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4 Best Trips to Take From Fairfield, Connecticut This Spring [2022]

4 Best Trips to Take From Fairfield, Connecticut This Spring [2022]

Fairfield, Connecticut is a great place to live. It’s located along five miles of Long Island Sound shoreline and maintains a charming small-town feel while just 50 miles outside of bustling New York City. Admittedly, we at Raymond Design Builders are a bit biased (after all, we’ve been doing work in the community since 1998). But odds are, if you’re reading this article, you already know how great Fairfield is. We’re here to talk about what else the Constitution State has to offer. 

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What to Consider When Installing a New Pool in Your Backyard

What to Consider When Installing a New Pool in Your Backyard

A swimming pool can be a fantastic addition to your home. It increases your home's value, improves the usability of your backyard, and makes the summertime infinitely more fun — plus, it’s great for having friends or family over! However, a pool can be a big commitment and, if you’re thinking about installing one, you likely have lots of questions you need answered before you make a decision. As a Fairfield construction company, Raymond Design Builders has helped more than our fair share of homeowners through the pool-buying process. So, let’s go over some of the most common questions we get asked:

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How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Fairfield, CT?

How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Fairfield, CT?

Are you tired of living in your home the way it is? Do you get stress from walking into each room and seeing all the problems? Your house might be a good candidate for a complete remodel. Whole-home remodeling can be a great choice to fix multiple problems at once and ensure that your home style feels consistent between rooms. It’s an expensive project, so you might want to know more about the cost before you start planning. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Fairfield, CT?

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Fairfield, CT?

Are you thinking about renovating your home or perhaps you just want to add an addition? If so, you probably have some questions first. So let’s talk about the most commonly asked questions and go over some prices.

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Mistakes to Avoid While Remodeling Your Fairfield, Connecticut Home

Mistakes to Avoid While Remodeling Your Fairfield, Connecticut Home

Are you considering remodeling your house in the coming year? Our Fairfield construction pros are happy to help! Over the years, we have helped many homeowners renovate their homes and make them more functional and beautiful. With all of those jobs, we have seen plenty of mistakes along the way. If you’re asking, “I want to renovate my house, where do I start?” we recommend starting with these mistakes, so you can avoid making them as you move forward with your remodel.

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7 Tips for a Successful Remodel Project in the New Year

7 Tips for a Successful Remodel Project in the New Year

The New Year often brings plans for change, and those plans may include changes to your home. If you are considering a home renovation this year, there are steps you can take now to make it go more smoothly. House remodeling and renovation is a complex and time-consuming process, but with the right plan and professionals in place, it can be enjoyable. Here are some tips to make your New Years' plan for your home a good one.

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Increase Your Home's Value with These 7 Remodeling Projects

Increase Your Home's Value with These 7 Remodeling Projects

If you are thinking about home improvement in the coming months, there are many different factors that you need to take into consideration. What your goals are for your home is one of them, but you also should consider the value of an addition. Some home additions add instant value to your home, making them a wise investment if you are thinking ahead to potential resale value.

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7 Must-Have Features to Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready!

7 Must-Have Features to Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready!

The holidays are on their way, and while the supply chains may be strained, you don't have to be when it comes to getting ready for the holidays. It may be nearly too late for many major renovation projects to get your kitchen ready for this year's festivities, but there's still plenty you can do. Furthermore, you have all the time in the world to curate a wish-list of ideas for next year's holiday season. With that in mind, let's take a look at things we can do between now and Thanksgiving to get your kitchen in tip-top shape for the season. We asked some of our in-house home renovation experts and discussed quick, easy, and effective ways to spruce up a kitchen for holiday cooking. Here's what we came up with. 

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7 Reasons Why Remodeling an Older Home is Cheaper than Buying New

7 Reasons Why Remodeling an Older Home is Cheaper than Buying New

To get a modern home that is personalized to your needs, you have two basic choices. One choice is to build a new home from the ground up or buy a newly built home with the features you want. The second choice is to renovate an older home to make it fit your needs. Of the two, renovation is often the cheaper option, and here are seven reasons why that is the case.

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9 Timeless Bathroom Designs for Your Next 2021 Remodeling Project

9 Timeless Bathroom Designs for Your Next 2021 Remodeling Project

When it comes to resale value, equity-building, and for your own enjoyment of your home, few rooms are as important as the bathroom. While it's not the biggest return-on-investment space for a remodeling project, it's easily in the top 3. If you're looking to create a spa-like feel, turn your bathroom into your own personal boutique, meditation space, impress guests, or all of the above with a timeless bathroom design – there are some remodeling ideas that are a sure thing. 

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