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January 2019

Best Ways to Increase Your Home Value

By | January 12th, 2019|Categories: Home Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

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

How to Prepare for a Home Remodeling Project

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Home Improvement, Remodel|Tags: , , , , |

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,

How to Keep Up Your New Year’s Home Resolutions

By | January 1st, 2019|Categories: Home Improvement, Property Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

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

December 2018

How to Tackle the Misused Space in the Home

By | December 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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

Why are Home Repairs and Restorations Important?

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Repair, Restoration|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Window and Door Installation for Energy Efficiency

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Doors, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

The WORKS Property Maintenance Experience

By | December 1st, 2018|Categories: Property Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

November 2018

How to Winterize the Interior & Exterior of Your Home

By | November 27th, 2018|Categories: Home Improvement, Restoration|Tags: , , , , |

How to Winterize the Interior of Your Home Sealing Windows and Doors Take a few minutes to check every window and door in the house. Is there a draft coming from any one of them? If so, you would do

How to Choose New Floors for the Home

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Carpentry, wood|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  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,

How to Remodel for a Spa Bathroom

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Bathroom, Home Improvement, Upgrade|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  If you’ve always wanted to remodel for a spa bathroom, we’ve made this blog to help you. There are so many options and ways to go about bathroom remodeling. Read on to learn how to create a room in

How to Add a Mudroom to Your Home Before This Winter

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Addition, Home Improvement, Mudroom, Renovations|Tags: , , , , , |

  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

Where to Start With Planning Home Renovations

By | November 12th, 2018|Categories: Home Improvement, Renovations|Tags: , , , , , |

  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

May 2018

April 2018

Spring 2018 Topsfield Home Show

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

March 2018

February 2018

Construction of a New Addition to 1880 Home

By | February 4th, 2018|Categories: Addition, General Contractor|Tags: , , , |

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.

January 2018

Removing a Rotting Bulkhead Door

By | January 21st, 2018|Categories: door, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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...

December 2017

Rot Puts Your Home at Risk—and WORKS Has the Cure

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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...