Modular homes are homes made of several prefabricated elements (modules). These modules include – the facade, exterior walls, interior decorations, etc. They are usually constructed by using cranes. Stick framed homes are built using a building method in which workers assemble the skeleton of the home (from the floor and wall studs to roof) stick by stick. So, what exactly are the advantages and disadvantages of these two types of home construction methods? Continue reading
Architects design and draw the plans before the project is accurately priced. Architects are paid in full before the remodelers begin quoting the planned project. construction documents and drawings are black and Continue reading
Is your house scary, not just for Halloween, but all year long? The house pictured at the right, not a DBP client, is a famous fun-scary house from television. Can you name the fictional family that lived there and the address?
Sadly, a West Keansburg home was destroyed by fire. Fortunately the family of three, Mother and two grown children, survived. Fire fighters from six towns responded as well as the Hazet First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Hazlet Police. A special “thank you” goes out to all the first responders. The cause of the fire was determined to be a second floor lamp. This family was not new to tragedy having lost their father/husband a little more than a year previous.
This family needed an in-law suite for their colonial style home in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The space over the garage was a perfect location for the bedroom suite. The project included a large bedroom with a sitting area, two closets, and a roomy, three-fixture bathroom. The new space has access from the existing hall and stairwell plus a rear entrance from the first floor deck below.
With regard to remodeling and homes, the first impression is usually attributed to the front entry door. As an extension of the door, a lasting impression can also be made by outside are around the door. A common project request homeowner request to the Design Build Pros is a portico overhang. Whether that request is a single remodeling project or a component of a larger design build remodeling project, a front entry portico can dramatically enhance the curb appeal of home. Continue reading
This Monmouth County, New Jersey project started with tearing down the detached garage and then adding approximately 2,400 square feet including a two-car garage with a game room above, a master bedroom suite, powder room, laundry room, and mud room. The existing kitchen was completely remodeled. The exterior received a new dimensional roof. The exterior siding was redone with vinyl and stone. New steps and a portico were added to the front entryway. A second floor terrace was built that overlooks the backyard and connects the entries to the master bedroom and game room. The game room has a spiral staircase down to the mudroom. Continue reading
Jason Parsons, Chief Project Designer of the Design Build Pros, has been honored by Professional Remodeler magazine as one of the top 40 remodelers in the United States under 40 years old. The 35 year-old has vast residential remodeling experience dating back to his teenage years.
Jason, a lifelong New Jersey resident, is married and the proud father of three young boys. He thoroughly enjoys spending time with his family and their many shared activities. Jason has the same passion and enthusiasm for his career. Jason Parsons’ design build remodeling industry bio can be found on company website. Continue reading
The Design Build Pros design and develop many master bedrooms for both new space and remodels. One of the development steps involved is the client filling out the DBP Project Profile Checklist. This form helps with the customization of the project for the preferences, styles, and needs of the individual person or family. Wish list desires are addressed. “Must have” and “do not want” items are noted. Very common on the must have side for today’s master bathroom is more storage and better organization. Typically this request is addressed through the effective use of vanities, wall cabinets, shower niches, towel cubbies, hooks, and racks.