Thanksgiving Gratitude from the Feinmann Design/Build Team

As we prepare for another Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends, we want to take time out to thank all of the people who make Feinmann Design/Build tick. From our hard-working staff to our lovely clients, diligent subcontractors and wonderful vendors, we know that it takes a village – or a team – to create a successful project from start to finish. 

We want to thank the clients who we’ve worked with in the past year for putting their trust in Feinmann. Below are links to some of the projects we’ve completed since last Thanksgiving. Read more…

Awesome laundry rooms make happy moms!

One way to make a mom happy is to give her an awesome laundry room in which to do the dirty work! We agree that some of the most memorable days end with the dirtiest clothes and that every stain has a story to tell. Since women do more than 15% more laundry than men according to the American Time Use Survey, we think great laundry spaces are worth the investment. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, we wanted to spotlight some of our recent laundry room success stories. Although some are only closets, they make the chore easier to handle.

We also love these laundry hacks. And check out these fun laundry room signs on Pinterest, too.

Wishing all of the moms we know a day off from the laundry and a Happy Mother’s Day!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Design/Build Team at Feinmann

gobble-then-wobbleThanksgiving greetings to our clients, subscribers, business associates and staff. With Thanksgiving a few days away, we are preparing to pause and observe the holiday. Our staff has been focused on projects in progress, our lead carpenters busy hammering away!

We always like to take the opportunity this time of year to express our gratitude to our wonderful clients, past and present. We also want to give a shout out to our great subcontractors, vendors and, of course, our team here at Feinmann. Read more…

Remodel or Move? Feinmann Answers

 

home for sale signOne of the questions we’re often asked is whether to stay and renovate or to sell and move. Although we’re nothing like the show Love It or List It, we want to help you make the right choice for you and your family based on our almost 30 years in the design/build business. There are a variety of factors that go into this decision, some financial, some emotional. Ask yourself:

  1. Do we love our neighborhood enough to stay?
  2. Will our home become the most expensive house on the block and is that worth it to us?
  3. Are we ready to take the plunge into a home makeover project and all that it entails?
  4. Are we in a position to move to another house and take on those challenges (Financial and otherwise)?
  5. What is our timeline?

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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…

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…

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

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…

Thanksgiving Greetings from the Feinmann Design/Build Team

Happy Thanksgiving artThe Feinmann Design/Build team continues the tradition of Thanksgiving greetings to our clients, subscribers, business associates and staff. With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we are busy putting the finishing touches on clients’ kitchens so they’ll be ready for seasonal action. We are in the process of working with some new clients on planning their kitchen, bath and living space renovations. And, of course our lead carpenters are hammering away at projects in progress.

The team at Feinmann has much to be grateful for again this holiday season. We have received glowing testimonials and Houzz reviews from clients and we are deeply appreciative. We have been recognized with awards and press coverage for our work. This is the time of year when our thoughts turn gratefully to our wonderful clients, current and past.  Read more…

The Unexpected Versatility of the Color White

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 Simply WhiteThe color white is unexpectedly versatile – fundamental, pure and unequaled. After curating 23 colors, traveling the world over and identifying “what was in the air” culturally, Benjamin Moore has chosen Simply White as their 2016 Color of the Year. Of the 250 blanc hues they offer, Simply White (OC117) is the most neutral. As Ellen O’Neil, Benjamin Moore Creative Director, writes “white is transcendent, timeless, its versatility unrivaled. From weathered wainscoting to crisp canvas shades, porcelain tile to picket fences, white is everywhere in every form – that’s why we chose it as our Color of the Year. Turn down the noise and celebrate the simplicity of white. Simply said…Simply White.” Read more…