“Raised ranch.” Many homebuyers refuse to even look at them. But what if there was a way to update the traditional split-level home and make it the envy of the neighborhood? This Boston suburban home underwent a total transformation: an addition with two-story entry, complete renovation of the lower level, a grand staircase with detailed millwork, a great room, and a stunning chef’s kitchen.


The homeowners love their neighborhood, area friends, and large, wooded lot. Rather than uprooting the entire family and moving to a less desirable neighborhood, they saw the potential of their home. For these savvy homeowners, the Design+Build solution offered a budget-friendly alternative. While friends had warned them of the stress of renovation, by choosing Design+Build, this family was able to work with a single-point-of-contact: an experienced designer to take them through the entire process, from conceptual design to the completed home. No dealing with multiple contractors. No ordering materials and fixtures only to have them not show up on time. No juggling schedules. No reworking budget numbers at the last minute. Divine offered them a turn-key solution.


Designer Mariette Barsoum seamlessly connected the kitchen and living areas by removing a wall, creating a highly-desirable open concept. Now the family can wander from the kitchen to a casual seating area around the television or cozy up by the fireplace. Sweeping energy-efficient windows are the highlight of the family room. The open concept, and complimentary windows on the opposite side of the home ensure that light pours in from one end to the other – no matter the time of day.

Today, the homeowners are enjoying a chic, modern kitchen that’s large enough to accommodate holiday gatherings for their 40+ extended family.

Do you have ranch home that needs some updating? Get in touch with the experts at Divine to see how they can help.

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"The attention to detail, the concern you showed for our vision, the discussions of and agreement to our requirements and desires, and finally, the finished product made us very happy that we chose you and Divine for the biggest home improvement project we’ve ever undertaken.

We are happy to recommend your team at Divine to anyone. Thank you again for making our project such a positive experience."

- E&S A. Marlborough, MA