Janice’s Room to Dream

Janice’s Project
Sponsored by : New England Design and Construction & EMNARI

NEDC recently partnered with SmartCoats and EMNARI to completely remodel a room for a child who suffers from a chronic medical condition through the Room to Dream Foundation. We worked with Janice and her family to create a separate living space within her parents’ bedroom for her to sleep, as well as updating the bedrooms of her younger and older siblings.

Janice needed to maintain the safety of sleeping next to her parents, but NEDC wanted to create the ability for her to sleep comfortably in her own area. By removing a closet, we were able to build a custom bed with storage and incorporate some of her favorite colors and a princess theme. A new light, chair, and blinds give Janice personal control over her own area. Her two siblings also received a fresh coat of paint, courtesy of Room to Dream’s exclusive paint donor, Sherwin Williams, and some personal updates to their rooms, including a study area for her older straight-A sibling. Lastly, NEDC updated safety in the house by installing smoke detectors and a new handrail at the staircase.

Janice shone brightly when the room was revealed to her, and many of the project participants were treated to a beautiful song sung by her after the reveal of her new area. The look on her and her family’s faces made the work so incredibly rewarding for everyone. It is an honor to be able to change lives through changing someone’s environment.

Thanks to the Dream Team who made this makeover such a happy success:


California Closets

Sherwin Williams

Shawmut Construction

Onsite Studios

Susan Buta at Boston Natural Products

Paul Hannaford at Hannaford Immigration Law

Colleen Faltus at Healthy Fusions

Harvey Building Products

Davis Electric

Caddis Insulation

Maplehurst Builders



Jean Plotka

Eliene & Wander Oliveira

And all of our other volunteers and private donors- THANK YOU!

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

About the Photographer:
Jay Groccia is a Massachusetts based photographer who provides stunning images for clients that want to present their projects with the best possible architectural photography. His skills at dealing with challenging interior lighting situations are no obstacle for him as he creates amazing photographs that capture the emotion of a room.

Builders, architects, designers, and elite real estate agents use Jay when they need national magazine quality photography.

The 360° panoramas he photographs are sharp, rich in color and detail, and distortion free filling the screen with architectural accuracy. Jay also enjoys creating beautiful aerial photographs for his clients that really make a property shine. In addition to his architectural work, Jay is an accomplished food photographer and has created hundreds of business portraits and professional identity packages for real estate agents, other business professionals, and political candidates.

Jay is also a coach for the Special Olympics ski team, the Nashoba Shooting Stars.