Making a Kitchen the New Living Room and Best Wishes for the New Year

A common complaint from our clients about their old kitchens is that they’re isolated, so you end up with a lonely cook, or too many people in the kitchen visiting when the cooking needs to be done. The solution is simple—knock out some wall and create a living space which is integrated with the adjacent rooms, making the kitchen the center—or “heart”—of the home.

We recently completed a project where we did just that. To the left is the before picture of the wall we removed. Removing the wall opened the view to the finished kitchen, above. Looking from the kitchen into the living room, below, you can also see how the new, dramatic fireplace becomes integrated with the color scheme of the kitchen, creating one large, inviting gathering place. Read more

Vinyl Sliding-Glass Patio Doors and a Few Tips on Selecting Replacement Doors

We’ve installed several vinyl sliding-glass patio doors recently, and although I was reluctant at first, I have since become a fan of these doors. My reluctance came from a couple of decades of trying to repair and having to replace the old-school aluminum and wood sliding doors.

Wood and aluminum expand and contract with changes in heat and humidity, which affect the performance and will shorten the life of these types of doors. The great thing about the new-age vinyl doors is that vinyl is much more stable during the heat and humidity changes, and the result is a door that will last a very long time. Read more

Happy Holidays and a Few Tips to Help Get Through Them Safely

The Medford family and our employees and associates want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle and make your holiday lists, please don’t leave off safety. According to the US Products Safety commission, holiday fires cause more than $18 million dollars in property damage, and decorating sends more than 13,000 to emergency rooms each year. Here are some tips to help you and your loved ones avoid becoming a holiday accident statistic: Read more