Nice White Cabinet Kitchen

A recent survey by the popular website HOUZZ.com reveals some changing styles and trends for today’s kitchens.  If you are not familiar with HOUZZ.com, it’s a must for anyone planning a home remodeling project.  Be sure to visit the site and create your own idea book, a great way to engage with your designer or contractor for your upcoming project.  Here’s a look at some of the trends. Open Conce...

I was lucky enough to attend the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), which was held last month in Orlando, FL.  This is the world’s largest trade event for the kitchen and bath industry and has been for the past 50 years. Between 80,000 and 100,000 people attended the show in January.  Over 500 leading brands and thousands of products were highlighted this year!  There were interactive exhibits...

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...
Masters Touch Showroom

In this article, I will describe some of the various steps a client may experience in working with a Design-Build firm for a typical remodeling project. After the initial meeting and a measure of the project space, I render a scaled floor plan of the existing space and then the proposed space, showing the position of major elements and the proposed changes. [caption id="attachment_3077" alig...
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-...
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...

Needham 1843 Antique Remodel Masters Touch Design Build recently completed an antique remodel on a home in Needham. The front hall and dining room in this charming 1840’s home were in need of an update: the walls were covered in very old, uneven dark paneling, the floors (carpeted in the dining area and loose tile materials in the hall) were worn and out of level, the built-ins were dated and war...
Ferguson First Look

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been chosen to attend an exclusive designer event through Ferguson Enterprises, one of our favorite vendors. This event, held in Orange County, California, was an opportunity for designers across the country to learn more about selected vendors that Ferguson partners with. The events, collectively known as Ferguson First Look! focused on three brands: Rohl, BSH...