2017 NEWSLETTER

This year is the 25th anniversary of our first project in Sudbury.  Our client Dante Germanotta and gave us a plaque for outstanding performance that sits displayed in our showroom today.  We converted an old screened porch on a 1700’s original cape on Goodman Hill Road to a year round sunroom.  Today it is part of the history of the home.  Driving around town we take pleasure in the change we have made to the scenery of the town.

Last year we completed a whole house renovation on Concord Road in Wayland by adding a second story and Great Room out back as well as a compete gut rehab of the existing space.  Photos can be seen in our Gallery.

It was a year we worked on houses built in 1666 o contemporary homes ahead of their time.  We worked on our first home with its own Wikipedia page.  It is called the Peter Bulkeley-Reuben Brown House in Concord Center.

The House has history rooted in the country’s revolution as well as time spent by Ralph Waldo Emerson who rented the upstairs library to escape large number of people stopping at his house only to gawk at him.  In the 1930’s and 40’s the House was opened to the public as a tavern named the Old Mill Dam.

We completed a period style kitchen and butler’s pantry as well as a third floor bath.  We incorporated the old soapstone sink, existing old beams, and matched the old wide plank floors of the existing house.  We installed traditional painted inset cabinetry with a combination of marble looking quartz and dark leathered granite counters.  Extensive structural repairs were made to both the floor and ceilings as well.  As soon as painting is complete we will post pictures.

At the same time we were working on an ultra-contemporary home in Sudbury adding an oversized two car garage to match the home and blend with the natural setting.

We are currently in the midst of another whole house renovation on Concord Road with another whole house renovation with another whole house renovation on tap for the spring.  The current project expands the footprint of the ranch adding a large cathedral ceiling great room and bedroom wings to the home, new everything from heat, air conditioning, insulation, etc.

2017 looks to be our biggest year ever with 7 great projects up on board already.

TRENDS:  Quartz products keep coming out and getting more authentic and look to pass granite this year on our products.  Honed quartz products als a great addition.

LED Lighting Both recessed and under cabinet have become our standards.

Lighting fixtures rather than recessed lighting is also trending in our projects.

OUTDOOR SPACES

With the addition of the Brown Jordan Outdoor stainless cabinetry line we are now combining with our Sudbury Stone and Tile division to create outdoor living spaces with patios, structures, cabinetry, and appliances to expand our clients’ homes.  Fire pits and stone walls around patio spaces create private backyard environments.  Visit our website at Sudbury Outdoor.com.

New Product:  Our new cabinet line from Covered Bridge is fast becoming one of our strongest lines.  We call it a hybrid because it falls between our semi-custom and custom cabinetry both in price and flexibility.  It is built similar to our semi-custom lines being a framed full overlay but allows for custom sizing, designing, and color options.  The quality of the cabinetry combined with competing pricing is making it a home run line for us.  Yes, Baseball and spring are right around the corner and we can’t wait.  Check out their website at wwwcoveredbridgecabinetry.com

Please plan a full season plus ahead for upcoming projects as our lead times between our schedule and our manufacturers is expected to increase as we enter our 25th season.  Thanks for continued support to our repeat clientele and referrals that keep coming.

Ed and Donna

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