Painting is not as cut and dry as you may think. There are a lot of different components that go into it, and many of them are going to cause you to scratch your head. If you think that you can just buy a can of paint of your favorite color and just go for it, you’re sorely mistaken. There’s a bit more involved to this, and when you start to look at paint finishes, you’ll realize that your decision making process should take on a little bit more thought than just picking out your favorite shade of color. The following will help you explore a bit of the options that come alongside with paint finishes today. Continue reading
Q: What is your one favorite part of your work day?
A: I firmly believe in the Jim Rohn quote “Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.” The favorite part of my work day is when I have my day 100% organized. In my case, this means it’s all typed in the ‘Notes’ app on my Mac. When I do this I’m focused on the correct things and productive. I aim to have this set before 8:00AM (ideally, it’s done at the end of the previous business day.) Continue reading
If you’ve been thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone. According to the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, nearly 84% of homeowners are planning some type of remodeling project within the next two years. Though some take it on to increase the value of their home, an overwhelming majority is just looking to improve the look, layout and feel. When planning your next remodeling project, consider some green options to help cut down your energy bills and negative environmental impact. Continue reading
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 It reminds me of what I do, transforming outdated kitchens into beautiful, efficient ones.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
The Design Build Pros are remodeling consumer advocates. DBP wants to help homeowners achieve a professional and pleasant remodeling experience. There are way too many common remodeling complaints from homeowners.
While there are several paid services that Design Build Pros provides for both remodelers and homeowners, here are three free offers for homeowners planning a remodeling project: Continue reading
Design Build Pros recently had the opportunity to interview Mike Riley of DMS Demolition & Removal LLC, a highly respected professional in the remodeling industry. DMS has worked with DBP before including a fire damaged home in Hazlet, New Jersey.
Q: What is your favorite home improvement show?
A: I enjoy watching The Vanilla Ice Project. I like their extreme make-over projects involving all aspects of construction & demolition. I like their “think outside the box” mentality to create customized living spaces. Continue reading
We all need a roof and are always looking for ways to make electricity more affordable. Solar Roof Shingles are a great way to get the best of both worlds. Solar energy provides an endless supply of safe and renewable energy which can be used for heat and power. Solar roof shingles are an extremely efficient way of turning a shingle roof into an energy producer. These hybrid shingles protect your roof from bad weather and also consume solar power transforming it into usable energy. 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
Q: What is your favorite home improvement TV show?
A: I don’t have time to watch much television, but occasionally I’ll watch HGTV. I think my favorite show is “The Vanilla Ice Project” because it’s hilarious (everything Vanilla Ice does is funny). I especially enjoy watching V.I. do demolition work while dressed in parachute pants and a basketball jersey (not really appropriate workwear). On a more serious note, HGTV shows can be entertaining while also providing homeowners with ideas for remodeling projects, and I think there’s definite value in that – for homeowners and contractors. In fact, several friends and relatives of mine have had work done on their homes after being inspired by something they saw on HGTV. Continue reading
Indulging in building a home theater or media room for your home is a luxury that many desire. A home theater or media room for your home is a place we head to for putting our feet up and simply having a good time, without having to step out from the comfort of the house. It is a place we invite our friends over for a lazy summer afternoon with popcorn and drinks.
Thus, there is no surprise then that more and more people are now remodeling any spare room in their residence for a home theater. And the ones who already have are looking to upgrade the old technology and equipment to keep the space in absolute top shape at all times. Basement space is a common location for a planned home theater. Continue reading