Tips from the Architect

April 28, 2016
There are many decorative elements in homes today that have been around for hundreds of years. Some still perform their original intended function, and some have evolved into purely decorative elements. Moldings, for example, serve a useful purpose... READ MORE
March 18, 2016
Hardwood flooring plays a classic role in American homes and often plays a large role in defining the ambiance of a space. There are a few key factors that will affect your decision when selecting hardwood floors. Wood species, stain, finish,... READ MORE
January 27, 2016
At Catalano Architects we strive to continue the design and development of the shingle style in the 21st century, designing timeless and functional homes that offer the traditional feel of shingle style architecture while providing all modern... READ MORE
December 22, 2015
Catalano Architects recently attended the 2015 Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  ABX offers a wide range of lectures on various architectural, design, and building topics and also has... READ MORE
October 21, 2015
Some clients begin their project with a contractor already in mind, but many come to us looking for a recommendation or advice on how to choose the best contractor for their needs. We have created the guide below to assist our clients in... READ MORE
August 26, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright is considered by many to be one of the greatest architects of all time. He endeavored to create a style that was distinctly American. Wright was a student of Louis Sullivan, who is regarded as “the father of skyscrapers” and... READ MORE
April 23, 2015
Throughout history, humans have found connection in fire and the hearth. When humans discovered fire, there was an immediate need to enclose it and contain it. Fire quickly became an essential resource – providing light, warmth, and protection.... READ MORE
January 21, 2015
Book-matching has been used to enhance architectural features for thousands of years. Valued for its uniqueness and for the beauty of its mirrored symmetry, book-matching highlights a material’s one-of-a-kind patterning. The name “book-matching”... READ MORE
December 16, 2014
For centuries, the kitchen has been the heart of the home. Although this space has evolved throughout the ages, in most homes today the kitchen is still the primary room where families come together to cook, eat, and entertain. During... READ MORE