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Advice for Remodeling Your Nest

Home Remodeling

‘Tis the season. You know, the one where visions of tulips, daffodils and home remodeling projects dance through your head as you dream about:

  • Upgraded kitchens and bathrooms
  • Porches parlayed into four-season rooms
  • Basements becoming playrooms
  • The addition of more space, such as a first floor master bedroom

Homeowners choose to remodel for a variety of reasons, and dreaming about the possibilities for our home makes us feel good. But here’s the thing. Home remodeling isn’t just about creating a state-of-the-art kitchen or adding on a room.

At its core, a remodeling project is about making your home more comfortable. The project involves more than meets the eye, and that’s where Bantam Home & Energy has your back. We help you sort through the pie-in-the-sky versus the practical.

Unseen factors

Unfortunately, a remodeling project can quickly unravel, resulting in a great big (and expensive!) hassle. Imagine installing an awesome new Jacuzzi and not having enough hot water to fill it. Or putting in the most gorgeous tile floor and then finding it so cold to your feet you think you’re going to suffer from frostbite.

These are just two examples of problems Bantam Home & Energy has been called in to troubleshoot. While we admit the allure of a new Jacuzzi is powerful, and beautiful flooring will lift the aesthetics of a room to a whole new level, it’s important to take a deep breath and remember that it’s not just about shiny new products. Most important is what’s behind your walls and in the supporting systems of your house.

First things, first

Many times a homeowner or contractor will call us to “put a propane line in” or to “set a tank” or to “add heat to a room” – only days before the certificate of occupancy is scheduled to be issued.

By then, many good options have been eliminated – which means you’re left with a nice-looking addition, yet you’re still “cold” or “hot” or in some way uncomfortable in your newly-remodeled space.

  • The best piece of advice we can give you is to call us when you’re still in that dreaming and imagining phase.
  • Our other piece of best advice is this: Whenever you’re remodeling, remember to take into account heating and air conditioning – critical components of any successful project.

A consultation from Bantam Home & Energy is free of charge. After gaining an understanding of what you’re looking for in terms of comfort and functionality, our experts will make recommendations that can be built into your remodeling plans. (We can even help with financing.)

You might say, “I need a heater.” Bantam Home & Energy would say, “You need heat.” And the solutions to heat are varied, depending on how you plan to use the space and the qualities you’re looking for. For example, there is zoned heat versus a room heater versus radiant floor heating versus other options.

Technology is advancing in all product areas, and there are many solutions that homeowners aren’t aware of until they talk to us. Give us a call – and let’s talk. 860.567.9431.

In the meantime, Happy Springtime!


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