Accessory Apartments in Connecticut: What They are and How to Build One

Posted by Greg Kamens

Granny flats, in-law cottages, laneway houses, accessory apartments—there are dozens of different names by which multigenerational housing units are known. Although such structures may look a little different depending on the format of your property in Connecticut, they more or less refer to the same thing: a second small dwelling on your property that is either attached to the main house or built separately.

An accessory house can provide a living space for an aging parent, an older child, a live-in caregiver, or visitors. The dwelling generally contains the same type of utilities and accommodations as traditional housing, including a kitchen, bedroom, private bathroom, living room and entrance. There are numerous environmental, financial, and lifestyle benefits to building an in-law cottage. One is that the unit is private and can be personalized for the needs of its distinct inhabitants while keeping them in close proximity to your family.

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Tags: CT Home Building, Home Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Home Additions, Creating Space

Remodeling Your Basement: Utilizing Space in Your Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Basements are one of the most untapped areas of a home, but they don’t have to be. With a little extra care given to the underside of the home, you can have a space that is beautiful, functional, and used!

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Tags: Creating Space, Basement Remodeling

How Much Square Footage Is Right For You?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When you’re thinking about building a new home in Connecticut one question you’re sure to ask is: “How big should my new house be?” It’s a valid question—even though the answer may vary from household to household.

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Tags: Creating Space, Home Building Cost, Building a Custom Home, Buying a New Home

The Not-So-Dramatic Entrance to Your New CT Custom Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When you’re planning the entrance to a new custom home, you may envision a beautiful front door that leads into a warm and welcoming foyer. Maybe you see a high ceiling and large, dramatic windows. After all, the entrance is the first impression that guests have of your home and you want it to be welcoming and inviting. 

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Tags: Creating Space, Building a Custom Home

Add Extra Space Without Big Costs By Converting Your Middletown Porch Into a Sunroom

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

The porch is the pinnacle of Americana. You may even be reading this blog post while sitting in a wicker chair, drinking iced tea, listening to the crickets and watching fireflies flit across your lawn. The porch is truly a magical place to hang out. 

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Tags: Middletown, Exterior Remodeling, Creating Space

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