Summer 2017 Construction updates

Summer 2017 Construction updates

Some images of projects under construction summer 2017: Lexington, Winchester, Somerville1, Somerville2. (2 more project under construction in Cambridge, and Brookline. Pictures hopefully coming up…

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The trouble with cost estimates

The trouble with cost estimates

Recently we have noticed that some clients have shown a complete surprise to market rates for construction and renovation costs, leading to substantially cutting back…

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Somerville renovation progress photos

Somerville renovation progress photos

In spite of the snow, wind, ice and general cold – progress update! front dormer interior front dormer back dormer with bay window main space…

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Home exterior envelope's effects on comfort and energy costs

Home exterior envelope’s effects on comfort and energy costs

HOW HOME’S EXTERIOR ENVELOPE AFFECTS THERMAL COMFORT AND ENERGY COSTS The exterior walls of our houses are more than just the walls that define our…

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 101 KITCHEN DESIGN

101 KITCHEN DESIGN

Remodeling a kitchen can range in costs dramatically depending on the floor areas, appliances, materials and finishes used in the project. Sometimes, clients have modest…

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A quick look at designing order in the house.

A quick look at designing order in the house.

I’ve discovered early in my life, that good design is a wide definition. A functional beautiful space, can easily loose these characteristics by the invasion…

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Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

Clients often express interest in green construction, energy efficient homes, environmentally friendly products, indoor air quality, local materials and many have heard of one or…

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Why you need an architect for remodeling jobs

Why you need an architect for remodeling jobs

Many clients think they can cut costs if they will just hire a contractor to redo their bathroom, add a room to the house, remodel…

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Remodeling Investment Properties

Remodeling Investment Properties

Considerations for remodeling investment properties : When thinking to upgrade an investment property it is important to chose the project wisely in order to maximize…

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Architectural Record Collection Contest

Architectural Record Collection Contest

  YGSDD Submitted photos of their Architectural Record magazine collection- not a huge one, but loved on all levels

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