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Pros and Cons of First-Floor Master Suites

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

In recent years there has been a trend toward locating Master Suites in new homes on the main (or first) level. There are some pretty compelling reasons for this trend (and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away). But is locating your Master Suite on the first floor the right move for you? Let's take a look at the pros and cons of first-floor master suites. Then you can decide for yourself.

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Tags: Building a Custom Home, Aging in Place, Home Additions

The Best Floor Plan Series: The Brady Bunch

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

We’re continuing our The Best Floor Plan Series—a look at choosing the best floor plan for your specific living situation. Building a new CT home is about much more than just location, countertops, appliances, and square footage. You want a home that reflects your lifestyle—and is comfortable and convenient for everyone. Here’s a helpful article that explores how your living needs (and floor plan choices) can change over time.

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Tags: Middletown, Buying a New Home, Building a Custom Home, Home Building Cost, CT Home Building

2018 Tax Breaks for Connecticut Homeowners

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

The holidays are over and if you’re like a lot of Connecticut residents there is a niggling in the back of your mind that you had better get started organizing your papers for tax season. This annual activity may not be high on your “Top 10 Fun Things to Do in the New Year,” but it’s good to be prepared. So if you bought a new home in CT this last year, are there still some tax benefits that go with that. As builders, we don’t give out tax advice, but there are some 2018 tax breaks for CT Homeowners that you might want to check out.

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Tags: Middletown, Home Building Cost, CT Home Building, Living in Connecticut, Homeowner Tips

Custom Homes and Semi-Custom Homes: What’s the Difference

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When you’re building a new home in Connecticut you probably want that home to reflect your personality and match your family’s lifestyle as closely as possible. But just how far do you want to take that process? Will you be happy with a production home? Should you opt for a semi-custom home? Or should you hold out for a custom home? When it comes to custom homes and semi-custom homes—what’s the difference?

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Tags: Building a Custom Home

The Best Floor Plan Series: The Empty Nesters

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Introducing The Best Floor Plan Series, highlighting the best floor plans for your family. No matter how big or small, there is a floor plan out there for everyone  

One of the most significant elements in building the right home is finding the right floor plan. When it comes to the right floor plan, however, there’s no such thing as one size fits all. What’s important for a young family starting out isn’t necessarily important for more mature owners. So what are some elements that contribute to the best floor plan for empty nesters?

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Tags: Middletown, Buying a New Home, Building a Custom Home, Home Building Cost, CT Home Building

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