If you’ve been on social media lately, surely you have seen short videos of people dumping buckets of water on themselves. In these videos, after completing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, the participants nominates friends to do the same, or gives their nominees the option of donating $100 to the ASL Association. A number of high profile figures have dumped ice on their heads, like Chris Christie, Justin Timberlake, and Mark Zuckerberg. On the other hand, President Obama chose just to donate. Continue reading
If you’re like most people, you have.
For homeowners and remodelers alike, the remodeling experience often falls short of expectations due to a lack of communication before the project begins.
Without both parties establishing ground rules for the project, assumptions are made Continue reading
Each year, the Toms River Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Toms River area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading
Almost without exception, each homeowner that Design Build Pros meets with has either had a bad, past remodeling experience or knows someone personally that has. The seven most common remodeling project complaints that DBP hears begin with:
- “The project took way too long…”
- “My house and yard were a mess…”
- “Too many surprises, extra costs…”
- “I couldn’t communicate with the workers…”
- “They would not call me back…”
- “No project schedule…”
- “I had to manage the project myself…” Continue reading
In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Pros, was asked about 8 desirable New Jersey home features that many buyers are seeking. These features add value in selling a home and provide comfort and enjoyment for the current owners. Below are the items posed to Neil and his thoughts on them with relevance to current homeowner design build remodeling project requests. Continue reading
Building a wine room can be a very exciting proposition for just about anyone. The commitment to build a wine cellar usually means you’ve already built up your wine collection to a point where you need a place to store all of those bottles, and having that many bottles of good wine is a joy all on its own. Of course, having all those wine bottles also means that you’ve spent a great deal of money on all of them, so you probably aren’t looking to skimp on costs for the wine cellar itself. All that said, you definitely don’t want to overspend when it comes to building your wine cellar either.
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 to hire a Monmouth County home architect or builder, you have a lot of options, but also a lot of things to watch out for. As you can probably imagine, the right custom home builder can make the whole process a dream, but the wrong one could turn that same dream into a nightmare. Avoiding the following mistakes can help save your sanity and get your house built with minimal amounts of stress.
By far the most important thing you can do to ensure you have a good experience when working with a remodeling professional in Ocean County, is to keep your communication going smoothly at all times. Once the level of communication starts to drop, that is exactly the time when things all start to fall apart, and a project which was once on track can go down the drain.
Hiring any sort of contractor to work in or on your home is a very big decision. Besides the fact that there’s the obvious trust factor of allowing a crew of people you don’t know very well into the place where your family lives, you’ll also be giving them full rights to build or renovate the structure where you’ll be living for many years to come.