Ashton Kutcher was born in a small town in Iowa. When Kutcher was in High School, he and his stepfather, Mark, built the home. Mark and his wife (Ashton’s mother) still live in the home today. When Ashton comes back to visit, he stays in the basement. The basement area is very dark and it includes a bedroom with no windows, a storage area that is unfinished, a main living area with exercise equipment, and old memorabilia and recliners. Ashton and Mark wanted to renovate the space as a surprise for Ashton’s mom, Diane. Kutcher is a Houzz user and investor, and this was his main way to go about the project while living in Los Angeles. Continue reading →
All homeowners start with a design build remodeling project budget. How is that amount determined? How will it equate to the actual project investment? These are the questions that surround almost every planned home renovation.
What factors play a part in determining the three different project design plans that Design Build Proscreates? We call it the “Three D’s” Continue reading →
Over the past six months, Design Build Pros has seen first hand a very strong home renovation market throughout New Jersey and the United States. Even more exciting than that, every indication points to our industry continuing to grow throughout 2015 and beyond.
In New Jersey and through our national remodeling network, we are seeing that homeowners are committing to projects that are both larger in scope and discretionary in nature.
Design Build Pros of Red Bank, NJ Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World
Red Bank, NJ,January 19, 2015 – Design Build Pros of Red Bank has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The project design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading →
Design Build Pros typically creates three distinct design options for homeowners’ planned remodeling project. They generally show a wide range of potential budget investments. DBP titles the three design build remodeling plans as Modest, Robust, and the WOW package. Deciding what the individual plans will depict is a highly customized and interactive process. Family needs and desires are assessed through Design Build Pros project profile checklists, Houzz ideabooks, and a face to face consultation with all those involved.
Regarding kitchen remodeling, almost without fail, people want an island. Ideally an island set up to accommodate seating and eating. When asked what size, most answer, “As large as you can make it.” When designing a kitchen island for size and placement, Design Build Pros always considers dining tables in the kitchen, adjoining rooms, and the dining room for both family meals and entertaining. Continue reading →
If you’re looking for a remodeling pro in NJ and you have not yet checked out Houzz.com, it’s a resource that you will find invaluable when planning your next home improvement project. Our clients in New Jersey and throughout the US have been telling us that they have never had so much fun planning and designing their projects, and it’s all because of the hip new website.
Many homeowners planning a remodeling project watch HGTV, flip through magazines, and browse through the Houzz website for inspirations and ideas. With that, they still often struggle to come up with design ideas for their own remodeling project. This is primarily due to the fact that their own home, size and positioning is not similar to those images and projects featured in those media. Continue reading →
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 →