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The Story Behind a Newton Accessory Apartment: Insulation

It’s time to insulate the Newton accessory apartment that we’ve been writing about. We know…we’re probably the only ones that get excited about insulation, but choosing the right materials for the job and using the best installation techniques are not only what will keep this family warm in the winter and cool in the summer, […]

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The Story Behind a Newton Accessory Apartment: Framing

  We hope you’ve been following the evolution of our latest project: an accessory apartment in Newton. From a homeowner’s perspective, one of the most exciting parts of a project is when the walls and roof go up and they can start to visualize their project becoming a reality. From our perspective, we’re just as […]

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The Story Behind a Newton Accessory Apartment: It Starts with a Good Foundation

We’ve been working on an exciting project with clients who desire an accessory apartment for their in-laws. Recently we wrote about our plans and the subsequent demolition as we prepared for the construction phase. We knew when we estimated the project that the foundation under the existing garage wouldn’t be sufficient and budgeted the project […]

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The Story Behind a Newton Accessory Apartment: Demolition Time!

  We’re writing a series of blogs about an accessory apartment that we’re building in Newton. Once our clients approved the plan and selected their finishes, we were able to finalize the budget and sign a construction agreement.  As soon as the ground thawed this spring, work began. We first had to remove the existing […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Newton Accessory Apartments

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that housing is at a premium in Newton, MA. Not only are real estate prices high, there simply isn’t much inventory and there isn’t a lot of room for additional development. One simple solution that our hometown is beginning to embrace is accessory apartments, which […]

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Congratulations to Tova on becoming a UDCP

Congratulations to Tova on becoming a UDCP Tova recently earned the designation of Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Universal Design is the application of practices to allow a home to be used by people of all ages and abilities and to be easily modified over time […]

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