Feinmann Wins National 2017 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence

Feinmann has won a National 2017 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. The addition to a Newton split-level earned top honors in the entire nation in the Addition Over $250,000 category. There were 400 projects submitted for Chrysalis Awards in 15 categories. 80 remodeling companies from across the country were named winners. A panel of remodeling industry experts judged the project entries in a blind evaluation. Entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“Feinmann has won 10 Chrysalis Awards since 2002, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to professionalism and excellence,” said Ken Kanline, director of the awards program. The Chrysalis Awards, begun in 1994, recognizes the national remodeling industry’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential and commercial projects. The Chrysalis Awards are open to every professional remodeler an design professional in the United States.

“I am proud of the innovative design and craftsmanship illustrated in this project,” Feinmann founder and President, Peter Feinmann, said. “We appreciate that our team’s collaborative spirit, dedication and hard work have been recognized.”

Behind-the-Drywall: Newton Home Addition

Newton addition framedThe owners of a 1960s split level ranch in Newton are expecting an addition to their family home. They came to Feinmann seeking an enlarged kitchen, family room and dining area on the main floor with views of the back yard. Another goal was to create a playroom and guest room with a new bath on the lower level. A 968 square foot two-level addition will provide an open floor plan at the rear of the home with a new kitchen and living room-dining room combination. It will also have a new wood-burning (zero clearance) fireplace and built-in television and shelving. On the lower level, what was formerly the husband’s office will now be a guest room with a new full bath. Also on the lower level will be a laundry room and a freshly renovated playroom that exits to the backyard. Read more…

Sneak Peek: Lexington Addition Expands Kitchen and Backyard Vistas

To achieve the homeowners goal of updating and expanding their Lexington kitchen to include a long-desired, large professional range, a small one-story addition was added to the rear of their 1990s Colonial-style home. Existing windows were replaced with sliding French doors to the deck and additional windows were added along the rear wall giving the family the extensive views and access to the backyard they desired. Read more…