5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost
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.
Wet Bar Options For Your Home
Are you considering installing a wet bar in your remodeling project? It is really a great idea whether you entertain regularly or it is just for your family get togethers. Some people think that it is better to install just a dry bar with a small fridge in order to save money on the plumbing and the fixtures. Just think about how much time and frustration a wet bar is going to save you, though. When it comes to dishes, getting a drink of water, or cleaning up a quick mess, it just makes sense to have a sink with your bar.
What Is A Kegerator?
There is nothing better than enjoying an ice cold beer on a hot summer day or simply after a long day at work. However, sometimes the beer is not as cold, or as good, as it is supposed to be. There is only one solution to this problem, a kegerator! A kegerator is solely for the use of dispensing beer. In other words, it is basically a beer dispensing refrigerator. You will never have to worry about whether your beer is going to be cold enough or good enough again.
A wet bar is an excellent add on to your house, especially if you enjoy entertaining guests frequently. Preferably, it should be installed in the area where you like to host your company. Wherever you decide to place it, make sure it matches the overall style and design of the space. Continue reading
Building a wine room can be a very exciting proposition for just about anyone. The commitment to build a wine cellar usually means you’ve already built up your wine collection to a point where you need a place to store all of those bottles, and having that many bottles of good wine is a joy all on its own. Of course, having all those wine bottles also means that you’ve spent a great deal of money on all of them, so you probably aren’t looking to skimp on costs for the wine cellar itself. All that said, you definitely don’t want to overspend when it comes to building your wine cellar either.
How much to spend on kitchen cabinets? That is major question and concern when planning a NJ Kitchen Remodel. These photos depict three different price levels of cabinetry. Yes, there are quality differences regarding construction and hardware, but sometimes the style, layout, and details drive the cost. Continue reading
Countertops are one of the primary components and a major decision for a new kitchen or a kitchen remodeling project. The material choices and price ranges vary greatly. All information, options, questions and answers about kitchen countertops can certainly fill up a book.
Dilemma: A family that loves to entertain with a kitchen that is way too small.
Solution: Kitchen addition and remodel. The project includes a rear addition off the existing kitchen and also behind the garage to create a laundry/mudroom. The exterior features casement windows, a masonry patio with stone knee wall, grill, lighting, and a retractable canvas awning. The kitchen displays the unfitted design where all the cabinetry does not match. The perimeter cabinets are stained and the tiered island is a white painted beadboard. The wood flooring is bamboo with a dark stain. The wet bar, with beverage center and dishwasher drawers, is situated on the opposite wall of the cooking area. The addition has a vaulted ceiling and a rear feature wall painted “scarlet red.” The owners, avid Rutgers University football fans, wanted a great space to watch the games, entertain and always be in season! Continue reading
If you enjoy entertaining often, you might want to add a wet bar to your home. It should be installed where you’ll host most of the time. Sometimes, that’s next to the kitchen. Other times, your wet bar is located in a rec room, great room, library, office or even in your outdoor space.
This wet bar set up is located in the basement, which was expertly remodeled by Mark of Excellence Remodeling in Monmouth County. Continue reading
The staff at Design Build Pros will be hosting a free, live webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. From the convenience of your own computer and internet you can view their unique “Remodeling Design and Development Process.” For scheduling convenience, there will be two separate sessions, both covering the same content. The first session will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and the second at 7:00 PM EDT. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes, including a question and answer session at the end.
This free webinar’s objective is to illustrate the Design Build Pros approach to residential remodeling project design and development. Tips and strategies that pave the way for a pleasant remodeling experience will be offered for both homeowners and remodelers. Continue reading