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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

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

What Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in New Haven?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Kitchen renovations are great ways to increase the value of your home. For residents in New Haven, remodeling can also secure greater functionality for your conventional kitchens. Whether it’s new designs, appliances, or entire make-overs, kitchen remodels must be able to meet your needs within time and budget. Before undertaking a kitchen remodel or any remodeling projects, you must determine overall costs and value. Most kitchen remodels in Connecticut range between $15,000 to well over $100,000. This depends on your overall design scheme, along with time, labor, materials, and other essential factors. While the national averages for kitchen remodels were nearly $20,000, those figures have slightly increased in the last few years. 

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Tags: Kitchen Remodeling, Home Remodeling Cost

4 Qualities of a Good Home Builder and Remodeler

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Your home is, by far, your most important and expensive investment and the best way to take care of it is to hire a good professional builder or remodeler.  Basically, the most important aspect of finding and hiring the best professional is their quality of service.  This will result in a high-quality finished product – one that you can be proud to own and live in.  But there are pitfalls in the process of locating a good and dependable builder and remodeler.  You have to know what to look for.  Here are three essential qualities to be aware of:

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Tags: CT Home Building, Home Remodeling, Choosing the Right Builder

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