New Year, New Style: Homebuilding Trends for 2019

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With 2018 winding to a close, now is the time to plan your Cape Cod home’s 2019 transformation. Resolutions don’t have to revolve around dieting or bad habits—why not focus on revamping your space instead? With the current tight real estate market, renovating a Cape Cod home is more appealing than ever. If you’re ready … Continue reading New Year, New Style: Homebuilding Trends for 2019 »

Before and After Bliss: Home Renovation Inspiration

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At C.J. Riley Builder, we love helping Cape Codders transform their homes. So when we’re not out literally renovating, we’re prowling the internet for before-and-after home renovation inspo. Check out one of our recent renovation projects, and a few online finds we love, below. This kitchen renovation featured on ArchitecturalDigest.com was one for the books. … Continue reading Before and After Bliss: Home Renovation Inspiration »

Expand Your Living Space Without Breaking the Bank

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Looking for a cost-effective way to add living space to your Cape Cod home? If you have an attic or a basement, consider yourself halfway there. If you’ve outgrown your home but feel stuck due to the tight Cape Cod real estate market, the solution may lie beneath your feet…or over your head. Converting an … Continue reading Expand Your Living Space Without Breaking the Bank »

Cape Cod Home Watch: Keeping Your Home Safe in the Off-Season

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With Independence Day behind us, summer will be over before we know it. (We know, we know; we’re sad, too.) Closing up your Cape house and heading back over the bridge can be stressful, but we offer a number of off-season property management services on Cape Cod that ease the Labor Day transition and promise … Continue reading Cape Cod Home Watch: Keeping Your Home Safe in the Off-Season »

Making the Case for Marble

While some countertop and flooring materials burn red hot for a few years—or even decades—before fading into home-decor oblivion, none have shown the staying power of marble. Its first known use in architecture was in the Parthenon in 438 BC. Marble has been around that long. We remodeled the kitchen above, at a historic home in Osterville, … Continue reading Making the Case for Marble »

On the Cape, a Guesthouse Can Transform Your Home

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Considering adding a guesthouse to your Cape Cod home? We have good news for you. The Town of Barnstable recently eased regulations regarding ancillary dwellings, joining several towns on the Cape that have loosened restrictions or are considering doing so. Specifically, Barnstable has removed its year-round residency requirement for family accessory apartments, along with increasing … Continue reading On the Cape, a Guesthouse Can Transform Your Home »

Cape Cod Kitchen Remodeling: Benefits of a Kitchen Revamp

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Considering a remodel in your Cape Cod kitchen? We’re not surprised. As the hub of most homes, the kitchen is all-important when it comes to home design. Remodeling, or even making a few key changes to your kitchen can completely freshen and transform your entire home. If you’ve been dreaming of an updated kitchen, consider … Continue reading Cape Cod Kitchen Remodeling: Benefits of a Kitchen Revamp »

Introducing Kitchen and Bath Designer Stephen Ryan

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Say hello to our new collaborator, Stephen Ryan! Stephen is a kitchen and bath designer with more than 15 years of experience. For more than ten years, he was a designer at Main Street at Botello’s in Mashpee. He also spent several years designing at Marine Home Center on Nantucket. While the team at C.J. Riley … Continue reading Introducing Kitchen and Bath Designer Stephen Ryan »

Need More Space? Consider a Custom-Designed Addition

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You’ve got a new baby on the way and not enough bedrooms. The kids are now in their teens and you could use a den for them to retreat with their friends. Maybe your elderly parents are moving in or you’ve decided to start a home-based business. Or perhaps you’re at the other end of … Continue reading Need More Space? Consider a Custom-Designed Addition »

Come on Baby, Light my Fire: Add an ethanol-burning fireplace ANYWHERE

Cool fireplace, isn’t it? While both the fireplace above and the one below may look like typical gas-burning fireplaces, they’re actually missing one very important element: a chimney. Because these gas-burning fireplaces from Planika use ethanol, rather than natural gas, they produce no odor or fumes which means they don’t require ventilation. Removing the need for ventilation … Continue reading Come on Baby, Light my Fire: Add an ethanol-burning fireplace ANYWHERE »