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Why Design-Build is so good

Why Design-Build is so good   We’re often asked about the advantages of design-build over the conventional system of architect and general contractor. It’s a great question and with over a decade of design-build experience under our belts, we feel like it’s a good time to call out our top ten reasons why the design-build […]

Two Story Addition in Arlington

The Silver Home Over the years, the Silvers’ 1950s split-level home – located just north of Route 2 near the Dallin School in Arlington – gave them little trouble. But recently, they decided some major improvements were in order. The roof and heating system needed to be replaced, and the exterior paint job was on […]

Why choose a NARI Certified Contractor?

Custom Contracting, Inc. is a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and abides by the strict standards set for all members. What does this mean to you? A reputable design/build firm that you can count on! Watch the video below to see more…

Kitchen & Dining Room Remodel in Winchester, MA

The Langlois Home After inspecting our work on the Terrys’ kitchen, Elena and Mike decided to give us a closer look. Having recently had a bad experience with another contractor, they liked the fact that we’re an established business with an office in Arlington. “That was really appealing,” said Elena. “It was good to know […]

Steal This Look: Modern Loft Kitchen

When it comes to small-space urban living, the key is to maximize every square inch of living space, down to the last small detail. We admire this compact kitchen in an open London loft; recreate the elements—everything from the gleaming stainless steel appliances to the warm wooden accents—with the following sources. Photography via Shoot Factory. […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel in Winchester – The Abate Home

The Abate Home Maureen and Joe Abate moved into their Winchester home in 1971. Having four young kids, it was only natural that they created an environment with children in mind. Nearly four decades later, they’ve made some major renovations that reflect how their needs and preferences have evolved. Kid-friendliness is still a factor – […]

10 Ingenious Space-Efficient Kitchens

Originally published on Remodelista by Janet A roundup of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional. Above: A tiny kitchen by Mesh Architectures occupies a nook in a 300-square-foot art dealer’s studio. The high-mounted oven includes a space saving feature where the bottom drops down for you to insert the […]

Kitchen and Bath Remodels in Lincoln – Design/Build Project

The Cooper Home Evone Cooper had a vision of how she wanted her home to look. The Lincoln resident had logged countless hours leafing through the likes of Architectural Digest and Better Homes and Gardens, and tearing out photos that inspired her. So when she first contacted Custom Contracting, she had already stockpiled a surplus […]

Bathroom & Patio Remodel in Winchester

Frank Jackson and his wife Nancy McMahon have lived in their Winchester home for 24 years. For their latest remodeling project, the couple wanted to focus on their master bedroom and bathroom suite. Upon visiting with Frank and Nancy, we nailed down three key goals for the project: Create more storage space. Enlarge the master […]

Kitchen Remodel – The Lividoti Home – West Medford, MA

The Lividoti Home Michael and Beverly Lividoti loved the location of their home, on a cul-de-sac in West Medford. However, the kitchen’s lack of size and storage space was a major liability. The Lividotis called Custom Contracting in summer 2005 to discuss some possibilities. We designed and built a solution that has allowed the Lividotis […]