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Burn Baby Burn

It’s cold. We’re smack in the middle of a classic New England winter – you’re cold, I’m cold, our pets are cold, and those warm summer days are just as far ahead of us as they are behind us. But here at SHDG, we look at the cold weather as an opportunity to add one of our favorite design elements...

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Mad For Mudrooms

Clutter. No one likes it, everyone has it. No matter how organized you are, there’s always…stuff.  We here at Slocum Hall are big fans of creating storage solutions. More storage means less clutter, a cleaner look and a space for everything. Mudrooms are a great place to ramp up your home’s storage space. Whether it’s a special cabinet for your...

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When Home Is Everything, You Build Everything At Home

It’s rare when you get to work on a project that incorporates all of a client’s favorite hobbies into a separate, newly constructed space on their property. As COVID shifts our lives, an at-home life emerges and a place for family activities has never been more important. We completed this incredibly unique two-structure project, which includes a Guest House/Lodge Room...

Future Proof

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Over the past decade, we’ve witnessed dramatic changes in weather patterns and the devastating effect on communities across the globe. Its impact on the building and design industry, especially in coastal cities like Boston, is profound. On October 8th, Slocum Hall Design Group was part of a Boston...

Walls Vs. Open Floor Plans

The quiet coziness of clearly defined rooms or the bright and airy feel of an open floor plan? This age-old debate remains a hot topic of conversation right now. While there are pros and cons to each, what works for you and your home depends on the way your family, your lifestyle and the way you want to live in...

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Creating Spaces: Back to Virtual School

The arrival of September in Boston usually conjures images of brick buildings and school bells, and sometimes U-Haul trucks stuck under the many bridges on Storrow Drive. This back-to-school season brings a vocal debate over how kids will return to the classroom. Will there be in-person classes? Will towns embrace remote learning? While many schools are opening back up in...

Architecture & Interior Design: A Harmonious Partnership

It’s no secret that our firm values good trade partnerships. Our recent social media campaign and last blog post paid tribute to the many professionals we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. These relationships are crucial to the success of a project, and while everyone plays a significant role, the connection forged between the architect and interior...

Great Partners = Great Results

Over the years, we have collaborated with some of the top professionals in the design and construction industry. While we have always appreciated these relationships, the past few months have given us some time to reflect on the importance of strong partnerships. Clear communication, trust, and having like-minded people to work with, can make all the difference when developing a...

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Designing Your Livable Outdoor Space

Aaaaah. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the grill is hot – summer is officially right around the corner. It’s time to move our at-home lives outdoors. When we design an addition or new construction project, the siting of the home on its property can be as important as the structure itself.  We consider ease of use,...