Project in Progress: Bathrooms in a Newton home receive a deluxe upgrade

 

Newton VIctorian Master Bath renovationThe owners of an 1890s Victorian wanted to update two bathrooms and add laundry on the second floor while maintaining the period ambiance of the house. Additional storage and closet retrofits were another priority. Swapping the original master bath with the family bath enabled Feinmann to reconfigure the second story, moving doorways and closets to satisfy the goals of the project. Adding 15 square feet to the master bath permitted the homeowners to have both the shower and bathtub they desired. Good space planning, luxurious materials, and custom arched replacement windows have reinvigorated the second floor of this grand dame home. 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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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…

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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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…

Create the Home of Your Dreams without Winning the Lottery

MEgamillions logoSo you didn’t win the Megamillions Jackpot? Neither did we. But you can still create the home of your dreams with a bit of planning. Want to renovate your kitchen? Remodel to make a cozy place to watch the next season of  The Voice? Build a garage to avoid the winter hassle of scraping snow and ice off your windshield? It’s all within reach – as long as you do your homework and devise a plan. Read more…