Design Build Planners
works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD
, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Planners
Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines.
At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here
. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:
- Build it themselves
- GC it themselves
- Use a remodeler outside of our network
Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP's
design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP
works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our "ground rules" for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy.
Many kitchens don’t have upper cabinets
occupying the space reaching the ceiling. They provided multiple purposes such as increased storage space and give the opportunity to display items, all while provided a more finished look to the kitchen. Upper kitchen cabinets, or stacked cabinets
are perfect for seasonal cookware or other appliances that get very little use annually. Also ideal for those of you with a collection of cooking utensils or silverware. How often can one complain about having too much storage space?
is a two-part system. The first is a coil of copper wire and when the electric current flows through the coil it creates energy. The second part is the pan itself. Not all pans will work on an induction cooktop
. Pans that consist of 100% copper, 100% aluminum, or 100% non-magnetic stainless steel will not work. The bottom of the pan must have an iron base in order to work, easiest way of checking is to hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan. With a traditional radiant cooktop,
the entire element would heat with the surface glowing red. But not with the induction cooktop
, all the electromagnetic energy passes through the cooktop and into the pan which causes the iron molecules to vibrate creating the friction that heats the pan.
Instant Hot Water Dispensers (Instahot) are not complicated by any means and are very useful. They consist of a miniature electric water heater
and a storage tank that are both installed under the sink. Many are connected to water filters, and some models even provide cold and hot water from the sink. Water flows up the supply line into the filtration system guaranteeing the freshest water possible, from there it travels up to a 2/3 tank where it is instantly heated to around 200 degrees. While the water is heated it is replaced by fresher water and with the fast recovery system it can deliver up to 60 cups of boiling water per hour.
is a new innovative luxury vinyl flooring. COREtec
combines style, performance, and comfort that is hard to be matched by anything else. COREtec is offered in 50 different colors and styles, imitating both tile and wood floors. Further, COREtec’s unique structure help it stand apart from others in the industry. It is made up of recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone, and virgin PVC. These materials combine to make the flooring very strong and stable.
New Jersey Realtors, many of the Design Build Planners
project inquires are now from families looking to purchase a home and immediately remodel some or all of it. The earlier that we are involved with them, the better we can professionally advise and guide them as far as budgets and time lines. With that, we are planning to put together a team of realtors to network with throughout NJ in conjunction with DBP
, our remodeler network
and mortgage brokers. Continue reading
One inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Planners
is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Planners
has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time.
Over the year’s, kitchens have become more and more technological. The under the cabinet LED lighting
is one answer to the demanding need for technology in the kitchen. Fits under cabinets to discreetly provide light, Bluetooth music system, power outlets, USB ports, and mobile charging cradles the system enables backsplash to be clear of outlets and cord clutter. The product is available in four different lengths. This clears countertops of cords going in every which direction. Clearing more room for pots and pans and all the ingredients needed for cooking. Continue reading
Although a front-load washing machine
and a top-load washing machine both share the same purpose, they have quite a few differences. A front-load washer is most convenient when placed on top of something to keep it elevated such as a pedestal. You can also use a stackable washer and dryer
. You must have the room to accommodate one on top of the other and also comfortably be able to remove the laundry out from the dryer. Continue reading
Motors Elon Musk may be making another critical impact on society. He has been approved by shareholders for $2.6 billion to tie up in solar roof shingles
. In his speech he stated, would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, last twice as long, cost less and by the way generates electricity' why would you get anything else." Who wouldn’t raise their hand? Continue reading