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Ready to Transform Your Basement?

Custom Contracting clients used to be pretty conservative about basement renovations. Now, it seems like the sky is the limit.   Until recently, homeowners tended to hire us to convert their basement into a playroom, home office or entertainment room. These were sizable projects, but they paled in comparison to what we’re currently seeing.   […]

9 Inspiring Ideas for Basement Flooring

The basement is one of the most versatile areas in the home. It can function as work space, storage space, or even as an extension of your living space. But basements present some unique renovation challenges, particularly when it comes to selecting flooring. Because basements are subject to high moisture and low temperatures, it’s important […]

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting – How Small Changes Make a Big Impact

You have a beautiful kitchen. However, you cannot see anything on the counter tops once dusk hits without turning on all the lights. This is a common issue with most kitchens. People overlook small details such as lighting. Here at Custom, we pay attention to these details.   How about back lighting in a beautiful […]

Creating A Family-Friendly Kitchen

Do you want a kitchen that’s a space for all to enjoy? Creating a functional kitchen is top of the list for many homeowners. You can also take this a step further and make it a functional kitchen your family can enjoy too. From families big to small, the kitchen is where you’ll gather together […]

Kitchen Remodel, Waltham, MA

Get Inspired! Kitchens That Defy Their Small Size

Many homeowners dream of a kitchen with loads of workspace, lots of storage, and all the latest gadgets. But what if your kitchen is so small that you’re unsure it can accommodate your vision? Fear not. Remodeling a small kitchen can be a big success if you keep a few key concepts in mind. First, […]

How To Make Your Tile Backsplash Sparkle

How To Make Your Tile Backsplash Sparkle

Your kitchen backsplash is a major feature in the room, regardless of the condition. Whether you love it or hate it, a neglected backsplash can make your kitchen look dirty and out-of-date. So I have a new item to add to your kitchen cleaning list, making your tile backsplash sparkle. If you can’t afford a […]

September Home Maintenance Checklist

September Home Maintenance Checklist

The leaves might’ve not started to change color yet, but fall is in the air. So, it’s time to begin some of your cooler weather home improvement projects! This September is all about preparation. Cleaning your upholstery and prepping your garden for spring are just two tasks that are important to begin now. Here’s your […]

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Do you ever just want to escape away to the beach? Even in your own home, incorporating nautical décor can help be the daily get-away you need. Beach- and ocean-themed items are perfect for summer throughout the house or can be a great way to style a bathroom. Are you ready to incorporate nautical home […]

Building Code Violations

10 Building Code Violations Your Home May Be Guilty Of

Building codes promote safety and uniformity, but they’re usually enforced only during construction and remodeling projects. If you live in an older home—or if you undertook a DIY renovation without acquiring a permit—your property might not comply with moder… By Glenda Taylor     Missing Handrails Building codes typically stipulate that handrails or guardrails between […]

Ed Teehan

How To Clean Wood Cabinets & Make Them Shine

Wood cabinets are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. However, over time they can become dirty and dingy. It’s likely that you’re familiar with the sticky and greasy feeling that can occur from just working in the kitchen. It’s time to make your kitchen cabinets like new again. If you want to refresh your kitchen […]

Walk-In Tubs are Seeing a Resurgence

Design, demand and technology changes are shaping the market. Brought to you by Best Bath Walk-in tubs have always had their fans. For those with joint and mobility challenges, they can be a lifesaver both in terms of comfort and therapy. But historically, walk-in tubs present challenges for remodelers. Their size and design often make […]

Design Ideas to Make Your Deck a Destination

Whatever its dimensions—expansive or small, narrow or wide—a deck is the ideal place to kick back and relax outdoors. But if you don’t make the most of your deck, it can end up being just a bland stretch of wood—wasted space—rather than the attractive destina… By Manasa Reddigari   Raise the Bar   Build along […]