Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

Common Garage Problems & How To Solve Them

Common Garage Problems & How To Solve Them

Garages come in all shapes and sizes. Some are small and detached from the home with space above for storage. Others make it easy to open the garage door, park and walk right outside without ever facing the elements. If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, you also know that they can come with […]

Kitchen Remodel

Should You Complete a Kitchen Renovation? Questions for Home Sellers to Consider

As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to transform an ordinary kitchen into a comfortable, attractive setting. With an awe-inspiring kitchen, you may be able to differentiate your house from others that are available in a competitive real estate market. Plus, your house’s kitchen might even lead some homebuyers to submit […]

When Should Windows Be Replaced

When Should Windows Be Replaced?

The windows in your home are important. They provide a source of air, but they also provide a source of protection from the elements and help to keep the heat in the home. They also prevent the cold air from escaping in the summer months. With properly insulated windows, you’ll actually save on heating and […]

Going Green When Remodeling

Going Green When Remodeling

Here’s a question we’re getting from more and more clients: “What’s the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of all the stuff being taken out of my home during my remodeling project?”   Recycling is one route. Waste Management, for example, recycles concrete, porcelain, lumber, metals and many other common construction materials. The company can […]

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 […]