When it is time for a new kitchen the requests have a common theme: bigger, open, island, and more everything. The Design Build Pros team meets many homeowners seeking to remodel their kitchen seem to have one, unified voice: “We want a larger kitchen, with an open floor plan, dine-at island, more cabinets, more counter space, more storage…more, more, more.” Design-wise, all can be incorporated, but extra home space is required. No one is surprised to hear that kitchens are the most expensive rooms to remodel. Now more space means new space as in an addition. Doubling the space of a kitchen with an addition undoubtedly doubles the cost of the project. After calculating all the items required to fully complete, the homeowner investment most likely well exceed $100,000 for a 200+ square foot kitchen and addition project. (more…)
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In the 80’s and 90’s the term “master bathroom” had a standard of expectation that included five fixtures: two sinks, a toilet, a shower, and a jetted tub built into a tiled deck. During that period almost every upscale new single home, townhome, and condo were designed with this master bathroom. The minimum area required to reasonably fit all five fixtures is 80 square feet. Roomier ones exceed 100 square feet. At the same time, a master bathroom upgrade was a popular request for many in homes built earlier. Often the remodeling work would include stealing some space from a bedroom or a closet to achieve the room required.
The 21st century has shown a break from that standard. A master bathroom remodel is still an extremely popular request, but the wishes have changed. Many homeowners want a large one or two-person sized spa style shower, with rain heads, body sprays, and a bench seat. In order to incorporate a larger shower most are willing to eliminate the tub altogether. Most homes already have a tub/shower combination in a hall bathroom if required for soaking or bathing smaller children. Many that have owned homes with the traditional master bathroom say they rarely use the jetted tub. One client stated, “If I wanted to soak in a tub with jets and bubbles, it would be in a hot tub under the stars with a glass of wine.” (more…)
The home remodeling project design and development process is define by the team at Design Build Pros. The staff has diverse experience in the industry including structural and finished carpentry, extreme remodeling on HGTV, design training from the National Association of the Kitchen and Bath industry, and Computer Aided Design drafting training. Recently, Jason Parsons, Design + Build Specialist at DBP won a “Best Design” award from software provider Chief Architect.
The custom design and development process that Design Build Pros offers provides a homeowner with a project reference binder that includes: three design/layout options, detailed floor plan, 3-D color elevation views, overviews, furniture placement, 47-category scope of work, 50-category breakdown of pricing by project phase, plus and minus options for specifically discussed scope options, breakout of product selection items and allowances, and a color-coded calendar showing start, duration, and guaranteed completion dates. (more…)