The Benefits of Geodesic Home Designs

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The following is a quote from the founder of DBP, Neil Parsons:

In the mid 70's as a kid, long before I entered the construction industry, I remember reading about Geodesic Homes. They are considered the "perfect" home design...highly energy efficient, able to better withstand storms and earthquakes, less expensive to build material-wise and allows for an interesting, open floor plan.

Read below to find out more about Geodesic homes and how they may be the right fit for you!

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Modular Homes in New Jersey from DBP and Bravo Builders

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With Design Build Planners and Bravo Builders, you can create a gorgeous modular home!

With modular, you can customize your own living space from floor plan designs. From ranch, to Cape Cod, or a traditional two story home, it is all available with modular components and can be brought to you by DBP and Bravo Builders!

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See It Before you Build It – Middletown NJ Kitchen

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This Monmouth County client wanted to open their kitchen to the dining area and living room. The new layout provides a better dining space, stool seating at the relocated sink, and more counter space and storage. Partially opening the wall provides the access the client wanted while the rooms remain their own individual spaces. The kitchen has become the heart of the home with direct connections to the family room, living room, pool/rear yard, and stairs leading up to the bedrooms.

White cabinets, Light grey walls and a light counter top combined with great lighting make for a bright, inviting space. Natural oak floors and oil rubbed bronze accents add depth and character to the design.

Do you like an open floor plan for your kitchen?

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Homes Across America Have Been Recycling Incorrectly, and Here Are Some Tips

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Believe it or not recycling has been around for almost 1000 years!  In Japan, paper was collected and re-pulped into new paper and resold as early as 1031AD.  However, it took another 600 years for the process to make its way to what would become the United States when a mill in Philadelphia started manufacturing paper from recycled cotton and linen rags. Continue reading

Before You Dig – from Fences to Additions

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We all know that 911 is the number you dial for emergencies, but what about 811?  This is the number that you need to dial if you intend on digging into your property. The size of the project doesn't matter; from fences and mailboxes to family room and master suite additions, you need to give 811 (a federally designed number) a call a few days prior to starting your project. Read below to find out why.   Continue reading

Unique and Interesting Entry Doors

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Would YOU consider a truly unique entry door for your home? We all know the importance of making a great first impression. Project designers and realtors talk about curb appeal. It often starts with a wonderful entry door. While there are hundreds of stain or paint finishes available as well as many decorative glass options and hardware selections, most door styles are standard. All manufacturers work with stock "door blanks" then finishes and glass are the options.   Continue reading

Bowling Alley for Your NJ Home

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If you had the space...and money, would your family enjoy a basement bowling alley? A regulation lane with equipment requires approx. 88' in length. A nice seating area will need another 12' or so. The cost will vary depending on whether the equipment is new or used as well as the selections of decorative features and lighting. A per lane cost might be as low as $25K and can exceed $50K. A mini bowling lane can be half the length or less. In 1947 President Truman had the first bowling alley installed in the White House.
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National Red Wine Day

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Apparently October 15th is National Red Wine Day! CHEERS! While people don't usually need an excuse to  drink red wine--today is a day to celebrate it! It has been proven over many studies that a glass of red wine packed with antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks Read below to see some great usage of red wine! Continue reading

Media Room Seating Options

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Media Rooms are a popular request by homeowners. Media rooms are more focused on serious TV/movie viewing than a family room, but they are not quite a fully closed theater room. The biggest choice is seating as far as theater seats or couches/sectionals. With either, a rear pub height table is desirable for added seating in a small space. It also offers a place to dine while keeping the new, expensive seats clean. Read about some more seating options below. Continue reading