Budget There are two main areas to focus on when it comes to a budget.  If you are hiring a contractor or design-build firm directly, be sure to be open and honest about budget starting with the first phone call.  The budget shouldn’t be a closely guarded secret. Ideally, the budget should be included in every conversation.  This will ensure all parties are on the same page and save a lot of time...
Bathroom Lighting

Lighting is important throughout the home, but one of the most important spaces to light properly is the bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom lighting is often pushed to the side in the remodeling process in favor of more "fun" decisions like countertop selections and tile layouts. With bathrooms becoming more spa-like and less utilitarian, proper lighting is essential to making the most of the space...
Beautiful Mudroom

This Laundry and Mudroom renovation project was recently completed for a client in Medfield, MA. Our client from Overfield Estates was anxious to update her existing laundry and back-hall to get a fresh look and improved traffic flow throughout the space. The back-hall had closets that made the traffic flow a bit cramped and the laundry room (next to the back hall) was also inefficient, with free-...

I’ve been in sales for 35 years, and I’ve owned Masters Touch for over 20 years.  When I need a service provided at my home, a mechanic, or if I’m looking to purchase a new lawnmower, I don’t want to get multiple prices. Instead, I ask friends and family what company they recommend.  Nothing beats a personal referral. Rather than worry about price, instead, focus on service and quality and you’ll ...
Beautiful new kitchen

This job is a kitchen remodel (with some surprise structural work) that took this kitchen from 1984 to the present. The homeowners bought this house knowing that it didn't fit their style, and they knew they wouldn't be able to call this house a true "home" until they could put their creative touches on it. Soon after they closed on the house, they hired us to start making this house their dream h...
Designer and Customers

Understanding Your Role in the Design-Build Process You’re going to undertake a home remodeling project and you’ve settled on a Design-Build Firm to execute the work and turn your dream into reality.  How do you help to ensure the project goes well and the finished product is everything you hoped for?  Hiring a reputable, established firm is the most important first step.  But, understanding your...
Young couple dreaming of new house

Tips on Finding a Contractor If you are planning to hire a contractor for a home improvement project, it’s extremely important to find one that’s a good fit for your job, your lifestyle, and your family.  If you find yourself in need of a new furnace, a full paint job, or a major renovation, making a smart decision on hiring will go a long way toward ensuring a good experience.  Here are five way...
master bathroom remodel

PROJECT PROFILE:  ALBERTA MASTER BATHROOM REMODEL, HOLLISTON, MA   The owners of this Holliston home were looking for a way to update their master bathroom in a way that both reflected their own style but would also appeal to future buyers if they decided to sell.  The remodel reconfigured the layout to make it work better for how the homeowners used the space. The updated master bathroom...
Home Improvements in Massachusetts

Home Improvements In Massachusetts - Getting the Most Out of Your Investment For many, our homes represent a reflection of ourselves – our style, our interests, even our personalities. We don’t live in a perfect world, but in our homes, we can design and customize to suit our own specific aesthetic choices and create our own environments. It’s our own personal microcosm – and a tremendous amount o...
Kitchen and Dining Room Transformation

Kitchen and Dining Room Transformation The objectives of the clients on Sagamore Road in Norfolk, MA, was to open up the kitchen and dining room, add storage and a wet bar, update everything, and keep the existing kitchen intact. Another challenge was to make the new elements look like they were always part of the existing kitchen area.  The new dining area storage cabinets and wet bar cabinetry w...