How to Design the Perfect Bathroom

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Have you ever been in a newly remodeled bathroom that just made your jaw drop? Rooms with that kind of “wow” factor don’t just happen. They take some work, but that work doesn’t start when the remodeler shows up with his tools. As a matter of fact, the work starts before a designer begins putting his pencil to a plan (or starts moving the cursor on his computer screen). And guess who needs to start this work? You!

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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Whole Home Remodeling

Should You Buy a Spec Home – or a Custom Home?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

As you drive down the streets in Middletown, you'll notice several different kinds of homes. The differences you'll notice are more than just style (Colonial vs. Cape Cod or Rancher vs. 2-Story). You’ll find groups of homes that look an awful lot alike (both inside and out), and others that stand out from the crowd and look a little different from other homes in the area. Which type of you is right for you? Your decision will probably be driven by availability, quality, affordability, how much personal involvement you’re willing to commit to the building process.

If you’re considering purchasing a new Connecticut home you’ve got a number of options. You can opt for a tract home, a spec home, or a custom home. Let’s take a quick look at all three and then consider: Should you buy a spec home or a custom home?

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Tags: CT Home Building, Homeowner Tips, Building a Custom Home

How to Choose Low Maintenance Bathroom Remodeling Materials

Posted by Jordan Swift

A bathroom remodel is a great way to increase your home’s value. Bathrooms are a popular choice for a remodel, as the return on renovations are constantly increasing. Top places for remodeling include updated plumbing fixtures, a vanity, a fresh paint job, and new flooring. A remodel is a great time to incorporate low maintenance materials, as low maintenance costs will help to ensure that the remodel is a profitable investment.

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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling

The Pros And Cons Of Bamboo Flooring

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Hardwood and tile flooring have made major comebacks in popularity recently. The reasons are not difficult to see: hardwood and tile floors are easier to maintain, harder to stain and much easier to protect than carpet. And because of changes in manufacturing processes and the supply chain, the cost of hardwoods and tile has been falling while the cost of carpet has climbed.

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Tags: Remodeling Tips, Flooring

What Is Ekotrope, and How Will It Improve Your Build?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Have you ever considered just how many potential combinations of insulation and energy-efficient materials there are? Wondered how many ways you can improve the R value of your home and increase the retention of heat and cold through your attic? Pondered how to best build greener, more efficient custom homes or ensure that when you do renovate, you use green remodeling best practices? 

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Tags: Green Remodeling

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