The majority of people are accustomed to the radiant oven which has a burner at the bottom, cooking racks in the mid-section and probably a grill at the top. The problem with this kind of burner is that it losses a lot of heat and when using it, you must place the food being cooked right at the center or you risk ending up with food that isn’t cooked properly. With the recent worldwide call on families and industries to save on the cost of energy, using the radiant burners are no longer appealing. Convection burners seems to have offered the much needed solace. Continue reading
Fresh Air Skylights from Velux
When you buy a home, you may find that there is no open lighting in many of the living areas. Your ceiling and roof may not have any sort of openings, and that’s fine. Millions of people have a dream home that has no sort of skylight, or anything of that nature. However, if you want to install this after the fact, and you want to look at the night sky or you just want to have an extra ventilation source, you’ll find that adding a nice skylight can be something worth looking into. Continue reading
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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