Best of Boston Home 2011

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In our quest to compile the ultimate guide to design and construction, we did our research just the way you would — by polling trusted industry pros, checking and cross-checking references, and pounding the pavement.

Here are the details: After issuing a survey to our extensive panel and assembling a list of contenders, we went undercover from August through October to test the recommended showrooms and service providers ourselves. Then we compared notes and, in some cases, returned for a second look. A few last-minute updates later, and behold: our most exhaustively researched roundup to date.

TRANSITIONAL

RESTORATION

MODERN

KITCHEN & BATH

GREEN

OUTDOOR

 

TRANSITIONAL
A timeless mix of contemporary and traditional, this is one style that’s all grown up.

 RESTORATION
New England has pros aplenty committed to reviving period homes. 

Accessories

Antiques

Architect

Carpets

Contractor

Hardware

Interiors

Lighting

Wallpaper

MODERN
In New England, contemporary design is all about balancing traditional materials and bold forms.

Architect

Contractor

Designer

Fabric

Flooring

Furniture, midcentury

Funiture, modern

Lighting

Rugs

KITCHEN & BATH
The most expensive rooms are also the most difficult to design.
But in the right hands, kitchens and baths can look effortless.
Appliances

Bathroom fixtures

Cabinetry, classic

Cabinetry, modern

Countertops

Kitchen fixtures

Lighting

Tile

GREEN
Building for the next generation requires rigorous research and creativity. These experts have the knowledge.

 
Accessories

Architect

Cleaning service

Contractor

Energy consultant

Geothermal

Lumber

Salvaged materials

Solar

OUTDOOR
Great landscape design and maintenance lets us enjoy fresh air throughout the year.

Fencing

Garden center

Landscape architect

Landscape construction

Outdoor furniture

Pool and spa design

 

 

 

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