Category Archives: Bathrooms

Painting Wood Stairs in NJ

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Wood stairs can look old and worn over time. One potential fix is painting your wood stairs. If the painting is done by a professional, you won't have to worry about the painting chipping right away. You only get the benefit of revitalizing a focal point of your interior...As you can see by the before and after pictures, it certainly adds pop! Having done several job for our clients, DBP Trade Partner, Tammy Thiele is our go to referral. Tammy did the wood stair painting project featured in this blog.

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Folding Bench Seat for a Shower

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Shower seats are very practical for many reasons in bathroom remodels. Free standing shower seats are liable to topple over, however, wall supported shower benches come with a hinged support bracket, so they can be folded up and out of the way when not in use. While they are commonly installed for elderly people or people with mobility issues, many find that it is useful when exhausted. Women also frequently use it for support while shaving their legs. Continue reading

Funny Bathroom and Toilet Sayings

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Bathroom designs and remodeling are serious business. They require professionals with a high attention to detail to complete. While "one day" bathroom makeovers are doable in some cases, most require several weeks of planning and execution. However, that doesn't mean a homeowner can't be cute, clever, and funny with the finishing touches. Read below for a few funny bathroom and toilet sayings along with some pictures of bathroom remodels. Continue reading

Assessing Bathroom Remodel Needs

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Assessing Bathroom Remodel Needs This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Have you been wanting to transform your bathroom into a space you and your spouse can retreat to? Have you been saving pins, searching the internet for concepts and purchasing small items here and there? Are you ready for a change, but not sure how to start the process? If you answered yes to even one of these, you may be among the large percentage of homeowners who hold off on starting their bathroom remodel. Continue reading

Tankless Water Heaters for a New Jersey Home

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Tankless Water Heater by the Design Build PlannersA tankless water heater or also known as instantaneous water heaters. They have the ability to provide hot water only when the user needs it. When the hot water is turned on cold water flows through a pipe and into the unit in which it is then heated. This process can save money due to the fact that it not sitting in a unit and using up energy to keep the water hot. This process can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in energy costs. Since the hot water is being made on demand it can be tricky to provide solid water pressure if more then one appliance is running at the same time. For example, if someone is taking a hot shower with the dishwasher running the water will then be distributed between the two. That is hot water on demand. Continue reading

Creating the Ultimate Backyard for Summer

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Creating the Ultimate Backyard for Summer Creating the Ultimate Back Yard (1)Summer is all about spending time outside and taking advantage of the warm weather. For most homeowners, the backyard is a relaxing haven and an extension of the home during the summer months. One contractor leads generation company has been told by clients that outdoor living spaces and outdoor kitchens in particular, are increasing in popularity. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your backyard this summer. Continue reading

Coolest Bathroom Design Trends of 2016

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Coolest Bathroom Design Trends (1)Choosing to renovate your home’s bathroom is not a small undertaking. These improvements take a fair amount of time to complete, too, but the payoff is usually well worth it in the form of increased property value and your own improved satisfaction with your home. In order to ensure that you are making a sound investment, it is wise to devote some time to researching what options give you best bang for your buck. We at Modernize know that these four cool trends will surely keep your bathroom impressive for years to come. Continue reading

A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel

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DISCLAIMER: This article, nor I, have the answer to what A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel is or exactly would include. Read my rant below to understand the basis for this article's title. Award winning NJ bathroom remodel - Design Build PlannersA homeowner can choose to have almost any budget, high or low for a project. The question is then, "What do you get for that particular budget?" The factors are many, such as DIY (do it yourself) or hire a professional. Check out our informative article about Who Will Build Your Remodeling Project. The extent of the work scope is also a major factor. For instance, in a bathroom remodel the project may call for a complete demolition and gut of the walls and floor. Doing this allows for checking the in-wall plumbing connections and electrical wiring then updating as needed. Plus, any rotted wood or mold can be addressed. New insulation and fresh, moisture resistant drywall and cement board can be installed. Some may opt to forgo these steps and tasks and simply do a bathroom makeover where the fixtures and tile are replaced and the wall components listed prior remain. Continue reading

January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day

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January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day Thomas Crapper Day Toilet (1)January 27th marks a "holiday" you may not be not be familiar with...the day is unofficially known as Thomas Crapper Day. You maybe have heard to a toilet crudely referred to as a "crapper" and the origin is with Thomas Crapper. While Crapper did not invent the toilet, he was a proficient plumber and a skilled salesman who is responsible for the toilet's initial surge in popularity. Continue reading