March 26, 2021

It’s What You Don’t See That Really Matters

In this episode of Site Visit with NS Builders, I’m taking you on a tour of a Beacon Hill renovation project that we have taken over. Unfortunately, we are going to have to basically start over. It would take more time to repair and make right the things that were done wrong. So, we will start fresh. Because sometimes it’s what you don’t see that really matters.


A client may not see what’s behind the walls or under the floors, but we know it can make a huge difference, which is why we never cut corners or compromise quality just to save money or time. This site visit demonstrates the depth of our work and the lengths NS Builders will go to provide our clients with peace of mind. So, we’re looking at removing entirely or partially some framing, electrical, and plumbing aspects in this renovation. We will bring this project up to the highest quality and safety standards. And when we are done, this place is going to be amazing!  


I was blown away by the structural steel beam in the kitchen. To preserve and proudly incorporate even a small piece of Boston’s architectural history is one of the reasons I love my job. Each rivet has a story to tell and after we sandblast the beam, paint it, or whatever we decide to do to it, it will demand attention in the middle of what will be the kitchen island. Just imagine how stellar that is going to look!


Our goal is to find enough salvage boards or reposition some of the boards that will be hidden under the kitchen cabinetry to be able to complete and refinish the entire space. These boards look really good and just need some love. We excel at preserving the historical and traditional finishes of homes like this while balancing it with modern conveniences and upgrades. It might take extra time and effort, but the results are well worth it.

Discover the NS Builders difference—an intentionally crafted approach to all our projects.

When you are ready to renovate your older home to a modern reality, give us a call! Let’s start this journey together.

—Nick Schiffer


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