Budget There are two main areas to focus on when it comes to a budget.  If you are hiring a contractor or design-build firm directly, be sure to be open and honest about budget starting with the first phone call.  The budget shouldn’t be a closely guarded secret. Ideally, the budget should be included in every conversation.  This will ensure all parties are on the same page and save a lot of time...

In this article, I will describe some of the various steps a client may experience in working with a Design-Build firm for a typical remodeling project. After the initial meeting and a measure of the project space, I render a scaled floor plan of the existing space and then the proposed space, showing the position of major elements and the proposed changes. [caption id="attachment_3077" alig...
Bathroom Lighting

Lighting is important throughout the home, but one of the most important spaces to light properly is the bathroom. Unfortunately, bathroom lighting is often pushed to the side in the remodeling process in favor of more "fun" decisions like countertop selections and tile layouts. With bathrooms becoming more spa-like and less utilitarian, proper lighting is essential to making the most of the space...
Mudroom Bench and Storage

This Laundry and Mudroom renovation project was recently completed for a client in Medfield, MA. Our client from Overfield Estates was anxious to update her existing laundry and back-hall to get a fresh look and improved traffic flow throughout the space. The back-hall had closets that made the traffic flow a bit cramped and the laundry room (next to the back hall) was also inefficient, with free-...

I’ve been in sales for 35 years, and I’ve owned Masters Touch for over 20 years.  When I need a service provided at my home, a mechanic, or if I’m looking to purchase a new lawnmower, I don’t want to get multiple prices. Instead, I ask friends and family what company they recommend.  Nothing beats a personal referral. Rather than worry about price, instead, focus on service and quality and you’ll ...
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...
Designer and Customers

Understanding Your Role in the Design-Build Process You’re going to undertake a home remodeling project and you’ve settled on a Design-Build Firm to execute the work and turn your dream into reality.  How do you help to ensure the project goes well and the finished product is everything you hoped for?  Hiring a reputable, established firm is the most important first step.  But, understanding your...

Needham 1843 Antique Remodel Masters Touch Design Build recently completed an antique remodel on a home in Needham. The front hall and dining room in this charming 1840’s home were in need of an update: the walls were covered in very old, uneven dark paneling, the floors (carpeted in the dining area and loose tile materials in the hall) were worn and out of level, the built-ins were dated and war...
style a kitchen

How to Style A Kitchen Like A Pro   The last step of a kitchen remodel is often the most overlooked one—styling your space.  By styling, I mean accessorizing the space and bringing it to life. You could have the most beautiful Carrara marble countertops and the perfect herringbone backsplash, but your kitchen will fall flat visually if you don’t finish the space with some personal touches...
Masters Touch Receives six Coty awards

Holliston MA Contractor Honored with Six CotY Awards The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) has awarded Masters Touch Design Build of Holliston, MA, a total of six 2017 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards. An award-winning custom home and renovation contractor, Masters Touch Design Build was presented with multiple CotY Awards ...