Brand New In-Law Attic Suite

Brand New In-Law Attic Suite

Our team has been working on this in-law attic suite for some time, and it’s so exciting to see the finished product. The homeowners wanted to utilize their attic space better and decided to build an in-law suite that included two bedrooms, one bath, a spacious living room, a kitchenette, and even a laundry nook.

By installing skylights, we brightened the space beautifully. We also used light-toned paints, hardwood floors, and detailed trim work to create an attic oasis to be loved for years and years to come. The homeowners also did a great job of decorating the space, so it’s comfy yet sophisticated.

Before you preview the final work, watch this video as James takes us through a tour during the construction phase –

 

Check out all the final photos! Thanks to the homeowners for sharing these with us.

Let us know what you think!!

Thanks for following along, The McDonald Contracting Team

Modern & Sleek Kitchen

Modern & Sleek Kitchen

We just finished updating this kitchen with a modern and updated look!

While this is a lovely kitchen as is (see the before photo below), the new homeowners set out to make the space more modern. They called us to help them achieve the perfect look!

We helped stay on-budget by using the existing kitchen layout and by painting the cabinets vs. installing new ones. We also installed beautiful new countertops, added full-height backsplash, installed modern lightning, and painted to create our client’s dream kitchen!

 

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What do you think about this kitchen remodel?

Thanks for following along! Ed & Crew

 

Fresh New Kitchen: Minor Kitchen Renovation

Fresh New Kitchen: Minor Kitchen Renovation

We recently remodeled this outdated kitchen and brought it back to life with a fresh new look! We made some significant changes but did not have to do a total gut job, as this was more of a minor kitchen renovation. The bones of the kitchen were solid, but we made numerous updates to create the clean and updated look the homeowners were seeking.

Our team at McDonald Contracting went to work with installing new cabinets, new countertops, new flooring, new appliances, and painting the trim and walls. The final kitchen renovation gave our client their dream kitchen without breaking the bank. We helped them keep costs down by not altering their current kitchen layout and by using moderately priced materials and appliances.

Thinking about a kitchen renovation? Here are some stats from zillow about the ROI on your kitchen remodel –

  • National minor kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 81.1 percent
    • Average cost: $21,198
    • Return: $17,193
  • National midrange major kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 59 percent
    • Average cost: $63,829
    • Return: $37,637
  • National upscale major kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 53.5 percent
    • Average cost: $125,721
    • Return: $67,212

Check out the before and afters of this great kitchen reno!

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Thanks for following along! Let us know what you think!

Ed and team

Beautiful New Home

Beautiful New Home

Our team built this home from the ground up and love the finished product.  From a huge gorgeous kitchen, with an island fit for the whole family, to the spacious basement and living room, it’s a house that is ready to be a home. The first floor has an open floor plan, making entertaining a breeze. While the basement is big enough for a game room for the kids or a man cave for dad.

It was fun to work on a home from the first to the last step. Take a peek inside and let us know what you think.

 

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Brand New Three-Family Home

Brand New Three-Family Home

Our team has been working on building this three-family home in Waltham since last summer. The house that was previously there sadly burnt down and we had to build a new home from scratch. It’s been a really exciting project and we’re happy to say that all three units have officially been sold! They went quick and you’ll see why.

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As you can see, we had a blank canvas to start from (with some limitations, of course) but it was exciting to build a brand new home.

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After: Our realtor friends at Exp Realty took these photos of the finished product. Thanks for all your hard work!

What do you think? Do you love the finished product as much as we do?  Congrats to the three families who bought these beautiful condos. We wish you the best of luck in your new home!

Total Basement Remodel

Total Basement Remodel

This basement remodel is quite remarkable! Not only was our team at McDonald Contracting able to increase the living space for these homeowners, but they also added a beautiful new bathroom. By remodeling the basement and adding a new bathroom the homeowners can live more comfortably while increasing the value of their home. It’s a win-win!

Thinking about giving your basement a makeover? In the United States, on average, finishing a basement will give you a return of 70 to 75% of your investment. For example, if you spend $1000 you would increase the value of your home by $700. So not only do you get a cool new TV Room/Teen Room/Man Cave/Crafting Corner (you get the idea) but you also improve the overall value of the home. Something to think about for sure.

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Let us know if you have any questions or need help with your own basement remodel! We’re here for you.