Category: Interior Design

Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

11 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

Some home design features from the past have a charm that makes them feel historic or vintage. Others? They haven’t quite stood the test of time. A trend that was so ubiquitous in one particular era that it instantly dates your home can be a flag to friends (or future homeowners, if you’re thinking about […]

Basement remodel

How To Create A Cozy Basement

If you’ve recently finished your basement, congrats! Basement remodeling can sometimes be a challenge to get the beautiful new space you’ve dreamed of. But, a comfortable finished basement can make all the difference in the way you use your home. From basement playrooms to home theaters, what you choose to furnish and decorate your room […]

Elements To Finctional Kitchen Design

7 Important Elements To A Functional Kitchen Design

Whether you have a large, dream kitchen with all the amenities or a smaller sized kitchen you love, your space isn’t efficient until it’s functional. You can have the latest, greatest kitchen innovations, but without a functional kitchen design, it’s meaningless when it comes to cooking and preparing food. While your kitchen holds various purposes, […]

Backsplash Tile Ideas

Timeless Backsplash Tile Ideas For Your Kitchen

Trends come and go. However, in some areas of the home, a choice that will last will not only save you money on replacing but also increase your home’s value when it comes time to sell. As the kitchen can be one of the largest-selling points of the home, it’s important to choose options that […]

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 […]

Kitchen Cabinets

Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Milestones in Kitchen History

From daily meals with the family to dinner party guests gathering around the granite-topped island, the kitchen holds a unique place at the center of the home. That wasn’t always the case, however. Merriam-Webster traces the words “kitchen” and “cook” back to the Latin coquere, meaning “to cook.” And it’s that connection of the space itself […]

Soapstone Barroca, a traditional soapstone.

Countertops: What’s Hot (or Not)?

Homeowners buying new kitchen or bathroom countertops have more options to choose from than ever before. To learn about the latest trends, we spoke with Pierre Rancourt, president of Stone Surfaces in Woburn. Natural Stone Granite is perhaps the first stone that comes to mind in this category. Its durability, variety of colors and wide […]

Vintage Bathroom Decor Ideas

Vintage Décor Ideas For Your Bathroom

Elegance and charm; if these are two styles you lean toward in your home, you might be interested in incorporating vintage elements in your bathroom. Vintage styles are currently hot and trending, so if you’re looking to sell your home or, want to give your bathroom a much-needed update, this could be the right choice […]

Laundry Room

7 Laundry Room Problems & How To Solve Them

Close your eyes and imagine your perfect laundry room. Everything is clean and in a proper place. There are no stray socks and everything is folded neatly, with the iron easily accessible. Now, think about the current state of your laundry room. It’s likely the exact opposite of what your perfect laundry room looks like. […]

unique backsplash ideas

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, […]

Bathroom Trends

10 Bathroom Trends You Might Regret

Not all design trends are created equal. While many classic designs (wainscoting, for instance) will never go out of style, others have a limited half life. Which of the latest and greatest bathroom design trends should you commit to, and which should you politely pass on? Click through this list of current trends you may […]