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July Newsletter | New Name, New Logo, Cambridge Residential Renovation, & More

Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc. | 91 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
617.661.7411 | info@charlie-allen.com | www.charlie-allen.com


Project Manager Trevor Nelson recently completed three distinct bathroom renovation projects, all located in the same Cambridge home.  Each bathroom — a master, a children’s Jack & Jill bath, and a family/guest bath — was gutted and fully remodeled.  We worked on the project with architect Michael Szalaji of Cambridge-based On the Boards Design.

The Jack & Jill bath was one of two that needed to be expanded. We annexed an adjacent closet to provide extra square footage.  This allowed for the comfortable introduction of a shower stall with a glass Dreamliner door and for the installation of a tall, semi-custom hamper cabinet.  The cabinet and vanity were each fitted with Caesarstone countertop.

The master bathroom also received an upgrade, with a new shower stall, baseboard and crown molding. The shower features decorative 5” Ogee Drop Tile and an accent border in Natural Stone Pencil. The custom shower door, by Prestige Glass, includes a translucent privacy band etched across the center of the glass. For comfort on cold mornings, radiant heating was installed. 

On the third floor, adjacent to the family room, a third bath was remodeled.  Like the children’s bath, the footprint for this room was also expanded by annexing closet space.  We added a shower stall here too, and this one features built-in bench seating.  Window glass in the bathroom window was replaced with tempered, frosted glass for safety and privacy.



Our talented project development manager Mark Philben led a study group for area carpenters interested in achieving Certified Lead Carpenter certification through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Eastern Massachusetts chapter. The certification is for those who’ve mastered the technical aspects of renovation and are ready for managerial responsibilities. Mark guided the group through subjects ranging from overseeing subcontractors to client communication.

Charlie has served a number of leadership roles at the Cambridge Historical Society, including President. Currently, he is continuing his service as Vice President at the CHS, which held its annual spring benefit in May at the Cambridge Innovation Center. If you’d like to participate in upcoming events, you can find out more at www.cambridgehistory.org.

The online site Houzz recently featured our projects in two articles. First, a radiator that we restored for Cambridge clients was highlighted an article on effectively integrating these traditional heating systems into your home’s interior design plan. Next, an 1850s Victorian Greek Mansard that we renovated and restored was featured in a piece about rooflines and classic home styles.



Charlie Allen Renovations | 91 River Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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