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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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5 Ways You Can Prevent Frozen Pipes in CT

By: Kevin Ahern
January 18th, 2018

Record-breaking cold weather has gripped Connecticut and the entire east coast. Many homes in our state are in danger of cold weather-related problems like frozen plumbing.

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How to Plan Your Bathroom Remodel In CT

By: Kevin Ahern
December 7th, 2017

A bathroom remodel is a big project that requires a lot of planning. Goal setting, good budgeting and selecting the right contractor can help make your bathroom remodeling experience a positive one. Homeowners who have not taken on a major remodel in the past may find this kind of project intimidating and overwhelming. Knowing what to do, how to plan and where to turn for help is important.

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Second Story Additions: What Homeowners Need to Know

By: Kevin Ahern
November 21st, 2017

Second story additions benefit growing families. Whether you're making space for in-laws, seeking additional room for more children, or simply need more space to engage in hobbies, a second story addition can give the room you need to spread out. This type of major addition involves many steps. Homeowners looking into the possibility of adding on to their home must consider all of the factors before embarking on the process. Knowing what is involved can help most homeowners decide if this type of upgrade is right for them. At Litchfield Builders, we help homeowners who want to build on to their property.

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How Much Will Your CT Home Remodel Cost?

By: Kevin Ahern
October 24th, 2017

A typical home remodel will improve the value of your home, make your home more attractive to guests and improve your overall quality of life. Making upgrades can ensure that your home is a desirable place to spend time. Unfortunately, remodels can be expensive. Having all the facts and being able to anticipate the final price tag can help you decide whether or not a renovation is right for you at this time. Understanding the factors that influence costs can also help you stick to a budget and avoid expensive pitfalls, which can make a renovation more affordable. At Litchfield Builders, we help our customers understand remodel costs.

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Small Bathroom Remodel: 10 Tips to Guide Your Remodeling Project

By: Kevin Ahern
October 2nd, 2017

Bathroom remodeling can be a complicated process, especially in small bathrooms. From the selection of materials to placement of fixtures, every choice the homeowner makes can affect the feeling of spaciousness in the bathroom. Knowing which materials to select, which layout will be most successful, and other factors can help homeowners have a more satisfying experience when it comes time to conduct a small bathroom remodel.

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How to Choose a Professional Home Remodeling Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
August 18th, 2017

Hiring the right home remodeling contractor takes time, but it doesn't have to be hard. With this free guide, you will be equipped with all of the knowledge you need before inviting a contractor into your home.

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