Pros and Cons of First-Floor Primary Suites

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

In recent years, it’s becoming more and more common to see primary suites in new homes located on the main level. And there are some pretty compelling reasons this is among the list of popular home trends. So, if you’re planning a new home, we recommend you take a deeper look at this trend and ask whether having a primary bedroom on the first floor is right for you. Though Sunwood Development can’t give you an answer to your question (only you can do that), we can take you through the pros and cons of a first-floor owner's suite. Then, you can decide for yourself!

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Tags: Aging in Place, Home Additions, Building a Custom Home

13 Things You Should Know About Tiles

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

When you’re contemplating building a new home or remodeling your existing Connecticut home, choosing new tile may not be the first item on your to-do list. But because there are so many different kinds of tiles—and applications—it’s a good idea to get a jump on collecting information. That’s why we posted our Updated Tile Guide: Types, Sizes, Patterns, and More some time ago. 

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Tags: Bathroom Remodeling, Home Additions, Building a Custom Home

5 Ideas to Transform Your Attic

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you’re fortunate enough to have an attic in your home, then you’ve got a whole lot of extra floor space you could be putting to good use. That is, if you choose to finish and upgrade it. Like basements, finished attics can add tons of square footage to your home’s floor plan, and if you are looking for a great way to expand the size of your home without undertaking a major addition, this could be the answer.

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Tags: Home Additions

16 Facts About Insulation in Connecticut

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Insulation is one of those things that you never think about, if it’s doing the job correctly. Like plumbing and electrical, it’s critical to your home’s comfort and functionality, but it’s not something you will ever see, admire or tell your friends about. However, while insulation is one of the more unloved products in your home, it’s also very important, and here’s why:

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Tags: Home Renovations, Homeowner Tips, Home Additions, Building a Custom Home

CT Homeowner Tips: Why Smaller Homes Benefit From Outdoor Kitchens

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Today for our CT homeowner tips, we focus on a few tips for homeowners in Connecticut, especially those who live in smaller homes. An outdoor kitchen is a particularly helpful solution to that ever-arising problem: where to put the guests during a party or gathering. And it may not be as expensive as you might think.

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Design Trends, Kitchen Remodeling, Exterior Remodeling, Homeowner Tips, Home Additions, Whole Home Remodeling, For the Home

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