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!

Modern Bath Remodels

Modern Bath Remodels

Along with renovating the kitchen in this Arlington home we also renovated their two bathrooms. Our team was able to maximize its square footage by using clever storage, such as the built-in shower shelves. These baths were completely gutted, allowing us to create new and modern spaces.

To help create a modern look we used lighter wall colors, white and gray tiles,  and sleek new accessories to balance it out. The glass shower panels create a seamless look that makes the bath appear bigger than it is. We improved the lighting immensely by using mirrors that have lights built-in and by adding more recessed lighting.

Downstairs Bath – Before:

Downstairs Bath – After:

Upstairs Bath- Before:

Upstairs Bath – After:

What do you think?  Let us know if we can help you design and build your dream bath!

Thanks for reading,

McDonald Contracting

Stylish New Kitchen

Stylish New Kitchen

Check out our most recent kitchen renovation our team completed in Arlington. We updated their existing kitchen to make it more user-friendly and modern.  Open-shelving, custom storage, a breakfast bar and top-of-the-line appliances are just a few of the things that make this kitchen unforgettable.

The two-toned cabinets and modern backsplash create a stylish look.  What do you think?

Our McDonald Contracting team also renovated their bathrooms… Keep any eye out for those later this month.

We hope you enjoyed this kitchen as much as we enjoyed remodeling it! Let us know if you have any questions.

– Ed McDonald