Behind the scenes: Renovation in Westwood

Westood Deck Scout view into sunroomA Westwood family came to Feinmann looking to reshape their first floor to better reflect their lifestyle and needs.  The French-chateau style, two-story home, built in 1988, had a rear deck, a separate formal dining room, and a kitchen opened to the living room with a corner fireplace. A back hall led to the garage and included a pantry, bathroom and laundry area. The couple wanted to be able to work on the first floor as well as be able to entertain, relax and watch TV or listen to music and enjoy the view of their backyard. The front hall and formal dining area seemed to collect the family’s stuff on the way in and out of either the front door or garage. Read more…

Kitchen Renovation in a Lexington Contemporary Colonial – A Feinmann Project Showcase

Feinmann Lexington Kitchen + FR  2 view webWhen a Lexington couple approached Feinmann to update their kitchen and forge a link between the kitchen and the adjacent family room, the finished project created strong family ties between the two spaces. An earlier design from a local architect included an addition to the contemporary Colonial home that the couple felt was more than they needed so they contacted our team. Feinmann’s design updated the kitchen in its existing footprint and opened up the wall into the transformed family room, providing the improved circulation and functionality on the first floor our clients sought. Read more…

Feinmann Finds – Inspiration from the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

White Newton Kitchen After Detail 2Feinmann finds the best of the best, showing off what they do best at the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City. Searching through the myriad of exotic and finely designed products, we have selected our favorites and favorites of well-known home design professionals. Whether they are too far out for your style, you’ll have to decide for yourself. They are certainly all eye-catching and inspirational! Read more…

Feinmann Renovation Workshop: Trends in Kitchens & Baths Well Attended

Peter Feinmann + Tammy Russo 3-26-14 Feinmann Renovation WorkshopThe Feinmann design/build team welcomed several participants to our showroom space last evening for a free, informational workshop on trends in kitchen and bath renovations. As Peter says “It takes a village to do your kitchen and bathroom!” Meaning renovation projects are a collaborative activity – a team event.  We recommend that before embarking on any remodeling that you do your homework.

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Spring Forward With Home Renovations and Refreshes

bird in tree by Kristia HordAs The Beatles famously sang, “Here comes the sun…” Today is the first day of a long-awaited spring in the Northeast. Now is a great time to begin planning projects for your home and assessing any damage winter may have left in its wake. Here are a few ideas on ways to lighten up, refresh, and fix. Several of our suggestions have a “green” component to them so you’ll be making your house attractive and helping the environment at the same time. Finally, we have something to add to your wish list!

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Tranquil Master Bath in Newton – A Feinmann Project Showcase

Feinmann Newton Master Bath Shelf detail web logoA variety of personal connections brought a Newton couple to Feinmann to renovate their Brookline shop. Several years later they came to Feinmann with a project in mind for their home. Looking to create a new master suite, they sought to have a master bath where they could relax. Now these repeat clients can unwind in their tranquil new bath instead of traveling to a relaxing destination like Fiji.

Having worked with this couple before, the Feinmann team knew exactly how to successfully collaborate with them. Feinmann solved their design dilemma by combining the existing hall bath and an under-used closet into their dream master bathroom. High on the list of priorities was a soaking tub, a walk-in shower, two sinks and storage, all in a soothing color palette. The project included building a new master closet and bureau in the master bedroom and replacing windows. By reconfiguring their space, the homeowners got to have everything on their wish list. Read more…

Feinmann Project Showcase: A Lexington Au Pair Suite

Feinmann Lexington Au Pair Suite web logo

Carving out extra room for live-in situations can present a challenge to a new generation of homeowners. Older homes often have separate quarters leftover from an era of domestic workers while newer homes do not.  Whether for aging relatives, childcare or guests, adding comfortable, upscale living space is a trend that continues to grow.

A young family with four children, living in a relatively new home in Lexington, approached Feinmann to renovate their basement with a complete au pair suite, including a separate entrance. Read more…