Category Archives: Kitchens

What is a Beverage Center?

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What Is A Beverage Center?

What is a Beverage Center (1)-Design Build ProsWe all know how hard it can be to find a place in the refrigerator for drinks with all of the other groceries that are already in there. At times it can even be impossible to find room for them and they end up getting piled onto the countertops. However, with a beverage center, you will never face those problems again. A beverage center is basically a small refrigerator that is optimized for the storage of drinks. A beverage center can hold any type of drink, whether it is in a bottle or a can. The compact size also allows for it to easily fit into any room in your house, not just the kitchen.

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Space-Saving Tips for Your Small Kitchen

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Space Saving Tricks for Your Small Kitchen (1)-Design Build ProsJust because you have a small kitchen, does not mean you have to feel cramped or cluttered every time you prepare a meal.

The kitchen is without a doubt an important part of your home, so you should not be too reluctant to keep it functional and stylish.

If you have plenty of time and money to spare, you can always go for a complete kitchen renovation.

But before you set your sights on a drastic makeover, you might want to look into these smart space-saving tricks.

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NJ Contractor of the Year Award for Design Build Pros and Pro Skill Construction

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Design Build Pros Central Jersey NARIThe Design Build Pros are happy to announce that we are a recipient of a 2015 Contractor of the Year Award from the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Our team was recognized in the category of Residential Kitchen over $150,000.

The project was designed, developed, and sold by the Design Build Pros. The craftsmanship was from ProSkill Construction. Light fixture and paint color selections were from Donna Frasca of Decorating by Donna.

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Selecting a Coffee Maker for Your Kitchen

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For many people, the first task performed every morning is the act of making coffee.

versare il caffè caldo nella tazzina biancaEven if you are personally not a coffee drinker, chances are your partner (or, at minimum) someone you know is! And, if straight black coffee is not your thing, then perhaps espresso or French Press is more to your liking? It’s clear that choosing the right coffee maker for your newly remodeled kitchen is a big decision.

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Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species

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Understanding Wood Species for Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species (1)-Design Build ProsWhen it comes to building a new home, there are many factors that you must consider before getting started. For example, you must finalize a location of your home and get the proper documentation and permission to start building. You must know your floor plan, the number of rooms and bathrooms, the floor and ceiling types, and what your kitchen will look like. And on the terms of kitchen features, you must also decide what type of wood to use for your cabinets. There is so many to choose from, like cherry cabinets, mahogany cabinets, maple cabinets, hickory cabinets, and oak cabinets. But, which do you choose? Keep reading for more information on the different wood species for cabinets.

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel (1)-Design Build ProsGreen remodeling with green kitchen cabinetry is an option most people are choosing as they become aware of the hazards of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used as an adhesive to bond boards made from various materials. Green cabinets are available in a variety of styles in various materials, besides bamboo, which at one time was the only green material available for kitchen cabinets. There is a whole range of green cabinets now available with formaldehyde free and low-VOC alternatives. These cabinets are durable and as other stylish as stock cabinets. FSC certified plywood, bamboo plywood and agricultural byproduct agrifier boards are some of the eco-friendly options that you can use to make green kitchen cabinets.

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Case Study – Kim’s Gourmet Kitchen Remodel

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“Cooking is now more of a hobby than a chore.”

Join Design Build Pros on our journey of transforming a 20-year old kitchen into a homeowner’s dream.

Morris County Kitchen Remodeling - After

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

First Dinner in Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen

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kitchen design build remodeling in New Jersey (7)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

Martha Maldonado of Wholesale Kitchen Cabinet Distributors

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Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets in New Jersey (1)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