Is Now the Time to Remodel?

The Greater Boston residential real estate market is still going strong. That’s great news if you own a home (perhaps less so if you don’t own but are looking to buy).   Now suppose you …

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CCI Subcontractor’s Corner: Jeff O’Rourke, GoliathTech

At Custom Contracting, we work hard to incorporate the latest advances in the field so we can deliver greater value to homeowners. A case in point is our adoption of screw pile footings in certain …

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CCI Staff News – March, 2018

Custom’s cabinetry specialist, Nikki DeFelice, has been named one of the top designers of 2017 by Bertch cabinets. The high quality and wide range of Bertch styles make these cabinets a favorite among many of …

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Accessory Apartments & Multigenerational Living

It’s no surprise to us that the number of multigenerational homes is growing across the country. We’re certainly seeing that trend among our clients. A 2016 Pew Center analysis of census data found that “in …

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What Could a Mudroom Do for Your Home?

New Englanders are known for being practical, so it’s fitting that mudrooms seem to be growing in popularity around here. We don’t have any hard statistics to back up this statement. But at Custom, we’re …

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Project Spotlight: The Wall/Weng Home

When it came to their recent remodeling project, Lexington’s Ian Wall and Julia Weng went big. The work spanned their kitchen, family room, living room, mudroom, former sunroom, master bedroom and more. And in the …

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Project Spotlight: The Heinrich Home

Len and Judy Heinrich rightfully claim to be one of Custom’s longest-tenured clients. We completed our first project for them — a major renovation of their home on Hillsdale Road in Arlington — back in …

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Turning Small Kitchens into High-Impact Kitchens

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. …

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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 …

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