The Wohnhaus Project


The sun lies low over the snow-covered mountains, reflecting its dazzling light on the surface of the Romsdalsfjord. The view enjoyed by the residents of the Molde house in Norway is like a painting – all thanks to the Schüco FWS 35 PD.SI façade system, which has been installed here in Norway for the first time. Large expanses of glass and narrow profiles create the perfect connection between living space and the surrounding nature.

The Perfect Storm

We’re Hiring!

Grand Banks Building Products, located in Gloucester, MA is currently hiring a full-time team member for Warehouse Sales & Delivery. We specialize in high end building product sales including cabinetry, windows, doors, millwork, hardware and more. Grand Banks has been serving our local community for over 30 years and is a family owned, family run business who values their employees.

The right applicant should be organized and detailed oriented with a outgoing personality. Day to day responsibilities will involve customer service, accepting deliveries, making deliveries, placing orders, stocking products and more. You must be able to move heavy objects and work well with a team. You should have an entrepreneurial attitude and the desire to be part of a positive working environment.

You can meet our team here.

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New England Contemporary + Summer BBQ

New England
Contemporary Cottage

New England Contemporary Eat In Kitchen Shiloh Cabinetry

When it came time for this couple to create their new home together, they took stock of the places already important to them. This cottage in Rockport was always brimming with potential, and it was time to realize that. 

Summer BBQ This Friday!!!

Join us for one of Eric’s famous hamburgers & hot dogs! 

Friday, 8/13
11 am – 1 pm

Cities Saving the Planet

Monica Banks

Cultivating Stillness & Sheer Will Power

Cultivating Home

The world is full of chaos. Technology has us constantly connected and always providing some new story for us to be excited about. Home has increasingly become a place where we need to cultivate peace and stillness. Sometimes we just need to escape the chaos and reset. This family home in Essex was designed for just that.

Cookouts are Back!

Join us next Friday for one of Eric’s famous hamburgers & hot dogs! 

Friday, 8/13
11 am – 1 pm

The Iron Nun

Monica Banks

Know What You Want

When it comes time to buy a new home, you have to know what you want. For these homeowners, they knew they wanted to stay in the same neighborhood, on the same road if possible. And equally important, they knew what they didn’t want. 

Carbon Negative Homes

Monica Banks

Designing Your Dreams With Grand Banks Building Products

Renovating any space can feel like a daunting task. Particularly the kitchen. It’s such an important space in every home, and there are so many decisions to make. It is a big undertaking. But like any project, it gets done one step at a time.

The first thing to do is to set goals for yourself. What do you want from this kitchen? How do you want to use the space? What elements are most important to you? The answers to these questions will set the path for your project. You can’t get what you want if you don’t know what you want.

quartz counter cubitac kitchen

For this home, it was about creating a space to entertain your friends and family. Building a home your kids want to come back to, and want to bring their friends and grandkids back too. Along with a classic stove hood. These elements are what set the tone for this space. And the results exceeded expectations.

farmhouse sink classic stove hood cubitac

The design process took a while. At one point, due to design issues, the homeowner almost conceded the hood to her stove. It can be tempting to compromise on everything. It’s so easy to bottle up your desires and disappointment for the sake of the bigger picture. You tell yourself that you don’t need anything special and that you’re happy just to be getting a new kitchen. It’s important to remember the difference between wants and needs. It’s ok to want specific things, even if you don’t need them.  This is a time to go for what you want. Fortunately, this homeowner recognized she would regret not going for the style she wanted.

gas stove classic hood cubitac

Renovating your kitchen is a big deal, it’s not the type of thing you plan on doing over. It’s important to know what you want and get it right the first time. We may not always get the things we want, and that’s ok. But some things are worth fighting for. Sometimes, it’s ok not to compromise.

orchid engineered quartz cubitac marble backsplash

When you walk into this home, it feels open and lively. It’s hard to imagine it any other way. The entryway to the dining room was widened to create a sense of space. On the other side, a sliding glass door replaced a double hung window and door. This helped develop clear sightlines and a sense of openness without having to tear down any walls completely. The dining room is still a separate space, but by widening the opening, the area flows more freely.

cubitac kitchen toaster oven flour sugar orchid home quartz marble

Each part of this kitchen renovation was locally sourced. This home creates a sense of community for those that live here, and that is a feeling that extends beyond property lines. Buying your products in town helps support your local economy, which keeps money in your community and helps community members support their families. It’s the cycle that keeps on giving. Sometimes the things you want most are just around the corner.

kitchen overall butcher block cubitac quartz marble backsplash

Cubitac Cabinetry, Sofia Door Style, Latte White with Pewter Highlight

Carrara Marble Backsplash by Cape Ann Tile

You Can’t Get There
From Here


Family Field Day Fundraiser + Lead Times

Join us for a Family Field Day and help us raise money for a good cause! All proceeds from the event will go to the Jimmy Fund. We’ll be selling t-shirts, raffle tickets, and more
Monica Banks