How to Rebuild After a House Fire

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you're ever in the unfortunate position of suffering through a fire or other disaster that damages your home, you may be faced with significant repairs. It's not simply a matter of cleaning up and fixing what's been damaged. Here's a brief look at how to rebuild after a house fire (or another disaster).

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Tags: Whole Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Building a Custom Home, Buying a New Home

What Should I Do When My Custom Home is Being Built Too Slowly?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

It’s absolutely normal to be eager to take possession of your brand new home. It’s normal to be impatient and to want to hurry the process along. However, when it comes to custom homebuilding process, there’s really no way to rush the job without compromising on quality.  Since you already spent enough time figuring out how to find a home builder, and now you're spending good money on your new house, you don’t want to cut corners just for the sake of moving in a bit sooner 

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Whole Home Remodeling, Building a Custom Home

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

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

The Top Mistakes in Building an In-Law Suite and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Though it's never fun to think about in advance, more and more families are now taking care of an elderly parent or relative at some point in time. This phenomenon is often referred to as joining the sandwich generation—caring for both aging parents and boomerang kids.

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Tags: Multi-Generational Living, Whole Home Remodeling, Building a Custom Home

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