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Answering one of our most frequently asked questions

2024-04-02T15:44:51-04:00

One of the most common questions we answer from strangers is: "What paint color is that?" It can be quite amusing when I spot someone slowly creeping by our office, which happens to be located in a 19th Century Carriage Barn. I realize they're taking a photo from the front seat of their car and chuckle to myself because I know exactly what they're up to. But some are bolder than others. They park in the driveway, stride up to the office, and instead of popping in for a visit, they hold up paint chips, attempting to match a color in their hand with our siding or door color. It's rather hysterical. This scenario recently unfolded when Jason happened to be outside the barn. A gentleman approached with paint samples in hand. When Jason asked if he could assist him, the gentleman explained that he and his wife were

Answering one of our most frequently asked questions2024-04-02T15:44:51-04:00

Our next big project!

2024-01-25T17:15:29-05:00

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

Our next big project!2024-01-25T17:15:29-05:00

Unleashing the Potential: Exciting Plans for a Basement Renovation

2023-06-28T10:38:17-04:00

Are you ready to uncover the hidden potential of your basement? Join our clients as they embark on an exciting adventure to transform their underutilized basement space into a delightful haven of style and practicality. Located in the Greater Boston area, we have big plans for this Sharon, MA basement. Including adding a full bathroom, a home office, a home gym, a spacious storage room, and a family room complete with a stylish dry bar. This basement renovation promises to unlock the true possibilities of this home. Come along as we delve into the exciting details of this project and discover how you too can turn your basement into a dream space. We've included a mix of 'before' images and '3D Renderings' to help share the story. Adding Home Value: The Bathroom Addition The addition of a well-appointed bathroom not only adds significant value to your home but also

Unleashing the Potential: Exciting Plans for a Basement Renovation2023-06-28T10:38:17-04:00

Custom Powder Room Vanity – Needham

2023-10-17T13:38:02-04:00

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

Custom Powder Room Vanity – Needham2023-10-17T13:38:02-04:00

Swapping Floor Plans – Kitchen & Dining Room

2023-05-04T09:53:10-04:00

“Wait, show me that again” said our photographer Lara when I showed her the before photo of the entry way of our latest project. She, and many others who see this transformation, are in disbelief about the floor plan modifications we made to this Greater Boston home in Stoughton, MA. The Kitchen Island has replaced the Peloton Bike that used to be in the same space. See how we swapped the kitchen and dining room.  Our Client's Backstory and Floor Plan Dilemma  Built in the mid-1990’s by our client’s family, this colonial was now home to the 3rd generation. The original kitchen was built by our client’s father and had seen years of family meals and holiday entertainment. Our clients called us because the space and flow was no longer working for their family of five. The galley kitchen off the back of

Swapping Floor Plans – Kitchen & Dining Room2023-05-04T09:53:10-04:00

New Project Alert! Elevated Primary Bathroom

2023-04-06T17:15:24-04:00

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

New Project Alert! Elevated Primary Bathroom2023-04-06T17:15:24-04:00

Bathroom of the Week Feature on Houzz – Spa Feel with Marble and Airy layout

2022-07-27T16:16:56-04:00

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

Bathroom of the Week Feature on Houzz – Spa Feel with Marble and Airy layout2022-07-27T16:16:56-04:00

Classic Cohasset Kitchen Renovation

2022-05-26T14:28:54-04:00

See how this outdated Shore Shore home completely transformed into a classic, New England home, fit for the coastal, Massachusetts town of Cohasset. Our team designed and remodeled this tired and poorly laid out, stand-alone home, to a classic, modern, coastal retreat, for a wonderful couple. We are proud of this whole-home renovation. More of which can be seen in our portfolio here. This post highlights the kitchen and neighboring spaces: powder room, dining room and living room. As with all projects, once we've been hired, a design contract has been signed, and retainer collected, we get to work on the Design and Scope Development phase. We carefully measure each room and input the data into our design software. Through previous conversations, Jason notes pain points, wish list items, architectural details and future possibilities, as well as building code allowances. We're able to produce 3D renderings, sharing with our clients,

Classic Cohasset Kitchen Renovation2022-05-26T14:28:54-04:00

Kitchen & 1st Floor Remodel – Westwood –

2022-01-13T14:15:04-05:00

Part of a larger, whole home renovation in Westwood, this post highlights the final, first floor renovation including: kitchen, dining room and play room remodels. See progress blog posts here and here. A typical Cape style home, this house was built in 1954. Our clients purchased the home and hired us right away to re-imagine the space suitable for a growing family. In an effort to open up the floor plan, we relocated the existing downstairs bathroom, to the newly added mudroom space (more on that in a different post). This opened up the floor plan, connecting the kitchen to the 2 rooms on the 1st floor. One to be used as an office and the other, a play room. We also removed part of the wall separating the kitchen and dining room, allowing natural light to flood in from the dining room, to an otherwise, dark kitchen. We also added

Kitchen & 1st Floor Remodel – Westwood –2022-01-13T14:15:04-05:00

Forty Under 40 Winner!

2021-10-13T14:10:21-04:00

Forty Under 40 Winner! As seen in Pro Remodeler – April/May 2021 Issue Hello! Jason here. Megan posts 95% of our social media posts but I’m taking over temporarily to highlight a very important award. I’m late to the party as this was announced in April but Megan forgets that I too have access to our blog and better late than never! Although she’s happy to have the title “under 40” near her name, Megan is uncomfortable with attention. But as the 1st person our clients connect with and a regular voice, face and advisor through our renovation process, I felt it important to highlight this well-deserved recognition. Megan has been named a 2021 Forty Under 40 Winner by Pro Remodeler, a media channel and magazine that inspires and educates businesses in the residential remodeling industry. Their annual award “celebrates

Forty Under 40 Winner!2021-10-13T14:10:21-04:00
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