6 Ways to Update Your Home to Make It Your “Forever” Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Nothing ever stays the same. Some of the things you didn’t like as a kid are some of your favorite things now. And some of the things you thought were so great way back when don’t even raise an eyebrow these days (or maybe even evoke a shudder). You may find yourself in a similar situation with your home. Features that were important years ago don’t matter as much today. And some things you never thought about 10 or 15 years ago are big priorities now.  That’s because your needs have changed.

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How Much Does it Cost to Remodel Your Bathroom in Connecticut?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

It’s great to visit sites such as houzz.com or bhg.com to “window shop” for ideas when you’re thinking about remodeling the bathroom in your Central Connecticut home. Maybe your goal is to make your bathroom bigger and better. Perhaps you’re just looking for an update.

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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Home Remodeling Cost

Tips for Winterizing Your Connecticut Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Weatherproofing is a necessary part of life. After all, you need a winter wardrobe. When you get right down to it, your house isn’t all that different. Your home needs a winter wardrobe of its own—certain things to help it through the cold, harsh months. Autumn is the ideal time to take on projects like this. What are the highest priorities at this time of year, when you are sending the kids back to school and starting to think about the holidays? Certain things will bring more value than others. Focus on the biggest bang for your buck.

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Tags: Homeowner Tips, Seasonal Remodeling Projects

Choosing the Right Floor Plan—How Needs Can Evolve Over Time

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Chances are that when you begin planning to build a new home in the Wallingford, Connecticut area that you have a pretty good idea of the kind of home you want. If you like to entertain, you may want a floor plan that gives you a larger kitchen with easy access to a family room. If your entertaining style is a little more formal, you may want a plan that offers you a separate, formal dining room.

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Tags: Building a Custom Home

How to Budget For a Connecticut Custom Home or Remodel

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Your home has been looking a bit dated. As you think of ways to refresh it, remember to keep your expenditure in line with the return on investment you’re looking for. It’s critical to have a realistic budget for what you want to accomplish, whether you're looking to remodel or build. Spend too much and you can find yourself in the very uncomfortable position of not being able to afford other things your want or need. Spend too little and you won’t end up with the results you want.

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Tags: Finance & Budgeting, Building a Custom Home

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