Project Showcase: Carlisle Kitchen Renovation

Feinmann Carlisle kitchenThe owners of a contemporary home in Carlisle wanted to update their kitchen, enlarge their center island and improve the connection to the dining room. Feinmann transformed  the space with strategic changes, within the same footprint, making details like the placing of elements and the use of sleek and textured materials essential to the success of the project.

Originally the homeowners were imagining cherry cabinetry, but they were open to creative and modern design ideas. “When Peter came to the house he took real interest in building a kitchen that would fit the design of the house and meet our needs,” the client explained. “That was when we knew that Feinmann was the best choice for us. Anyone can rip out an old kitchen and put in some new counters and cabinets, but we wanted someone who cared about design, style and function.” Read more…

Happy Thanksgiving from Feinmann

Happy Thanksgiving circleWe have much to be grateful for here at Feinmann this holiday season. Our clients inspire us to come up with wonderful solutions to their design dilemmas. We enjoy getting to know them and feel great when they are wowed at the end of a project. They give us wonderful testimonials and Houzz reviews and we are deeply appreciative.

Our team grew this year with a new designer, a new project manager and new lead carpenters. We enjoy working hard together and playing, too. We have families, friends and homes to cherish at Thanksgiving but we know that is not the case for everyone. Read more…

FEINMANN SPEARHEADS BACKPACK DRIVE FOR COMPASSforkids.org

HomePageCFKPhotoAs part of Feinmann’s ongoing commitment to “doing good while doing well,” we have joined forces with COMPASS for kids on a backpack donation drive. These backpacks are for the homeless parents enrolling in COMPASS job training or college classes through their COMPASS Community Collaborative (CCC). We want to extend this opportunity to all of our clients, former clients and readers to participate in a worthy cause.

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Professional Development for the Team at Feinmann

Continuing Education blackboardAs building code laws, innovative technologies and design trends continue to evolve, who would you rather have working on your project: the design/build team that invests the time for professional development, earning certifications and continuing education credits, and networking with peers or the contractor who can’t be bothered? Read more…

Feinmann Finds – The Kitchen Bible

We always love sharing resources with our clients and readers, especially books in which our projects are featured. Over the years we have been asked to participate in a number of publications. One of our favorite writers to work with is Barbara Ballinger. Her new book “The Kitchen Bible: Designing the perfect culinary space” has recently been published and is available on Amazon. Read more…

How does your home handle #Back-to-School time?

backtoschoolWe all know what #backtoschool means; an influx of stuff into our homes like new clothes, backpacks, sporting equipment, books, homework and papers galore. The question is – how does your home handle back-to-school time? Do you have a place for everything? A spot where Junior can do homework within eyeshot of mom or dad? A place for your teenager to read? Have you devised a way to organize all of the hustle and bustle?  A place to file the paperwork? Read more…

Happy Labor Day from your friends at Feinmann

Labor DayWhile Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer vacation, we observe it as a day not to labor. With projects in full swing and at different stages, the Feinmann Design/Build team has been spread out across Greater Boston all summer long. Monday we pause to spend time with family and friends. We pause to rest and recalibrate. We pause to refresh for the coming activity that Autumn brings. Read more…

Behind the Scenes in a Burlington Kitchen Renovation

Creating Room-Burlington-After Rear Main ImageHaving worked extensively in the home of a Burlington family of six, Feinmann was ready when the clients wanted to update their kitchen to lighten up the dark space and slightly expand the home’s footprint.

In a previous renovation, Feinmann had built a screened-in porch off of the kitchen. Double glass doors lead to a porch, which extends from the eating area adjacent to the kitchen, located next to the remodeled family room (with a half wall separating the kitchen table and family room). The eating area was to remain unchanged except for the new wide-plank oak flooring beneath and new chandelier above. The main focus of the renovation was the U-shaped kitchen workspace. Read more…

TOP 5 Reasons to Work with a Professional Remodeler

Planning-implementationWorking with a professional remodeler can mean the difference between a job well-done and a headache that won’t go away.

Have you ever heard the story about the DIY-ers who started a project but couldn’t finish it because they didn’t have the proper tools, training or follow-through? Or, the story about a friend who hired the least expensive contractor around, only to end up with a half-finished job?

We’ve heard just about every story under the sun and scratch our proverbial heads. Your home is probably your biggest asset, so why cut corners?  If you invest wisely in your home – such as working with a professional – not only will you be improving the value, but you will have the enjoyment of living in a well-planned, beautiful space, tailored for your needs. Read more…