Category Archives: Architecture

Cozy Cape Cod Becomes a Remodeled Dream Home in New Jersey

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This Monmouth County, New Jersey project started with tearing down the detached garage and then adding approximately 2,400 square feet including a two-car garage with a game room above, a master bedroom suite, powder room, laundry room, and mud room. The existing kitchen was completely remodeled. The exterior received a new dimensional roof. The exterior siding was redone with vinyl and stone. New steps and a portico were added to the front entryway. A second floor terrace was built that overlooks the backyard and connects the entries to the master bedroom and game room. The game room has a spiral staircase down to the mudroom. Continue reading

Remodeling New Jersey After Hurricane Sandy Through FEMA

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In the aftermath of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Design Build Planners can help you with repairs, remodels, rebuilds, and new home construction. We have project designers and estimators on staff plus we offer full design build and architectural services. Continue reading

Jason Parsons Named a Top 40 Remodeler Under 40

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Jason Parsons, Top 40 Remodeler Under 40 Years OldJason Parsons, Chief Project Designer of the Design Build Planners, has been honored by Professional Remodeler magazine as one of the top 40 remodelers in the United States under 40 years old. The 35 year-old has vast residential remodeling experience dating back to his teenage years. Jason, a lifelong New Jersey resident, is married and the proud father of three young boys. He thoroughly enjoys spending time with his family and their many shared activities. Jason has the same passion and enthusiasm for his career. Jason Parsons’ design build remodeling industry bio can be found on company website.  Continue reading

Master Bathroom Design Option, Water Closet – Closet

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The Design Build Planners design and develop many master bedrooms for both new space and remodels. One of the development steps involved is the client filling out the DBP Project Profile Checklist. This form helps with the customization of the project for the preferences, styles, and needs of the individual person or family. Wish list desires are addressed. "Must have" and "do not want" items are noted. Very common on the must have side for today’s master bathroom is more storage and better organization. Typically this request is addressed through the effective use of vanities, wall cabinets, shower niches, towel cubbies, hooks, and racks. Continue reading

Pergolas to Enhance the Look and Comfort of an Outdoor Living Space

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If you've been thinking about how to add more elegance to your terrace, patio or deck, a pergola could be the perfect choice. This beautiful structure is a wonderful way to define your outdoor space without closing it in. Pergolas are classic, architectural features that often covered the walkways in Italian Renaissance gardens. A pergola makes a versatile addition to any outdoor living area because it can be customized to fit the style of your yard, whether it's formal or casual. Pergolas don't provide full shelter, but their openness is what provides that look of simple elegance. Continue reading

Tips for Replacing Window Trim and Molding

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Functionally, interior window is the transition and gap covering of the space between a window frame (jamb) and the interior wall covering (typically drywall). Aesthetically it is an outlining adornment like the frame and matting for a picture. Continue reading

Sunroom Addition Adds More Than Just Light To a Home

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No matter what the weather's like in your part of the country, seasonal rooms and sunrooms can be a welcome and flexible addition to your home's layout. Whether the sunshine is constant or only an occasional visitor, get inspired by one of these spaces to create your own sensational sunroom, full of natural light. Sunrooms tend to be a very popular, bonus room in a home. Regardless of the planned use, a sunroom becomes place of relaxation and enjoyment. Continue reading

Architectural Design Around the World and Throughout the Ages

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The world of design stretches farther than the eye or mind can see. There are so many aspects to the world that contain quality design. One of the most awe capturing and inspiring forms of design in many of our lives is architecture. Architecture varies world wide and can bring tears to the eyes if you are truly one who loves beauty and art. Architecture design has been evolving since the beginning of time. There are so many houses of design and theories and avenues that it is difficult to grasp all at once. Beginning with the early Greeks and Romans who built the coliseums, architectural design has been given much thought. Those who enter into the field of architecture have a deep love for the artistic craft. Continue reading

Interior Trim and Molding Size Guideline

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One of the most important questions that we all have about trim is, What size should it be? Getting the size and proportions of trim correct can make a huge difference in how a room is used and enjoyed. If the trim is too small or too large, it can be like a clown wearing a minuscule hat or supersize pair of shoes. Continue reading

Ceiling Crown Molding For Any Room

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Crown moldings are one of the architectural features that can really add value to your home. They add a visual presence that can make a home feel more upscale. Done well, they instantly say this home is well-crafted and solid. Unless you are lucky enough to live in an older home beautifully appointed with lovely crown moldings, you may find yourself feeling like your home is lacking in architectural details that give it distinction. Continue reading