Episode Description In our season two finale, Sarah and Bruce welcome experts Jane Egge of MacCleod and Moynihan and Jeremy Kindall of New England Window Works to discuss all things windows. First, Jane breaks down replacement windows and the many options available to homeowners. Then, Jeremy talks about rehabbing windows and shares how he works to restore them, making his case on why … [Read more...] about Episode 16: Window of Opportunity
Episode Description In this episode, Sarah and Bruce welcome Clayton Schuller, President of Select Building Products who shares his new favorite green Sarah, and Bruce welcome Dee Elms, owner of Elms Interior Design, who gives a new perspective on the spaces you already have in your home. From color choices to millwork to the importance of furniture layout, furniture and rug sizing, and more, … [Read more...] about Episode 15: A New Perspective
Episode Description In this episode, Sarah and Bruce welcome Clayton Schuller, President of Select Building Products who shares his new favorite green and sustainable wood products. Then, Clayton provides insight on steps homeowners can take to make sure their homes are running as efficiently as possible. Builder's Notebook is recorded and produced by JDCommunications, Inc. Theme music by … [Read more...] about Episode 14: It’s Easy Being Green
Episode Description The kitchen, once hidden behind closed doors, has become the centerpiece of a home. It is not only where people gather to eat, but more times than not has multipurpose use. In this episode, Sarah and Bruce welcome Alisha Serras, owner of Scavolini Showroom to talk about contemporary kitchens. From design aesthetics, to how to properly hide appliances, Alisha, who devotes her … [Read more...] about Episode 13: All About Kitchens
By Doug Hanna Building construction is a dangerous business. At a time when many jobs have moved from factory floors to cubicles, and from farms to malls, construction remains something that must be done on-site, by actual people. Those people, the people who work on your homes, face potential dangers every day. Electrical hazards fall, and injuries from tools make up the majority of injuries … [Read more...] about Job Site Dangers in the Construction Business
One of the most beautiful and interesting local historic materials found in the greater Boston built environment is what is called Roxbury Puddingstone. This is a native sandstone inlaid with granite pebbles and fragments of quartz and then metamorphosized into something hard enough to build with. Historically, it was used to build masonry walls and foundations throughout the Boston area and … [Read more...] about What Is Roxbury Puddingstone?
Our carpenters’ ingenuity is constantly being challenged to produce real-world construction solutions that charm, function, and endure, but typically this ingenuity is hidden in the work. They are satisfied with that, as impeccable workmanship is their constant and ultimate aim. Generally, if the carpenter is seen in the work, then a mistake was made! A disorienting sideways double-hung window … [Read more...] about Disoriented & Double Hung Window
By Doug Hanna More and more, people of my generation and older hear the phrase "aging-in-place." It could be taken to mean standing still until you shuffle off this mortal coil, and indeed, standing still would no doubt hasten the process. But aging-in-place is the current term used to describe methods that allow people to remain in their homes as long as possible, as they grow old. This is a … [Read more...] about Aging in Place: Renovations for Senior Living