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

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.


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.

During Construction:

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.



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

Brand New Basement Bathroom

Brand New Basement Bathroom

This bathroom started as a dingy, dirty and useless basement. Why was it useless? Well, because the homeowners were not utilizing the basement (talk about wasted space). Our team helped the homeowners figure out how to make their basement usable and functional space for the whole family. The end result was a total basement remodel, which included a bathroom with a shower and laundry. The results of this bathroom design are truly astonishing.

We love the clean yet inviting feel the bathroom evokes. It’s the perfect mix of sophisticated and comfortable.


Thanks for reading. What house remodeling plans do you have for 2020?

– McDonald Contracting