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    Is a Home Addition Worth It? Weighing the Pros and Cons

    Tommy Mitchell

    When a home runs out of space, there are several options: move, renovate unused or underused space, or construct an addition. Deciding what's best for your "bursting at the seams" situation is a matter of examining the ...

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    ADU vs. DADU: Which Space-Expanding Strategy is Best For You?

    Tommy Mitchell

    There are many reasons to consider an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). You’ve been having conversations with aging parents who are looking to age in place with family nearby. Is ...

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    Designing the Perfect Blend: How to Create a Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Living Space

    Tommy Mitchell

    Even here in New England, with our long-snowy-wet winters, an indoor-outdoor living space is very appealing for homeowners during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Creating the ...

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Ensuring a Successful House Addition Project

    Tommy Mitchell

    So much goes into a home addition, from the thought, “we could really use more space,” to move-in day. Some elements of the process are visible, like roofing, siding, flooring, ...

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    How Will Setback and Zoning Laws Affect the Size of My Home Addition?

    Tommy Mitchell

    Simply put, an addition cannot be built without paying attention to zoning and setback requirements. If you build outside of these requirements, you risk fines and may also be ...

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    Prioritizing Home Structural Integrity: Key Considerations for a Successful and Secure Addition

    Tommy Mitchell

    When homeowners decide they want to build a luxurious sunroom, a second-story balcony or even a bay window extending their breakfast nook, there are some essential things to ...

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    Building Up VS. Building Out: The Best Home Addition Strategy for Your Needs and Budget

    Tommy Mitchell

    Remodeling that adds square footage to a home begins with a need. You might be looking for a nicer and more spacious home for entertaining. Or, the family is growing, and the ...

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    More Than Just Square Feet: Home Additions that Boost Property Value & Quality of Life

    Tommy Mitchell

    After moving to New England from Hawai'i, one family wanted to create an addition that fit well into the region and allowed for an effortless flow between indoor and outdoor ...

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    Top 10 Home Addition Tips for a Smooth Integration of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems

    Tommy Mitchell

    A home addition creates opportunity beyond the added square footage. Mechanicals, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems will all be affected. Updating MEP systems will be a ...

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    From Cramped to Comfortable: How to Design a Custom Home Addition that Grows with You

    Tommy Mitchell

    It's decision time: you need to move to a bigger home or build an addition. Planning a home addition seems less disruptive, but questions must be answered. What is possible for ...

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    Old Meets New: How to Add a Modern Addition to an Old Home

    Tommy Mitchell

    Homes here in New England can be anywhere from nearly new to literally hundreds of years old. When blending old and new, getting it right takes a lot of knowledge, planning, and ...

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    How To Understand Building Codes: What You Need To Know To Improve Your Old Home

    Tommy Mitchell

    You are probably not surprised to hear that your older New England home likely does not comply with current local building codes where you live. But you might be surprised at how ...

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    What Level of Craftsmanship Is Needed for an Older Home Improvement Project

    Tommy Mitchell

    You bought an older home for the history and charm, but now it’s up to you to take care of it properly. Here in New England, it doesn’t have to be Otis House or JFK’s birthplace ...

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    What Is Balloon Framing And What Does It Mean For A Successful Renovation?

    Tommy Mitchell

    One legend has it that the first instance of balloon framing was a warehouse built in 1832 by George Snow along the Chicago River. Regardless of how it truly started, the style of ...

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    How Do I Know If My Old Home Is Safe? Helpful Tips To Protect Yourself

    Tommy Mitchell

    You’ve found an old home in the perfect neighborhood. Now what? Or perhaps you own an older home and you are fairly certain it is in need of a bit of TLC. How do you know if an ...

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    How To Fix Old Windows and Keep What Makes Your Unique Home Special

    Tommy Mitchell

    Living in an older home in New England has both its charms and its challenges. One major challenge is how to fix or replace old windows in your unique home. Some of the windows in ...

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    How To Safely Eradicate Hazardous Materials From Your Old Home For Good

    Tommy Mitchell

    When you bought your home, the seller’s disclosure gave a clean bill of health regarding lead paint, and there was no mention of asbestos or any other hazardous materials. The ...

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    Best Ways to Finance Your Home Renovation and Design Project

    Tommy Mitchell

    You've decided you are overdue for a significant renovation of your home. The immediate question: How will we finance the project? What kind of construction loan for home ...

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    Is a Home Addition the Best Option for Your Renovation?

    Tommy Mitchell

    It’s a familiar conversation. The kids are growing up and they don’t want to share a room anymore. Plus, there is just not enough room for entertaining indoors with that cramped ...

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    What is custom home remodeling and why is it important?

    Tommy Mitchell

    The list of home improvement projects is getting longer and longer. The kitchen and bathrooms are really starting to show their age. You’ve never exactly loved the siding you ...

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    Why Details Matter: The Importance of Renovation Pre-Project Planning

    Tommy Mitchell

    The pandemic has created a home remodeling and renovation boom that has many contractors struggling to keep up with demand. As a result, some are rushing through the planning and ...

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    Remodel or Move? How to Decide What’s Best for You

    Tommy Mitchell

    Homeowners who are faced with an aging home or one they have outgrown are faced with a difficult decision: should they remodel or move? This is both a financial and emotional ...

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    How to Prioritize Home Renovations in a Multi-Stage Project

    Tommy Mitchell

    We all find ourselves frustrated from time to time when faced with the dilemma of reconciling what we want with what we need, or perhaps more accurately, what we can afford. The ...

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    Summer Dreams…Fall Projects.

    Nadine Gauthier

    Summer is officially here and we are coming upon the 4th of July weekend. What are your plans? Are you usually invited to a certain friend or family members home because they have ...

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    Mitchell Construction Group Wins Gold & Silver!

    Nadine Gauthier

    We would like to congratulate the Mitchell Construction Group Team for winning multiple EM NARI CotYAwards!

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