Category: Conversion

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 […]

Contemporary Kitchen in Bamboo

The bamboo wood allow us to create remarkable environments according to an avant-garde and functional concept. This beautiful Contemporary Kitchen in Bamboo is designed by Block Cocinas and the idea behind this design is that …the kitchens are not laboratories, they are spaces for living. That’s why in these days the offices are joined to […]

30 Contemporary Bedrooms That Will Rock Your World

  When it comes to modern & contemporary bedrooms, the design alternatives are endless. This is why taking a decision in this area could prove to be somewhat tough. We decided to make this process easier for you and present 30 fresh contemporary bedrooms that could be the starting point when decorating. Because floor to […]

Inspiring Kitchen Makeover Adapted To A Family Of Six

  A family of six relocated and purchased a large home, but knew the kitchen area needed a total transformation. The homeowners had an aggressive timeframe. Much of the project had to be completed via virtual meetings with the homeowners and Case. They began sharing designs via video chats with one quick in-person visit to […]