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Professionals begin with the end in mind. We believe that design should be the documentation of your ideas, not the start of them. By using our pre-construction services and process we can help guide you to make the best, most informed decisions that meet your needs as well as your budget. What would it be worth it to make sure your investment of meeting time and design fees result in a viable project budget? Will your designer be able to assure you their designs can be built at a cost that matches your budget?
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The framing is up and the new foundations have been poured at the home that HTR Construcion is building in Chestnut Hill, MA. Above, HTR Construction owner, Tom Fernandes, explains the updates on this project, which had to circumvent Chestnut Hill's historical regulations and zoning restrictions.
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Recently ​Tom Fernandes, of HTR Construction, welcomed Caroline Fernandes, as General Manager. Caroline hails from Portland, Maine, where she was a residential services director for over 10 years. We are delighted to have Caroline's vast home renovation expertise and wonderfully warm, energetic spirit on board our team.
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Recently HTR Construction posted about a new project that we are doing in Chestnut Hill, MA, where the homeowners are leaving some of the original walls of their home intact, in order to comply with local historical and zoning regulations, which don't allow homes to be knocked down and rebuilt. See our short video story about the project ​here. Now that the demolition is done and the rebuild of the new home is on it's way, we wanted to post some before photos of the original home. We'll be following this job over the coming weeks with updates. So stay tuned! The photo above is the back of the house post-demolition and the photo below is the back of the house pre-demolition.
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HTR Construction has just begun a new project in Newton, MA (Chestnut Hill) for a client who wanted to build a new house on their current property but were restricted by historical requirements and zoning regulations. Here owner, Tom Fernandes, explains how they circumvented the obstacle by leaving up some of the supporting walls of their 1954 ranch home, so that they can build their long awaited two-story dream house and not have to leave the neighborhood to do it.
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​The first floor renovation was a fairly simple one because it was mostly cosmetic. Lots of wallpaper removal, painting and refinishing the floors, along with replacing the knob and tube electric. The only structural change we made was knocking down a wall so that when entering the apartment, folks can now walk straight through to the kitchen and not have to take a right hand turn into the dining room. This small change brought more light into the apartment as well, which is always a lovely bonus. It also allowed for a larger mud room. We put in french doors as well, to separate the living room from the dining room.
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A few months ago we posted about HTR Construction's renovation project on a circa 1900 Victorian two-family home in Newton, MA. The first floor is a two-bedroom apartment and the second and third floors are a four-bedroom apartment, each bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom. The photos below are before the renovation. The room you see with the lavender wall was a bathroom that we made into the kitchen. The former kitchen to the right of the lavender room became one of the bedrooms.
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​Awhile back we posted about a ​Lexington kitchen renovation that HTR did where the wall between the kitchen and the adjoining room (that was then a living room) came down to open up the kitchen and become a great room with lots of light.
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