Greater Boston home renovation projects expanding in scope

Greater Boston home renovation projects expanding in scope

Greater Boston home renovation projects expanding in scope

North Shore remodeling business says it’s already booking out to 2023



CUTTING. YOU TELL EVERYONE IT’S A ROLLER COASTER. YOU’RE GONNA LOVE US AT FIRST. THEN YOU’RE GONNA BE LIKE, I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS THAT WILD RIDE IS RENOVATION PROCESS DEREK AND LISA WALZAK ARE ON IT ALL THE TIME AS HOME REMODELERS. THE COUPLE HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS TOGETHER FOR SEVEN YEARS, AND WE GENUINELY ENJOY WHAT EACH OTHER WISH PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK IT’S HILARIOUS LIKE OH YOU GUYS STILL MARRIED AND LIKE OUR MARRIAGE IS PROBABLY STRONGER THAN IT’S EVER BEEN. YEAH. IT’S BEEN A STRETCH FOR THE NORTH SHORE CONTRACTING COMPANY STARTING BACK IN 2020 FOLLOWING PANDEMIC STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS FOLKS HAD SPENT SO MUCH TIME IN THEIR HOME AND WEREN’T LEAVING. THEY THOSE PAIN POINTS. THEY ORIGINALLY HAD HAD TO BE ADDRESSED. JUST LEAVE A LITTLE SPACE. WE’RE BOOKING OUT UNTIL 2023. THE WORK DOESN’T SEEM TO BE STOPPING RIGHT NOW AND THE JOBS ARE GETTING BIGGER. WE SAW OUR WORK REALLY GO FROM LIKE ONE OR TWO ROOMS IN A HOME TO THE ENTIRE FIRST FLOOR OR THE FIRST FLOOR PLUS IN ADDITION, YOU KNOW IN OFFICES THAT’S EXACTLY THE KIND OF PROJECT UNDERWAY AT THIS HOUSE IN ESSEX. THE WALZAKS ARE FINISHING UP A FIRST-FLOOR GUT RENOVATION FOR THE CROWS FAMILY. I THINK HAVING LIVED IN THE SPACE FOR A WHILE HELPED US REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WANTED IT TO BE AND HOW WE WANTED TO USE THIS SPACE THE WORK ADDRESSES SOME STRUCTURAL ISSUES YET STAYS WITHIN THE EXISTING WALLS AMONG THE PROJECTS CASTING KATE GET A NEW PRIMARY SUITE AND RENOVATED KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM. THEY’VE ALSO REDESIGNED A FORMER STUDIO SPACE. SO THIS SPACE RIGHT HERE WAS ONE OF THE BIG ONES WHERE LIKE THERE’S NO INSTALLATION THING FOR 20 DAYS A YEAR. IT WAS PERFECT. BUT THEN FOR THE 345 NOT SO GREAT. FAMILY OF FOUR A MUD ROOM AND ROOM TO SPREAD OUT. THIS WAS GOING TO BE LIKE OUR BASEMENT ALMOST OUR BASEMENT READING SO WE HAVE THE LEAST A COUPLE SPACES WHERE PEOPLE CAN YOU KNOW, HANG OUT AND GET THEIR SPACE LIKE KIDS CAN GET AWAY FROM US. YEAH, OR VICE VERSA. THESE HOME IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR IN THE MAKING. MORNING STARTED IN EARLY 2021 FOLLOWED BY DEMOLITION AND MAY BEFORE THE WALLS CAME DOWN. IT WAS TIME FOR A LITTLE FUN. WE HAD A BUNCH OF FRIENDS OVER AND HAD THEIR KIDS COME OVER TOO AND JUST SAID HEY HAVE AT IT. IT’S GONNA GO AWAY. SO THE CROWS ARE EAGER TO ENJOY THEIR RENEWED HOME. ONCE IT’S FINISHED I GO THROUGH PARTS TO MY HOUSE, AND I’M SHOCKED THIS IT IS MY HOUSE. SO EVERYTHING IS COMING TOGETHER THE WAY WE WANT IT TOO. I THINK THE DOOR IS GONNA GO IN NEIGHBORING IPSWICH THE FAMILY IS ALSO TACKLING A RENOVATION. JUST SO EXCITING TO FEEL LIKE AT THE END OF THE DAY THIS WAS MADE FOR US. I TRIED TO GET A FEW DIFFERENT TONES THE CHANGES AT AARON AND CHRIS LANE’S HOME START AT THE FRONT WITH THE ADDITION OF A FARMER’S PORCH INSIDE. THEY’LL EXPAND AND RECONFIGURE THE FIRST FLOOR. THIS WALL COMES OUT KITCHEN GETS TAKEN FROM HERE THROWN OUT THERE THE KITCHENS AT U-SHAPED. SO SOMEONE’S AT THE SINK OR SOMEONE’S TRYING TO GET IN THE OVEN YOU’RE BUMPING INTO OTHER THE LANE SAY THEY DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT’S CLOSE TO FAMILY, BUT THEIR HOME WAS GETTING IN THE WAY OF HOW THEY WANTED TO LIVE. OUR HOUSE FEELS LIKE A GOOD SIZE FOR WHEN THE FOUR OF US ARE HOME. BUT THEN AS WE START TO ENTERTAIN IT ALL OF A SUDDEN BECOMES VERY SMALL THE WALL ZACKS ARE TURNING THE CURRENT DINING ROOM INTO A HOME OFFICE IS THAT WALL COMES THIS WAY TWO FEET FOR YOUR PANTRY. IT’LL NOW ALLOW A SPACE IN HERE THAT CAN BE CLOSED OFF. I KNOW ERIN IS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO RETAINING MORE AND ME COOKING MORE. WE’RE EXCITED TO SHOW IT OFF AND MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY OVER WHILE THESE FAMILIES ARE RENOVATING HOMES. THEY’VE LIVED IN FOR YEARS LISA AND DEREK WALZAK SAY THEY’RE ALL SO HEARING FROM POTENTIAL CLIENTS WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT MAKING BIG CHANGES BEFORE THEY EVEN PUT AN OFFER ON A HOUSE. WE’VE HAD MORE PEOPLE EVEN CALL AND SAY HEY WE’RE GOING ON AN OPEN HOUSE. WOULD YOU COME WITH US WITH SO MANY HOME RENOVATION SHOWS ON TV THE WALLS X HAVE ADVICE FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING THEIR OWN PROJECT. I WANT THEM TO KNOW THEY’RE PROBABLY JUST AS REAL AS THE BACHELOR OF THE BACHELORETTE. THE WALL ZACKS TELL US THEY’RE STARTING TO SEE A BIT OF RELIEF IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH FEWER DELAYS AND FEWER BACK ORDERS. STILL THEY SAY INFLATION IS DRIVING UP THE COST OF RENOVATIONS A SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY FOUND 90% OF ITS MEMBERS SAW GREATER DEMAND FOR CONTRACT REMODELING.

Greater Boston home renovation projects expanding in scope

North Shore remodeling business says it’s already booking out to 2023

Demand for home renovations is increasing, say local contractors. Lisa and Derek Walczack, of Walczak Design and Build on the North Shore, said by early 2022, the business was already booking out to 2023. The couple says the scope of their projects is also expanding, with some clients now looking for an entire first floor gut renovation, rather than a simple bathroom or kitchen re-do.

Demand for home renovations is increasing, say local contractors. Lisa and Derek Walczack, of Walczak Design and Build on the North Shore, said by early 2022, the business was already booking out to 2023. The couple says the scope of their projects is also expanding, with some clients now looking for an entire first floor gut renovation, rather than a simple bathroom or kitchen re-do.

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