Category: Custom Renovation

President Bill Farnsworth, general manager Scott Blain.

Turning Small Kitchens into High-Impact Kitchens – CCI Management Memo

For an experienced general contractor like Custom, renovating a large kitchen is simple. A small kitchen, on the other hand, introduces all kinds of challenges that can be difficult — and rewarding — to solve. Many of the communities in which we work have older homes. Back in the 1950s (and earlier), the kitchen was […]

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12 Inventive Ideas for a Backsplash

When it comes to kitchen backsplashes, most people assume you have to spend a lot of money to get amazing results. But these low-cost DIY projects are a testament that with a little creativity and DIY enthusiasm, you can craft a backsplash that adds charm and personality to any space—without a steep price tag. By […]

Small Bedroom Tips

21 Ways to Make a Small Bedroom Big

Do you covet a larger master bedroom, kids’ room, or guest room but are stuck with a small space that won’t stretch to fit? Use these 21 DIY bedroom ideas to turn your pint-size bedrooms into palatial quarters with panache. By Manasa Reddigari   Dressed for Success If your bedroom feels claustrophobic and closed off, […]

Is a Major Interior Renovation Right for You?

Is a Major Interior Renovation Right for You?

Many people associate an interior renovation with an expansion of the home’s footprint. In fact, major remodeling projects frequently don’t involve building an addition, but rather reconfiguring the existing space in a better way. So if you’re feeling a little crowded in your home, a lack of square footage isn’t necessarily the issue. It could […]

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 […]

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Unlock the Potential of Your Basement

Additional living space: It’s something many of us want in our homes. If the inquiries we’re receiving at Custom are any indication, more and more homeowners see remodeling the basement as part of the solution. Transforming a basement into a family room is probably the most common goal. But there are plenty of other outcomes, […]

2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends You Should Know

2017 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends You Should Know

Your kitchen and bathroom are two rooms in the home that get used most often. Guests and family alike will frequent these areas, so it’s important you have them looking their best, regardless of their size. Whether your old bathroom or kitchen needs a quick update to refresh the look, or you’re planning a complete […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]