Category: Design/Build

Kitchen & Bath Remodel in Winchester – The Abate Home

The Abate Home Maureen and Joe Abate moved into their Winchester home in 1971. Having four young kids, it was only natural that they created an environment with children in mind. Nearly four decades later, they’ve made some major renovations that reflect how their needs and preferences have evolved. Kid-friendliness is still a factor – […]

Kitchen and Bath Remodels in Lincoln – Design/Build Project

The Cooper Home Evone Cooper had a vision of how she wanted her home to look. The Lincoln resident had logged countless hours leafing through the likes of Architectural Digest and Better Homes and Gardens, and tearing out photos that inspired her. So when she first contacted Custom Contracting, she had already stockpiled a surplus […]

What exactly is design/build?

The Foundation At Custom Contracting, we see design/build remodeling as the foundation of a successful home renovation or addition. Design/build remodeling is a project delivery system in which one entity is responsible for both design and construction. We take this approach to all our home improvement projects, from new porches to kitchen renovations to major […]

Why You Should Stay Away from Kitchen and Bath Showrooms

You’ve probably seen the commercials or websites. “A complete kitchen for $3,199,” claims one kitchen and bath showroom hawking cabinets. The price seems right. But something is definitely wrong. Here’s the thing about showrooms: They’re in the business of selling cabinets and countertops. And they do that job well. They’re not, however, in the business […]

Newtonville, MA – The Rothwell Home – Home Remodel

One of Custom Contracting’s larger projects of the past few years involved the Newtonville home of Ken and Pamela Rothwell. With work of this scope, having a plan and sticking to it is of the essence — as the Rothwells can attest. Ken and Pam”s project involved: Building a two-story addition off the front of […]

From Cold and Dim to Warm and Luminous

Bill Farnsworth joined Custom Contracting, Inc. (CCI) as a production manager in 1991, transitioning first to general manager and then, eventually, to his current role as the firm’s president. CCI’s design-build team offers full-service additions and remodels, and the project highlighted here—a major kitchen overhaul and bump-out—showcases one of the firm’s typical era-appropriate solutions, designed […]