Safety First…Your Home Fireplace
13 Dec 2011 Russell D. Busa

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..." There’s something extra special about a fireplace. It doesn’t matter if it’s wood-burning, gas or electric, a fireplace adds ambiance to your home especially during the winter.

Whether you have already lit your first fire of the season or not, here are a few important fireplace safety tips to remember:

Winter is Coming. Can Your Roof Handle the Pressure?!
9 Nov 2011 Russell D. Busa

The October snowstorm has got all Greater Boston residents thinking of the long months ahead. Before winter really sets in, you should evaluate the condition of your roofing to determine if it can handle the pressure!

Don't Get Left Out in the Cold!
2 Nov 2011 Russell D. Busa

So the October Nor-Easter left a lot of us without power, cable, and all the creature comforts! To be ready next time, take a look at the following tips to “weather the storm”!  Also, check with your insurance provider about coverage on storm damage. This USAA site provides some good info on typical coverage.

Thought-starters For Your Kitchen Remodel
12 Oct 2011 Russell D. Busa

Many of our customers come to us wanting to remodel their outdated kitchens. Here are some important considerations to think about before you take on this type of project.

Your Home: The Real Deal on "Going Green"
14 Sep 2011 Russell D. Busa

This is an excerpt of a Q&A about green building that recently appeared in Wellesley/Weston Magazine. I thought it would be a good one to share with our readers.

Russell Busa of Sterling Homes Development Corporation is an award-winning custom home builder. He is a Certified Green Building Professional and an Energy Star approved builder. Russ answers commonly asked questions about green building and home improvements

Increase Storage by Adding an Island to Your Kitchen
31 Aug 2011 Russell D. Busa

If you’re looking to do a kitchen remodel and want that designer look and feel – not to mention the added bonus of extra storage space – then it’s time to add a gorgeous island to your kitchen.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: Traditional vs. Contemporary Kitchen Design
22 Aug 2011 Russell D. Busa

When it comes to kitchen remodeling ideas, the choices can often seem overwhelming.  However, working your way through these choices boils down to a deceptively simple question: Do you prefer traditional or contemporary kitchen designs?

15 Tips for Securing Your Home Before A Vacation
8 Aug 2011 Russell D. Busa

August is here, and some of the Sterling Homes team will be heading off on summer vacation. That got us thinking… Whether you are still trying to sneak in a summer getaway, or going away later in the year, home security is always an important consideration.

About Boston Builder Blog
19 May 2011 Russell D. Busa

Boston Builder Blog is a forum for Sterling Homes to share information with homeowners and folks who are considering building a custom home. We will post advice on building a home, tips for home maintenance, news, events, articles, info on green building and more.