Category Archives: Tips and Trends for Homeowners

Posted: April 24th, 2013
Comments Off on “Love Your Home” Design Challenge Winner 1: Bathroom Remodel & Laundry Room Renovation

At a recent Northshore Magazine event, held on April 4th at Landry and Arcari in Salem, MA, several readers who were faced with challenging spaces in their homes, were the fortunate winners of free design solutions from North Shore home design experts. After many readers submitted photos of rooms that were not working for them, […]

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Posted: January 10th, 2013
Comments Off on Dreaming of a new kitchen in 2013?

As you entertain this holiday season, it’s a great time to keep a notepad handy and start to jot down what you love about your current kitchen, and what you dream of changing. See Kitchen Portfolio Many homeowners we meet want to open their kitchen to other rooms in the house, improve island seating and […]

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Posted: July 31st, 2012
Comments Off on Boxford, MA Contemporary features Innovative Siding Material

What is It? We recently completed construction on a contemporary custom home in Boxford, MA . Many passersby stopped to ask us about the unusual combination of siding materials, in particular, the mettalic material. The wood is Douglas Fir, and the silver squares are painted PVC panels applied in a rainscreen application, a creative and […]

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Posted: July 26th, 2012
Comments Off on North Andover, MA renovation project featured on

One of our master bedroom/bathroom projects was recently included in an article about beadboard wainscoting on the homepage of, the leading website for home design enthusiasts – both professionals and homeowners. If you’re not already familiar with, it is a great site for homeowners to gather remodeling, design and decorating ideas by creating […]

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Posted: January 2nd, 2012
Comments Off on It always starts with the Mudroom

As the days get shorter, and the climate colder, we get more and more inquiries about adding mudrooms to homes. In fact, we have a saying in our office “it always starts with the mudroom” – because when clients first contact us about a home renovation this is frequently their first priority. It never ceases […]


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