Shining the Light on Your Kitchen Design

Shining the Light on Your Kitchen Design Is your current kitchen equipped with one center light that casts a shadow on everything you are working on?  Lighting options have come a long way from the basic lighting plans of the 60’s and 70’s.  This article will outline the basic lighting options to consider for your new... Read More »

How to Establish and Keep a Remodeling Budgeting

How to Establish and Keep a Remodeling Budgeting Budgets for remodeling projects are challenging because every project is unique, options exist for everything and the scope of work often changes.  Faced with these realities, here are some ideas on how to keep your project’s budget under control. Start by matching project scope to your priorities for your... Read More »

Remodeling Energy Incentives in Massachusetts

Remodeling Energy Incentives in Massachusetts This post will outline the various option for energy related remodeling incentives that are available in Massachusetts.  Incentives such as the “Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency”  are well publicized and offer an effective way to offset the costs associated with improving the energy efficiency of your home.  Other incentives... Read More »

10 Ideas for Greening Your Kitchen Remodel

10 Ideas for Greening Your Kitchen Remodel Here are 10 strategies for keeping your kitchen remodeling project green: Air Quality Ensure that your stove hood is vented to the exterior.  In addition to exhaust for your cooking, an exterior vent will help with indoor air quality. Kitchen Recycling Center Design your new kitchen with a practical and... Read More »

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel This article will outline the investment associated with remodeling an existing 5′x7′ bathroom.  With the exception of newer bathrooms (5-10 years old), nothing is usually salvageable and full gut and replacement is the best approach.  By  starting the bathroom project from scratch all plumbing and electrical is updated ensuring no unwanted... Read More »