Boston Builder Blog

A New Age in Home Design: 3D Planning with Joe Dellanno
June 22, 2022 Russ Busa

3D modeling has changed the world of architecture designs, and Sterling Homes is happy to offer this service to our clients with designer, Joe Dellano.

Top 5 Tips for Your Summer Renovation Project
June 16, 2022 Russ Busa

It’s hard to believe for us New Englanders, but summer is almost here! As we look forward to sunny days, it’s time to think about more fun endeavors like home renovation!

You’ve been dreaming about it for years. You can see the fixtures, the flooring; it’s all coming together in your mind. You know you are ready to start that home renovation project, but you are not sure where to begin.

For many, a home renovation project can seem daunting. We’ve compiled a list of five key items to consider in your planning.

Innovative building technology products
June 8, 2022 Russ Busa

Technology isn’t just for electronics – the building industry is constantly innovating to create energy-efficient and low-maintenance products for today’s state-of-the-art homes. From low-maintenance siding and trim products to the newest thinking in home weatherization, here are just a few of the innovations available to builders to make your new home the best it can be.

Budgeting for Your Project: New Guidance in an Unpredictable Economy
June 2, 2022 Russ Busa

One of the questions I get most frequently from people contacting us about new jobs is, what will it cost to build my new home / addition / kitchen, etc.? It’s an understandable first question – you need to know what things are going to cost so that you can determine what you can afford – but answering the question without knowing what exactly you’d like to build and what your existing site conditions are, is difficult for any contractor.

And with the current economic environment and a 30%+ increase in overall building materials since January 2020, it is nearly impossible to predict and lock in prices. That being said, I do want to offer you some guidance to help you with your project planning.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: Traditional vs. Contemporary Kitchen Design
May 24, 2022 Russ 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?

Home Safety Checklist: 15 Tips for Securing Your Home Before A Vacation
May 19, 2022 Russ Busa

Summer is almost 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.

Your January Home Checklist
January 8, 2022 Russ Busa

Make your home (and yourself) healthier while you nestle in and get inspired for the coming year. Check out Houzz's list of 13 things do do around the home in January.

New Home Construction in Needham, MA
November 17, 2021 Russ Busa

Check out the photos from this special home in Needham, MA. A spacious, comfortable 3 bedroom family home, with all of the modern upgrades and amenities. Browse the pictures and see what you think. We'd love to hear from you!

Watch a Modular Home Set!
October 1, 2021 Russ Busa

Witness the day of the home set with a Preferred Building Systems modular home. This home consists of 3 modular home boxes and several roof sections. The home will be secure and weather tight in a single day and typically only takes a few weeks to complete.

Modular Colonial Home in Lexington, MA
September 16, 2021 Russ Busa

This young family of four was living in a 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath on this same lot in Lexington, MA. They loved their neighborhood, but were simply outgrowing the space. They wanted a master suite, a bedroom for each of their two children, as well as space for entertaining and a play space for the kids.