Author Archives for Kara Wilson

Why Choose Design-Build?
Published July 18, 2017 | By

Why is design-build so expensive? Turns out, it’s actually not… This is an excerpt from Dave’s upcoming book about design-build and the design and construction industry.  I wish to lift as many spirits with spaces as possible with my career. My long-term aspirations are in large scale mixed-use real estate development. I completed a real… View Article

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Architectural Floor Plan Drawings
7 Questions You Must Ask an Architect
Published June 23, 2017 | By

How do you know if your architect is the right one? It can be really difficult to navigate the professional world of architecture and design. As a homeowner, it can be hard to come into the architecture industry and really differentiate between the various professionals out there that can produce a design for an addition,… View Article

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How to Choose Kitchen Countertop Materials
Published October 14, 2016 | By

Choosing the countertop material in a remodeling project can be one of the more confusing choices, as well as one that has a significant visual impact on the space that you’re remodeling. There are so many choices and it can be very difficult to differentiate between all the varied products that are out there. We put… View Article

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Top 6 Things to Childproof In Your Home!
Published September 9, 2016 | By

According to the CDC, around 2.3 million children are accidentally injured, with more than 2,500 killed each year. Children between the ages of 1 to 4 are more likely to be killed by an accident in the home than by a stranger’s violence. Childproofing your home can be a very important measure to make sure that… View Article

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The Lost Art of the Architect
Published July 13, 2016 | By

What is architecture, anyway? We are surrounded by it in the spaces we live, work and play in.  Just as a painting can be lousy, average, or great, so can architecture.  Greatness in architecture should be striven for, because it has the ability to impact life more than any other art-form. Cost, schedule, and the details of how… View Article

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Room to Dream: Janice’s Project
Published June 8, 2016 | By

NEDC recently partnered with SmartCoats and EMNARI to completely remodel a room for a child who suffers from a chronic medical condition through the Room to Dream Foundation. This year, we worked with Janice Alvarenga and her family to create a separate living space within her parents’ bedroom for her to sleep, as well as… View Article

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Somerville Home Addition
Published February 25, 2016 | By

                               Recent Project New England Design & Construction recently worked on a home addition in Somerville. Here are the before and after photos of the whole remodel. Be prepared to say WOW! The home used to be quite small before we… View Article

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A Kitchen Transformation
Published February 12, 2016 | By

  Our Most Recent Remodel This is the latest project NEDC recently completed. Prior to construction the family had an outdated 1920’s style kitchen with approximately about 13 x 10 sq ft of space. Adjacent to the kitchen was a large family room — some square footage was taken from the family room and used… View Article

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Molly’s Book
Published February 11, 2016 | By

    Molly’s Book Remodeling someone’s home is a very intimate process.  Most of the times our clients live through the remodel – sometimes without a kitchen or more than 1/2 of their usual space for multiple months.  A lot of our clients also have children.  So there is some sacrifice involved for sure in… View Article

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Meet our Quality Control Officer: Javier Montalvo
Published February 5, 2016 | By

JAVIER MONTALVO Javier joined the NEDC team in June of 2015, relocating from Oregon with his wife and family. He has been an Elementary school teacher, a Home Inspector, and a Restaurant Owner among other things, contributing to a vast experience in business, teaching, and the construction industry. A small business owner of JML Real Estate… View Article

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