Paul Morse Earns Master Certified Remodeler Designation

Certification logo MCR, GCP, UDCP

We are delighted to announce that Paul Morse, founder of Morse Constructions, has earned the Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

The MCR designation was created to recognize remodeling contractors who have demonstrated superior remodeling knowledge, dedication to the industry, and community involvement.  To earn the MCR designation, remodelers must undergo comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills. The NARI certification program assesses the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in more than 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, planning and building site layout, and all trades skills required in home remodeling.

MCR candidates must have attained the NARI Certified Remodeler (CR) designation and maintained it for a minimum of 10 years. Candidates must have also achieved at least one additional NARI certification, and have served in a NARI chapter or community leadership position. All MCRs are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

In addition to his long tenure as a Certified Remodeler, Paul is a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter, Green Certified Professional, and Universal Design Certified Remodeler. Want to know more about what these designations mean? Read our "Remodeling Credentials Decoded" blog post!

Congratulations Paul!

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Pocket Doors: A Flexible Solution to Balance Openness with Privacy

Boston renovation with pocket doors  Morse Constructions

Pocket doors are not just for small spaces! While they are often used to provide privacy when a traditional swinging door occupies too much floor or wall space, a pocket door is also an ideal solution if you want the ultimate in flexibility.A pocket door slides into the wall when not in use. Without the visual obstruction of a door, spaces flow together. When you want privacy or a more intimate space, simply pull the door closed.

In the Back Bay renovation above, we used pocket doors to provide the best of both worlds -- smooth traffic flow throughout living areas when the doors are open, with an option to close off kitchen clutter from primary entertaining areas when the doors are closed.

The ideal time to install pocket doors is during construction or renovation when the walls are open. It can be significantly more difficult (and expensive) to retroactively install a pocket door into a finished room.

For more examples of pocket doors and good advice about hardware, we are pleased to share this recent Ideabook from Houzz.com.

To view the Ideabook full size on Houzz, simply click on any image or caption.

 

Tags: home renovation, Boston renovation, home design, doors