Tesla Powerwall Battery

Tesla Powerwall - Harnessing Solar Energy for Emergencies I remember about 20 years ago, I was reading an article that said you’d be able to “hang your TV on the wall like a picture.”  At the time, that was incomprehensible, since TVs weighed a proverbial “ton” and were at least a 2 or 3 feet deep! Well, now you can get an ultra-high definition TV and hang it right on the wall and enjoy mind-boggl...

Tips For A Healthy Home As a certified green re-modeler, I’ve learned a lot over the years about designing and building healthy living homes.  Green building and remodeling is not just about using less resources to build or building energy efficient structures-- it’s also about building happy and healthy living spaces.  While this is fairly easy with new construction, it’s a lot more difficult whe...
BuildClean "Livable Remodeling"

Livable Remodeling " Eliminate the enemy: Dust"   Your livability is our top concern during a remodeling project. As a clean contractor we take pride in limiting the biggest threat to livability during a remodeling project: Dust That’s why we invested in the newest dust control technology to incorporate into our dust control plan and best practices. We can promise that by using the groun...
Dog staying cool in summer

Do you have an energy efficient home? Keeping your home or office cool during the hot summer days can be quite a challenge in New England. One day it could be 72 degrees with oppressive humidity, the next day could be dry in the mid-90s and even then, the next day could be something completely different. Because of the often mercurial Massachusetts weather, it can be difficult making decisions whe...
Modern Light Bulbs

Going green is easy!  As the Chief Sustainability Officer at Masters Touch in Holliston, MA, I am always looking for ways to “green” the office, our job sites, and my home. There is something intangible about “going green” and helping the environment that simply makes me feel good inside.  Plus, going green is not only good for the environment–it is also often good for our wellbeing and our wallet...
Plants improve indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality is an important topic!  At times, there was a distinct industrial-like odor wafting through some parts of the building. With our increased and continued interest in  indoor air quality, and building and designing healthy living spaces, we knew we had to do something to address this problem. We know how important good indoor air quality is, both at home and at the workplace. Im...
How energy moves through your home

  Home Energy Audits in Massachusetts. Home energy audits are something to consider:  Would you like to save money on your utility bills?  Live more comfortably in your home?  Or how about living more sustainably while helping the environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be a good candidate for a home energy assessment.  Whether you are in need of a home ener...
energy efficient lighting

Who Turned Out the Lights?: How Masters Touch Design Build is Utilizing Energy Efficient Lighting Techniques to Illuminate the New Office About six weeks ago, Masters Touch moved into our new location at 24 Water Street in Holliston, Massachusetts.  From our old shop in Medfield, we brought our chairs, our desks, our computers, our refrigerator, our coffee maker, and our energy efficient lighting ...
sustainability

Steven Dubin February 11, 2014 In recognition of global urgency and trends, Masters Touch Design Build, a one-stop interior design and home improvement company in Holliston, MA, has promoted Alexandra Yavarow, a Norfolk resident, to the newly created position of Chief Sustainability Officer. In recognition of global urgency and trends, Masters Touch, a one-stop interior design and home improvem...

If you are going to do any remodeling in your home, you’re probably going to be in need of a new floor. But you might be wondering: Are there any renewable, sustainable flooring options? Well, indeed there are! Masters Touch has put together a list of the top five materials, cork, bamboo, linoleum, wood and tile. At Masters Touch, we too care about the environment and can help you make the best se...