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Buying a Home with Intent to Remodel

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House for sale to be remodeled - Design Build ProsOne inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Pros is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Pros has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time. Continue reading

Planning For a Home Addition in Monmouth County

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Home Addition in Monmouth County New Jersey - Design Build ProsIf your next project is a residential addition in Monmouth County, you've come to the right place.  The Design Build Pros have over 30 years of experience with all types of home remodeling and renovation projects in New Jersey.  We understand the process can be overwhelming for homeowners, so we go out of our way to educate you on all of your options, so you can make the best decision for you, your home, and your family.  We manage your home renovation project from conception to reality, with minimal disruption to your everyday life.

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Cozy Cape Cod Becomes a Remodeled Dream Home in New Jersey

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This Monmouth County, New Jersey project started with tearing down the detached garage and then adding approximately 2,400 square feet including a two-car garage with a game room above, a master bedroom suite, powder room, laundry room, and mud room. The existing kitchen was completely remodeled. The exterior received a new dimensional roof. The exterior siding was redone with vinyl and stone. New steps and a portico were added to the front entryway. A second floor terrace was built that overlooks the backyard and connects the entries to the master bedroom and game room. The game room has a spiral staircase down to the mudroom. Continue reading

Home Remodeling Investment and Value

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When it comes to home remodeling projects how is “value” defined? First we must start with what is valuable or important to the individual family. In the opinion of the Design Build Pros, this trumps all other factors including resale value, equity, the neighborhood demographic. That is why we always start each initial meeting with a series of Project Profile questions that have nothing to do with construction. Topics include kids, pets, school, careers, travel…etc. The pros and cons of “moving versus improving” are also discussed up front. Then the other factors and actual construction are considered. Continue reading

Improving the Remodeling Estimate a Free E-booklet

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Homeowners and remodelers alike have found the downloadable, free e-booklet “Improving the Remodeling Estimate” quite informative and valuable. This Design Build Pros seven-page special report describes the ideal process for the initial remodeler-homeowner meeting from the perspective of each party in order to help make the experience mutually beneficial and productive. Continue reading

6 Things a Contractor and Homeowner Should Discuss BEFORE a Remodeling Project, But Rarely Do

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Major home remodeling is in full swing.  Home values are on the rise, interest rates remain low, and lending institutions have several options to make your dream project a reality.  When choosing a remodeler to build your dream, you will discuss many aspects about the project and the company.  However, the items that are seldom discussed can be the most important, affecting not only your remodeling experience, but the outcome of the project.  Here is a small list that should be openly discussed. Continue reading

Free Live Webinar for Homeowners and Remodelers

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The staff at Design Build Pros will be hosting a free, live webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. From the convenience of your own computer and internet you can view their unique “Remodeling Design and Development Process.” For scheduling convenience, there will be two separate sessions, both covering the same content. The first session will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and the second at 7:00 PM EDT. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes, including a question and answer session at the end. This free webinar’s objective is to illustrate the Design Build Pros approach to residential remodeling project design and development. Tips and strategies that pave the way for a pleasant remodeling experience will be offered for both homeowners and remodelers. Continue reading

Home Improvement Trends

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Homeowners personalize their home rather than move; Design Build Pros reveal new trend during National Home Improvement Month. Toms River, New Jersey, May 1st, 2012—In honor of National Home Improvement Month this May, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) reveals that homeowners are personalizing their space during a remodel as the tough housing market forces more people to stay, rather than move. According to a poll on NARI.org, 26 percent of respondents are planning to stay an additional 16 to 20 years in their homes because their home values have decreased during the recession. Twenty-three percent reported they are going to stay an additional six to 10 years in their homes. Continue reading

Kitchen Designs – with an open floor plan

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When it is time for a new kitchen the requests have a common theme: bigger, open, island, and more everything. The Design Build Pros team meets many homeowners seeking to remodel their kitchen seem to have one, unified voice: “We want a larger kitchen, with an open floor plan, dine-at island, more cabinets, more counter space, more storage…more, more, more.” Design-wise, all can be incorporated, but extra home space is required. No one is surprised to hear that kitchens are the most expensive rooms to remodel. Now more space means new space as in an addition. Doubling the space of a kitchen with an addition undoubtedly doubles the cost of the project. After calculating all the items required to fully complete, the homeowner investment most likely well exceed $100,000 for a 200+ square foot kitchen and addition project. Continue reading

Remodeling Question, Move or Improve?

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Family have home remodeledPerhaps the most common question for a homeowner considering a major remodeling project is,“Do we move or improve?” As design + build professionals, we start each client relationship with a question and answer session about the family and home that helps create a “project profile.”This enables the Design Build Pros to assist in planning and recommending the best course of action for a remodeling project even if our assessment is to “move instead of investing in the project.” Continue reading