TOMS RIVER July 10, 2014 — Design Build Planners has been selected for the 2014 Best of Toms River Award in the Home Remodeling category by the Toms River Award Program.
Each year, the Toms River Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Toms River area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading →
Almost without exception, each homeowner that Design Build Planners meets with has either had a bad, past remodeling experience or knows someone personally that has. The seven most common remodeling project complaints that DBP hears begin with:
- “The project took way too long…”
- “My house and yard were a mess…”
- “Too many surprises, extra costs…”
- “I couldn’t communicate with the workers…”
- “They would not call me back…”
- “No project schedule…”
- “I had to manage the project myself…” Continue reading →
Design Build Planners typically creates three distinct design options for homeowners’ planned remodeling project. They generally show a wide range of potential budget investments. DBP titles the three design build remodeling plans as Modest, Robust, and the WOW package. Deciding what the individual plans will depict is a highly customized and interactive process. Family needs and desires are assessed through Design Build Planners project profile checklists, Houzz ideabooks, and a face to face consultation with all those involved.
Regarding kitchen remodeling, almost without fail, people want an island. Ideally an island set up to accommodate seating and eating. When asked what size, most answer, “As large as you can make it.” When designing a kitchen island for size and placement, Design Build Planners always considers dining tables in the kitchen, adjoining rooms, and the dining room for both family meals and entertaining. Continue reading →
Baseball opening day is not limited to the professionals in the Major League. Saturday, April 5th was opening day for the Cal Ripken Baseball League in Burlington Township, New Jersey. Design Build Planners is proud to be the sponsor of the Maryland Terrapin team comprised of five and six year old children in the low rookie league.
This is not just a random sponsorship. Gavin “Woody” Parsons (# 2) and Aidan Parsons (# 3) are on the Terrapins. They are the younger sons of Jason Parsons and nephews of Neil Parsons. Continue reading →
How much to spend on kitchen cabinets? That is major question and concern when planning a NJ Kitchen Remodel. These photos depict three different price levels of cabinetry. Yes, there are quality differences regarding construction and hardware, but sometimes the style, layout, and details drive the cost. Continue reading →
Remodeling your home can be a great way to feel like you’ve moved yourself into a brand new living space, without the cost of a new home, uncertainty of selling your old one and all the stresses that come along with moving. That said, too many people make these simple NJ home remodeling mistakes, all of which can be easily avoided, saving them lots of headaches in the process.
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Design Build Planners is pleased to announce that Jason Parsons has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler status.
A Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling. Continue reading →
This home Morris County New Jersey home, built in 1992, had a kitchen with lacquer cabinets and laminate countertops which was a modern look at the time. Twenty years later, the new owner wanted her own vision and version of a modern kitchen. The project plan also included a makeover for the great room, including a wet bar, and built-in cabinetry for the adjacent family room.
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The existing Colts Neck, NJ home had the benefit of a large kitchen space with 9′ high ceilings, but the homeowners definitely did not have the dream kitchen they wanted. This project included custom designer cabinetry from Royal Cabinets, a 200 square foot elevated sunroom conservatory, and oversized floor tile throughout the kitchen, sunroom, foyer and hall. Continue reading →