The Ultimate Guide to Fireplaces in Connecticut

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Being in the North East of the United States means winters can be brutal. Cold temperatures start early and the snow falls all winter long. One of the best ways to stay warm in the winter is with a wood stove or fireplace to keep you warm.

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Tags: Seasonal Remodeling Projects, Heating & Cooling, Home Materials

Mistakes That Bad Contractors Make When Installing Hardwood Floors

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Ah, hardwood. The simple, natural beauty of a beaming hardwood floor can inspire lust in almost any homeowner. It lasts forever, wears impeccably, cleans up easily, and requires the lower end of maintenance after installation. We can’t say many bad things about it.

 

However, we can say a few bad things about contractors who cut corners while installing hardwood floors. This is an art and a science, but some contractors don’t even know which direction to lay wooden flooring or anything about wood floor layout patterns. We wish more of our customers were more informed about the importance of quality, care, and attention during this crucial step in the process of a floor renovation.

 

In this post, we provide an overview of a few mortal sins committed by bad contractors. When choosing a contractor for your flooring, always make sure to ask for references and ask those references detailed questions. These tips may help you to narrow down your search! (And remember—we know a simply excellent contractor right in the Wallingford area if you’re in the market for someone who does CT whole house remodeling and your hardwood floors!)

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Tags: Choosing the Right Builder, Flooring, Home Materials

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

Choosing Roofing Styles for a New Middletown Custom Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Deciding on a roofing style for your home is a big decision, so it's a good idea to take some time and consider all your options. You need to consider the cost, time, environment, materials and the style of your home. You can't just randomly choose something, throw it on top of the house and call it good. Instead, you need to take time out of your life to do research on a project that isn't even all that much fun! So let's get straight to it and make it as easy as possible for you. 

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Middletown, Home Materials

Foundation Crack in Your Middletown House? Here’s What To Do

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

The foundation is a disappointing place to find a problem in your house. It’s critical to fix, can’t be done safely as a DIY, and is often expensive and time consuming to repair. So it must be done right. In this post, we’ll provide a few tips on how to assess and correct the issue.

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Tags: Choosing a Contractor, Building a Custom Home, Home Materials

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