for the next 12 months? If you're planning a remodel, whether that's a kitchen upgrade, a home addition, a deck installation, or something else all together, this is the perfect time to start planning. Remodeling starts with research and decision-making. Knowing what's trending in the world of home improvement can help you make decisions regarding your upcoming project. Researching the options with regard to color, material, style and more can help you plan a home improvement project you'll love. As an experienced Connecticut contractor, we're very familiar with the kind of choices that homeowners are making at this time. Below, we've outlined the home remodeling trends that we're seeing right now.
Inflation is on everyone's mind right now, especially for people thinking about making a big investment, like home improvement. No matter what you're trying to buy, the cost of goods is higher than in years past - and all industries are affected, including the construction industry. If you're trying to remodel your home right now, it's safe to assume you're going to pay more for the service - but how much more? Will the price ever go back down? Where are the prices rising? Whether you're building a home addition, installing a new door, or remodeling your kitchen, it's important to know what's happening to the price of goods and services in the construction industry. The more you know, the easier it is to plan. Working with an experienced construction contractor can help you find answers. Below, we'll talk about how inflation affects the cost of your home remodeling project.
If you need to add living space to a property, you might be considering building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or an in-law suite. Each building project has advantages as well as disadvantages. It's important to consider your needs and the specifics of each project before deciding which type of project is right for your home. Factors like budget, available space, and intended use for the project should all be taken into consideration when trying to decide which type of structure is best for your home.
An accessory dwelling unit, usually just called an ADU, is a dwelling structure that's unconnected to the main house on a property. ADUs have the same utilities and features as a normal home, including a bathroom, kitchen, plumbing, sewer connection, and a bedroom. These dwellings have become popular in recent years, perhaps due to the rise of multi-generational families and, in some areas, scarcity of affordable housing. If you're in search of more living space but don't want to buy a new house, an ADU may be the right choice for your situation. It's important to think through all the factors to consider before making a final decision. Working with a licensed, qualified residential contractor can help ensure that your building project will be a success. In this article, we'll discuss what you should know about ADUs.
Bathrooms can be a place of luxury, no doubt, but they're especially luxurious when they're well decorated and well-designed. From Shaker style cabinetry to stone countertops, these timeless features have been found in Connecticut homes for decades - and for good reason. In this article, we'll go over tried and true bathroom fixtures that homeowners turn to for elegance, beauty and total functionality. Before getting started with your bathroom remodel, hire a Connecticut contractor that can perform quality work, thus adding value to your home. To learn more about hiring a Connecticut residential contractor, download our free guide. If you've selected a contractor but haven't decided what features to include in your bathroom, read on. We can help.