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?
Computer Aided Design:
Finished Kitchen Remodel:
Not sure whether to MOVE or IMPROVE?
Our team can provide valuable information that will help you and your family decide which is best.
Realtors and Project Designers
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
-MOVE or IMPROVE options detailed in a report illustrating Dollars and “Sense”
-Two comprehensive meetings with two team members
100% of the fee is credited with the next step services provided
Let DBP team professionally help you and your family decide whether it’s best to MOVE or IMPROVE.
THE MOVE OR IMPROVE PROCESS:
First consultation is to discover the family’s desires and considerations. $250 fee
If hired ($1,200 with the initial consultation fee applied), a written report is prepared by the Move or Improve team which includes:
- Current market value
- Comparable neighborhood listings and sales
- List of need to fix and update task items for preparation to show the home
- Remodeler’s cost estimate
- Strategy plan for marketing and selling the home
- List of local (or desired town/area) homes to buy that already have all the desired features and upgrades
- Personalized list of desired upgrades
- Remodeler budget ranges
- Design and architectural fee estimate
- Perform a simple feasibility study regarding local zoning codes for exterior and/or addition projects
- Provide a macro timeline illustration of estimated Design, Pre-production and Production durations
Second consultation is to deliver, discuss and review information and options.
100% of the fee is credited toward the next step, MOVE or IMPROVE services provided
MOVE or IMPROVE in NJ is a division of Design Build Planners LLC
Today’s master bathroom is all about the shower! Some people prefer baths, but the vast majority of clients are demanding the LUXURY shower. Read some input from the DBP team below.
Most people have a decent idea of the basics of keeping a clean home (even if all don’t always want to work to!). While there are several great cleaning products to help with a myriad of keeping your home clean, there are items in your home you might not always think about cleaning. Below you will find tips of 10 of these items.
Virginia Remodeling Project by Leo Lantz Construction
Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler. This project was a kitchen remodel in North Chesterfield, Virginia.
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.
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 18×14. Possibly 9-10’ ceilings.”
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.