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…

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. Read more…

Boston Design Week Workshop: April 2, 2016

Insights from an Award-winning Design/Build Team

Come spend two hours with Peter Feinmann, and the award-wining team of designers and builders at Feinmann, Inc. Listen as they share their insights and expertise about planning and running custom renovation projects that are beautiful and functional. Meet the team responsible for driving the vision and ethos for Feinmann and for crafting a company that puts the client at its center.

Registration is required and spots are still available for the April 2nd workshop, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Feinmann showroom, 27 Muzzey Street in Lexington.

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Project in Progress: Concord Deck House Renovation

Feinmann concord deck house kitchen scouting shotThe owners of a Deck house in Concord sought Feinmann’s design/build expertise to renovate the existing kitchen with more storage and updated appliances, and to improve the connection between the kitchen and dining room. Additional work included replacing the leaking roof, renovating the master bath, a new design for the fireplace/pellet stove, and creating a homework area within the great room.

The clients liked the open floor plan of their Deck house but sought to update and unify the design. One element was to add hardwood flooring to match existing hardwood floors throughout. Another solution included removing the back stairs to the basement from the dining room and creating an opening in the wall between the dining room and kitchen. The “interior” window serves as a pass-through and resembles the windows in the kitchen and dining room in size and shape. Read more…

Feinmann Project Showcase: Andover Master Bath Awash in Circles

Feinmann Andover Master Bath showerThe owners of a stately 1903 home in Andover were looking to update their master bath in a contemporary style. Our clients traveled abroad extensively and asked that their master bath have a modern European look and a walk-in shower. Our design/build team delivered with contemporary fixtures and a curbless, frameless glass shower enclosure. The stunning Des Cerceaux Large mosaic with travertine and St. Laurent tiles give the impression the master bath is awash in bubbles. Radiant heat floors and elegant light fixtures transform this master bath.

To fit the shower into the master bath, space was taken from a master bedroom closet. An existing built-in became the toilet nook with storage and a Runtal heated towel rack is on the face of the chimney chase. The tall cabinet opposite the vanity has a jam switch so the light turns on automatically. Read more…

Fantastic Fireplaces to Heat Up Your Valentine’s Day

Lexington fireplace inglenook by FeinmannSpend this frosty Valentine’s Day weekend in front of the fireplace with your loved ones. These fantastic fireplaces from Feinmann are sure to heat up your desire…for a stylish hearth of your own. Whether wood-burning or gas insert, a fireplace brings a certain warmth to any space. New technology such as zero-clearance fireplaces allow them to be built in spaces they might not have in the past. We recently designed and built an addition in Newton with this feature.

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2016 Design/Build Trends Forecast – Part 1

2016 predictionsWith the new year comes a new blog feature – our 2016 design/build trends forecast – what you can expect to see more of in the coming months. Many of these elements have been trending since last year but we predict there will be further iterations evolving. Several of these trends will become design staples – ideas that are here to stay, that possess a timeless quality. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: More Room to Grow in Arlington

Arlington Victorian Kitchen in Progress by FeinmannThe owners of an 1880s Victorian in Arlington returned to Feinmann to reconfigure their first floor connecting the old, small kitchen with the existing dining room. They asked for a large island with seating and a walk-in pantry as part of the renovation.  The wall between the kitchen and dining room were removed to create a more open floor plan.

Feinmann had previously created a new, award-winning master bathroom and family bathroom for this client. As their family continued to grow, they began planning their next big project.

Additional requests included providing access to the backyard and refinishing the back staircase. A new set of French doors was added as seen in the drawing below. Finally, Feinmann removed the shower from the main floor bathroom and used the space for a recessed refrigerator and storage cabinets. Read more…