Happy Thanksgiving from the Design/Build Team at Feinmann

gobble-then-wobbleThanksgiving greetings to our clients, subscribers, business associates and staff. With Thanksgiving a few days away, we are preparing to pause and observe the holiday. Our staff has been focused on projects in progress, our lead carpenters busy hammering away!

We always like to take the opportunity this time of year to express our gratitude to our wonderful clients, past and present. We also want to give a shout out to our great subcontractors, vendors and, of course, our team here at Feinmann. Read more…

Remodel or Move? Feinmann Answers

 

home for sale signOne of the questions we’re often asked is whether to stay and renovate or to sell and move. Although we’re nothing like the show Love It or List It, we want to help you make the right choice for you and your family based on our almost 30 years in the design/build business. There are a variety of factors that go into this decision, some financial, some emotional. Ask yourself:

  1. Do we love our neighborhood enough to stay?
  2. Will our home become the most expensive house on the block and is that worth it to us?
  3. Are we ready to take the plunge into a home makeover project and all that it entails?
  4. Are we in a position to move to another house and take on those challenges (Financial and otherwise)?
  5. What is our timeline?

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Master Bath Luxury

old tubAmong the most requested projects we get after kitchen renovations are master bathrooms. Homeowners crave the luxury of the master bath, but it wasn’t always the case. The rise of the spacious and luxurious master bath began in the 1990s when a design shift occurred. For most of our history, bathrooms were a utilitarian space, shared by all. Luxury was considered having more than one indoor bathroom! Read more…

Are we a match? 5 Attributes of a great client

good-clientJust as you are selective about finding a husband or wife, choosing a partner to renovate your home is a highly personal and important decision. Not everyone is a good fit. So what makes for a successful relationship between clients and remodelers?

From listening to our design and build clients we’ve learned what matters when it comes to making major home improvements. Thoughtful and beautiful design, a well-articulated process, superb craftsmanship, responsive service, and respect for our client’s budget. With almost thirty years in the remodeling business, we know what works for us.

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Annual Made-in-America List in Honor of July Fourth!

Happy 4th JulyEach summer Feinmann celebrates the Fourth of July with a list of products for the home made in America. Happy 240th birthday, U.S.A.! We are proud to serve the greater Boston community and to contribute to what makes America great. Every year we tout the fact that we use many American-made products. For example, our client used a BlueStar range in their Doctored Home Renovation. Below is our annual list. Read more…

Behind-the-Scenes in Sudbury

mom apronMost moms dislike being stuck in the kitchen, cutoff from family activities and without being able to keep an eye on the children. This was definitely the case when a Sudbury family with a traditional center-hall Colonial approached Feinmann seeking a way to eliminate the barriers to a more open space concept without adding square footage to the house.

By moving the half bath to another location between the front hall and the new kitchen; removing most of the wall between the dining room and kitchen; and reconfiguring the first floor traffic pattern with an opening into the living room, and opening the half-flight staircase into the family room, this family can now play and stay together. Read more…

Summer – Brought to you by Porches and Decks

Summer has arrived and we love hanging out on our porches and decks. Over the years we’ve added plenty of outdoor spaces for our clients to enjoy. We thought we’d share some of them to get you inspired to hang out on your own! All of these were designed and built as part of a larger renovation project. Something to consider as summer approaches…

This outdoor fire table was the result of a leftover piece of granite from the kitchen renovation. The homeowners turned it into something special for their deck. We love it. The screened porch pictured below became A Room for All Seasons in Belmont with the addition of the space heater. Read more…

Feinmann Wins Multiple 2016 EM NARI CotY Awards

2016 Gold CotY Award Residential Addition under $200,000Feinmann has won a 2016 Gold CotY Award for Residential Addition Under $200,000 for a Lexington project, Home, Home for a Range. By adding only 80 additional square feet, the kitchen was able to accommodate a professional Wolf range as well as a center island, making this kitchen functional and beautiful. EM NARI (Eastern Massachusetts National Association of the Remodeling Industry) handed out awards at their annual event held April 6 at Clarke Distribution Corp in Milford, MA. Feinmann was also awarded the 2016 Customer Service Award.

 

2016 Gold CotY Award Residential InteriorFeinmann has won a 2016 Gold CotY Award for Residential Interior for a Boston project, Boston Colonial Proves Less Is More. By reconfiguring the first floor and re-locating an awkwardly placed powder room, this home is now open and light-filled.

 

2016 Gold CotY Award Residential KitchenFeinmann has won a 2016 Gold CotY Award for Residential Kitchen $100,001-$150,000 for a Lexington kitchen, Light’s Delight Bungalow. By taking down a wall between the dining room and kitchen and relocating the powder room and creating a mudroom connected to the kitchen by a half-wall, this Lexington bungalow received a much-needed boost.