Boston Builder Blog

Beauty by the Sea: A Home Renovation in Marblehead, MA
May 12, 2021 Russ Busa

This young family found the not-quite-perfect 1930's house in the perfect neighborhood in Marblehead, MA. After seeing the beautiful work and getting a glowing recommendation from a happy Sterling Homes client in Andover, MA, they tapped Russell Busa and the Sterling Homes team to bring their dream home to life.

Welcome Home to Weston: A Gorgeous Open Concept
May 5, 2021 Russ Busa

Our client grew up in this Weston neighborhood, but his 1950’s childhood home was in need of an update and more space for this growing family. Sterling Homes tore down the original structure and built a brand new 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath, 4,000 square foot modified-Cape style house. The home is an open concept, with a large sunny white kitchen that opens up to a dining room and living room and high 9 foot ceilings.

Should You Move or Remodel? That is the question...
April 28, 2021 Russ Busa

If you want to change your home, your other option besides remodeling is to find a new one. But more and more American families are deciding to stay put and improve their existing home. According to the National Association of Homebuilders, here are some of the reasons...

Transforming Your Living Space: Andover, MA Kitchen/Family Room Renovation
April 21, 2021 Russ Busa

Sterling Homes did a complete overhaul of this 1978-built colonial in Andover, MA. This young family was tired of the cramped/dated kitchen and awkward flow...

Your Home: The Real Deal on "Going Green"
March 31, 2021 Russ Busa

This is an excerpt of a Q&A about green building that originally appeared in Wellesley/Weston Magazine. I thought it would be a good one to share with our readers to answer commonly asked questions on green building and home improvements.

Spring Home Care Tips
March 24, 2021 Russ Busa

You’ve turned your clocks forward, so that means it’s time to take advantage of the extra sunshine and warmer temperatures, and give your home the TLC it’s been missing over the winter months. Before the spring rains, warmer weather and bugs hit, there are a few easy things you should do for your Greater Boston area home to keep it energy efficient and performing at and looking its best. As a top Boston home builder, we know just what you need to do to keep your home in tip top shape, and we’ve offered some suggestions below:

Before you Build – 5 Steps to Building your New Home
January 27, 2021 Russ Busa

Building a new home begins long before the foundation is poured. To help you avoid costly mistakes during the construction process, we’ve identified five important steps you should know about before you build. I’ve presented this topic in the past and it is always well-received by audiences that are looking for guidance on this sometimes overwhelming process. 

How much do modular homes cost?
August 25, 2020 Russ Busa

We’ve all seen the ads for $150,000 two-story 2,500 square foot modular homes in the newspaper or on the web. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But at the same time, if the ads seem too good to be true to you, your instincts are correct. The $150,000 price tag is designed to get you interested, but it doesn’t represent the full cost of building a modular home.  

How much to remodel a kitchen?
March 8, 2020 Russ Busa

The kitchen is the heart of the home. And is one of its greatest value drivers. Here are some helpful guidelines to help you determine and appropriate budget for your kitchen remodel.

Wide Open Spaces in Winchester, MA
October 21, 2019 Russ Busa

This Winchester family of five was seeking to update their ranch-style home. Their wish list included an open floor plan, master suite and a garage addition.