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
Custom Powder Room Vanity We have been on the hunt for some interesting pieces of American Black Walnut for a custom bathroom vanity we're designing and building for a client in Needham. Black Walnut has always been sought after as a fine furniture wood because of it’s workability, beautiful rich color, grain movement and stability. Today, we are seeing it show up more and more in small batch cabinetry and tables. In spite of it’s enduring popularity, it makes up less than 2% of all commercially harvested lumber in America which explains its high cost per board foot. Our client has this vision, of a furniture-grade vanity, with an extra thick stone countertop and beautiful gold faucets. Along with custom wainscoting, new flooring and lights, this Needham half bathroom is getting a full overhaul as part of a 2-bathroom and laundry room renovation. For the purpose of this post,
Are you a visual person? Take a virtual tour with us as we documented the major milestones of this kitchen and 1st floor renovation project in West Bridgewater. We took a dark and "small" kitchen as the homeowners thought, and expanded the space to include their dream island and a custom breakfast nook. We even relocated a bathroom/laundry room to gain additional square footage. In the process, we added a closet next to the mudroom. We walk through each phase of the renovation - driven by the 5 design goals our team committed to achieving. We've included some design renderings as well as the before photos and video of these spaces. Plus some progress updates with an overview from our Owner and lead project designer and carpenter, Jason Hoffman. We even take you into our workshop as Jason created the custom breakfast nook benches. The photos, snapped by Tamara Flanagan
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
Needs List vs. Nice-to-have List We hear it all the time. Our clients love the trust, creativity and reliability built with the J.P. Hoffman Design Build team. This beautiful kitchen remodel is a product of the process that builds that trust. We stand out among our peers as a team that listens to the wants, needs and pain points of potential clients. President and CEO, Jason Hoffman met with these homeowners and took their goals to paper. We always recommend homeowners have their Needs List and their Nice-to-have List ready for this initial consultation meeting. Jason listened to their renovation goals and noted their layout concerns - the "Needs List." But he also paid attention to their wish list items, finding ways to incorporate this "Nice-to-have list" into the design later on. Jason designed 3 different layout options and walked the homeowners through the pros and cons of
At J.P. Hoffman Design Build, we feel it's critical to know, understand and trust the team renovating your home. Here, we introduce Owner, President and CEO Jason Hoffman. Jason's career has evolved over time. He became a business owner in 2004. His passion for quality work, refining the craft and family happiness is evident in everything he does. Read below to learn about Jason's background and how he built a growing, sought-after Design Build firm servicing communities south of Boston and along the South Shore of Massachusetts. Framer to Foreman Now with over 25 years’ experience building and renovating homes, Jason started his career working for other contractors. This was after four years of vocational training which, included furniture building and architectural drafting. As a framing carpenter for new home construction, Jason’s passion for learning allowed him quickly to jump ranks to foreman at only age 19. He later
Open Concept Kitchen We started an open concept kitchen renovation in Norton, MA this week. We're re-configuring the 1st floor of a Colonial home, to increase kitchen cabinet storage and improve the flow for a family of four with two growing teenagers. Our in-house design team worked closely with the homeowners, designing the space so they could visualize the renovation before it started and offer feedback. The Owners also really wanted a kitchen island but were told by multiple other sources that it couldn't happen because they didn't have enough space. Our in-house design team not only found the space for an island, but found more than enough room to create an open concept floor plan at the same time. This is the approved 3D Rendering design. What about the load bearing wall? As designers and builders, our team of talented craftsman offer professional and safe opinions on how
It's often referred to as "the hub of the home," "the gathering place," "a major selling point." It is without a doubt, the kitchen can be the heart and soul of a home. This Sharon, MA kitchen renovation exemplifies all that and more. As professional kitchen contractors, we were thrilled to partner with this family, refreshing their space, ready to welcome guests for all celebrations. It was evident from our initial consultation meeting, just how important hosting is for this family. From graduation parties to annual holiday gatherings, this home is meant to welcome loved ones. This initial meeting is critical for our team. Whether producing the design through our Design Build process or working with a fellow trade professional as in this case, we did with Design by Melanie. The vision is created, presented and approved at the design meetings. We always recommend an approximate
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!