Category Archives: Remodeling Industry Information

Eric Bastian of Dream Home Remodeling

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remodeling-industry-interview-with-eric-bastian-of-dream-home-remodeling-1Design Build Pros  recently had the opportunity to interview Eric Bastian, owner of Dream Home Remodeling. Eric is a highly respected figure in the remodeling industry and Dream Home Remodeling is a Design Build Pros Preferred Remodeler.

Q: How would you describe your own personal remodeling design taste?

A: I can appreciate all styles. I’ve done everything from ultra-modern, to French country, to casual eclectic. I enjoyed them all, and really liked the finish product. When I do my own house, my personal design taste is Modern Rustic. I like warm grays with medium to dark floors, and antique fixtures and furniture. I like anything distressed, mixed with modern appliances, stainless steel, and even industrial lighting accents. Continue reading

Tesla Solar Roof Shingles

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tesla-solar-roof-shingles-1Tesla Motors Elon Musk may be making another critical impact on society. He has been approved by shareholders for $2.6 billion to tie up in solar roof shingles. In his speech he stated, would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, last twice as long, cost less and by the way generates electricity’ why would you get anything else.” Who wouldn’t raise their hand? Continue reading

Tankless Water Heaters for a New Jersey Home

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Tankless Water Heater by the Design Build ProsA tankless water heater or also known as instantaneous water heaters. They have the ability to provide hot water only when the user needs it. When the hot water is turned on cold water flows through a pipe and into the unit in which it is then heated. This process can save money due to the fact that it not sitting in a unit and using up energy to keep the water hot. This process can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in energy costs. Since the hot water is being made on demand it can be tricky to provide solid water pressure if more then one appliance is running at the same time. For example, if someone is taking a hot shower with the dishwasher running the water will then be distributed between the two. That is hot water on demand. Continue reading

Design Build Pros Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Red Bank Award

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Design Build Pros named best of Red bank NJ 2016 (1)Red Bank, August 08, 2016 — Design Build Pros has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Red Bank Award in the Architects category by the Best Businesses of Red Bank Award Program. This marks the third year in a row that this Red Bank business has won this prestigious award.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Red Bank Award Program identifies companies that we 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 Red Bank area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading

Delays are a Part of Remodeling

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Delays are a Part of Remodeling

Contractor Discussing Plans with Woman, Kitchen Drawing Behind

This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax!

Don’t let project delays get you down! Many of them aren’t ever going to be your fault or at the fault of the contractor, either. Just be prepared for them. Here are 7 potential delays that are out of a homeowner’s control.

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How Did Design Build Pros Begin?

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Neil Parsons Design Build ProsBeing in the remodeling industry in several different capacities over many years, I have witnessed many mistakes that contractors made and the poor decisions that homeowners made.

With the intent to make remodeling projects more professional and pleasant for all those involved, we created Design Build Pros. Our unique, award-winning project design and development process offers homeowners a smarter approach to home remodeling. We prepare our clients with design options, accurate budgets, detailed work scope, scheduling, and product selections. From there, we discuss the next step, which is how to get the project built. A homeowner can choose to build themselves (DIY), GC or manage the project themselves, hire their own contractor, or work with our recommended remodeler from the DBP Preferred Network. Continue reading

Do You Know Neil Parsons

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Parsons Construction Clark NJIn the category of “It’s a small world”

Last week a Clark, New Jersey homeowner called a remodeler about getting some work done. The woman asked, “Do you know Neil Parsons?” The 25 year old remodeler answered, “Yes, I do!” She explained that Parsons Construction did work on her home almost 30 years ago.

The moral of the story: In business it is important to build a brand. Be memorable, leave an impression, and hopefully, most often, it’s a good impression. Continue reading

How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

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How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

How to Love Your Home (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax!

One of the major reasons a homeowner wants to remodel their home is to find new ways to love it again. But with this sort of commitment, there are sometimes doubts that may arise that make people hold off on going forward. Here are some possible answers to four common questions that homeowners ask their remodeler before getting started.

 

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

Don't Ignore Home Repairs (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“It is most important to take care of repair items as they occur, whether inside your home or on the exterior. I regularly see homes needing repair in addition to the desired updates the homeowner requests.” – Kathi Fleck

There is nothing that holds up a project like unexpected repairs. Even if the repairs were known about, it’s completely possible for homeowners to put off maintenance tasks until a major project is being done. When going into a remodeling project, it’s usually fairly obvious if maintenance has been deferred or not. If it’s been put off for too long, the overall cost of the project the homeowner wants to do becomes greatly increased by the necessary repairs that will need to be done along with it.

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A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel

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DISCLAIMER: This article, nor I, have the answer to what A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel is or exactly would include. Read my rant below to understand the basis for this article’s title.

Award winning NJ bathroom remodel - Design Build ProsA homeowner can choose to have almost any budget, high or low for a project. The question is then, “What do you get for that particular budget?” The factors are many, such as DIY (do it yourself) or hire a professional. Check out our informative article about Who Will Build Your Remodeling Project. The extent of the work scope is also a major factor. For instance, in a bathroom remodel the project may call for a complete demolition and gut of the walls and floor. Doing this allows for checking the in-wall plumbing connections and electrical wiring then updating as needed. Plus, any rotted wood or mold can be addressed. New insulation and fresh, moisture resistant drywall and cement board can be installed. Some may opt to forgo these steps and tasks and simply do a bathroom makeover where the fixtures and tile are replaced and the wall components listed prior remain. Continue reading