Design Build Planners has received two more honors from Houzz. Top Influencer and highly Recommended. The Influencer badge is given to pros whose advice and knowledgeable posts are most appreciated by the Houzz community, while the Recommended badge goes only to the top-rated pros on Houzz. Continue reading
Bathroom Makeover in Union County, New Jersey Time was of the essence for this North Plainfield homeowner. The bathroom’s tired interior gave the wrong impression to visitors to the home and it was time for an upgrade that was both cost effective and fast. Mark of Excellence’s Project Designer actually met with the couple on July the 4th. They had specific requirements for comfort and safety. There were a lot of loose tiles and evidence of mold growth present; which was of growing concern to the homeowners; and even new buyers. They needed to convert their old tub area into a shower that included a built in seat and grab bars; an important combination for both mature and physically challenged individuals. They also needed to remove old tile to the floor and walls in the room. Another goal was to replace the toilet and vanity with a style that is much more contemporary and fresh. A traditional bathroom remodel was going to exceed their budget and take much longer than they anticipated. Continue reading
This homeowner met with Mark of Excellence Remodeling at the Brookdale Home Show. After speaking with several vendors at the show they were impressed by their portfolio of vinyl siding projects that had transformed many homes in Monmouth County and across New Jersey. They could not quite determine why their projects seemed to result in a more sophisticated finished look. The event staff were able to point out that simply replacing old siding for new with a generic application would not enhance the value of the homes overall appearance. Mark of Excellence Remodeling prides itself on the function and efficiency of their work but also Design creativity using components from several manufacturers to put together an outstanding finished product. For that reason; they have been featured on HGTV and in many other well-known home and garden specialty television shows. Continue reading
The homeowner had been considering new exterior siding for their home in Manasquan, NJ for some considerable time. A sub-division in Long Branch of new high end homes; caught their attention because of the combination of stone and siding that offered great curb appeal. The homeowner needed a combination of Design Build expertise and residential remodeling experience. They knew they could not find that from a siding contractor or stone mason. They needed help with a Design that would transform their tired looking exterior into something that looked as though it was built just recently. Their research through the internet; led them to Mark of Excellence Remodeling, a Design Build Planners Preferred Network Remodeler. Before meeting with the Project Designer they checked the reputation of the company with the BBB where we have an A plus rating and were able to determine the company had been in business and completed hundreds of projects in Monmouth County over our 28 year history. Continue reading
We invite remodelers to create a guest blog about a recently completed project that Design Build Planners will publish on our website and then promote throughout our vast social media network. This is a very good opportunity for remodeling companies. Since DBP are project designers and not contractors, any appropriate lead inquires from a specific blog for remodeling work will be referred back to that remodeling company. Continue reading
A popular design request of the Design Build Planners for a remodeling project is to remove an interior wall to create an open floor plan. Most typically it is around the kitchen area, but can be for any combination of rooms. The actual space gained is minimal, generally representing less than six inches by the length of the wall to be removed. However, the newly defined space often looks and feels much larger. Additionally, furniture can be spread out more, even encroaching on the adjacent room once the wall barrier has been removed. Continue reading
Design Build Planners remodeling color of the day is GRAY. The color gray is solid and stable. Gray creates a sense of calm and composure, in addition to relief from the fast paced outside world. Maturity and responsibility are two central characteristics of the color gray.
Gray is a color of intelligence. The color gray displays wisdom and knowledge.
If being used well, the color gray can lend interiors an elegant formality that is subtle without being overly conservative. Continue reading
Design Build Planners remodeling color of the day is WHITE. The color white is color of perfection. The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. The basis for the color white is the thought of equality. The color white implies a sense fairness and impartiality. In addition, the color white also has tones of neutrality and independence. Continue reading
Design Build Planners remodeling color of the day is YELLOW. Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. Yellow is the color that captures our attention more than any other color. In addition, yellow is the color of happiness and optimism. Yellow is also the color of enlightenment and creativity. Finally, yellow is the color of sunshine. Continue reading
Design Build Planners remodeling color of the day is BLUE. Blue is America's favorite color. In addition, it has a calming effect. The color blue signifies strength, wealth, and dependability. Blue has a very fresh feel to it. Continue reading