Category Archives: Remodeling Project Design

Home Design Trends on the Rise in 2018

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Home Design Trends on the Rise in 2018 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! With the new year come new beginnings. If you’ve been following home design reality TV shows and consistently adding to your Pinterest “Dream home” board for the past few months, or even years; 2018 may be the year you’re ready to make those updates you’ve been dreaming of. Now that this year’s Color of the Year has been announced by Pantone, it’s time to think about broader design trends for the year. With the help of Houzz, we’ve compiled predictions for 2018’s top home remodeling design trends. Here’s what you can expect to see:   Continue reading

5 Steps To a Functional Laundry Room + Mud Room

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Mud Room Laundry Room Design Ideas from Design Build PlannersYou know the economy is coming around when homeowners are putting as much thought and planning into their mud rooms as they once put into their kitchens. Here at Design Build Planners, we have been designing an increasing number of multi-purpose laundry and mud rooms for homeowners throughout the United States. Continue reading

Design Build Planners Video Profile on Houzz

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Neil Parsons and Allison Tom for Houzz video interview (1)In November, 2015 the staff at Houzz invited Neil Parsons to do a video interview in New York to illustrate the unique project design process and the acclaimed success of Design Build Planners.  Below is the 60 second Houzz video. The experience was fun and rewarding. It will also serve as a platform for the Design Build Planners system to expand into other territories and markets. DBP offers homeowners a project design and budget service up front to well prepare them to have their project built by a third party. The process paves the way for a professional and pleasant remodeling experience for all involved. Continue reading

Bathroom Makeover in Union County, New Jersey

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Bathroom Makeover in Union County, New Jersey NJ bathroom makeover and remodeling in NJ by Mark of Excellence Remodeling (3)Time was of the essence for this North Plainfield homeowner. The bathroom’s tired interior gave the wrong impression to visitors to the home and it was time for an upgrade that was both cost effective and fast.  Mark of Excellence’s Project Designer actually met with the couple on July the 4th. They had specific requirements for comfort and safety. There were a lot of loose tiles and evidence of mold growth present; which was of growing concern to the homeowners; and even new buyers. They needed to convert their old tub area into a shower that included a built in seat and grab bars; an important combination for both mature and physically challenged individuals.  They also needed to remove old tile to the floor and walls in the room. Another goal was to replace the toilet and vanity with a style that is much more contemporary and fresh. A traditional bathroom remodel was going to exceed their budget and take much longer than they anticipated. Continue reading

Siding Project in Shrewsbury Monmouth County New Jersey

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Monmouth County insulated vinyl siding in Shrewsbury, NJ from Mark of Excellence Remodeling (1)This homeowner met with Mark of Excellence Remodeling at the Brookdale Home Show.  After speaking with several vendors at the show they were impressed by their portfolio of vinyl siding projects that had transformed many homes in Monmouth County and across New Jersey. They could not quite determine why their projects seemed to result in a more sophisticated finished look. The event staff were able to point out that simply replacing old siding for new with a generic application would not enhance the value of the homes overall appearance.  Mark of Excellence Remodeling prides itself on the function and efficiency of their work but also Design creativity using components from several manufacturers to put together an outstanding finished product. For that reason; they have been featured on HGTV and in many other well-known home and garden specialty television shows. Continue reading

Siding and Stone Project in Monmouth County New Jersey

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Monmouth County vinyl and stone siding remodel in Manasquan, NJ (1)The homeowner had been considering new exterior siding for their home in Manasquan, NJ for some considerable time. A sub-division in Long Branch of new high end homes; caught their attention because of the combination of stone and siding that offered great curb appeal. The homeowner needed a combination of Design Build expertise and residential remodeling experience. They knew they could not find that from a siding contractor or stone mason. They needed help with a Design that would transform their tired looking exterior into something that looked as though it was built just recently. Their research through the internet; led them to Mark of Excellence Remodeling, a Design Build Planners Preferred Network Remodeler. Before meeting with the Project Designer they checked the reputation of the company with the BBB where we have an A plus rating and were able to determine the company had been in business and completed hundreds of projects in Monmouth County over our 28 year history. Continue reading

MIR Mosaic Collection a Tile Option

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MIR Mosaic Tile Featured at Best Tile Showrooms (7)-Design Build PlannersMIR Mosaic Collection a Tile Option Best Tile, a trade partner of Design Build Planners, is now offering the MIR Mosaic Collection. If you are looking for tile at the forefront of innovating and aesthetic design; look no further. The MIR Mosaic Collection boosts an exclusive offering of high quality glass, natural stone, shell, and metal mosaics. There are over 300 different offerings; thus you are sure to find something that stands out and suits your style preferences. You can find the MIR Mosaic Collection at a Best Tile Showroom. Continue reading

Chair Rail Molding and Two Tone Paint

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Chair Rail ~ Design Build PlannersChair Rail Molding and Two Tone Paint One of the easiest and cheapest ways to give your house a new look is to grab a paint brush and begin painting. A new coat of paint can do wonders for a drab room that needs a boost. Another great idea is to add chair rail molding. Both of these techniques use inexpensive materials to makeover a room, and don’t require an excess of effort. Continue reading

Design Build Remodeling Project Budget

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Design Build Planners Project DesignAll homeowners start with a design build remodeling project budget. How is that amount determined? How will it equate to the actual project investment? These are the questions that surround almost every planned home renovation. What factors play a part in determining the three different project design plans that Design Build Planners creates? We call it the "Three D's" Continue reading