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
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
“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
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
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
Do you like seeing before and after renovation photos? Do you like seeing all the updates in between? Are you someone who is fascinated with the "behind the scenes" processes, in a renovation? If so, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. From demolition day to exterior and interior carpentry installations, masonry, tiling and flooring we cover so much of our renovations and progress updates in our social media stories.
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT - Westwood Addition & Whole House Renovation Perhaps one of the most exciting things about moving your family to a new home, is the opportunity to personalize it to your own taste. Before the furniture and kitchen gadgets are moved in ask yourself: "how can this home suit MY family?" "Is it possible to fit an island in the kitchen?" "I'd like to see into my daughter's playroom, while cooking, can we knock down that wall?" "We'd love a Master Suite, but is there space for that?" Here at J.P. Hoffman Design Build, we're able to answer all those questions, concerns and problems through the Design Phase of our Design Build process. Our newest project is a perfect example of this. Our clients asked some of those same questions. This project is a multi-scope renovation of a 1954 Cape style home in Westwood, MA. Purchased for
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!