Charlie Allen Renovations, Inc.



Recent projects demonstrate that at Charlie Allen Renovations, itís not about project size or budget ó itís about finding smart solutions that accommodate your needs while maintaining your homeís unique character.


The entertaining and gathering spaces in this Cambridge townhouse were boxy and isolating, with partial walls and compromised views.  The kitchen was particularly unwieldy: it felt cramped, the placement of work stations and appliances was awkward, and because the poorly-insulated room jutted out over the home’s entrance one floor below, it was cold and drafty for much of the year.  The homeowners wanted to improve the kitchen’s functionality while uniting that space with the adjacent dining and living rooms.

Living Room Restorations

We began by eliminating the wall that divided the kitchen from the rest of the house and replacing it with granite countertop for food preparation and a pine ledge ideal for buffet presentation. The refrigerator was moved to one side of the room alongside warm maple cabinetry, which offers storage space for pantry items.  We centered the stove at the opposite side of the room, creating a better workflow from storage to prep to cooking, and then to the clean-up area at the sink.  New Amtico Luxury vinyl tile is elegant and easy to maintain. New recessed lighting and under-cabinet lights, improved insulation and all new windows were introduced, improving the comfort level in the room dramatically. 

Kitchen, Dining and Living

In the living room, energy efficient floor-to-ceiling windows were introduced, and new a shelving unit was fabricated and installed.  A sleek Scandivanian Morso woodstove replaced the previous unit, which had been situated so that its stovepipe blocked views from the kitchen and dining room.  The new unit was placed in the corner of the living room, dramatically improving views.  New lighting was also introduced to the re-painted living room, and lighting fixtures in the dining room were swapped out.

Living Room Restorations

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Interior Restorations

Bathroom Restorations
A carefully restored period bathroom can be a great place to enjoy all the relaxing elements of today's spa lifestyle, from steam baths to soaking tubs, radiant floor heating to electric towel warmers.
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Kitchen Restorations
New technologies have dramatically improved how we use our kitchens. A thoughtful renovation introduces these modern amenities without compromising the period charm of the room where we love to gather.
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Exterior Restorations
New England is blessed with a wide variety of period homes representing many different architectural styles and historical eras. Meticulously restored, these homes are charming and distinctive highlights of the neighborhood landscape.
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Interior Restorations
Every period introduces new interior architectural and design features. A successful period home interior renovation restores original features and thoughtfully integrates them with the personal tastes of the modern day homeowner.
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Interior Restorations

The key to safe wood burning in any home is a proper flue liner.  The highest quality and longest lasting is a cast-in-place masonry liner.  Our poured flue lining system is a unique chimney lining process ideally suited to reline and restore old, damaged, or worn out chimney flues.
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