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Net-positive high-end custom build
Posted Apr 21 at 9:30 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
In honor of Earth Day, we highlight three sustainable homes that are as easy on the eye as they are the environment. Each speaks volumes about the dexterity and vision of the firms that designed and constructed them, as well as the professionals' commitment to a green built environment. Net-Positive Suburban Stunner Construction by Thoughtforms Corporation; architecture by Zero Energy Design;...
High-end modern home in New England
Posted Apr 19 at 10:22 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Adolfo Perez Architect has come to be known for his immaculate contemporary homes and his luxe, linear living spaces. His award-winning settings not only have an inherent geometry, they have an attitude. His homes are born of a keen sense of place and noted for their marriage of technology, craftsmanship and sophistication. The following designs are just a sampling of his vision, every one...
Perfection Fence panelists
Posted Apr 18 at 6:19 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Last week’s event, If You Dream It, We Can Build It, cohosted by BDG and Perfection Fence at the company’s Marshfield headquarters, was a successful, informative open house and panel discussion with the spirit of an industry reception.     The event, which was moderated by BDG’s publisher Melanie Perillo, featured builder Douglas Whitla of Whitla Brothers Builders, Inc., Dan Gordon of Dan Gordon...
Seasonal tips for your yard
Posted Apr 17 at 3:11 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
We won’t sugarcoat it. This winter has left a mark, and sprucing up your yard is going to require some doing. Broken tree limbs are littering landscapes and roads; mailboxes have yelled “timber!” and sad, sagging fences are in dire need of repair. Luckily, BDG has just the professionals to help you tidy up your yard but good. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you beautify your outdoor space....
Before and Afters for a Designer's Coastal Bungalow
Posted Apr 16 at 2:09 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Senior designer Julie Lyons is full of bright ideas for clients of Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center, so, when it came to transforming her own bungalow-style abode on the coast, we were beyond interested to see how she and her husband, Michael, handled her home’s transformation. Thankfully, Julie has a deep knowledge of the building and design industry as well as critical, creative eye, and...
Boston Marathon Runners
Posted Apr 13 at 8:45 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
We’ve learned of two athletes in the BDG community running the 122nd Boston Marathon: Eddie Gaffney (pictured above), Associate AIA & IT Director of Patrick Ahearn Architect and Kenneth Frommer, Vice President and Senior Project Manager of Kistler & Knapp Builders, Inc. We caught up with these two inspirational individuals to learn more about their background and training, the causes...
High-end homes on the Boston Marathon route
Posted Apr 12 at 10:15 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When the Boston Marathon comes around everyone wants to be on the route. From the starting point in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line, fans and family members jockey for position as they try to scope out the very best vantage to cheer on the runners. Should they stake out turf on Heartbreak Hill and buoy the athletes in their time of need or make a beeline for the Back Bay finish line...
Colorful indoor-outdoor rugs
Posted Apr 11 at 10:54 PM in Shopping by Sandy Giardi
If you’re in the market for a fresh, new indoor/outdoor rug, head to Wayland Home & Design for their Dash & Albert Trunk Show, April 19, 6-8pm. The premier rug company features an array of knappy naturals, striped nauticals and color-rich rug patterns for spring. People adore Dash & Albert’s jutes, sisals and hooked rugs, and they’re popular in “entryways, under dining tables, in...
Smart Home Tech made Simple
Posted Apr 10 at 5:14 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Baffled by smart homes? Don’t be. Though smart home tech is complex, Audio Video Design strives to make it user-friendly and fun! Join AVD for a free interactive seminar expressly for homeowners at their Westwood showroom, April 14. At this Boston Design Week event, participants will experience the latest in digital home offerings—from lighting control and window shade automation to multi-room...
Garage door makeover
Posted Apr 9 at 7:24 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
As your home’s single largest opening, a renovation to your garage doors gives your entire home an instant facelift and ups the curb appeal significantly. Most people don’t think twice before renovating the kitchen or the bathroom, but some guests to your home never see those areas, explains Eric Euell, business manager of Garage Headquarters. Nearly everyone catches a glimpse of your garage, as...

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