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What Do Remodels Really Cost?

Often, homeowners have no idea what a remodel is going to cost. After all, if you haven’t done one recently, it’s hard to pull a number out of thin air and the information you find online can be unrealistic. Worse yet, television shows do not reflect “reality” and are very misleading. No, we can’t actually […]

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Cool Products: Low Energy Usage Light Bulb

We saw this when trolling the aisles of a home improvement store: a low energy usage light bulb that uses “new” technology. It’s not LED – instead, it’s based on Nikola Tesla‘s AC coil technology that dates back to 1891! These are different than LED (light emitting diode) bulbs, because the Tesla technology (not to be confused with Tesla […]

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A Little Summer Reading: A Glimpse at Steve’s Bedside Table

Did you ever wonder what remodeling contractors read when they’re home relaxing? No???? Well, that’s ok, we won’t hold it against you, but Tova and I realized that we actually have pretty interesting piles of books on our bedside tables and thought we’d give you a little glimpse into the inner world of Steve and […]

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The Secret Door

Is there anything more delightful to children, and children-at-heart, than a secret passage? Very few of us are lucky enough to have one in our own homes, but we recently completed a home renovation where you’ll find something hidden behind a seemingly ordinary chalk board located in the kitchen. This home originally had a servant’s […]

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Don’t Ignore Your Tankless Water Heater: Yearly Maintenance Reminder

Aaaaahhhh the tankless water heater. Conjuring images of hot, steamy showers and luxurious baths…even after all the kids have bathed. Tankless water heaters promise an endless supply of hot water. Plus, there’s the energy savings that comes along with a system that isn’t required to keep a huge tank of water hot, and the water […]

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Just a Bit of Comic Relief

Just found this again ( Tova had it buried somewhere in her office)  Enjoy:  

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Just Add the Bubbles!

At a recent EMNARI meeting, sponsored  by DesignerBath , Tova relaxed in a hand carved sandstone bath tub. If you would like one made for you it can be yours for the bargain price of $22,000. (delivery is extra!) Tova commented that a nice glass of Chardonnay would have been an excellent addition.

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Steveworks Helps Out Our Future

We were thrilled to participate in EMNARI (Eastern MA National Association of the Renovation Industry) First Annual Youth Remodeling Career Day. The response was incredible.  We had just shy of 500 students participate from more than 30 classrooms around the state.  The kids were thoroughly engaged and we have already had many teachers emailing to say […]

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Not a Tiny House, but a Large Shed!

For the first time in a while we built something from the ground up.  It was  fun for the crew to frame and Alex had a blast making the custom barn doors. The shed footprint is 12×16′ and has shelving around it’s perimeter and we designed loft storage space in as well.  

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Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway 2016!

Team Steveworks had a great weekend peddling to fundraise for MS. We departed from Quincy on Saturday @ 7:30  and left from the Mass Maritime Academy in Borne at 6am for Provincetown for a total of 155 miles. The weather was fantastic and the peddling was …a bit of work. Very little of Plymouth to P-town […]

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