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6 Tips for Remodeling Your Home to be Energy Efficient

By: Kevin Ahern
May 23rd, 2018

An energy efficient home is good for the environment, good for the community and good for the pocket book. By installing the most energy efficient appliances, and by making eco-friendly upgrades, homeowners can save money on utilities and improve their property value at the same time. There are a multitude of ways that homeowners can improve their energy efficiency. These six tips can help them choose the best projects for their property.

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Residential Home Remodels That Have the Highest ROI

By: Kevin Ahern
March 14th, 2018

Real estate prices have risen significantly in the last five years, but some experts believe that those prices are leveling off. For homeowners hoping to sell, this means that modest home upgrades are more likely to recover their costs than expensive, grand-scale remodels. Homeowners hoping to boost their profits and sell their home fast are turning to upgrades like deck addition, minor kitchen remodel and siding replacement. These relatively small-scale, inexpensive remodels can bring in big dollars when the house hits the market. If you're a homeowner hoping to sell your home later this year, now is the time to start on home upgrades that make the house easier to sell. In this article, we'll talk about home remodeling ROI and some of the most popular home improvements of 2018. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners upgrade their property to bring in buyers. 

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7 Signs You Need a Home Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 6th, 2018

Remodeling is a natural part of homeownership. Home renovations help boost property values and can make homes more desirable to buyers. A good home remodel can even improve quality of life by making the house more beautiful, more functional, easier to clean and more modern. But how can you tell when it's time to remodel? What are the signs? The answer is varied. Where one home might have broken appliances, another home might have dated flooring, damaged walls or non-functional fixtures. These problems can drag down the property's value, detract from the natural beauty of the home and make maintaining the property more difficult. Sometimes homeowners can become desensitized to the problems in their home. Over time, worn carpeting and damaged walls may start to seem normal. Only by looking around, taking stock of their property and noting the problems can homeowners realize that a remodel is in order.

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2018 Spring Remodeling Projects You Should Consider

By: Kevin Ahern
February 1st, 2018

Kitchen remodels can be very expensive. Creating a budget and sticking to it can help you control costs while also ensuring that your kitchen remodel meets your needs. 2018 is here and it's time to get started with your spring remodeling projects! All over the country, homeowners just like you are starting to plan home decor projects for the coming year. They're taking their inspiration from nature, rustic country homes and urban settings dominated by man-made structures. These clashing concepts meet in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and all over the house. For homeowners hoping to remodel in the new year, we hope these renovation ideas will inspire and inform as you make plans to upgrade your home.

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The Benefits of Converting Your Attic Into a Bedroom

By: Kevin Ahern
August 11th, 2015

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about converting your attic into a bedroom for many years, and you’re just now getting around to weighing the pros and cons. As you consider whether or not an attic conversion is right for you, make sure your “pro” list includes one or more of these great benefits.

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5 Home Remodeling Projects that can Devalue Your Home

By: Kevin Ahern
August 4th, 2015

Not all home remodeling projects add value to your home, in fact, some take away value in small ways. If your idea of a good remodel doesn't match up with a buyer's idea of a good remodel, you could find yourself lowering your home's asking price or find yourself taking out old renovations when it's finally time to sell. These top 5 remodels are the kind of renovations that are likely to devalue your house.

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5 Areas of your Connecticut Home to Consider Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
July 16th, 2015

It's finally summer--the time of year when homeowners all across Connecticut embark on remodeling projects big and small. These 5 home remodeling projects can improve your enjoyment of your home and boost property values.

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5 Qualities to Look for in A Connecticut Residential Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
July 7th, 2015

Are you looking for a good contractor in Connecticut? Do you know what to look for? How can you tell if your contractor has what it takes to get your job done right?

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Are You Ready to Go Green With Your Next Home Addition?

By: Litchfield Builders
June 9th, 2015

The following excerpt is from an article found on www.homeadvisor.com.  Home additions are an exciting prospect when it comes to going green. Because you're starting from scratch, building an addition onto your home gives you the unique opportunity to green the project from the ground up, which is an ideal situation in the world of green remodeling practices. David Johnston, author of Green from the Ground Up and the Nautilus Book Award winning Green Remodeling: Changing the World One Room at a Time, founder of the green consulting firm What's Working, Inc., and the greenest associate of the ServiceMagic family, has a name for it. He calls it "whole systems thinking."

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How to Get a To-Die-For Kitchen in Connecticut Without Killing Your Budget

By: Litchfield Builders
March 10th, 2015

The following is an excerpt of an article from HGTVRemodels Courtesy of IKEA®

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