Remodeling estimates or quotes are often highly variable from remodeler to remodeler. As you can see in this post, square footage pricing is a poor barometer to judge by. It's important to know exactly what is being quoted and why projects in different areas can come in at different price points. Read below to find out what DBP said in response to the question: "Rough estimate for a 1 story extensions on a slab that is 18x14. Possibly 9-10’ ceilings." Continue reading
Staircase Options and Alternatives to Carpet If your home staircase was originally carpeted you can now opt for other alternatives. Innovative staircase designs and materials including glass have altered the way a staircase can look. In fact you could, like others, use the look of the staircase to lend a theme to your home interior. Staircase treads are decorated with tiles and murals to give them a unique look. So take your pick and change the old carpeted staircase. Continue reading
Join Design Build Planners for a behind-the-scenes look at a one-of-a-kind transformation of a backyard in Morris County, New Jersey. To give you a preview, here are a couple photos of the finished project...
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Screen Room Addition for Your Home Bringing the outdoors inside is a frequent request from homeowners considering an addition project. One of the most efficient ways to accomplish this is by adding a screen room to your home. There's more to it than just the extra space—it's the privacy you have, the additional functionality while being able to ward off the sun and rain (the two season screen room) and still being able to enjoy the beauty of nature. A screen room is often considered not only as a 'home improvement' but also as a 'life improvement.' Continue reading
A sunroom can be a beautiful addition to any home. It is a great place to take in the natural sunlight, while enjoying company or your breakfast. These are multi-purpose rooms that can serve whatever purpose that you want them to. This type of room is great for the entire year, allowing you to take in the sunlight, even on the coldest winter day. Nothing beats the look and feel of natural light. These rooms can go by other names, like solariums, porch enclosures, and conservatories. They are rooms that have large windows, sometimes even floor to ceiling ones, all depending on your preference. Continue reading
Sometimes we get to a certain point in life when the bedroom we’ve been sleeping in for years just isn’t good enough or big enough for us anymore. There’s no shame in admitting that, you work hard and you deserve some of the finer things in life, like being able to sleep in a nice and spacious master bedroom suite. The problem is not that your current master bedroom is not luxurious enough - it’s often not large enough. When you need to make it larger, the only thing you can do is put a master bedroom addition onto your home.
Putting an addition your home should be fun - so why do so many people get stressed out over it? Well, because there are so many little things to get stressed out over, that’s why. There are so many variables and things that can go wrong, as well as questions people have about the process. That is why we decided to ask the DBPlanners some of the top questions people have, and let them answer the questions for you.
When you start to do your research for your next bedroom or master suite addition, you'll learn there are several things that can go in a much different direction compared to when you’re putting an addition onto something like your living room, for example. The unfortunate part though, is that it’s very difficult to give an estimate of a master suite addition, without first knowing a whole lot more about what it is that you’re actually looking for.