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Innovation Construction Adds New Windows and Siding on an Onset Cottage


This three-sided waterfront family cottage was originally built in 1932. It survived the hurricanes of 1938 and 1954, and was the family summer destination of its second-generation owner.


Having purchased the property from the family estate, our homeowners set out to update the exterior in a traditional yet durable and carefree manner. It is their hope to hand down this hidden gem to their children.

We removed all the sidings and rotted wood trim. Our homeowners selected the Eastern white cedar Maibec solid-color, two-coat, prestained shingle featuring the strongest warranties available: 50 years against wood decay, 15 years on the solid color retention, and 5 years on labor.

We replaced the exterior wood trim with Azek PVC trim boards. This cellular PVC trim is the best and most high-performance trim product on the market. Azek adhesives and concealed fasteners finished out the installation.

The window selected was the Harvey brand Majesty series double-hung wood window featuring genuine wood interiors and a maintenance-free, aluminum-clad exterior. All Majesty windows are custom-made to the sizes required. With experienced, accurate measurements, the new construction-style windows marry up seamlessly to the existing wood interior trim. These new windows feature tilt-in sash, Energy Star-rated glass, and Harvey’s proprietary, virtually invisible screens for unobstructed views.

New Roof and Second Floor Addition on a Waterfront Cottage in Wareham


These clients had extensive storm damage to their roof. Upon careful inspection by Innovation Construction and a conversation with the client, it was decided that the best move both for now and for future generations would be to add a second floor. This gave them two new bedrooms, a new bath, and plenty of room for future grandkids to come and play!


Looking to add on to your home or redo your roof? Give us a call for ideas and an estimate!

West Wareham Kitchen Renovation Project


We completed this kitchen renovation project in a small Victorian cottage in West Wareham in 2016. The project included adding a new window, ceramic tiles on the floor, new walls, and a back door. We also installed new granite countertops and new cabinets for extended storage space.


Looking to renovate your own kitchen? Give us a call for ideas and an estimate!

kitchen lighting solutions

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Kitchen Lighting Solutions for Your Renovation

How can I get more natural light in my kitchen area?

We have mentioned the importance of plenty of light to help keep a small kitchen from feeling cramped, but every kitchen needs ample lighting, regardless of its size. The more natural light you can get, the better. Something to consider to increase natural light is adding a window or enlarging existing windows. If you live in a single-story home, have you thought about installing skylights? VELUX SUN TUNNEL™ skylights?  How about glass doors?Continue reading…

Kitchen Makeovers

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Kitchen Makeovers Begin with the Perfect Design

Do kitchen makeovers require a lot of planning and designing?

Effective, efficient, high quality kitchen makeovers require taking a good hard look at your current kitchen situation. What are the qualities of your kitchen that you wish to retain? What works for you? What does not? How is the condition of your floors, walls, and ceiling? Is a window too big or too small? Are there too many doors? Too few? How is the lighting? What actually occurs in your kitchen area? Do you use it strictly to cook food, or do you dine there as well? Do you find your family and friends gathering there, or do you wish you had the space and welcoming atmosphere for them? Most modern kitchen makeovers are more than just a place to store and prepare food.Continue reading…

Small kitchen makeovers

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Small Kitchen Makeovers

How Do I Make My Small Kitchen Look Larger?


Last week we talked about the importance of the proper layout for your kitchen. If your kitchen is small, designing the best layout to maximize your small kitchen makeovers can be a challenge. Knocking out a wall is not always a viable solution for a smaller or older home. If your yard space or budget is tight, adding on may not be an option either. A professional kitchen contractor can help you create the best kitchen to meet your needs in the space you have.Continue reading…

Kitchen Renovation Ideas

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Kitchen Renovation Ideas

In the previous post we talked about some ways to stay on budget when buying the materials for a kitchen renovation. Now we need to step back and talk about the layout of the kitchen and how that affects your budget.

How do I know if my kitchen needs a different layout?

Have you found yourself having to move from one end of the kitchen to the other to get something in the middle of cooking a meal? When the kids are raiding the fridge, is there room for you? Is there more than one cook at a time in the kitchen and if so, do you step over each other to get to spices, cooking utensils, pots, pans, food, etc? Can you get your meal out of the oven easily or do you need to be a contortionist in order to get it out? If you open the dishwasher or oven, does something else, like the fridge, become inaccessible?Continue reading…

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How Can I Make the Most of My Kitchen Renovation Budget?

How do I save money on my kitchen renovation without cutting corners?

There are many ways to save money on your kitchen renovation project without sacrificing quality, from creating a design that makes the best use of space to choosing good quality but less expensive materials that have similar looks and functionality.Continue reading…




After 34 years in the area, Innovation Construction Co. can safely be considered a local fixture. We offer a range of home improvement services from building additions and decks to remodeling kitchens and baths. The website has the details. Since our goal is to make sure our clients get the best possible product within their budget, we’re adding another service to make that happen. We can now help facilitate low cost loans so our homeowner clients can more easily afford the best version of their home improvement dream.Continue reading…

Eco-friendly Kitchen Backsplash

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Eco-friendly Kitchen Backsplash

Going green in the kitchen has been a lot easier now than in decades past. For instance, there are now a variety of Eco-friendly kitchen backsplashes to choose from. Green backsplashes now come in different materials, colors, textures and designs that would fit any budget or style preference.

It is important to invest in a good, solid kitchen backsplash. Besides protecting your kitchen walls from spills and stains, it also gives a strong decorative statement in your overall kitchen. You can have discreet neutrals for your backsplash or one which stands out from the rest of your kitchen decor.

Here is a list of the sustainable Continue reading…

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