One of the biggest problems people have when it comes time to build their homes is actually finding the contractors themselves. It might seem easy at first, as most people will tell you there is definitely no shortage of contractors out there, but just like anything in life, nothing is as easy as it initially seems.
1970 called and wants their kitchen back! This ranch style home in Somerset County, New Jersey needs a new kitchen. Without a room addition, the plan is to achieve a bigger, more open kitchen. The depth of the kitchen limits the dine-at island and table options. Two of the plans include stealing some space from the adjacent den and redesigning the laundry room to become a mud room also with access to the back patio. One plan, the modest version, is a design within the same kitchen footprint. Continue reading →
Should you start with an architect or Design Build Pros for your next home remodeling project? Here are some of the points to consider and compare.
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 →
There are dozens of decisions to be made when planning a NJ kitchen remodeling project. One that is unavoidable, and has greater importance than some think, is the appliance selections. The first consideration is whether or not to keep and reuse some or all of your existing kitchen appliances. Next, will the appliances be in the same location? Changing kitchen appliance locations, even if you are reusing the existing, will affect the electrical and plumbing costs. New appliances, which will vary in size and style, will affect the the kitchen cabinet sizing and spacing. Continue reading →
When making product selections for a kitchen design build remodeling project we often use the “wardrobe” method. We view the kitchen cabinets as a man’s suit, as it is the most visible and largest area of the kitchen. So the cabinet style and color finish are the first and most important design selection. The next selection is the shirt, or the countertop. There are many countertop materials and design options from mild to wild. Finally, we select the tie. The tie, or backsplash as related to kitchen design ideas, is the small, yet vital accent. It can add life and excitement to a basic, neutral cabinet and countertop. Selections can include stone, glass, metal, solid granite plus mixtures of any materials or as accents. Continue reading →