If you’ve been on social media lately, surely you have seen short videos of people dumping buckets of water on themselves. In these videos, after completing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, the participants nominates friends to do the same, or gives their nominees the option of donating $100 to the ASL Association. A number of high profile figures have dumped ice on their heads, like Chris Christie, Justin Timberlake, and Mark Zuckerberg. On the other hand, President Obama chose just to donate. Continue reading
The Design Build Pros are remodeling consumer advocates. DBP wants to help homeowners achieve a professional and pleasant remodeling experience. There are way too many common remodeling complaints from homeowners.
While there are several paid services that Design Build Pros provides for both remodelers and homeowners, here are three free offers for homeowners planning a remodeling project: Continue reading
Each year, the Toms River Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Toms River area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading
In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Pros, was asked about 8 desirable New Jersey home features that many buyers are seeking. These features add value in selling a home and provide comfort and enjoyment for the current owners. Below are the items posed to Neil and his thoughts on them with relevance to current homeowner design build remodeling project requests. Continue reading
Design Build Pros has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Design Build Pros, a project design and planning firm with a unique process, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Continue reading
This family needed an in-law suite for their colonial style home in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The space over the garage was a perfect location for the bedroom suite. The project included a large bedroom with a sitting area, two closets, and a roomy, three-fixture bathroom. The new space has access from the existing hall and stairwell plus a rear entrance from the first floor deck below.
With regard to remodeling and homes, the first impression is usually attributed to the front entry door. As an extension of the door, a lasting impression can also be made by outside are around the door. A common project request homeowner request to the Design Build Pros is a portico overhang. Whether that request is a single remodeling project or a component of a larger design build remodeling project, a front entry portico can dramatically enhance the curb appeal of home. Continue reading
This 100+ year old Shore Colonial home located in Long Branch, New Jersey was flooded during Super Storm Sandy. Job one was the tear out of the ruined material followed by the drying and spraying of anti-fungals. Next, the basic renovation needed to get the home back to habitable. This work included new hardwood floors, electrical wiring, insulation, drywall, moldings, plus heating and air conditioning units with vent ducts.
Today’s mud room may have more possible uses than any other room in the home. That is why it should not be overlooked or just casually considered when designing a new home or major first floor remodel. Over the past year, wish list requests from homeowners planning construction projects include mud rooms more than ever before.