Discrimination in Construction – A Real Problem
Discrimination in Construction – A Real Problem The number of builders that have turned a blind eye and allowed this curse to invade our industry is staggering. Every day, I see more and more examples of this stain on what once was a great profession and honorable trade. I’m not talking about racial discrimination, but…
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What’s it Going to Cost?
Yes, it will cost more, yes it will take longer. That’s the point.
Time and Material or Fixed Bid?
If you are a homeowner looking to hire a contractor to do projects around your house, knowing which option is the best, is not always that clear.
Are You Busy?
A very nice woman stopped by the Contemporary Farmhouse project in Sherborn today. After she drove on the grass to get around the 2 cars blocking the “do not enter the construction site this way sign” she popped out of her car and asked about the project and said she was in the market for…
3 Must Know Accessibility Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
Written by: Patrick Young Congratulations on beginning the journey of owning your own home! This will most likely be the largest purchase and one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. There are always important considerations whenever you begin house hunting, and your accessibility needs are surely among them. Educating yourself as much as…
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Avoid These 7 Types of Contractors
If you own a home, hiring a contractor is one of life’s necessary evils and is pretty much unavoidable. My heart has a permanent ache for anyone that has to make that dreaded call for home project.
Will My Hall Bathroom Remodel Really Cost $500/SF?
The existing square footage is approx 45 sf with a tub, toilet, single vanity and a linen closet.
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So You Want to Build a New House in Sherborn?
Building a new contemporary construction home is hard enough. Add a new septic system and you will have your hands full
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Why The Double Hung is an Inferior Window
The double hung window is an inferior window. It simply cannot seal as effectively as a hinged window, whether it’s a casement, awning or a European style tilt and turn.
What to Know About Contemporary Design
Contemporary design and architecture does not adhere to any one particular style, as contemporary elements can be combined with all other forms of architecture.
7 Tips to Get Your House Ready for Fall
As my late father in law used to say, “Fall is right around the corner”
Remodel or Tear it Down
As a design build remodeling contractor, I often get asked by potential clients if it would make more sense to just tear down their existing house and start from scratch. This question usually comes after they realize how much their remodel is actually going to cost. Most of the time the answer is simple. As…
Why I Love Remodeling in Belmont
The design build process is a perfect fit in Belmont. The lots are tight, the houses are old and the zoning is strict. Working with a design firm like Jensen Hus, that understands cost, the restrictions, the bylaws and all the other hurdles that face a remodel, will give you the best chance to get…
Move or Remodel in Belmont MA
Remodeling in Belmont MA is expensive! As a design build contractor in the Belmont area I visit many clients and potential clients that want to remodel their home and have begun the process of looking for a general contractor or a design build company or an architect, but are soon discouraged when they find out…
Major Belmont Remodel
My clients were in the market for a large home for their young family of 3 boys and stumbled upon a beautiful square colonial that our company Jensen Hus (formerly Dishington Construction) had remodeled for a client a year prior. This house was supposed to be my other client’s forever home, but a unexpected job…