Going Green When Remodeling

Here’s a question we’re getting from more and more clients: “What’s the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of all the stuff being taken out of my home during my remodeling project?”   Recycling is …

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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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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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Countertops: What’s Hot (or Not)?

Homeowners buying new kitchen or bathroom countertops have more options to choose from than ever before. To learn about the latest trends, we spoke with Pierre Rancourt, president of Stone Surfaces in Woburn. Natural Stone …

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A Wealth of Cabinetry Options

Did you realize that Custom is an official dealer of cabinets from Bertch, Touchstone and Wolf — three of the best manufacturers out there? Few other remodeling contractors in the area can make a similar …

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Reclaimed Wood Flooring Making Its Mark

With its authentic look and eco friendly back story, reclaimed wood flooring is clearly in vogue these days. Floors featuring wood salvaged from old factories, barns and other old buildings are finding favor with homeowners …

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Kitchen & Bath Design – Understanding Your Motivations

Our clients have a variety of motivations for remodeling their kitchen and/or bathrooms. Scenarios range from a growing family that needs more space to a couple who’s finally ready to build out their dream kitchen or bath. Regardless of what motivates the homeowners, the key to creating a …

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