Join Design Build Pros on our journey of transforming a 20-year old kitchen into a homeowner’s dream.
This Morris County, New Jersey home, built in 1992, had a kitchen with lacquer cabinets and laminate countertops which was a modern look at the time. Twenty years later, Kim, the new owner, wanted her current vision of a modern, spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with professional grade appliances. A large dine-at island was high on her priority list as was extra cabinetry storage. She also requested that we incorporate a wet bar as part of the overall kitchen remodel. Continue reading →
Your brand-new kitchen is the perfect setting to take charge and cook a meal of your dreams. With stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an efficient exhaust hood, cooking can just become a pleasure. But what should your first meal for dinner be? How about something unique and creative that will have your family and guests wondering how you do just what you do? Here are some tips for cooking your first meal for dinner that will help you to cook many delicious meals in the future. Continue reading →
Design Build Pros recently had the opportunity to interview Martha Maldonado of Wholesale Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, a highly respected kitchen designer.
Q: What is your favorite home improvement TV show?
A: I love “Flip or Flop” on HGTV. It’s a great show about transforming damaged, distressed and auctioned properties into gorgeous homes. It reminds me of what I do, transforming outdated kitchens into beautiful, efficient ones. Continue reading →
You’ve just designed, remodeled, and created the kitchen of your dreams. What comes next? The best part! Actually getting to use your new kitchen. Here are some helpful tips for making the most out of your new kitchen on a daily basis. Let’s get cooking! Continue reading →
When it comes time to remodel your kitchen you will want to use state of the art appliances and accessories for the kitchen. There are so many new features out today that you might have trouble picking exactly which new feature you want to place in your kitchen.
You will want to decide to have a French Door Refrigerator because there will be more space in the unit to hold more food for you. Not only will the French door refrigerator hold more food but they look more appealing to the eye than the regular refrigerator does. Remodeling the kitchen is all about up grading your models and becoming more appealing to you. Continue reading →
Design Build Pros typically creates three distinct design options for homeowners’ planned remodeling project. They generally show a wide range of potential budget investments. DBP titles the three design build remodeling plans as Modest, Robust, and the WOW package. Deciding what the individual plans will depict is a highly customized and interactive process. Family needs and desires are assessed through Design Build Pros project profile checklists, Houzz ideabooks, and a face to face consultation with all those involved.
Regarding kitchen remodeling, almost without fail, people want an island. Ideally an island set up to accommodate seating and eating. When asked what size, most answer, “As large as you can make it.” When designing a kitchen island for size and placement, Design Build Pros always considers dining tables in the kitchen, adjoining rooms, and the dining room for both family meals and entertaining. Continue reading →
Is it time to start remodeling your kitchen? You’d be surprised at just how much happier you are when your kitchen is a place you actually enjoy spending time in. Think about it – you prepare your family’s meals in there, the stuff that keeps them well-fueled and healthy. Isn’t it in your best interest to make that space into an area where you actually want to spend time in? We certainly think so.
When it comes time for people to remodel your NJ kitchen, one of the most common questions around is how much it will cost. Of course people will always be concerned with price, so there’s no surprises there. What is surprising though, is that people often forget to include any details at all, besides the fact that they have a kitchen and want to know how much it will cost to remodel it. Without any more details than that, it is extremely hard for us to provide any meaningful answers at all.
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 →
We know that choosing the right Monmouth County kitchen contractor can be stressful. Just like so many other things in the world, there is no one solution that will work best for absolutely everyone. This goes for everything from food, to clothing and all the way up to NJ remodeling contractors. One contractor may work great for one person and may not work at all for the next person. Sometimes this is due to the type of kitchens a contractor is skilled at building and sometimes it can simply be due to the client not being able to get along with a particular contractor.
There are a few things you can do though, to ensure things go as smoothly as possible, and we are going to be outlining some of those things today.