We considered hiring an architect and then bidding out our home renovation (initially a kitchen expansion but changed to a kitchen reno in the existing space, rebuilding our enclosed front porch and installing new hardwood floors among other things) to contractors but instead preferred the idea of going with a design and build company. When we met with Cottage Industries, we immediately felt that they were a good fit for us. Their price point was mid-range and their prior work was top notch with good references. Nick listened to what we were looking to do and came up with several plans for us to consider. He worked with us to revise them to our liking and was very patient. The lead carpenter was outstanding and did a great job on our project. Any change in cost was thoroughly discussed and tracked and, in the end, they came in on time and on budget. how many people experience that with contractors!? Overall, very satisfied and would recommend Cottage Industries very highly to others.
We needed a "design and construction" company to completely redesign our kitchen while staying within the original footprint. We had many goals: to improve traffic flow and social space, maximize daylight, carve out a small mudroom with its own entrance, add a convenient entrance to our patio, and replace all appliances, cabinets, and counter top. We chose Cottage Industries, and they exceeded all expectations. Co-owner/designer Nick Walker was able to replace a bulky closet that housed a load-bearing support with a steel support finished as an elegant column. The orientation of the kitchen was redirected toward the patio, and the bright, open, classy space that resulted fits beautifully into our traditional home. Amazingly, it even preserves the privacy and charm of the adjoining dining room. We are thrilled. Working with the Cottage team was a pleasure from beginning to end.
We couldn't be happier with the projects Cottage Industries has completed on our 1920 Georgian Colonial Revival. Outstanding craftsmanship from a professional, polite, tidy and respectful crew. From big projects, like our detached garage/apartment and family room conversion, to a tiny project to restore the integrity of a high traffic hallway floor, Cottage Industries has exceeded expectations. I give the highest recommendation.
We selected Cottage Industries as our design/build partner for a significant expansion of our 148 year old home including full kitchen transformation, extended footprint and 2+ story addition. Cottage Industries and the partners they brought to the table did a stellar job managing our ambitious and specific vision and very high expectations with regards to client management, including navigating the many complexities that cropped up along the way. There were few surprises, and the work was completed very close to plan in timing and budget. We absolutely LOVE our new space!
I used Cottage to redo the kitchen and laundry room in my Turn of the (20th) Century house. It was also the house I grew up in, so it was an emotional process for me as well. Everyone at Cottage was professional yet understanding. The first thing they did was listen, and we talked a lot before we even got started. Adam & Nick love what they do and they get along like brothers, which made it fun. They were honest about what would work, and what might not, and they always kept their word. The only delays were caused by me not being able to make up my mind. Their subs were very professional and committed to craftsmanship.