Summer is the perfect time to tackle home remodeling projects that not only enhance the beauty and functionality of your home but also add value to your property. With the warm weather and longer days, you have the ideal conditions to complete renovations before the season ends, and even make use of your outdoor space before it’s too cold! Whether you’re looking at adding space, creating a more functional floorplan, or adding on an in-law suite or ADU, there are tons of approaches to each project, and figuring out the best fit for your needs isn’t always as simple as you’d think! In the hopes of steering you in the right direction, here are our top 5 most popular home projects to consider for your Connecticut home this summer.

Outdoor Living Spaces

Creating an outdoor living space is one of the most rewarding summer projects. Whether it’s a deck, patio, or an outdoor kitchen, these spaces expand your living area and provide a perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment.

Estimated Cost and Timeline:

  • Cost: $15,000 to $50,000 depending on the complexity and features. Outdoor kitchens will tend to be more expensive than patios and seating areas where less plumbing and electrical work is required. 
  • Timeline: 4 to 8 weeks.

Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is an excellent way to modernize your home and improve its functionality. This central hub can be transformed to better suit your lifestyle and enhance your culinary experiences.

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Estimated Cost and Timeline:

  • Cost: $80,000 on average, depending on the scope and quality of materials. 
  • See our Kitchen Cost Guide
  • Timeline: 8 to 16 weeks.

Bathroom Renovation

Upgrading your bathroom can enhance your daily routine and increase your home’s value. Modern designs focus on creating spa-like retreats that offer comfort and relaxation.

See our Bathrooms Page.

Estimated Cost and Timeline:

Cost: $50,000 on average for a complete renovation.

Home Office Addition

As more people work from home, having a dedicated office space is increasingly important. A well-designed home office can boost productivity and provide a quiet, organized area for work.

Estimated Cost and Timeline:

  • Cost: $10,000 to $40,000 depending on the features and customization.
  • Timeline: 3 to 6 weeks.

Basement Finishing

Finishing your basement is a great way to add usable space to your home. Whether you want a home theater, guest suite, or a playroom, the possibilities are endless.

Estimated Cost and Timeline:

  • Cost: $20,000 to $50,000 depending on the size and complexity.
  • Timeline: 6 to 12 weeks.

About the Author: David Perrotti

Dave has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, is a Bestselling Home Improvement Author on Amazon, and constantly seeks to reinvent the remodeling industry. As a veteran of the Army and Air Force, Dave operates his business, Fine Home Contracting, on the core army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

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