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Window and Door Installation for Winter

Farmers sink

As the colder weather is settling in, there are many things to consider regarding your current windows and doors, and your need for new window/door installations. Living in New England in the winter can be tough, especially without proper seals. You will find that installing new windows and doors this winter will be beyond worth it. In this blog, we’re...



Accessible Bathrooms for Aging in Place

Riobel bath faucet

Much of the work we do surrounds aging in place. At Carl Thomsen General Contractor, we believe the bathroom is one of the most important places in the home regarding accessibility. The bathroom MUST be safe and easy to navigate, and you can make a bathroom accessible in so many ways. Read this blog to learn about accessible bathrooms for...



New Additions to the Home

ladder in house renovations

New additions to the home are opportunities for you to let your imagination and creativity take over, while still keeping the things you love. There are endless possibilities for your home and your lifestyle with additions. Home Office Your home office will help with work immensely. Don’t think of a home office as a place that you always have to...



Family Rooms and Large Spaces for Holidays

holiday food spread

Are you the relative that often hosts holidays? If so, you may love that you do so. If you don’t that everyone ends up at your house on big holidays, it’s probably because you’re misusing the space in your home, or you don’t have enough space! If this is you in your family, or if you’re planning to shift holiday...



Our Top 3 Favorite Details of All Time

kitchen island with sink

At Carl Thomsen General Contractor, we work on projects anywhere from repairs and remodels to whole-house renovations. Our team is dedicated to implementing unique and modern designs while bringing out the original and true beauty of the home. At the end of each project, we’re able to see our plans come to fruition and put the finishing touch on some...



Is Aging in Place Right For Me?

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As our parents, grandparents, and loved ones get older, they may ask themselves: is aging in place right for me? For some people who can’t live independently, family apartments and additions/renovations may be the best option for these people to live comfortably and safely. But, for others who have the ability to live independently as they age, those who are...



Benefits of the Home Gym

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Are you one to go for a walk or run outside on the regular? While there are many benefits to exercising outside – fresh air, independence, and not to mention it’s free – the temperatures are dropping rapidly as we move through autumn and winter looms on the horizon. This means it will be more difficult to exercise outdoors, especially...



The Importance of Post-Project Cleanup

dustpan and broom

What’s one thing that all construction projects have in common? As you may have guessed from the title, it’s the need for cleanup! Sure, construction projects have many things in common, but in this blog post, we’re going to explore why this is the most crucial step in any project, both for our clients and ourselves. For You, the Client...



Improvements to HVAC Technology

HVAC system

Many newer homes are benefitting from central air systems, which use HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technology to move temperature-controlled air throughout ducts within your home to effectively heat or cool the whole house. These systems have been around for quite some time – in ancient Rome, bath houses and saunas would use what is called a hypocaust system...



When to Replace the Flooring

dark wood floor with brick background

Quick! What’s one room in the home that sees a lot of traffic? If you thought of the kitchen, you’re right! From the kids running around while lunch or dinner is cooking, to those infamous midnight snackers, the kitchen sees a lot. At least in my house, the kitchen is the first room we encounter when entering. As such, my...