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18 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 destination that it could be. Make use of every inch of […]

Change The Look Of Your Yard With An Arbor Or Pergola

Change The Look Of Your Yard With An Arbor Or Pergola

This season, are you looking for a new way to improve your backyard? The latest trend is creating an outdoor “room” or a space in your yard where there is a specific purpose. Regardless of your backyard’s size, this can be easily done with the help of an arbor or pergola. From enhancing the value […]

April Home Maintenance Checklist

April Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is officially here! And if there’s one thing that spring brings to the home, it’s a refresh. Spring cleaning is likely top-of-mind for most homeowners right now. But, there are few other items you should add to your April to-do list. From getting your garden planted to maintaining your HVAC, these are tasks that […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

Is Now the Time to Remodel? – CCI Management Memo

The Greater Boston residential real estate market is still going strong. That’s great news if you own a home (perhaps less so if you don’t own but are looking to buy).   Now suppose you own but think you want something bigger, more updated or simply different. Your best option might be to sell — […]

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Enhancing Your Home from the Outside In

In the middle of the winter, enjoying your home’s outdoor spaces might be the furthest thing from your mind. But before you know it, the weather will warm up and you’ll have plenty of time to do just that. If it’s time to rebuild or add a porch, deck or other exterior element, remember this: […]

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15 Spring Home Maintenance Musts

To do a thorough job of spring home maintenance and cleaning, follow these easy and smart routines. By Merv Kaufman Roof 1/16 With binoculars and a keen eye, you can generally spot roof problems. Cracked or missing shingles should be replaced, and if you see any shingle-shift, it may mean you need to install new […]

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CCI Subcontractor’s Corner: Jeff O’Rourke, GoliathTech

At Custom Contracting, we work hard to incorporate the latest advances in the field so we can deliver greater value to homeowners. A case in point is our adoption of screw pile footings in certain projects.   Screw piles are an alternative to traditional concrete footings or foundations. The website of our vendor of choice, […]

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CCI Staff News – March, 2018

Custom’s cabinetry specialist, Nikki DeFelice, has been named one of the top designers of 2017 by Bertch cabinets. The high quality and wide range of Bertch styles make these cabinets a favorite among many of our clients.         President Bill Farnsworth (far right ) has been named to theboard of directors of […]

Prep for your home for Spring

Done With Winter? 12 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Spring

Don’t wait until spring has actually sprung to get ready for the change of seasons. As milder weather approaches and you await the return to outdoor living, there’s more to do around your home—both indoors and out—than just spring cleaning. Here are 12 tasks to tackle now to make springtime safer, easier, and more enjoyable. […]

March Home Maintenance Checklist

March Home Maintenance Checklist

After a cold winter, it can be thrilling to see the temperatures climb just a bit higher. This might also get you thinking about your spring cleaning. While the weather might not be warm enough for you to relax outside, it could be the perfect time to get a few things done so when the […]

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How to Get the Latest Design Trends into Your Home

We all want a little luxury in our lives, and staying up-to-date on current design trends is just one way to incorporate a bit of style into everyday décor. Whether you’re just looking for a few new pieces to spice up your living room or you’re ready to revamp the entire master bath, taking a few design […]