Category: Helpful Tips for Homeowners

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

Are We a Fit for Each Other? CCI Management Memo

At Custom, we don’t see ourselves as salespeople. We’re not here to sell you our home remodeling services. Rather, starting with our initial interaction, we’re focused on determining whether we’re a fit for you and your project — and whether you and your project are a fit for us. It’s a totally different mindset than […]

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Five Hot Kitchen Appliances

Thinking about a kitchen remodeling project? It’s never too early to choose the appliances.   The thing is, choosing kitchen appliances has never been more challenging because there have never been more options to consider. Today’s appliances come in a wider range of sizes, styles and colors, with all sorts of variations in terms of […]

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Bathroom Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Value

Bathrooms are an important part of the home, and even more so if you’re trying to sell it. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or just a few updates, you’ll want to know what projects you should be investing most of your money and time into to see the best ROI. From updating old fixtures […]

How To Create A Practical Kitchen

Everyone wants the picture-perfect kitchen, but the fact is, it might not be a practical addition to your home. Useful kitchens look different to everyone. A small, intricate light fixture may not be enough for a home chef. Open shelving may not be the most practical for a family with young children. Fear not. We’re […]

May Home Maintenance Checklist

May Home Maintenance Checklist

The April showers have hopefully brought the May flowers to your yard, along with the fantastic spring weather. One of the best parts of spring is opening the windows and letting the home fill with fresh air. But, you may also discover some areas that can use a touch-up. While many May home improvement projects […]

Kitchen & Bath Space Savers

8 Kitchen & Bath Space Savers Worth Trying

No matter how big or small of a house, all homeowners want to know how to save on space, especially in their kitchen and bathrooms. Regardless of how much room you have, it’s likely you’re always collecting and, therefore, utilizing your square footage to its full capacity. Smart space savers declutter your home, make it […]

What First Time Homeowners Must Know About Their Bathrooms

If you’re a first-time homeowner, you’re probably learning that you have more questions than answers when it comes to your house. Whether it’s new, unexpected problems or a room you’re getting ready to upgrade, where do you even begin? Bathrooms are an essential part of the home and are often what stumps first-time homeowners. They […]

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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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 […]