When the new owners of a home with loads of history needed to update their kitchen, eating area, porch, and mudroom to accommodate their growing family, their architect called on Wendel Klein Builders, Inc. to do the job. WKB added a door to the existing three season porch, gutted the mudroom, and the kitchen, modernizing and expanding the eat-in kitchen, while adding customized cabinetry to the mudroom, and study area.
A family living in Newton Center felt it was time to update their home, and their architect called Wendel Klein Builders, Inc. to help with the renovation project. The kitchen and attached half-bathroom needed to be completely remodeled, as well as significant renovations to the adjoining living and dining rooms. The existing porch connected to the dining room was expanded, and a portion of it was enclosed with a roof and screen to create an outdoor room sheltered from the elements.
The Agassiz Home is a duplex-style dwelling with living spaces on three levels. The new owners of the home worked with an architect and designer to come up with a plan for their full-home renovation before hiring Wendel Klein Builders, Inc. to do the work.
The renovations included a kitchen, two full and one half baths, as well as new plaster, paint, and flooring throughout. New plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems were installed as well. WKB also created several custom-built cabinets for storage, including a wardrobe, knee-wall drawers, and a storage bench.
The owners of the Munroe Home won an award from their city for commissioning the restoration of this non-historic Queen Anne Victorian. The house had been owned by the same family for over 80 years, and was purchased by the current owners as part of an estate sale.
Prior to construction, a pipe burst in the house resulting in extensive water damage to the kitchen and all the wood floors on the first floor. Renovations to this house were extensive, and included a brand new kitchen, two full baths and a half bath, an updated electrical system, a new gas heating and cooling system, new hardwood floors throughout, asbestos abatement from the exterior of the house, plaster repair, as well as interior and exterior painting.
The Rivermoor Home, a craftsman style 1920’s Bungalow located just south of Boston, needed extensive interior renovations before the new owners moved in. Renovations to the kitchen included refinishing existing cabinets, installing new appliances, new fixtures, new countertops, and new lighting. The first-floor bathroom renovations included installing a new vanity, and replacing the tile floor and walls. In the upstairs bath WKB replaced the bathtub, vanity, and the floor and wall tiles. WKB also painted the entire interior of the home.
The new owners of the Mount Pleasant Home hired Wendel Klein Builders, Inc. to increase storage and counter space in their kitchen before moving in. WKB built a peninsula by constructing and installing custom cabinets, topping them with a new slab of quartz composite and blending it into the existing Silestone countertop. The peninsula and a custom window seat define a casual eating area in this kitchen. A triple window was installed above the seat, in addition to another new window to the right (just out of frame), to bring in more light. New cork flooring was laid as well, lending an earthy feel to a light, airy kitchen.
In the bathroom, WKB installed a new shower replacing a dark, enclosed shower with an airy, glass and tile shower. WKB also installed a custom waterproof bead board around the bathtub, and throughout the remainder of the bathroom.
The Mid-Cambridge living space renovations were part of a full-home renovation with a focus on energy and space efficiency. The living spaces were rebuilt from the floor up, along with the rest of the unit.
The renovations touched every square-foot of the unit, including updated electrical and lighting; a high-efficiency hot-water/gas heating system with low-profile Runtal radiators; ceiling fans and heat pumps for cooling; new insulated plaster walls and historically accurate trim, windows, and doors; oil paint throughout the unit; and wide-pine flooring restoration, as well as new wood flooring.