Category Archives: Remodeling Industry Information

Design Build Pros’ 5 Takeaways from the 2014 Remodeling Show

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On October 22, the Design Build Pros traveled to Baltimore to attend the Remodeling Show, the nation’s largest residential construction trade show.

Whether it’s in Baltimore, Chicago, or elsewhere, we always make the pilgrimage to the show to spend a few days meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.  The show is also a fantastic opportunity to learn about new developments in the remodeling industry and pick up some tips to help us improve our business.

Plus, a few days away from the office and the day-to-day is always reflective and energizing.

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DBP Announces New Location and National Expansion

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Design Build Pros GREEN DBP copyDesign Build Pros is excited to announce our new office location in Red Bank, New Jersey.  After several years operating from our Toms River office, we want to be in a location more central to our core client base.  In addition to being an upgraded office space, the new location will allow us to serve our clients in a more timely and efficient manner, which is one of our core values.

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Interior Wall Removal in Remodeling

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Open floor plan - NJ design build remodeling (1)A popular design request of the Design Build Pros for a remodeling project is to remove an interior wall to create an open floor plan. Most typically it is around the kitchen area, but can be for any combination of rooms. The actual space gained is minimal, generally representing less than six inches by the length of the wall to be removed. However, the newly defined space often looks and feels much larger. Additionally, furniture can be spread out more, even encroaching on the adjacent room once the wall barrier has been removed. Continue reading

Design Build Pros Receives 2014 Best Businesses of Red Bank Award

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Red Bank Award Program Honors the Achievement

Design Build Pros ~ best architect 2014 Red Bank NJRed Bank, October 26, 2014 — Design Build Pros has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of Red Bank Award in the Architects and Designers category by the Best Businesses of Red Bank Award Program.

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

Leaf Protection for Your Gutters

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Leaf Protection for Your Gutters by the Design Build ProsLeaf Protection for Your Gutters

Gutters are prone to being clogged by leaves that fall from the trees. Thus, it is important to protect your gutters from leaves that fall; this can be done by use of gutter coverings, gutter leaf guard, hoods, screens or helmets among other methods. Whichever method that you choose should be effective to ensure that it takes a good deal of time before you need to climb up your ladder to clean the gutters. Continue reading

How to Update Your Home’s Insulation

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How to Update Your Home’s Insulation

Updating Your Home Insulation-Design Build ProsLast winter was one of the worst in recent history. Many people’s wallets especially suffered due to higher heating costs. The cost of propane and other natural gases reached astronomical prices as the demand increased and the supply dwindled. If your home is heated only by electric you were likely to see bills shooting into the hundreds of dollars. You can withstand brutally cold winters in a less expansive fashion for many years to come and save money by updating your home’s insulation. The green energy trend has made information in how to update your insulation more available than ever before. Continue reading

Basement Egress Windows

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Basement Egress Windows

Basement Egress Windows (1)-Design Build ProsAfter constructing your family home and applying the finishing touches, you could suddenly discover that your basement is not complete. One thought is to install a basement egress window together with a window well. Egress windows do a lot to a basement. They let more natural light into the dark space beneath the rest of the house. They also serve as very convenient routes of exit when there is a fire or other natural calamity in the home. Continue reading

Are You Aware of These 7 Common Remodeling Project Complaints?

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When it comes to home remodeling and home improvement, nearly every homeowner has either had a bad experience with a contractor or knows someone who has.

Trust us – we meet with homeowners every day and we’ve heard it all…

NJ Designers and Remodelers - Design Build ProsThe project took way too long…
My house and yard were a mess…
Too many surprises, extra costs, etc…
I couldn’t communicate with the workers…
They would not call me back…
No project schedule…
I had to manage the project myself…

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Money Back Savings Guarantee for Remodeling Designs

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Mortgage and down paymentRemodeling can be rather expensive. Design Build Pros strives to deliver a professional and pleasant remodeling experience for a homeowner, from the onset, through its exclusive design and development process. Among the many goals of DBP, helping homeowners save money, wherever possible, is high on the list. Continue reading

Cooking with a Convection Oven In Your Kitchen

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Kitchen Remodel (4)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