Colors go a long way to tie together your home's aesthetic, while materials can affect your home's functionality and the way you interact with your home. Your priorities and even your personality show through in your choices of colors and materials for a home renovation, so selecting the right colors and materials for a home renovation project is important. During the planning portion of your home renovation, you'll work with your contractor to approve designs and explore materials and colors you like best. You'll look at drawings, see materials and samples in person, and probably go back and forth on several options before making your final selection. Finding a process that works for you is important because, in the end, the selections you make could affect you for years to come.
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.
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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.
There are a million different countertop options, from recycled materials to butcher block wood. However, of all the countertop materials that you could buy for your home, two popular options stand out. Granite and quartz are homeowner favorites for a variety of reasons. Their durability and longevity make them investments that can be used for decades or even a lifetime. They come in many colors and patterns, so there's a good option for nearly any kitchen design. Finally, they're also high value, so when it's time to sell your house, granite and quartz don't fail to impress. Picking between these two materials can be challenging because the differences are nuanced. Knowing how they compare can make the choice easier. If you're replacing your countertop with granite or quartz, working with a reputable CT contractor and a good stone supplier can help.
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.
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.
Most kids in Connecticut are back in school now, which means it's the perfect time to get some work done around the house. Fall is approaching quickly! At this time of year, weather changes can be hard on your house - inside and out. From inspections to home repair and home remodeling, this is when we recommend that homeowners get ready for winter. According to CT Insider and Farmer's Almanac, the winter of 2022 will be unusually cold this year. Is your home ready for an onslaught of snow, freezing rain, and other challenging weather? If not, get started on your home repairs ASAP. To ensure that your home is well-maintained and prepared to weather the coming snow storms, work with a qualified contractor.