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Who Will Build Your Next Remodeling Project?

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Design Build Pros works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Pros  Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines.

At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:

  • Build it themselves
  • GC it themselves
  • Use a remodeler outside of our network

Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP's design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our "ground rules" for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy. Continue reading

Midcentury Modern Style for Your Home

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Midcentury Modern Style for Your Home Mid Century Modern House DesignToday’s modern day homeowners are beginning to feel nostalgic for the beautiful architectural designs that the 1950s have to offer. They are now taking modern-day homes and propelling them back in time. Many of the homebuyers in today’s market are looking for beautiful mid century homes and unique, modern gems. Simply put, the average homebuyer today is getting tired of our prefabricated, mass-produced society. They want something unique and original to show the world that they are interested in more than our overly simplified world has to offer. Continue reading

5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

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5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost kitchen remodel with wall removal - Design Build Pros (2)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here. Remodeling one room seems to have a snowball effect in that there’s always something we feel we can do to make other spaces better, more efficient, more comfortable or just more visually appealing. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the most requested add-ons by clients once their initial project has started. These low to high-impact changes can improve your home and add to its functionality. Each project features what type of remodeling professional(s) can complete the home project and if a permit is required. We’ve also included the approximate cost information below. Continue reading

NJ Realtor Remodeler Finance Network

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House for sale to be remodeled - Design Build ProsNew Jersey Realtors, many of the Design Build Pros project inquires are now from families looking to purchase a home and immediately remodel some or all of it. The earlier that we are involved with them, the better we can professionally advise and guide them as far as budgets and time lines. With that, we are planning to put together a team of realtors to network with throughout NJ in conjunction with DBP, our remodeler network and mortgage brokers. Continue reading

Buying a Home with Intent to Remodel

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House for sale to be remodeled - Design Build ProsOne inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Pros is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Pros has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time. Continue reading

Washing Machines

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front loading washing machineAlthough a front-load washing machine and a top-load washing machine both share the same purpose, they have quite a few differences. A front-load washer is most convenient when placed on top of something to keep it elevated such as a pedestal. You can also use a stackable washer and dryer. You must have the room to accommodate one on top of the other and also  comfortably be able to remove the laundry out from the dryer. Continue reading

Protecting Yourself and Newborn in your Household

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners! This is AnnahMarie and Becca. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing information on Protecting Yourself and Newborn in your Household. Whether you’re pregnant or your toddler is just beginning to crawl, we are here to share a few tips for you and your baby. Continue reading

Rooted Veggie Kabobs

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Hi There, fellow gardeners! Rooted Veggie KabobsThis is AnnahMarie. Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Indiana will be sharing a recipe on, Rooted-Veggie Kabobs. As we are in Fall and the leaves begin to show their true hues, be sure to fire up your grill at least one more time before winter arrives. Continue reading

Gray is Here to Stay

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Luxury Basement Remodel in Warren, New Jersey COMPLETED (8)-Design Build ProsKitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Continue reading