The Secret to Successful Home Renovations

In early 2014, we published a quick guide called "How to Plan a Successful Renovation". In it, we shared the story of a gentleman who contacted us two weeks before Christmas to inquire about renovating a bathroom as a Christmas gift for his wife. It would have been a wonderful gift -- if he (and his wife) started planning the renovation months earlier.

Successful renovations depend upon careful planning and collaboration. It is a recipe for trouble to rush the process. (We also think it is a recipe for trouble to surprise a spouse, partner or roommate with a renovation that does not incorporate his or her input, but that is a discussion for another day.)

What are the secrets for successful home renovations? Take a look at our guide on the topic and this recent Houzz Ideabook by Toronto architect Jeffrey Veffer. He makes some great points! To read the full article on a single page on the Houzz website (as opposed to the excerpted slide show mode shown here), just click any photo.


Plesae give us a call at 617-666-4460 or email Paul if you have any questions or would like to discuss your project.

Tags: home renovation, Boston renovation, renovation guides, Massachusetts renovation

Aging-in-Place Renovations (and Morse) Featured in Boston Globe

Aging in Place article Boston GlobeAging-in-Place is a topic that is very important to us. We renovate with aging-in-place in mind, Paul is a NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and a member of the National Aging-in-Place Council, and Paul and Karen Morse recently renovated their own home so they can stay put as they age. Paul has testified at the Massachusetts State House on visitability and aging-in-place issues and we recently wrote a guide to aging-in-place renovations. So when Boston Globe correspondent Jay Fitzgerald contacted Paul for an article about aging-in-place renovations, he was more than happy to share his thoughts.

Jay's article -- entitled "Aging in YOUR Place" -- was published in the April 13, 2013 Boston Sunday Globe. The article features photos of Paul and Karen's own home, as well as extensive comments from Paul. We'd love to know what you think of the article. You can read it on the Boston Globe website here.

If you have any comments or questions, please post them on the blog or email Paul.

Tags: aging in place, Morse Constructions News, Paul Morse, Boston Globe

Stephen Cohen of Stephen Cohen Builders Joins Morse Constructions

Stephen Cohen, Morse ConstructionsWe are delighted that respected builder Stephen Cohen has joined the Morse team as Production Manager. Stephen is responsible for ensuring a smooth construction process, high level of client communication, and superior craftsmanship on Morse Constructions projects.

Before joining us, Stephen had operated Stephen Cohen Builders for almost 40 years. Based in Cambridge, MA, Stephen Cohen Builders was known throughout the Boston area for its expertise in fine quality home building, additions, period restorations, and construction management.

2014 is off to a wonderful start. Stephen will enable us to to continue to grow without sacrificing the attentive personal service and commitment to quality for which Morse Constructions has become known.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul, email Stephen, or give Stephen a call at 617-666-4460.


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