Remodeling prices have the consistency of the weather . Meaning that “estimates” will vary with a range of highs and lows. A friend of mine on Facebook recently received quotes for a small home service. The three estimates were $4,000, $975, and $450. My comment was that the guy at $4,000 was probably sub-contracting to the $975 who in turn was hiring the $450 guy to actually do the work. While I added an “LOL” at the end, this scenario of wide range of remodeling prices is generally a result of companies quoting on different work and then not explaining where the differences in materials, labor, and overall customer service may be. Continue reading
1970 called and wants their kitchen back! This ranch style home in Somerset County, New Jersey needs a new kitchen. Without a room addition, the plan is to achieve a bigger, more open kitchen. The depth of the kitchen limits the dine-at island and table options. Two of the plans include stealing some space from the adjacent den and redesigning the laundry room to become a mud room also with access to the back patio. One plan, the modest version, is a design within the same kitchen footprint. Continue reading
Baseball opening day is not limited to the professionals in the Major League. Saturday, April 5th was opening day for the Cal Ripken Baseball League in Burlington Township, New Jersey. Design Build Pros is proud to be the sponsor of the Maryland Terrapin team comprised of five and six year old children in the low rookie league.
This is not just a random sponsorship. Gavin “Woody” Parsons (# 2) and Aidan Parsons (# 3) are on the Terrapins. They are the younger sons of Jason Parsons and nephews of Neil Parsons. Continue reading
This twelve year old master bathroom is functional, but not stylish and desirable. It is also not befitting of the very nice 3,200 square foot home. The Lumberton Township homeowners wanted to know what could be done with the space as they contemplated the master bathroom remodeling project. Enter the Design Build Pros and their unique, project design and development process. The design questions started with whether or not to leave the ceiling vaulted or to frame it down. What could and should be done with the jetted tub mounted in the deck? Drastic upgrades to the vanity and shower areas were paramount. Continue reading
The staff at Design Build Pros wishes everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In honor, we feature some GREEN REMODELING projects. 364 days a year the term “green remodeling” refers to energy efficient projects and sustainable products. Today, March 17th, green remodeling is a color. Green for the luck of the Irish. Luck comes to the Design Build Pros by virtue of a Thomas Jefferson quote, “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” Continue reading