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.
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
Homeowners personalize their home rather than move;
Design Build Pros reveal new trend during National Home Improvement Month.
Toms River, New Jersey, May 1st, 2012—In honor of National Home Improvement Month this May, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) reveals that homeowners are personalizing their space during a remodel as the tough housing market forces more people to stay, rather than move.
According to a poll on NARI.org, 26 percent of respondents are planning to stay an additional 16 to 20 years in their homes because their home values have decreased during the recession. Twenty-three percent reported they are going to stay an additional six to 10 years in their homes. Continue reading
A popular remodeling project that the Design Build Pros are often requested to design is what we refer to as a “Lifestyle Suite”. What was once called an “in-law suite” now offers much more as far as flexibility of use presently and in the future.
Our Lifestyle Suite addition begins with a bedroom, closet and bathroom. From there, we typically add a sitting/TV/family room for personal use or entertaining. Then a wet bar or kitchenette is incorporated to complete a studio residence attached to any style home. Add a separate entry to create privacy or solitude, but then pass back through to the main house for family mingling. Continue reading