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Design Build Pros Awarded 2014 Best of Houzz

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Design Build Pros has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Design Build Pros, a project design and planning firm with a unique process, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

Design Build Pros 2014 Best of HouzzThe Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Continue reading

Design Build Pros Wins a 2014 Contractor of the Year Award in NJ

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Design Build Pros has been named a winner in the 2014 Contractor of the Year Award (CotY) contest, presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Design Build Pros won the award in the Best Bathroom category.

Award-winning bathroom remodel in NJ (1)The project, in Rockaway, NJ, was designed, developed, and sold by Design Build Pros. The craftsmanship was from ProSkill Construction ProSkill is a DBP Preferred Remodeler Network.

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Power Grommets Add Convenience to Kitchen Islands

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In almost every kitchen remodel, “more outlets” is a part of a homeowner’s needs list. Going a step further, we look to provide efficient outlets whenever possible. When designing an island, you can have a 2-tier (sometimes referred to as a waterfall) or a 1-tier island design. In a 2 tier design, the main cooking/prep area is 36″, while the seating area is 42″. This island allows the placement of outlets along the small wall between the two counter tops. Continue reading

Value Driven Home Improvements for Less Than $1,000

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In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Pros, was asked the following questions about basic home improvement projects that may be achieved for less than $1,000.

Q: For homeowners looking to make home improvement upgrades, but only have a $1,000 budget, which areas of the home should they focus on? Why?

A: First, I believe that all homeowners should have a list of projects that need to be done. As we all have learned, anything committed in writing is more likely to get done. The list should be broken in two categories: things that need to be done and things than you want to have done. For example, you need to address a leaking faucet or pipe but, you want to change a kitchen countertop. I always suggest completing the needs before the wants for many reasons. One reason is goal setting. People will want to get through the needs as quick as possible to be able to start on the wants.
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