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This is a fabulous idea! Especially in a bathroom.
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Sneak peek at almost completed custom bathroom built from scratch in lower level of a Falmouth MA Home.  Shower tile is large format subway and shower base is Kohler Archer 60x60 
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Bringing home a new member of the family. Meet Sheba, future job site dog and quite the love bug!
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Before and after pics of a Falmouth Cape Cod Kitchen Remodel 
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Before and After pictures of a small kitchen remodel in Harwich MA.
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A Gentle Soul Who Left Paw Prints Of Joy Across Our Lives.
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Recently I took a field trip of a sorts to check out two new kitchen and bath showrooms that opened in Falmouth and to see what they had to offer. First up is Supply New England's Kitchen and Bath Gallery of Falmouth.  They relocated from Main Street Falmouth recently and now reside in the old Falmouth Ford location.  From the exterior, you would expect to see a fairly large showroom yet, once you step inside you realize that the space is not as big as it would seem. The majority of the building is given over to the supply house. However don't let that deter you from visiting as the showroom is actually very attractive as you can see in the picture below.  Read more by clicking the link below:
http://www.atdesignremodel.com/journal/visiting-a-bath-and-kitchen-showroom-in-falmouth-ma.html
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How To Spot a Poorly Constructed Bathroom...

Often times I can walk into a bathroom of any age or style and immediately spot the small things that tell me if the bathroom was remodeled the right way or not.

The giveaways...

Tile abuts fixtures, casings and baseboard.  Talk about looking like crap. The grout usually looks messy and when the wood shrinks from seasonal changes, cracks will start to show. Not to mention that the baseboard looks even smaller due to the reduced height.  And don't get me started on tiling in a vanity bottom instead of going under.  If someone wanted to change the vanity at a later date due to a style change, or if it was damaged, they would be stuck trying to match the exact footprint of the old vanity. 

Beadboard paneling installed over the drywall.  This is another save-a-buck detail that drives me crazy. The paneling is usually so thin that it the bead detail is minimal and yet applying it over the drywall flattens any window or door casing profiles.  The proven way to install beadboard wainscot in a bathroom is to remove the drywall from the wall and apply the beadboard directly to the studs. This allows you to install a true beadboard and also keep the profiles/shadow lines of the window and door trim intact.

Tub or shower base is spongy. Just about every tub or shower installed over the last 40 years has been installed without regard to proper support under the base. I can step into and immediately feel if the base is properly supported or not.  It has give and feels bouncy. The correct way to install the base or tub is as follows:

1. Replace or upgrade the subfloor with new and or additional plywood. 
2. Nail down wire mesh under the base or tub foot print. This is to help keep the mortar in place. 
3. Mix and pile mounds of structural mortar over the mesh.
4. Bed the base down into the mortar and confirm that it is level.
5. Install temporary blocking around the rim or top to keep it from moving as the mortar cures. 

Doing the above ensures that when anyone steps into the tub or shower, there is an absolute feeling of solidness. Yes, doing this while installing the tub or base is a pain and takes more time and money and it's worth it.

Cheesy soap dishes or alcoves. This detail absolutely drives me crazy. Below is a picture of a tiled bathtub surround with a molded soap dish just slapped into the wall. Not only does it stick out like a large pimple on your forehead, they placed it right in the middle of the accent tile row.  Down. Right. Ugly.  

Read more about poorly constructed bathrooms here. http://www.atdesignremodel.com/journal/how-to-spot-a-poorly-constructed-bathroom.html
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@designREMODELReceives Best Of Houzz Award  Remodeling and Home Design
 
 Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

 

Mashpee MA February 4, 2014 –@designREMODEL of Mashpee, MA  has been awarded “Best Of Houzz”  for the second consecutive year by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design.@designREMODEL was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

 

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.  

 

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize @designREMODEL among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

 

