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
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
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...
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 ...
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...
If you suspect ghosts in your attic or axe murderers in hockey masks in your basement, then WORKS really cannot help you. But if your problem is the kitchen from hell, our team is ready to help. How do you know you have the kitchen from hell? It has...