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Kitchens That Pop with Color

Going Bold: 10 Kitchens That Pop with Color

Sure, white kitchens look clean and stylish, but they can lack personality. Here are ten beautiful reasons to be bold with color in your kitchen. By Marie Proeller Hueston   Robust Red Edgy and quaint at the same time, this red-and-white kitchen features gleaming red cabinetry and whitewashed floors. The wall of tiles creates a […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

What Does Your Kitchen Countertop Say About Your Style?

Your kitchen has a style, whether you want it to or not. While there are many factors that go in to styling a kitchen, the larger features, such as a kitchen countertop, can set the look for the rest of the kitchen. If you love your countertop or are dreaming up something new, you should […]

Bathroom Remodel, Somerville, MA

Client Spotlight: The O’Sullivan Home

Paula and Dan O’Sullivan own something of a rarity in urban Somerville: a farmhouse-style home. They loved the house when they first saw it six years ago, largely because of the two generous porches and its location on a quiet lot at the end of a private way. They liked the interior, too, but knew […]

Small Bathroom Design Ideas

17 Tiny Bathrooms We Love

While they’re short on space, these small bathrooms make the most of their size with interesting designs, features and storage solutions. By Cody Calamaio   Water Closet This bathroom takes advantage of the oft-forgotten extra space under the stairs. The cozy half-bath all but disappears when the door is shut. Classic subway tiles and bold […]

Bathroom Tile Ideas

Unique Tile Ideas For Your Bathroom

If you want to change the look of your bathroom, you have plenty of options. From a new coat of paint, to exchanging a fixture, simple changes can give your space an entirely new look and feel. For a long-lasting and impactful bathroom transformation, homeowners are turning to tile. Whether you’re looking to replace your […]

A Wealth of Cabinetry Options

Did you realize that Custom is an official dealer of cabinets from Bertch, Touchstone and Wolf — three of the best manufacturers out there? Few other remodeling contractors in the area can make a similar claim. In fact, we’re one of the very few full-service design/build remodeling firms that designs, supplies and installs our own […]

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4 Great Home Decorating Advice From the Experts

It is important to keep your living space well-maintained and suitably decorated to have a good lifestyle. Furthermore, should you decide to move to another house and sell your current one in the future, a well-designed home will fetch you a much better price. There are many home improvements that you can carry out to […]

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CCI Management Memo: Why We Believe in the Lead Carpenter System

Since starting Custom in 1990, one of the mainstays of our firm has been the lead carpenter system. In this Management Memo, we’d like to explain what this system is all about and how it benefits our clients. At Custom, we don’t manage projects from our office. Rather, once the project starts, it’s overseen by […]

Is a Major Interior Renovation Right for You?

Is a Major Interior Renovation Right for You?

Many people associate an interior renovation with an expansion of the home’s footprint. In fact, major remodeling projects frequently don’t involve building an addition, but rather reconfiguring the existing space in a better way. So if you’re feeling a little crowded in your home, a lack of square footage isn’t necessarily the issue. It could […]

Kitchen Lighting

Kitchen Lighting 101

Since your kitchen is one of the most used rooms of your home, you want to be sure it’s properly lit. The purpose of your kitchen lights should be for both safety and ambience. Lighting can also work as decoration. The right kind of lighting can have you cooking and entertaining in style. There’s certain […]

Top 10 steps to prepare for a remodel

May is National Home Improvement Month. What can a homeowner do to prepare for a remodel? Here is a top 10 list of steps homeowners should take before breaking ground on their next remodel.   Research your project. Taking time to research projects on the Internet and NARI.org will provide a good sense of what […]

Tesla solar shingle

Tesla starts taking orders for its solar shingle

Perhaps the most intriguing product to come out of Elon Musk’s imagination is the solar shingle. There have been so many issues, aesthetic and practical, with putting solar panels in frames on top of existing roofs. Musk’s solar shingles actually are the roof, which creates a whole new set of issues. But they are also […]