Category Archives: Home and Family Lifestyle

Virginia Kitchen Remodel by Leo Lantz Construction

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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. Continue reading

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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Pricing Variables in Home Addition Projects

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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

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

Spiral Stairs for Your Home

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Spiral stairs can be a great option for your home. One benefit to spiral staircases versus a traditional staircase is the square footage savings. Since the spiral design isn't confined to a large rectangular structure, a spiral stair case can be put in more locations and will always save space. Spiral staircases also have a very aesthetically pleasing look.

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Dutch Doors for NJ Homes

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Two doors which move independent of one another is the makeup of a Dutch Door. While most doors have three hinges, this design requires a fourth. A dutch door essentially combines a door with a large window.

The bottom portion contains the doorknob and lock, and the top portion contains a latch to attach the two portions together. When latched together, a dutch door will preform the same as a traditional door. Often, they have something that resembles a window sill at the top of the bottom portion.

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Cleaning Burnt on Food from Your Pots and Pans

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Everyone does cooking in their kitchen; unfortunately everyone is not a gourmet chef! Having the heat on too high or leaving food on too long can result in some of your food getting burnt on to your pots and pans. While cleaning the burnt on food may seems like a daunting task, below you will find some effective tips for tackling the challenge! Continue reading

Jacki, Your Local NJ Realtor

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Get to Know Jacki Having resided in Clark, New Jersey almost my entire life has afforded me the opportunity to become knowledgeable about the local towns, school systems and business districts. My deep roots to this wonderful community enable me to offer uniquely informed guidance to both buyers and sellers. I am a full-time professional real estate agent specializing in marketing, research, contract negotiations and client advertisement. My experience in my customer service and marketing background combined with my own personal knowledge of the local area will help me strategically plan and guide you to achieve you real estate needs and goals. Continue reading

Remodeling and Building Permits

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Remodeling and Permits

Why should I get a building permit for my remodeling project?

Thinking of remodeling or putting an addition onto your home?  Applying for a permit is a necessity!

Read this article by real estate agent, Jacki Venezio to learn about remodeling permits. Continue reading