One thing the Design Build Planners always leave their clients with at the design reveal appointment is an architect’s ruler. Design plans are created to scale and the architect’s ruler allows clients to determine the actual dimensions of the space in the project. Architect’s rulers are most frequently triangular so that you are able to use multiple scale ratios if need be. Read more below on using an architect’s ruler.
Benjamin Moore and other paint brands offer paints that are known as "low or no VOC". VOC refers to "volatile organic compound". VOCs can negatively impact the health of your family. VOCs are carcinogenic and as a result, long-term exposure to VOCs can impact the health of your liver, kidney, and central nervous system.
Hotel bathrooms are often the inspiration for guests planning a renovation in their own home. What are some wish list options that YOU would want in your bathroom?
This bathroom in the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City features the following...
Good Morning DBP. Hope all is well. I was wondering if you can guide me. We are doing our kitchen over and I’m just confused as to where to place the island. Two kitchen people say one way one says the other. If I sent you my floor plan and a picture of the two designs can you give me your honest opinion. I’m so nervous to make the wrong decision as it’s a lot of money.
DBP: Yes, send us floor plan and pix. We will be glad to offer suggestions and advice!
Homeowner: Hi DBP Team, I totally appreciate you taking a quick look for me. Below is my floor plan as well as pictures of my current kitchen. I am confused whether I should go with the Island facing the family room or facing the kitchen table area. It's an odd layout. I really wanted an updated look and most contractors or telling me to go with an rectangular island. I currently have a U-shape very small. So, I have three plans. Island facing living room, island facing kitchen table area or L shape. Can you please give me your honest opinion.
Many are familiar with the popular doorbell system; Ring. These are wireless doorbell systems capable of reaching speakers located within the home. With strategically placed speakers, there is no way to have not have heard the doorbell ring.
Furthermore, many doorbell systems are now coming equipped with cameras. This allows you to see exactly who is at your door. They also store footage so you can be on the look out for any potential theft.
On this post, we discussed how drones photography can be helpful in the roofing industry. But drones are also very helpful with real estate! With drone photography and video, realtors and potential buyers are able to see a panoramic view of the outside of the home.
Regular photos taken from the ground level do not always give the best depiction of the area. DBP owner and Berkshire Hathaway agent Jacki Venezio is a strong proponent of the application of drones in listings. You can find a quote from here below.
The following is a quote from trusted DBP remodeler, John Hogan of Blue Nail Exteriors.
I like drones because they are safe, efficient, and fun to use! Homeowners should not allow anyone on their roof without a contract in place and their certificate of insurance. Without a contract, they are responsible for any injuries that may occur to the estimator while on the roof.
For your next project, consider the use of drones for photography and video for roof inspections.
The following is a quote from the founder of DBP, Neil Parsons:
In the mid 70's as a kid, long before I entered the construction industry, I remember reading about Geodesic Homes. They are considered the "perfect" home design...highly energy efficient, able to better withstand storms and earthquakes, less expensive to build material-wise and allows for an interesting, open floor plan.
Read below to find out more about Geodesic homes and how they may be the right fit for you!
With Design Build Planners and Bravo Builders, you can create a gorgeous modular home!
With modular, you can customize your own living space from floor plan designs. From ranch, to Cape Cod, or a traditional two story home, it is all available with modular components and can be brought to you by DBP and Bravo Builders!
Do YOU like the look of copper accents in a kitchen? Cooper can be used in sinks, range hoods, lights and more!
Copper light fixtures and copper pendants make a great choice to make your kitchen POP! Copper metal accents excellently compliment stainless steel appliances, brass fittings, and bronze fittings.