Project in Progress: Building a Better Bungalow

Lexington bungalowBungalows built in the 1920s have a certain charm to them but many lack the conveniences of modern homes. The owners of a Lexington bungalow came to Feinmann looking to create a better version of their dark kitchen and dining room. By taking down the wall between the two spaces, moving the half bath and strategically adding several new double-hung windows, this bungalow got a much needed boost. The space is brighter and inviting, plus offers views of the backyard, which will become all the more important as their family expands. A new backdoor and mudroom area and half bath are connected to the kitchen. The first floor flows much better with the new layout design. Read more…

Framing the View

Chef's Kitchen-Arlington-After-Exterior viewSee the world outside your windows in a whole new light by framing the view. Placing a window in an unexpected place (near a bench in an entryway or above the stove in a kitchen) gives the viewer a particular perspective, captured like in the viewfinder of the camera. There is a delightful focus in a framed view. Read more…

Feinmann Named Multiple EM NARI CotY Winner

EM NARI 2015 CotY LOGOThe Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the  National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) handed out their Contractor of the Year – CotY™ – Awards on March 4, 2015 at the Clarke Showroom in Milford, MA. Feinmann won awards in two categories; Gold for Residential Kitchen $100,001-150,000 for White, Waves and Blue Kitchen in Carlisle, MA and Silver for Residential Bath Over $60,000 for Urban Fusion.

“Once again Feinmann is honored to be recognized by our peers for our work. I am proud of the collaborative efforts of the design staff, project managers and lead carpenters who create and execute our projects with dedication, excellence and the highest level of craftsmanship,” said founder and firm president Peter Feinmann. Read more…

Feinmann Hosts Home Design & Renovation Workshops

Feinmann remodeling workshop flierDoes your house look and function to meet your lifestyle? You have the right to be happy in your home by enhancing your surroundings and transforming where you live. If you’ve been thinking about renovating your house, we invite you to attend our free Introduction to Home Remodeling Workshops on Saturday, March 28, 11 am – 12:30 pm; Wednesday, April 8, 6:45-8:30 pm; Thursday, April 30, 6:45-8:30 pm. All workshops take place in the Feinmann showroom and advance registration is required.

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Feinmann Project Showcase: Tastefully Expansive in Westwood

Last April we took you behind-the-scenes of this project in Westwood. Today we share the results with you in one of our project showcases.

Feinmann Westwood home renovationA Westwood family came to Feinmann seeking to make their first floor more efficient and better suited to their needs. At the back of the house there was a wall dividing the kitchen and living room. A deck with sliding doors sat off of a large pantry. Windows along the back of the house were different sizes and not in scale with the home. Read more…

Valentine’s Day in the Boudoir

vday heartWill you be spending part of your Valentine’s Day in the boudoir? Is your master bedroom romance-worthy? Or is it filled with clutter? As a residential design/build firm we renovate a lot of kitchens and baths. We’ve written a lot about kitchens and baths. But master bedrooms and other sleeping quarters in our homes deserve our attention, investment and design work, too. And not just on or because of Valentine’s Day… Read more…

A Winter’s Tale of White Kitchens

snowy roadWe offer our own Winter’s Tale of the classic white kitchen. Shakespeare wrote in “A Winter’s Tale” of the “lawn as white as driven snow.” Most of us in New England are experiencing driven (drifting) snow and white lawns. Yet white has some magical qualities and interpretations – purity, light, brightness, innocence, goodness and cleanliness. Read more…

Ice Dams 101

ice dam‘Tis the season…for ice dams. Current weather conditions make our homes vulnerable to icicles and ice dams. Many homeowners may not know the basics so we’re offering Ice Dams 101. We asked our experts here at Feinmann – our wonderful Project Management team –  about ice dams, causes and prevention.

Q: If an icicle is present, does that mean there’s an ice dam?

A:  Not necessarily but it is an indicator that there is a potential for an ice dam to form. Read more…

Sneak Peek: Boston Project in Progress

Feinmann project houseA couple who had recently purchased a 1960s Colonial in Boston came to Feinmann looking to renovate the kitchen, open up the floor plan and improve the first floor layout and circulation. The traditional center hall Colonial floor plan meant there were walls dividing every room and the awkwardly located powder room made the passageways feel dark and narrow. A breezeway between the garage and the back of the kitchen became part of the design solution for the transformation of this Boston home. Read more…