Category: Countertops

classic stainless steel sink

Choosing a Kitchen Sink – Some of our Favorites!

We’ve seen a lot of sinks over the years. Stainless steel sinks, apron/farm house sinks, island sinks, bar sinks…you name it, we’ve installed it.  Sinks are one of those items that you don’t think about much until you have to choose one for your kitchen remodel. Then, you may find that the choices are completely […]

Organized Kitchen

Live Larger With a More Organized Home

Home organizing is a hot topic, from interior design shows on HGTV to photographic inspiration on Pinterest to The New York Times‘ Best Sellers list. The subject dovetails with a question our clients often ask: “How can I add more living space to my home?” We’ve answered the challenge many times, expanding living space by […]

Kitchen island for dining

Kitchen Islands: Bigger and Better

  Kitchens have long served as the hub of the home. Today’s kitchen renovations are fully embracing that identity, with the kitchen island evolving from a place for basic meal prep to a multi-functional center for activity and entertaining.   Expanding in Size and Function In recent years, more of our clients have expressed a […]

Client Spotlight: The Gibowicz Home

Client Spotlight: The Gibowicz Home

Julie and Joe Gibowicz’s Sudbury farmhouse was built in 1810 and expanded in 1860. With its long history and charming period details like posts and beams, wood floors and brick fireplaces, the couple has been very careful in their approach to remodeling.   The Gibowiczes first hired Custom for some smaller projects soon after purchasing […]

Kitchen Expansion

Kitchen Expansion

  It’s always great when homeowners return to us for another job. In this case, we had previously worked on their bathroom…it turned out so well…and they liked the tile so much…that they hired us to do a kitchen addition and use the same eye-catching tile as a backsplash. Excellent! The original kitchen was small […]

oversied-kitchen-remodel

Oversized Kitchen

(The above large kitchen remodel includes an oversized island with plenty of seating for the whole family)   Over the past 29 years, Custom has worked on dozens of kitchen remodeling projects. Lately, these projects seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Given the age of the housing stock in Arlington and surrounding communities, many […]

Concrete Countertop

2019 Kitchen Countertop Trends

Your new countertop should be one that you love as well as one that can stand up to the need of each space.  If you’re ready for a new countertop this year, here’s what’s trending: Quartz Quartz, the strongest commercial grade stone, is known for its durability and the consistency of its color throughout the […]

Creating A Family-Friendly Kitchen

Do you want a kitchen that’s a space for all to enjoy? Creating a functional kitchen is top of the list for many homeowners. You can also take this a step further and make it a functional kitchen your family can enjoy too. From families big to small, the kitchen is where you’ll gather together […]

Best time to remodel your Kitchen

When Is The Best Time To Remodel Your Kitchen?

One of the top projects for homeowners is kitchen remodeling. Custom Contracting remodels many kitchens. It’s a great way to increase the value of your home and customize the kitchen to your liking. After all it is the heart of the home. While you can certainly get your kitchen remodeling done any time of the […]

How To Create A Practical Kitchen

Everyone wants the picture-perfect kitchen, but the fact is, it might not be a practical addition to your home. Useful kitchens look different to everyone. A small, intricate light fixture may not be enough for a home chef. Open shelving may not be the most practical for a family with young children. Fear not. We’re […]

How To Clean Granite Countertops

How To Clean Granite Countertops

In many people’s minds, granite means strength and resilience. But if you want to know how to clean granite countertops successfully, the watchword is caution. The stone can actually be damaged by many of the products and techniques that are perfectly safe to use on other kitchen surfaces. You don’t have to be a genius […]

Create A Minimalist Kitchen

How To Create A Minimalist Kitchen

Have you been inspired by the minimalist home movement to start to reduce the number of unnecessary items in your home? Many are finding that the minimalist style can not only improve the look of their home, but the function as well. The kitchen is no exception. As a commonly cluttered area of the home, […]