The Palmer Group

Remodeling & New Construction Category

9 Ways To Save On Your Kitchen Remodel.

Houzz is one of our favorite resources for ideas and ways to save when remodeling your home.   Below are some great ideas from Houzz and helpful tips to save money on your next kitchen remodel. We would often incorporate ideas from this source into our own remodeling projects and would get rave reviews from our customers and people who saw our work. We are happy to consult with customers who have questions about remodeling their homes or buyers wondering about the underlying... Continue Reading >

Garden Road, Newton MA $1,250,000 This Street Being Transformed Overnight

The Palmer Group 24 Garden Road in Newton sold for $1,250,000.  One of our builder clients bought the home to renovate. Located at the base of Farlow Hill and on one of Newton Corner's prettiest streets, this 10 room, 6 bedroom, 3.5 bathrooms, slate roof, shingle and stucco colonial has elegance, grace, and charm. Our builder client who does a lot of high-end remodeling projects has plans for a complete and thorough renovation. As with many popular neighborhoods in Newton there is a great deal of exciting home improvement... Continue Reading >

13 Essential Steps To Follow When Hiring A Contractor.

The Palmer Group   When you can, get a referral from someone you trust.  Check references.  If possible, see jobs the contractor has completed. Ask your town's building department to see if they know of your contractor and ask about their reputation.  They will let you know If there are any red flags.  Lastly, check with the Better Business Bureau or the local Chamber of Commerce for complaints against the contractor. Get at least three written estimates on any job.  We do not always choose the lowest; we choose the contractor we trust the most to get ... Continue Reading >

One Of The Prettiest Lots In Wellesley, MA – 12 Arden Road – $2,899,000

The Palmer Group  12 Arden Road  Wellesley, MA Beautiful New Construction Home by one of our builder clients and current listing. 12 Arden Road Wellesley, MA  - $2,899,000 Style: Colonial      Rooms: 13      Bedrooms: 6      Baths: 6f, 2h Living Area: 7048      Acres: .46 (20090)    Year Built: 2013 This has to be one of the prettiest lots in Wellesley.  This beautiful flat lot located on a cul-de-sac street in The Dana Hall area of Wellesley backs up to 8 acres of conservation land and trails known as the... Continue Reading >

How Do You Spot A Decent Kitchen Cabinet?

The Palmer Group To the trained eye of a Realtor/Builder like Commonwealth Estates Residential Brokerage it's easy to spot the makings of a good kitchen cabinet.  If you know what to look for you can spot a stock cabinet kitchen, a semi-custom kitchen, or a true custom kitchen.  Below we give you a quick overview of the differences between the three and we also provide you with important information on the different things that will determine and drive the door and drawer pricing and... Continue Reading >

Stop Throwing Money Out Your Homes Old Windows.

The Palmer Group   If you're like a lot of our clients, you've probably had the discussion regarding your old windows. With heating costs on the rise, I'm sure you've thought about whether it's time to replace aging, drafty windows with efficient, tight-fitting ones. In addition to reducing your energy bill, new windows can make your home more comfortable, quiet, and attractive. But, we always tell clients don't expect to recoup your investment right away. If you have old fashioned single glazed widows, replacement windows might save you... Continue Reading >

Can A Roof Make A Statement? Learn How.

The Palmer Group Having been in the remodeling and building business for over 30 years we feel very strongly that the type of roofing material that you use can make a real statement about your home. The type of roofing material can project charm, character, elegance, richness, or a feeling of quality construction.  What's the Best Roofing Option For Your Home? Right now there are more roofing options in the marketplace than ever before and choosing one can be a tough decision.  Here in New England... Continue Reading >

Insider Secrets To Purchasing Massachusetts House Plans On-Line.

The Palmer Group What We Have Learned In Our 30 Years of Building and Remodeling About On-Line Home Plans. If you are building a brand new house you might already have a plan in mind or you might be able to find a stock house plan on the Internet. There are lots of Internet sites (DreamHomeSource) where you can look for stock house plans and because they sell these plans more than once they are relatively inexpensive compared to hiring an architect. The thing I would... Continue Reading >

Should I Fix Or Update My Massachusetts Home Prior To Selling?

The Palmer Group We Have Heard This Question from Hundreds of Home Owners. Should I fix or update my home prior to Selling? During a Sellers Market Since we’ve made a pretty good living building and remodeling homes over the last 30+ years we hear this question from sellers all the time.  If this were 10 years ago and we were still in a hot market I would often advise clients to fix or update certain things in their homes prior to selling because there was... Continue Reading >

Reasons Why We Prefer Hydro Air Systems For New England Homes.

The Palmer Group Hydro air heating systems are becoming increasingly popular in the New England area. We've installed Hydro Air systems in many of our projects and we are big fans of the technology.  The concept of hydro air is not new, and it has existed for most of this century.  I am not an engineer so my apologies.  I will attempt to break this down into laymans terms so you get an understanding of a Hydro Air System. A hydro air system is a combination of a... Continue Reading >

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