kitchen remodel

This job is a kitchen remodel (with some surprise structural work) that took this kitchen from 1984 to the present. The homeowners bought this house knowing that it didn't fit their style, and they knew they wouldn't be able to call this house a true "home" until they could put their creative touches on it. Soon after they closed on the house, they hired us to start making this house their dream h...
Ferguson First Look

Recently, I was lucky enough to have been chosen to attend an exclusive designer event through Ferguson Enterprises, one of our favorite vendors. This event, held in Orange County, California, was an opportunity for designers across the country to learn more about selected vendors that Ferguson partners with. The events, collectively known as Ferguson First Look! focused on three brands: Rohl, BSH...
Home Improvements in Massachusetts

Home Improvements In Massachusetts - Getting the Most Out of Your Investment For many, our homes represent a reflection of ourselves – our style, our interests, even our personalities. We don’t live in a perfect world, but in our homes, we can design and customize to suit our own specific aesthetic choices and create our own environments. It’s our own personal microcosm – and a tremendous amount o...
home trends

Surprising Home Trends of 2016 I tend to be cautious when speaking of home trends. Often, the word “trend” scares people as they automatically believe a “trend” is something that is going to go out of style in a short amount of time. While this is often true, there are some trends that have longevity, and from a design standpoint, they are important to acknowledge. Inspired from Elle Décor’s artic...

Project Profile:  55 Wareland Basement Remodel When the clients at 55 Wareland moved from Europe to the United States and purchased their stately New England colonial, they knew they would need to do some work to make the house feel like a home. Although the house was new and fully updated, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, custom built-ins, and high-end finishes, the style was a far cry from w...
southern design, southern style, southern charm, southern, south carolina, massachusetts, design build, masters touch, charleston, isle of palms, southern decor

Southern Design Elements for Your New England Home   Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to be in a beautiful wedding in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a city about 15 miles east of Charleston. While down there, I was blown away by the architecture and design elements of the waterfront “cottages” and historic plantations throughout the area. Charleston was very traditionally southern, while...
bathroom remodeling, A Masters Touch Design Build shower design with shampoo niche.

5 Tips for Bathroom Remodeling   When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, it is easy to get overwhelmed with the number of selections and decisions that need to be made. Even if the bathroom is tiny, there are still decisions to make in regards to tile, tile layout, accent tile, wall color, vanity hardware, countertops, plumbing parts---the list goes on!  With all these selections and decisions, i...
laundry space

Tips for Designing a Laundry Space in Your Home When considering home remodeling, the first spaces that usually get attention are the kitchen and the master bathroom.  This makes sense, as these are typically the “big ticket” remodeling items in a home and can have the largest impact on future resale value. However, another space in the home is quickly becoming more and more important to homeowner...

The kitchen renovation at 1190 West all started because of a broken dishwasher. The homeowners were torn between redoing their master bathroom or their kitchen. They knew they could only do one at a time financially, so when the dishwasher broke, they knew that was the sign to move forward with the kitchen project. The existing kitchen was basic, tired, and impractical for the family. [caption ...
granite countertops, caring for granite, granite, masters touch, design build, kitchen design, bathroom design, kitchen and bath, remodel, granite counter tops, nautral stone, natural stone care

How to Care For Your Granite Countertops   One of the most popular countertop surfaces today is granite, a natural stone.  If I had to guess, I would say that 80% of my clients select a granite for the countertops in their kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation—and for good reasons! Granite is durable, dramatically beautiful, and low maintenance---all of which are qualities that my clients l...