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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 […]

What exactly is design/build?

The Foundation At Custom Contracting, we see design/build remodeling as the foundation of a successful home renovation or addition. Design/build remodeling is a project delivery system in which one entity is responsible for both design and construction. We take this approach to all our home improvement projects, from new porches to kitchen renovations to major […]

Kitchen Remodel – More storage, More light and a better view!

The Harris family’s 1890 Victorian home truly is a labor of love. After undertaking several renovations to maintain and beautify its stately exterior, Georgia and Jerry Harris set their sights on the heartbeat of the home: their kitchen. For many families these days, the kitchen serves as a frequent gathering spot. It’s where cooking and […]

Why You Should Stay Away from Kitchen and Bath Showrooms

You’ve probably seen the commercials or websites. “A complete kitchen for $3,199,” claims one kitchen and bath showroom hawking cabinets. The price seems right. But something is definitely wrong. Here’s the thing about showrooms: They’re in the business of selling cabinets and countertops. And they do that job well. They’re not, however, in the business […]

From Cold and Dim to Warm and Luminous

Bill Farnsworth joined Custom Contracting, Inc. (CCI) as a production manager in 1991, transitioning first to general manager and then, eventually, to his current role as the firm’s president. CCI’s design-build team offers full-service additions and remodels, and the project highlighted here—a major kitchen overhaul and bump-out—showcases one of the firm’s typical era-appropriate solutions, designed […]