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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

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

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

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