BASEMENT CONVERTS TO A SUITE FOR ACCESSIBLE LIVING

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Your basement is a gold mine of untapped real estate – extremely valuable when you need to expand your space on a budget, as you’ve seen in our post about cost-effective basement conversion options.  It’s a very appealing option when you require accommodation for wheelchair accessibility, as the basement offers blank space waiting to be shaped rather than “worked around” – with the opportunity to build tricky custom areas, such as an accessible bath, more easily to specs. And when you need to carve a complete accessible living space, the professional basement conversion is ideal.Continue reading…

Your Basement: Space to Create an Ideal Accessible Bath

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accessible bathroomIf you saw our last post on the many options for finished basements, you’ve seen the cost-effectiveness of increasing your livable space by having your basement professionally finished. The beauty of all that available space really shines through when your remodeling needs include accommodating wheelchair accessibility. The space requirements for wider doorways, adequate turnarounds, and barrier-free thresholds and shower areas can be challenging to reconfigure in existing rooms.Continue reading…

Home Remodeling: A Garage Becomes a Library

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(This is the second installment of a two-part series on our garage transformation. Click here to view Part 1.)

An old or unused garage is a waste of space and a waste of your expensive real estate. We at Innovation Construction Co. Design & Build helped one local homeowner solve this problem with dramatic results when we converted an outdated garage to an outstanding library with multi-use space.Continue reading…

Innovation Earns Certification in Advanced Finish Carpentry

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Local builder and remodeling expert Keith Dmytryck, owner and operator of the Wareham-based Innovation Construction Co. Design & Build, is pleased to announce his latest certification in an ongoing effort to continually improve his expertise and keep up with the latest in cutting edge techniques.

On September 23, 2011, Keith attended the day-long Gary Katz Fine Finish Carpentry Clinic in Rockland, MA, earning certification in advanced finish carpentry skills. Already an expert carpenter/builder with over thirty years of experience, Keith continues to seek opportunities to enhance these skills.Continue reading…

Think Outside the Square: Design Your Deck for Your Personal Style

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The ideal vision of a sunny day in the backyard usually includes relaxing on the deck. So it’s not surprising that a deck addition is a highly popular choice in home renovation. You obviously want to get the most enjoyment from your new play area, so before you contact a builder and tell him, “Build me a deck!”, you might want to work up a little fantasy of how your deck reflects your style and enhances your outdoor experience. So – what does your fantasy deck look like.Continue reading…

DESIGN DETAIL – VINTAGE CHARM: Another in a series from Innovation Construction Co.

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While there is a lot to be said for modern style, it’s hard to argue with design elements that have endured for decades or even centuries and have only gotten better with time. In a testament to their lasting appeal, classic elements such as hardwood floors, staircase balusters, and crown molding have never ceased to charm. And if history is any indicator, they’re not likely to fall out of favor any time soon.Continue reading…

Unused Garage to Great Library Living Space: THE PROCESS!

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The lovely little seaside cottage? Charming! The cramped wood frame one-car garage tacked on in the 1950s? Not so much. But this homeowner had almost a perfect thing going: a lovely house by the sea that fulfilled her dream of retiring from Boston to where she grew up.

After settling in for a year, she realized two things: she never wanted to leave, and she definitely needed more living space. In this situation, a garage conversion was the perfect way to go.Continue reading…

A NEW ROOM HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: Transforming Your Unused Garage into a Livable Space

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It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your car is? Probably not in the garage if you’re like many people. Most of us suffer from inadequate storage syndrome, and stuff seems to spill over into that handy sort-of-inside space – pushing out the car that used to park there. You still love it but, hey, it can live outside!

A few items, like tools, garden supplies, and some household supplies, have a happy home in a raw vehicle-free space. But many items (like photos, electronics, vinyl records, bedding, and clothes) are affected by temperature fluctuations and damp, and should be stored in the controlled environment of an interior living space.Continue reading…

All-Access Pass: PLANNING ACCESSIBLE LIVING SPACE FOR CONTINUED INDEPENDENCE

Innovation Construction Co.. is devoted to helping seniors age independently and in place.

Remodeling with universal design in mind and an eye on cost.

Accessibility and value are two key concerns for remodeling clients today.

Accessibility for the growing number of baby boomers who want their homes to accommodate them as they age. Value for budget-minded homeowners who are trying to stretch every dollar further in a tight economy.

With smart planning and foresight, accessibility expenditures can be gradually paced, beginning with minor but practical changes that are cost-conscious from the start and working into more dramatic renovations that will ultimately be hugely cost-effective investments that can avert the necessity of a financially draining move to assisted living.Continue reading…

GPBA April Meeting – Update & Changes to the MA

The April Meeting of the Greater Plymouth Builders Association (GPBA) was held on April 21, 2011 at the John Carver Inn, Summer Street in Plymouth. The featured speaker was Mike Guigli of the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards. Mike gave a comprehensive, two- hour overview of the updates and changes to the 8th Edition of the 1 and 2 family Residential Building Code, Massachusetts State Building Code.

The GPBA has applied for continuing education credits for this program under the new Construction Supervisors License Continuing Education Program.

As a professional renovator and home improvement contractor, Keith Dmytryck of Innovation Construction Co. Design & Build, Wareham MA attended this event.