The History of Cobblestones, and Their Use in Paving for Your Connecticut Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Cobblestones. They’re beautiful, and they instantly bring to mind winding lanes through misty villages. They’re also tricky to walk on, and the cause of many a twisted ankle.

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Tags: Exterior Remodeling, Home Building Trends, Home Materials

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

Super Deck: Upgrades That Take Your Deck to the Next Level

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Many people focus on the inside of their home when they consider remodeling. That makes sense, particularly if it’s been a while since your home was upgraded. However, once the inside of your home is looking great, you may want to turn your attention to the exterior of your home to really transform it into your dream space.

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Tags: Exterior Remodeling, Remodeling Tips

Fire Proofing: How New Homes Are Made to Resist Fires

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

A house fire is high on the list of homeowner’s worst nightmares, and while it’s true that we can insure ourselves against the risk, most of us would rather avoid the problem altogether. Modern homes are built with that goal in mind, and there are several things that are done to protect your home from fire, including:

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

20 Things You Need to Know About Siding, Cladding and Facing

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Siding, cladding and facing take up most of the exterior surface area of your home. They play a part in the appearance and operation of your home, but how much have you really thought about them other than their appearance? We have a few interesting facts about siding for you to think about:

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Tags: Exterior Remodeling, Remodeling Tips

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