Category: Budget

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 […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

Choosing The Best Finish For Kitchen Cabinets

 One of the largest decorative elements in your kitchen is your cabinetry. It can easily set the style of the room. If you’re considering replacing your kitchen cabinets or remodeling, you have a big decision to make ahead. One of them is the finish. After all, you must consider color, style, quality and durability. There […]

Bathroom Make overs

Before and After – 5 Bathroom Makeovers

Dated cabinetry. Tarnished or tired fixtures. Wood paneling from bygone decades. If a bathroom blight is giving you the blues, you might not need to go into full renovation mode to make it all better. Here are 5 dramatic small bath makeovers that require little more than paint, elbow grease, and a bit of imagination. […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

Maximize Your Remodeling Dollar

The average American is said to move every five to seven years. As that statistic suggests, you would be wise to think carefully about how you spend your renovation dollars. The odds are that in the not-so-distant future, you will be trying to recoup your expenditure when you’re getting ready to move on to your […]

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

CCI Management Memo: Is Now the Time to Remodel?

With many Greater Boston homeowners having seen the value of their investment rise since the dark days of 2008–2012, now may be an excellent time to put some money into home improvements The key is to make smart decisions. For example, “McMansions” aren’t exactly in vogue, so you should be wary of spending on luxury […]

Making Sense of the “Cost vs. Value Report” – CCI Management Memo

Remodeling magazine’s 2016 “Cost vs. Value Report” is out and, as usual, contains some interesting data for homeowners to mull over.   The report “compares average cost for 30 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets.” To see local results, visit, select New England and then […]

Bathroom Vanity Sink

Remodels That Add Equity To Your Home

Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to get in better shape; maybe it was to sell your house for huge profits. If you’re in the latter camp, you might want to see if your old workout shorts still fit instead. While the U.S. housing market has made some strides in its recovery from the 2008 […]

8 Small Bathroom Designs You Should Copy

A master bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a rainfall showerhead, heated floors and his and her sinks is great for some, but oftentimes, space and budget concerns bring most of us back down to earth. Don’t let your small bathroom limit your dreams or creativity. There have been plenty of homeowners and designers who have […]

Bathroom Faucets: Faucet Trends & Designs

Faucet trends these past few years have been push two ways: minimalist and utilitarian. While neither sounds like great words, the faucets they reflect are very useful, not always that expensive and last for a long time. Minimalist faucets don’t have any of those really adorned handles or ornamentation, meaning you don’t have to worry […]