Category: Conversion

10 Total Kitchen Makeovers

By Manasa Reddigari BEFORE: Cloaked in Darkness A painted backsplash, speckled laminate countertops, and an overabundance of cabinets trimmed in jarring forest green made this all-black kitchen the black sheep of the home. Photo: gohausgo.com AFTER: Light and Airy Ceiling-to-counter marble subway tile, milk-white cabinets, and a butcher-block countertop lighten the mood in this makeover. […]

Client Spotlight: The Cooke/Steinberg Home

It’s always nice when one of our clients takes the time to share some kind words about Custom Contracting. So we were pleased to come across this five-star review on Houzz.com from Arlington’s Heather Cooke: “The space is gorgeous and we couldn’t be more pleased,” the review concludes. “We would definitely work with Custom Contracting […]

Multiple Uses for Mother-In-Law Suites

Multiple Uses for Mother-In-Law Suites

Mother-in-law suites are multi-purpose housing units, offering a variety of benefits and usages. The chance to keep your extended family in close proximity, potentially strengthening communication and generational bonds, are just a few reasons why mother-in-law suites work. But, mother-in-law suites aren’t only used to house extended family members.   Opportunities abound with mother-in-law suites […]

Is a Mother-in-Law Suite Right for You?

Is a Mother-in-Law Suite Right for You?

Sure, you may not have planned for your elderly parents to one day live with you and your family. What if you don’t have the space? What if you can’t afford to move them into a retirement or care facility? If you haven’t looked into a home with a mother-in-law suite, perhaps you should take […]

Spa-Inspired Master Bathrooms

From dressing room entryways to deep soaking tubs, see features that turn your master bathroom into both a luxurious spa retreat and a convenient functional space. Ready to remodel your bathroom? Give us a call today! Custom Contracting, Inc. Phone: 781-648-2835 1267A Massachusetts Ave. Fax: 781-648-0907 Arlington, MA 02476 Email: cci@custom-contracting.com   (original article)

Is it greener to renovate or rebuild?

Is it greener to renovate or rebuild? ­The distinction between what’s green and what isn’t lies in the details. For example, recycling is a good idea, as is reusing raw materials rather than using virgin ones. However, the current process we use to recycle is flawed in many ways. For one thing, two separate lumbering […]

Client Spotlight – The Druy/Rothman Home

When Mark Druy and Johanna Rothman decided their two-story colonial didn’t fit their lifestyle anymore, they came up with an unconventional solution. Custom Contracting helped the couple make it work. Mark and Johanna had called Arlington home for 26 years and didn’t want to live anywhere else. What they wanted was a house that had […]

Is a Large-Scale Renovation / Addition Right for You?

You like your neighbors. You like the community, including the schools. It’s a good commute to work. But while you’re attached to your home in many ways, it needs major work. What do you do — move or stay where you are? And if you stay where you are, do you tear down the house […]

Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen & Bath Design – Understanding Your Motivations

Our clients have a variety of motivations for remodeling their kitchen and/or bathrooms. Scenarios range from a growing family that needs more space to a couple who’s finally ready to build out their dream kitchen or bath. Regardless of what motivates the homeowners, the key to creating a successful kitchen or bath plan is learning how they live in and use their space. From the firs meeting and site visit, here’s a look at the types of questions we might ask to understand […]

Custom Contracting’s Kitchen & Bath Design Center – Featured Kitchen – Winter 2014

A total demo and renovation created this beautiful, spacious and functional kitchen. The new window, back entry, custom built-in benches, island, cabinetry, desk area and new appliances gave the homeowner everything they wanted. Cabinetry, including built-in corner benches, is Legacy (product of Bertch Custom) “Royal” full-overlay doors and slab drawer fronts. The cabinets are made […]

30 Marble Bathroom Design Ideas

Marble has seen its fair share of creative handling and has become a favorite in many upscale residences throughout the years. Modern bathrooms can surprise you with materials and shapes you never though matched, but also with a fascinating suite of different types of marble cut and shaped into a myriad modern ways. In addition […]