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December 2018

How to Tackle the Misused Space in the Home

By | December 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Improvement|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: , , , , |

When the seasons change, homeowners have much to think about when living in the New England region. As we prepare for the winter, we can expect much snowfall, ice, rain, and even snowstorms. The seasons in New England are known

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

Remodeling For The Future: How an Aging-In-Place Specialist Can Help You Maintain Independence

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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

March 2018

WORKS Renovates Porches

By | March 18th, 2018|Categories: Renovations|Tags: , |

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

WORKS Is Ready for Your Renovation Challenges

By | March 4th, 2018|Categories: Renovations|Tags: |

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.

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...

WORKS Takes a Kitchen From “OH NO” to “WOW!”

By | December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Kitchen|Tags: , , |

Back in June, I told you about the complete kitchen renovation of an 1880s Colonial in Beverly, Massachusetts. The homeowners worked with an architect to come up with several plans, and they chose WORKS to bring those plans to reality. Today I want to focus ...

November 2017

Renovation Ideas for a New Basement

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Basement, Home Improvement, Remodel, Renovations|Tags: , , |

Dark, dank, and neglected basements are often overlooked as a potential area for family hangouts and additional living space. Working with an experienced contractor, a basement renovation can even help increase the home’s market value...