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Who Will Build Your Next Remodeling Project?

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Design Build Pros works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Pros  Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines. At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:
  • Build it themselves
  • GC it themselves
  • Use a remodeler outside of our network
Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP's design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our "ground rules" for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy. Continue reading

Midcentury Modern Style for Your Home

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Midcentury Modern Style for Your Home Mid Century Modern House DesignToday’s modern day homeowners are beginning to feel nostalgic for the beautiful architectural designs that the 1950s have to offer. They are now taking modern-day homes and propelling them back in time. Many of the homebuyers in today’s market are looking for beautiful mid century homes and unique, modern gems. Simply put, the average homebuyer today is getting tired of our prefabricated, mass-produced society. They want something unique and original to show the world that they are interested in more than our overly simplified world has to offer. Continue reading

5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

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5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost kitchen remodel with wall removal - Design Build Pros (2)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. Remodeling one room seems to have a snowball effect in that there’s always something we feel we can do to make other spaces better, more efficient, more comfortable or just more visually appealing. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the most requested add-ons by clients once their initial project has started. These low to high-impact changes can improve your home and add to its functionality. Each project features what type of remodeling professional(s) can complete the home project and if a permit is required. We’ve also included the approximate cost information below. Continue reading

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 Mix High and Low Decorating Styles on a Budget

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How to Mix High and Low Decorating Styles on a Budget A high-end design style is every homeowner’s dream, but budget restraints may cause you to think it’s impossible. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style to accomplish your financial goals. One contractor lead generation company has talked to contractors and designers on how to achieve high/low decorating style—that is, high-end on a low budget. Here are some tips to establish a chic vibe without the expensive price tag. 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

Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power Kitchen Remodel and Renconfiguration in Warren NJ (12)-Design Build ProsThis 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! Design trends are always shifting gears, as the market changes. This can be expected, as new ideas and materials are formed. However, some trends seem to stay around, no matter what else is going on. Here are 5 kitchen design trends with staying power, along with some of the reasons why they’re great options. Continue reading

How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

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How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel How to Love Your Home (1)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! One of the major reasons a homeowner wants to remodel their home is to find new ways to love it again. But with this sort of commitment, there are sometimes doubts that may arise that make people hold off on going forward. Here are some possible answers to four common questions that homeowners ask their remodeler before getting started.   Continue reading

Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs Don't Ignore Home Repairs (1)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. “It is most important to take care of repair items as they occur, whether inside your home or on the exterior. I regularly see homes needing repair in addition to the desired updates the homeowner requests.” – Kathi Fleck There is nothing that holds up a project like unexpected repairs. Even if the repairs were known about, it’s completely possible for homeowners to put off maintenance tasks until a major project is being done. When going into a remodeling project, it’s usually fairly obvious if maintenance has been deferred or not. If it’s been put off for too long, the overall cost of the project the homeowner wants to do becomes greatly increased by the necessary repairs that will need to be done along with it. Continue reading

Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction (15)Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Pros Preferred Remodeler. This was a home addition project that added 2,700 sq. ft of living space and included an indoor pool. Continue reading