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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Maximizing Space and Comfort

Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, have become popular as local municipalities have relaxed regulations to allow more homeowners the opportunity to create independent residential spaces. In this article we explain what makes ADUs unique, and some of the special considerations when deciding to build one such as whether to retrofit within an existing home, or […]

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Why We Consider Universal Design in Every Project

When Tova designs a renovation, she always keeps universal design (UD) principles in mind to ensure homeowners of all abilities can enjoy their space. “Small changes can make a big difference,” explains Tova. “Whether it’s grab bars for the bath, a wider doorway, or sloped entrances, these types of design accommodations make it easier for […]

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Homeowners Think Their Bathroom Transformation is “The Cat’s Meow”

  When Sarah and Felix Scheuplein moved into their Weston home three years ago, they knew right away that they didn’t love the primary bathroom, but it was “mostly” functional so they chose to live with it for a while. As a result, they knew just what they wanted when the time finally came to […]

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The Story Behind a Newton Accessory Apartment: It All Starts with a Plan!

We recently wrote about Newton’s new accessory apartment zoning ordinance which allows area homeowners to create a separate apartment either within or adjacent to their main home. It’s the perfect way to help ease the housing crunch! Not long ago we kicked off our first accessory apartment remodel under the new ordinance – we’re excited […]

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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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Steve Greenberg Presented with HERO Award!

  We are honored to announce that our own Steve Greenberg was presented with the first-ever HERO Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (Eastern Massachusetts chapter: EM NARI)! The award was presented by Mitzi Negic, of the Ultimate Bath Store, on March 29 at the 2017 Contractor of the Year Awards. The […]

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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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