New Project Alert! Modernizing bathrooms in a 1930's 4-bedroom colonial nestled amidst Boston's best neighborhoods in Newton, MA Our team has been hard at work on two bathroom remodels in Newton, MA. The home, built in the 1930s, features two upstairs bathrooms with a distinct vintage charm. While there's a certain allure to that charm, it's time for a modern upgrade! The existing Primary Bathroom, in particular, is small and leaves much to be desired. And the guest bathroom may not have been updated since the 70's. This post will showcase our starting point (with before photos) and our envisioned outcome (with 3D renderings). Follow along on our Instagram Stories for progress updates. Enlarging the Primary Bathroom & Closet At the beginning of every project, we always ask our clients to share their wants and needs list, as well as their design inspiration, usually via a Houzz Ideabook. As
Tools Gift Guide curated by our Carpentry Team Are you looking for last minute Father's Day Gift ideas? Or perhaps some gift ideas for a new homeowner? Or, maybe you're curious what tools professional carpenters have in their everyday tool box. We have the guide for you! Every craftsman has his or her own tool box of tips and tricks of course. But when asked what their top recommendations for homeowner, our team created an ultimate Gift Guide - Tools Edition. From a starter power tool set, to the most basic of tools like a $20 screwdriver, and our favorite spackle, there is something for both the weekend DIY warrior and a carpenter looking to expand their tool box. A note on the power tools: we have members of our team that prefer DeWalt and others - Milwaukee. Regardless of your power tool brand, our best recommendation
From its raw state, we designed and created a one-of-a-kind powder room vanity *All known materials listed at bottom of post* We first shared about CEO and Principal Designer/Craftsman Jason Hoffman's Black Walnut adventure here. Today, we're sharing the finished product of this bathroom remodel in Needham, MA. As a refresher.... Below is a quick render of the design approved by our client. This is a result of Phase 3 of our Design Build process. Jason then started selecting the lumber, considering what part of the vanity each piece would be used for, paying special attention to color, grain patterns and figuring. From there, he started creating and fitting each individual piece. Next came sanding, finishing and assembly. Waterfall Countertop Inspiration Our client was inspired by a few, impactful, powder room photos she found on Houzz.com; see
New Project Alert! Our team recently started production on a Primary Bathroom renovation in Westwood, MA. This post will highlight where we started (with before photos) and where we are going (with 3D renderings). Be sure to follow along on our Instagram Stories for progress updates. Remodel doesn't always mean Reinvention When our client first contacted us, she shared that she wanted to turn her uninspiring bathroom into a retreat space. On the wish list? Replacing the old deck mounted jacuzzi tub with a stand-alone soaker tub. She also shared she would love a larger, tile shower. She enlisted our help to assess and discover if and how the shower could be enlarged. There is a sweet spot with shower sizing. It should be large enough to move around but not too big that the warm air escapes, leaving cold air and an uncomfortable experience (this can happen with
We're honored once again, to have been selected by the Editors at Houzz.com as a Bathroom of the Week feature! Coincidently, we wrote about last year's highlight, exactly one year ago today, on July 27, 2021. See our Easton Primary Bathroom feature here. This time, our Luxury Primary Bathroom remodel in Needham was selected as Bathroom of the Week! Contributor Jeannie Matteucci interviewed Jason and myself to hear about our Design Build process and the inspiration behind the complete, bathroom overhaul. Unique elements help this bathroom stand out. From the large tub niche, to the scallop glass tile, and the custom designed double vanity with 100% usable storage (no faux drawers), this design stemmed from many conversations with our clients. We heard the pain points and wish list. As Jason mentioned in the interview, the caliber of this home was not meet with the previous Primary Bathroom. Our team
Editors at Houzz.com recently noticed the En Suite/Primary bathroom renovation our team completed in Easton, MA, and selected it for a Bathroom of the Week feature! Contributor Jeannie Matteucci wrote of our clients: "...they wanted better storage and a more soothing, spa-like feel with elegant traditional style." With our Design Build process, our team was able to create just that. Follow the button below to read the feature and hear directly from our clients and lead designer and builder, Jason Hoffman. Read More A note about Houzz: we always recommend clients visit Houzz.com to start an "Ideabook," a place to save inspiration photos to share with us as we start any design process. To me, it's similar to Pinterest, but specific to home remodeling. It's a place to find inspiration, resources and trade partners like us. For the full photo portfolio, including before pictures and design rendering images,
What if there was indoor plumbing in 1740? Well, we pretended there was when we accepted the challenge to renovate an existing Ashland, MA bathroom, but with a nod to the home's historic roots. Although the 18th Century farmhouse had been updated with a bathroom addition decades ago, the current bathroom was outdated and poorly laid out. Working with homeowners passionate about restoring their property to its original glory, we saw this as a unique challenge to create a "what if" kind of space. From the handmade wainscoting and cabinetry, made right in our own workshop, to the restored chandelier the Owners found in the attic and the re-use of the original vanity top and mirror, you may just think the space had always been there…even before it could’ve been!
This Master Bathroom in Norfolk received a complete gut, expansion and renovation. Through our Design Build process these homeowners worked with in-house designer Jason Hoffman to create their dream master bathroom retreat. When designing, Jason was able to offer ideas on how to gain square footage, ultimately adding a walk-in shower. Complete with a custom double vanity built by G.B. Woodworking (Norwood) and beautiful tile work by Marshall Tile & Marble Company, this has been one of our favorite transformations to date. See the before and after photos below as well as some 3D renderings approved by the homeowners prior to construction. Our team both designs the renovation AND performs the work. Our talented carpentry crew and trusted subcontractors perfectly executed a design on paper to a well laid out, oasis retreat. Project Details PROJECT LOCATION Norfolk, MA Project Gallery