So many home remodeling or renovation features add great value to homes. Luxurious bathrooms, and wide open, family-centric kitchens are more popular than ever. When adding to your home over the years, there are certain elements you can upgrade to
When you’re planning a home remodeling project, there are some steps you can take to prepare before you begin. From budget estimation and thinking long-term, we noted the most important ways in which homeowners can prepare. Read through this list,
As it’s now 2019, many homeowners have made New Year’s Resolutions for this year that surround the home. These are important types of resolutions, as the home requires work throughout the year to ensure safety and longevity. Everyone has all
Misused space is common in almost any home. This is a space that is large or aesthetically appealing and could be better or more useful with thought and planning. These spaces become cluttered before you know it. This misused space
The home is a special place, welcoming families, pets, and visitors alike. When homeowners move into a new home, there’s so much to focus on with getting comfortable and getting everything into place – and this doesn’t stop. There is
Whether you live in an old or a new home, energy efficiency is important. One of the best ways to save energy in the home is to manage your seals, doors, windows, and insulation. This is especially important to think
Are you frustrated with your current property? This could mean you don’t have enough time on your hands, you need assistance in prioritizing, or you simply don’t know how to tackle small repairs before they become expensive projects. You’ll be
After years of traffic, sometimes the flooring in the home needs to be replaced. When your recognize the need to replace your floors, you have many options to explore. Many homeowners have different choices and different needs. For example,
Many homes in New England have mudrooms at the entrance of their homes. Mudrooms are semi-separate rooms from the main living space of a home in which people store outdoor equipment, hang coats, and store shoes. When family and
There are many steps when it comes to home renovations. It can be difficult to know where to start, as a starting point is different for everyone. We wrote this blog to get you thinking on the right track
Here at Works By JD, we’re always striving to enhance our customer experience. Part of that effort includes giving our employees the continued training and resources they need to grow and develop as professionals. Our most recent training was a
The options available in home remodeling and design have never been greater. While most savvy consumers are considering design elements with timeless style, it also helps to make choices which are “ageless.” Ageless, or Universal Design, not only improves your
Folks turned up from all over the North Shore and Greater Boston area to attend the Spring 2018 Home Show at the Topsfield Fairgrounds from April 20-22. The Works by JD team was there with over 120 other exhibitors, meeting
Are you among the millions of Americans who plan to stay in their current home to enjoy retirement? If so, you may find that your home needs updating to make life easier as you age. These age-friendly features, best known
A beautiful, three-story, Colonial-style home in South Andover, built in 1992, seemed to have everything a homeowner could want—including fireplace, den, finished basement, and pool—but the front porch had suffered from neglect. The WORKS team often renovates porches. In this
The WORKS team and I enjoy the remodel and renovation challenges that we sometimes face as we work on homes, apartments, public buildings, and office complexes throughout the North Shore and Historic North of Boston.
When the homeowners of a two-story, 1880 Colonial home in Beverly Farms wanted to build an addition and new farmer’s porch, they naturally turned to WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis as their general contractor.
A bulkhead door is a sloping door, set just above the ground, that covers a set of stairs into the basement from the outside. Bulkheads are most common in the Northeast and in older homes—because originally cellars were dismal places...
Drywall is one of the skills every reputable construction crew has to master—and we have great respect for it. While we can still plaster walls the old fashioned way, that takes a long time and the result is an acquired taste. Ready-made drywall—also called...
As a homeowner, you must think about wood rot not only in terms of your home’s structural integrity, but in terms of safety. When wood rot penetrates the boards of a porch or deck, when it weakens risers and balusters, it creates a hazard for anyone walking...