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Gray is Here to Stay

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Luxury Basement Remodel in Warren, New Jersey COMPLETED (8)-Design Build ProsKitchen Design Trends With Staying Power 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! Continue reading

How to Design Your Kitchen Like a Professional

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power 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! The modern home is always evolving. It’s easy to get inspiration, but most homeowners don’t know how to start. When I speak to LSPS clients, most want to incorporate trending designs into their remodel. However, once we start visiting showrooms for materials, they sway from one concept to another. It’s easy to do so with a variety of possibilities in front of you. I always advise them to have a design in mind, whether it be traditional, transitional or contemporary. From there, it’s easy to mix and match materials for your room. For example, a contemporary design often consists of clean lines, a traditional design often features ornate details and a transitional design combines both worlds.  With a design in mind, one can move forward with design trends, such as... Continue reading

What is Energy Star?

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What is Energy Star? Energy Star - Design Build Pros (1)ENERGY STAR is not just about making buildings more energy efficient; it's also about saving money for homes and industries and offering best-practice solutions to make homes more comfortable, create better buildings and protect the environment. It's a government-backed program—Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - that helps businesses and individuals do just that. Continue reading

Digitally Integrated Appliances

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Digitally Integrated Appliances Digitally integrated appliances - Design Build Pros (1)Spring and early Autumn are your friends; when neither the need for the air conditioner nor the need for heating is present. The wind is cool or warm and brisk or languid. But the AC or heater need not be turned on, through the demonic thermostat. Come Summer or Winter and then you have to face the beast. *Pushes a button* wait, does "hold on" mean it's done? Why is it blinking? The light turned off -- is that a good sign? But if we can have smart phones, smart TVs, surely we can have smart homes too. The home can be made just as easy to program through digitally integrated appliances. Continue reading

Slate Finish is an Alternative to Stainless Steel Appliances

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Stainless Steel Alternative kitchen appliances - Design Build Pros (4)If you are looking to redo your kitchen appliances and are all about having the next big thing rather than the tired out stainless steel appliances, luckily for you, there is now an alternative. Slate appliance finish is on the up and up for all your kitchen and bathroom needs, from countertops to stoves and refrigerators. They are made for today’s style, perfectly complementing modern colors and kitchen materials. The rich matte finish is a natural fingerprint disguiser and don’t worry, it’s magnetic too. Right now slate finish is only available from GE. Continue reading

NJ Kitchen Remodeling with Thermador Appliances

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NJ kitchen remodeling with Thermador appliances - Design Build ProsThere are dozens of decisions to be made when planning a NJ kitchen remodeling project. One that is unavoidable, and has greater importance than some think, is the appliance selections. The first consideration is whether or not to keep and reuse some or all of your existing kitchen appliances. Next, will the appliances be in the same location? Changing kitchen appliance locations, even if you are reusing the existing, will affect the electrical and plumbing costs. New appliances, which will vary in size and style, will affect the the kitchen cabinet sizing and spacing. Continue reading

Oil-Rubbed Bronze Appliances Add Warmth to a Colonial Kitchen Design

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When I am asked to design a kitchen, I am asked to incorporate all sorts of ideas, colors, and cool kitchen gadgets and appliances. When one client asked to incorporate Oil-Rubbed Bronze Appliances to their new kitchen, it was the first request I have had for such an item. I, like most of you, went to Google Images to see how this idea would work in a kitchen. Here is one of the pictures I found. These are Jenn-Air Appliances featured on their websiteWhile I was afraid the look would feel too “trendy”, to me, it gives a warmer touch than Stainless Steel Appliances while maintaining the commercial credentials that foodies are looking for. Continue reading