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por Ken Carney 03 may, 2017

Maybe your kids are getting ready to move out, or, perhaps, you’re envisioning life in a different town. Whatever the reason, you know you might sell eventually—just not right this minute. In the meantime, you’re still enjoying your Connecticut house and wondering about getting a home addition. As Baybrook Remodelers in West Haven explains below, an addition will significantly boost your home value and curb appeal, as well as your current quality of life.

Here are a few additions that you might consider for improving your curb appeal:

  • Patio: A home with a patio is a great addition. Build your patio in the front of your home, and it’ll boost your curb appeal, too. This summer, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine on your new patio, while also knowing that, after a few years, this highly coveted home addition will justify a higher asking price.

  • Family Room: One of the most cost-effective indoor home additions you can build is a family room. With fewer needs than a bathroom or kitchen (e.g., no plumbing or fixtures), the logistics are relatively easier to plan. It’ll also increase your square footage, justify a higher asking price, and give you an opportunity to brighten your curb appeal with new windows, doors, or siding.

por Ken Carney 19 abr, 2017
Historic buildings boast so many charming elements. But even though the property may have been built with integrity, some features will require extensive renovations to get up to modern code. I am here to share a recent project we completed on an 85-year-old property. In addition to commercial construction, we also offer home additions and kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
por Ken Carney 24 mar, 2017

If you’re considering kitchen remodeling , you have a variety of options to choose from. However, you don’t need a complete renovation to give your kitchen a makeover. New cabinets are an efficient way to switch things up, and with so many styles available, there’s something for everyone.

As West Haven, CT’s go-to homebuilders and remodeling experts, we have a wide variety of cabinet styles to choose from recommendations to update your space:

por Ken Carney 23 feb, 2017

If you are considering a home remodeling project that includes new floors, our team at Baybrook Remodelers in West Haven, CT, will provide you with the newest quality flooring options to suit your requirements. The team recognizes that each customer has specific wants and needs. They work with you to find the options that are the best fit for your project.

While hardwood floors are a classic and timeless choice in flooring, there are a lot of new options to consider when choosing something for your home. If you are looking to add a modern, open feel to your living space, wide plank flooring might be the right option for you. With planks averaging around 5 inches wide, this flooring option has become increasingly popular and showcases the beauty of natural wood floors.

Engineered hardwood is another popular option that mimics the look of hardwood but is available at a lower cost. The flooring is made from a layer of real hardwood over plywood or other lower cost materials. The end product is as durable and stylish as hardwood without busting the budget.

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is a new versatile option that is a great fit for many rooms in your home. Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements can be subject to moisture, and LVP is moisture-resistant and perfect for high-traffic areas. It also comes in a variety of styles that give you the look of tile, wood, or stone, making it easier to incorporate your aesthetic design in all areas of your home.

Wood-look tile is another new flooring trend that is gaining traction. If you love quick-cleaning, durable tile but want the look of wood, then this option is for you. It is easy to install and can update your space with style.  

If you are ready to tear up your carpet or replace your old kitchen tiles, Baybrook Remodelers is ready to help. Call (203) 937-6400 to schedule an appointment today.Our highly qualified, professional team will meet with you in their showroom or at your home to discuss your flooring and home remodeling needs. Visit our website for information about all their services, including home additions and kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

por Ken Carney 02 feb, 2017

Home additions and remodeling are always an exciting undertaking for new or potential homeowners. When financing is a main concern to achieve your dream home, a 203(k) home improvement loan could be an excellent option. Baybrook Remodelers, located in the heart of West Haven, CT, specializes in helping homeowners who have decided on this loan program. As professional homebuilders who understand the responsibilities of this type of loan, clients often turn to them for advice.

203(k) Home Improvement Loan FAQ for Home Additions

What Is a 203(k) Home Improvement Loan?

A 203(k) home improvement loan is a loan that rolls both a mortgage and home remodeling budget into one. Whether you’re considering buying a fixer-upper or looking to refinance your existing home, this is a great opportunity to fund your home remodeling project in tandem with your mortgage.

Is This Loan Right for You?

These 203(k) loans are typically on a 15- or 30-year option. While there is no “balloon payment,” these loans will have a higher interest rate than the market standard. The fees on this loan are higher as they value your home based on its value once your home additions are complete. That being said, if you’re looking to complete a home remodeling project right away, this loan will give you the cash and flexibility to get it done efficiently.

What Does It Mean for Your Contractor?

When you secure a 203(k) loan, there are a few rules that must be followed. Most importantly, work on your home remodeling project must begin within 30 days of closing on your loan. Choose homebuilders who understand your timeline and can get started based on these important dates. The entire home addition project will need to be completed within six months, so get a solid commitment from your contractor in writing!

If you live in the greater West Haven, CT, area and are looking for the region’s best homebuilders, call Baybrook Remodelers today at (203) 937-6400 to schedule a consultation. For more information on how an improvement loan can help set your home addition and remodeling plans into motion, download our guide today!

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