The existing Colts Neck, NJ home had the benefit of a large kitchen space with 9′ high ceilings, but the homeowners definitely did not have the dream kitchen they wanted. This project included custom designer cabinetry from Royal Cabinets, a 200 square foot elevated sunroom conservatory, and oversized floor tile throughout the kitchen, sunroom, foyer and hall. (more…)
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The homeowners of this 1950′s ranch style home in Little Silver, New Jersey wanted and needed a new kitchen. The existing floor plan created a few design challenges. A professional design build remodeling approach uncovered some unique possibilities.
This Monmouth County remodeling project required more kitchen space without the possibility of an addition because of the existing back sunroom. The required room depth for the island was gained by reframing the structural wall and taking two feet from the living room. The wall to the dining room was also removed to create an open floor plan. The kitchen featured cherry cabinets, granite countertop and backsplash, stained glass overlay, and decorative moldings. The existing fireplace was refinished and divided lite doors were installed closing off the kitchen and foyer from the hallway for reduced sound to the children’s bedrooms when entertaining. (more…)
Sadly, a West Keansburg home was destroyed by fire. Fortunately the family of three, Mother and two grown children, survived. Fire fighters from six towns responded as well as the Hazet First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Hazlet Police. A special “thank you” goes out to all the first responders. The cause of the fire was determined to be a second floor lamp. This family was not new to tragedy having lost their father/husband a little more than a year previous.
The homeowner worked with her insurance company and public adjuster on the financial aspects and temporary housing. She was referred to the Design Build Pros to get her and her family back in a home again starting with the new home construction design. (more…)
New owners of this 45 year old home in Morris County wanted to have some work completed before they moved in. On that list was the original hall bathroom. It was outdated, in disrepair, and there were indications of rotted wood in the outer wall and floor.
The project is a direct replacement, hall bathroom makeover project. The existing bathroom was gutted to the studs. Rotted wood was replaced and the outer wall was insulated. The new fixtures were placed in the same locations as the previous. The product selections were modest, yet stylish. (more…)
This family needed an in-law suite for their colonial style home in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The space over the garage was a perfect location for the bedroom suite. The project included a large bedroom with a sitting area, two closets, and a roomy, three-fixture bathroom. The new space has access from the existing hall and stairwell plus a rear entrance from the first floor deck below.
The access steps leading up to the suite had to come of the existing stairway landing. The placement of the rooms in the space also had to be done with consideration of the rear door and exterior stairs to land properly on the existing first floor deck. (more…)
The Monmouth County homeowners wanted the 1980’s master bathroom converted into a brighter, trendier four-fixture bathroom with a large comfortable shower, private water closet, and an upscale double vanity. The bathroom remodel was a part of other renovations including the reconfiguration of the master bedroom and walk-in closet. The redefined space allocated for the new master bathroom was one third less than the original.
The major challenge was how to design and reconfigure the space. The new bathroom depth was limited to seven and a half feet. Plus a large three section casement window in the space could not be moved since it is on the front side of the home with stucco exterior walls. (more…)
These clients had just purchased a 1960’s center hall colonial on a quiet cul-de-sac in Morris County, NJ. While the overall layout of the home, wooded property, and quiet street were what they were looking for, the master bath area did not suit their needs.
The master bathroom area was comprised of a 4’ wide space that housed a small, dark shower, narrow pedestal sink, and toilet. Adjacent to the bath was a make-up/dressing area and a walk-in closet. The goal was to use the space to create a bright master bathroom with his and hers sinks, a toilet, and a large shower. Three project design plans were presented, and plan one was chosen, tweaking the design to add a private water closet. (more…)
This 100+ year old Shore Colonial home located in Long Branch, New Jersey was flooded during Super Storm Sandy. Job one was the tear out of the ruined material followed by the drying and spraying of anti-fungals. Next, the basic renovation needed to get the home back to habitable. This work included new hardwood floors, electrical wiring, insulation, drywall, moldings, plus heating and air conditioning units with vent ducts.
As an upgrade option, the Monmouth County homeowners wanted to remodel and expand their kitchen. The plan designed and developed by the Design Build Pros has the rear kitchen bearing wall (was an outside wall at one point prior to an addition) being removed to add the existing sunroom space as a part of the new kitchen. The plan also includes removing the wall to the dining room. This design will create a better traffic flow, make both rooms feel larger, and allow for a bigger island suitable for dining. (more…)
Today’s mud room may have more possible uses than any other room in the home. That is why it should not be overlooked or just casually considered when designing a new home or major first floor remodel. Over the past year, wish list requests from homeowners planning construction projects include mud rooms more than ever before.
A mud room creates a break or transition from the outside to the main part of the home. The name is a reference for a place to remove muddy (or wet) footwear. It is generally a side or rear door access as opposed to the front, main entry door and foyer. The mud room may be a self contained room with a passage door separating it from the next room. This will provide a weather break to the outside preventing a gust of wind or hot/cold air from affecting the other rooms. The mud room can just be a mud room area, without the interior door, done as an alcove, nook, or small hall access and transition space. Most commonly the mud room is off the kitchen, but can also lead to a common area such as family room or main hallway. (more…)
This Monmouth County, New Jersey home had an existing wood deck with a screen room on a deck. For combined reasons of aesthetics, usability, durability and longevity the client wanted to redo both. The project was to rebuild the screen room with additional framing, insulation, porcelain floor tile from Best Tile in Keyport, detailed trim, plus energy-efficient windows and doors. The deck was to be replaced with bluestone slabs set in concrete, a stone retaining wall capped with bluestone and lighting plus a custom wood-burning stone fireplace.
The goal was to provide a very high quality result befitting of the home and neighborhood. The client wanted a full service contractor that could design and develop the exterior remodel and depict the result with visual aids before the project started. (more…)