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10 Biggest Remodeling Mistakes Every New Homeowner Makes

By: Kevin Ahern
July 23rd, 2014

First-time homeowners in Connecticut and across the country are often so excited with their new purchase that they rush into remodeling projects before they're ready. When taking on a residential remodeling project, be sure you know what you're getting into. Here are 10 of the biggest remodeling mistakes every new homeowner makes:

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Why You Shouldn't "Do-It-Yourself" (DIY)

By: Kevin Ahern
June 25th, 2014

Now more than ever, homeowners have access to seemingly unlimited knowledge, including a range of online tutorials that show a relatively untrained audience how to do everything from change a faucet to conduct a bathroom remodel. Some of these DIY home remodeling projects, like repainting a room, changing a fixture or re-grouting a shower, can be fun and empowering. Yet not all home improvement activities are best conducted by homeowners. Major home remodeling projects should be completed by a professional contractor.

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5 Prep Steps for Spring Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
April 11th, 2014

Spring is in the air and the remodeling bug is buzzing. In fact, the National Association of Homebuilders’ Remodeling Market Index (RMI) is at an all-time high. If the renovations bug has bitten you, follow these 5 steps to prepare for your experience with spring remodeling in Connecticut:

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How to Prepare Yourself For Home Remodeling in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 5th, 2014

Home remodeling is a huge undertaking that requires a significant investment of time and money. Whether you're renovating your home to sell or you're just building the dream home you always wanted, residential construction can be a lengthy, involved process that requires a lot of preparation. If you're hoping to take on this type of project, now is the time to get started.

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Radiant Heat: 4 Ways You Can Benefit from Heated Floors

By: Kevin Ahern
March 25th, 2014

Radiantly heated floors are not a new idea--in fact, they are a very old idea. The Roman method of heating the home (or heating the bath house) via a heat source under the floor was known as hypocaust. Today, the majority of residences and businesses are heated through hot air ducts or by radiators, but the idea of radiantly heated floors is taking off in some locations because of its many benefits.

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Commercial | commercial construction | insurance restoration | residential remodeling | roof collapse | roof repair

The Danger of Winter Roof Collapses in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
February 13th, 2014

As heavy snow continues to plague much of the country, both residential and commercial property owners are becoming concerned with the threat of winter roof collapses. This may remind you and your neighbors of the winter of 2011.

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The Biggest Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You're Making Everyday

By: Kevin Ahern
January 28th, 2014

A well-executed bathroom remodel can add value to your property while transforming one of the most highly used spaces in your home. It is only logical that a poorly executed bathroom remodel could reduce the value of your home and cost you thousands of extra dollars in repair. Beware of these common mistakes as you embark on your personal bathroom remodeling project.

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Tips for Remodeling To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Kevin Ahern
January 21st, 2014

If you're trying to sell your house, you're probably looking for home improvement projects that can increase your property's value as well as its appeal to potential buyers. You may also be considering professional residential remodeling or construction. While an interior home remodeling project is a good idea, improving your home's curb appeal is equally important.

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Home Bathroom Remodeling 101

By: Kevin Ahern
January 14th, 2014

Bathroom remodeling is often the farthest thing from your mind. That is unfortunate because remodeling a bath can increase the value of your home and is often an inexpensive home remodeling project. The key to transforming a bathroom is to seamlessly meld function and beauty. Here are a few tips for remodeling outdated bathrooms.

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4 Ways to Avoid Poor Traffic Flow When Kitchen Remodeling

By: Kevin Ahern
December 26th, 2013

Whether your home is under construction or you are planning a kitchen remodel, you need to plan the layout for optimal traffic flow. Here are a few of the top ways that you can optimize your kitchen layout to avoid poor flow.

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