Design Inspiration & A Practical Cost Guide for Home Remodeling in Boston

This post was sponsored and written by our friends at NEDC.

It’s no secret: The Boston housing market is currently white hot.

In a quest for sufficient home/work space to maintain familial sanity, Boston home prices are rising and family homes are at a premium. Home offices for both partners, sufficient outdoor space for children, and practical flowlines and layout throughout the home are being prioritized at an entirely new level after our city has spent a year indoors.

Many homeowners are confronted with the decision to remodel or move.

But with the current state of the market, finding one’s dream home precisely as envisioned can be challenging. Some families decide to purchase new and then convert/remodel their new purchase into their family dream home.

Here at NEDC, we believe in transparency and direct communication as regards costing. Along these lines, we have created a 2021 Home Remodeling Cost Guide for Boston families looking for straight information they can base their decision making on.

While this report is far from an exhaustive list of the types of projects we can deliver, it does represent some of the most common projects we complete. It is shared here as a general guide and rule of thumb based on our nearly two decades of experience designing and crafting high-end and luxury sustainable family homes in Boston.

Our architectural design-build process places emphasis on intelligent sustainable design, carefully planned construction, and a transparent cost communication system with our clients.

While every project we complete is entirely unique, sharing typical project costs with our clients as a guide is key in helping them identify the best project for their home and lifestyle. Cost, as it relates to value, is pivotal in the client decision-making process, and thus we seek to assist in this from the very beginning. Sustainability is a key value of ours, and we seek to design and advise toward this end. Our projects typically involve sustainable design and the remodeling of multiple rooms and/or additions.

Our clients’ homes and tastes are generally on the high-end and luxury range of the market. We are best set up to deliver projects that include multiple rooms, are trade-specialist intensive, and where highly detailed design with thorough planning is of paramount importance.

We hope this cost guide is helpful to you as you begin your remodel research!

David Supple, NEDC 

Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC and Groton, CT where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after 6 crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud Owner of Boston Moms & work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin & Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.