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Featured Floor Plan: The Belton

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

In our continued look at floor plans that are designed to fit your lifestyle and space needs, this post will consider as the featured floor plan: The Belton. It's a beautiful colonial style home that lets you choose between a 3-bedroom and a 4-bedroom plan.

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Tags: Building a Custom Home, Floor Plans

Featured Floor Plan: The Anderson

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you’re looking for a floor plan for a new home in the Middletown area, it’s nice to find one that offers you options. That’s one of the strengths in this featured floor plan: The Anderson. You’ll find multiple options on both the main and the upper levels of this gorgeous new home.

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Tags: Building a Custom Home, Floor Plans

Building a Custom Home: Wants vs. Needs

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Sometimes there can be a collision when you’re trying to balance the features you want in your new custom home with the budget you’ve set. It can be a little challenging (and even frustrating) when you have to decide what stays in the plan and what has to go. It’s one of the great “conflicts” in building a custom home: Wants vs. needs. How can you identify wants and needs before the building process begins so you can stay within your budget?

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Tags: Building a Custom Home

6 Steps to Evaluate a Home Floor Plan

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

We’ve recently posted a number of articles in our The Best Floor Plan Series—that take a look at some great plans for building a new Connecticut home. We’ve looked at the best floor plans for empty-nesters, and also at the best plans for a young family. It can be fun to look at the different options and styles, but at some point, you'll be faced with a decision. You'll have to choose which plan is right for you. How do you arrive at the right choice? Here's a look at 6 steps for evaluating a home floor plan that can steer you in the right direction.

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

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

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