Examples of Scope Creep: A New or Remodeled Wallingford Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

There’s an uncomfortable truth about remodeling your Connecticut home: It costs money. We occasionally meet with prospective clients who have great ideas for what they want to do to improve their homes in the Wallingford area—only to be frustrated when their lack of funds get in the way. Some of what I’m going to share will sound counter-intuitive for a builder/remodeler. Obviously, we make our money when we work on projects for clients. But seeing clients get in over their heads financially just isn’t the right solution for anybody. Here are a few ways you can avoid getting yourself into financial difficulty with your remodeling dreams.

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Scope Creep, Remodeling Tips

What You Should Know About A Colonial Style Home

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

A considerable number of the homes we build in the Wallingford area are what would be considered Colonial style homes. But just what does a Colonial style floor plan look like? Are all American colonial architecture pretty much the same? And how might that impact you when choosing the right floor plan for your new Connecticut home? Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences that may influence your choice of floor plans.

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Homeowner Tips, Building a Custom Home

Designing a Luxurious Master Bedroom

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

If you could create your dream master bedroom, what design features would it have?When you build your own home, you have the opportunity to add in features which will make your private sleeping space much more luxurious. Your bedroom is a place where you will spend many hours of your life,so why not make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible?

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Home Building Trends

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

A Guide to Finding the Best Remodeling Contractor in Connecticut

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Remodeling a home isn’t easy. Whether it’s something small like changing the floor and fixtures of a powder room or swapping the carpet and paint in a growing child’s bedroom or something major like a room addition or a kitchen remodel, there are large and small questions that every homeowner will—and must—both ask and answer.

Knowing these questions and being able to answer them correctly will simplify your project and improve the outcome dramatically. What are they? Let’s start with the obvious.

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Middletown, Choosing the Right Builder

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