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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, we review our 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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