Helping Your Pet During a Renovation

Sam Brusco is a talented dog trainer;  this stems for his love of all breeds.  During projects, he has shown our clients how their dogs can be pleasant and obedient to visitors and family members alike.  All of this is done in a calm manner using only a commanding presence.  Most behavior modifications only take… Read More

Staying Home

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Our one floor living project in Warwick was featured in Rhode Island Monthly's Home Design Magazine in 2012 as an example of a Universal Design home created by a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / AARP Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Sam Brusco.  Brusco is also an NAHB Active Adult Housing Specialist professional remodeler. Article written… Read More

All the Tasks in Remodeling a Kitchen or Bath

Written by Sam Brusco, owner Brusco Design & Renovation Before I dive in, I should say, to contractors, kitchens and baths are virtually identical. Think about it; both involve plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, tile, countertops, electricity, venting, and so on. The only difference is... the appliances. That's why you see so many "kitchen & bath" places… Read More

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling is Like Planning a Wedding


Article written by Sam Brusco, owner of Brusco Design and Renovation. Published in Oct 2010 edition of Rhode Island home and Design Magazine In my class, “How to Avoid a Renovation Horror”, I often get the question “How much does a kitchen (or bathroom) cost to remodel”. Typically, I answer it with the question “How much… Read More

The Inflatable Contract


This expensive boat is owned by a prime example of an unscrupulous contractor. You can see that the name of the boat is "Change Order". Now look at the name of the dinghy;  it's "Original Contract". Unfortunately, many contractors use this method of winning bidding situations and then lining their pockets later.  This is one… Read More

How to Hire ANY Kind of Contractor


Accredited by the RI Department of Business Regulations Learn how to spot bad contractors, (electricians, plumbers, roofers, carpenters, painters, general contractors, etc.) and how to find reliable professionals, and methods of checking to see if they're as good as they say they are. “Every homeowner needs to attend this class!” Find out the tricks that contractors of… Read More

How to Avoid a Renovation Horror, Part II


Accredited by the RI Department of Business Regulations Learn how to properly prepare for a renovation. Remodeling can actually be a pleasant experience, even the dust can be virtually eliminated, if you have a properly trained and ethical contractor. (You will also need to attend How to Hire ANY Kind of Contractor)  … Read More

Greening Your Home


Many of the methods described in this class cost little or no money to implement. You can save money on your heating & cooling bills, and improve your health and well-being at the same time.   exploring energy efficiency and renewable energies (saving money) reducing our carbon footprint improving indoor air quality (breathing better) conserving… Read More

Home Renovation Project in Cranston, RI

Bottom line — hire this contractor. For those who need more: Sam Brusco’s creativity, computer and carpentry skills, organizational and supervisory ability, concern for the safety of our family and his workers and meticulous attention to detail helped us to turn our 3 bed/1.5 bath house into a 4 bed/2.5 bath home with a family… Read More

Appreciative Neighbors of Cranston, Ri Client

Brusco Design & Renovation was very considerate of us and other neighbors during the entire renovation. Everyone was friendly and above all professional. They didn't start too early in the mornings and they stopped working at a reasonable hour too. All vehicles parked on one side of our narrow street to keep traffic flowing. Sam… Read More

Immaculate Framing Job

I can't believe how immaculate this is! Are you sure you're a carpenter?! — our client's mother, she said this as we were framing.  Keeping everything neat not only keeps our clients' homes clean, but it makes the work area more organized, productive, safer and pleasant… Read More

Warwick Closet Renovation

You're a problem solver. — J.M., Warwick, when we built a small walk-in master closet where there previously was none;  stole space from the adjoining room to expand bathroom storage;  and added shelves to a small kitchen that desperately needed storage… Read More

West Warwick, RI Bathroom Remodels

It looks like a NASA decontamination chamber in here [in a good way]. — Vincent Marzullo, West Warwick, RI, speaking of the way we had sealed off the work area from the rest of the house, so dust would not migrate, when Brusco Design & Renovation remodeled both of their bathrooms.  First, we expanded and… Read More

Cranston Property Owner

I've owned property for 43 years... I wish I had known this stuff a long time ago. — Pat Hackett, Cranston speaking of our seminar for homeowners — How to Avoid a Renovation Horror a.k.a. Renovate Your Home Without Going Crazy or Broke… Read More