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like  John Clark, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community
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Complete update of late 70's bathroom in Sandwich MA. 
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Kitchen and dining addition on my own house in Mashpee MA.
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Kathie Ferguson
a year ago
John Clark of @DesignRemodel recently completed a beautiful remodel of my kitchen. The project went very smoothly and was completed on time and on budget. John listened carefully and corrected all the things that bothered me about my old kitchen. I now have more counter space where I need it and greatly improved storage, even though the size and layout of the space did not change. Every detail was very well thought out. John is a very competent project manager. All the goods and supplies for the project were on hand before he began. He schedules pleasant, reliable trade professionals for electrical, plumbing, and painting. This is the second remodeling project that @DesignRemodel has completed for me. I was equally pleased with my bathroom remodel three years ago. After that experience, I knew John Clark would be my only choice for any future projects.
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Ed DiFilippo
a year ago
Working with John Clark was a complete pleasure. From the very first time we met John we felt very comfortable trusting him and his team to guide us with design selection to update our 35 year old bathroom. Everything John prepared us for before the work started was 100% accurate. During the demolition process we were amazed at how neat, clean, and professional everyone was. Communication was very open and there were no surprises. The finished product exceeded our expectations and we plan on working with @designRemodel for future projects. We highly recommend working with John Clark and his team of professionals!
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A Google User
3 years ago
Finding good contractors on Cape Cod has proven to be quite difficult. Most times you're lucky if someone even shows up and if they do you start wishing they never had after dealing with all the painstaking problems throughout the duration of the project. Those that do put on a good front you're afraid to even contact because they're probably way out of your price range. We had dealt with pretty much all of the above on various smaller renovations on our historic little Cape Cod. Until we hired John from @design Remodel. I had good feelings from the very beginning when he called to tell us that he was a few days behind on getting our design ready. This small courtesy of communicating everything continued throughout the process and really put us at ease about talking to him about any concerns we had throughout the renovation. @design may not come in with the lowest bid for your project, but you certainly get what you pay for and then some. John was very understanding when it came to our budget and never made us feel like we were being forced into anything. He took care to find us products that were on sale, allowed us to take part in some of the smaller tasks to save money, and did his best when picking products and manufacturers to keep to our budget. This was particularly important for us given today's questionable economy. John had a rigorously planned schedule that even included keeping us, the clients, on task by reminding us about decisions we needed to make in order to keep to the greater schedule. The order of operations was meticulously planned to prevent any destruction or potential damage to areas that were already completed and John took extra care to keep the rest of our home as clean as possible. Even though we ran into a few issues with manufacturers that delayed the whole process by a few weeks, John made sure we had a working kitchen during that time and checked to see that we were comfortable with how things were going. Not having to deal directly with all of the plumbers, electricians, cabinet companies, painters, inspectors, countertop manufacturers, etc. really made things seem less stressful and I always had full confidence that John was on our side. John's attention to detail, professionalism, and down to earth personality are some of the things that make him stand out from other people in his industry. He has a wonderful way of getting to know his clients and I was rather impressed with his ability to understand our style and what we we were looking for right from the beginning. This was something I hadn't experienced before and really saved me from the exhausting task of describing every little detail of what we wanted or didn't want. He also made great suggestions for ways to keep the design within the 'look' of the rest of our old house. The end result was an amazing kitchen and a content feeling that I no longer had to put time and effort into finding a good contractor.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you Tim and Alicia for taking the time to write this great review of the project. I enjoyed creating your kitchen and pictures of the project are liked by many on Houzz!
A Google User
3 years ago
We used John Clark for two projects. He did our bathrooms over and he also installed new windows and sliders for us. The projects were done on time and within budget. John is meticulous in his work and we avidly endorse him.
Randy Borgatti
a year ago
We highly recommend John Clark of @design Remodel of Mashpee. John created a master bathroom and a small office out of an adjoining room off our master bedroom and made it look like it was always there. The woodwork in our home is unique and John took the time to make sure that the woodwork in our bathroom matched beautifully. He also had wonderful suggestions regarding the cabinetry and the shower. John was easy to work with. He was neat, considerate, and kept us informed during the process. The job was completed on time and budget, and better yet – exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled with the results! Joan & Randy Borgatti, Pocasset, MA.
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Jim McGovern
a year ago
John and @Design did a fantastic job with our bathroom remodel. John's experience shows as he knows exactly what he is going to see behind walls. No surprises and no "I got bad news" calls. John knows what works and what doesn't and is incredibly resourceful when it comes to getting the right product. Other than some serious snow storms, the job was on time and more importantly, on budget. The work area was always clean and the finished product exceeded expectations. @Design will be working at our house again.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
This small bath makeover was lot's of fun to do as it was quite a transformation! Thanks Jim and Kathy for been great clients to work for!
A Google User
5 years ago
We absolutely love the bathroom remodel that John Clark and his crew did for us! John helped us to design a new bathroom layout that solved the existing problems and achieved the modern look we wanted. John and his crew had all of the plans, materials, and permits in place, so that the renovation moved along very quickly. They were very careful to keep our home clean, neat, and safe throughout the project. They were also very pleasant to have around, and gave us ample warning if they had to do something messy or noisy! The attention to small details was consistent throughout all aspects of the project: carpentry, flooring, plumbing, electrical and painting. The finish work is absolutely impeccable! The @design Remodel crew also created a wonderful laundry center off of our kitchen. It is so beautiful! It is a conversation piece for visitors. I actually enjoy doing my laundry now.
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