The Middletown, New Jersey homeowners wanted to knock down the existing home while leaving the foundation, outbuilding, and deck. In addition, approximately 3′ of block was added for added foundation height. The new structure was for a a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home. They hired Design Build Planners to create a the new home design.
Potential clients often ask, “How much per square foot?” These project designs prove that a more more value question would be, “What is included for the investment?” The three new home designs below have the exact same floor plan and square footage of living space (1,550 SF). However, based on inclusions and details the investment amounts among the three vary by 33% or approximately $90,000.
The project is scheduled to be built by Pro Skill Construction.
First, we will begin with some photos of the existing space.
Here is the design scope and CAD (Computer Aided Design) pictures for Plan 1.
- Rear Covered deck with access stairs to existing deck (PVC rail, composite deck)
- Optional re-deck and re-rail of existing deck shown
- Powder room with pedestal sink and toilet, tile floor
- L-shaped kitchen with tall pantry, table in the center
- Kitchen materials: Tile floor, painted cabinets, granite counter tops, tile backsplash
- Kitchen Appliances: 30” range, 30” hood, 36” counter depth refrigerator, dishwasher, built-in microwave (all stainless)
- Tile in laundry room floor
- Front-loading washer and dryer
- L-shaped stairs to the 2nd floor
- Coat closet
- Wood floors in living room, entry, and stairs
- Basement access through interior stairs
- Decorative front door
- New front landing with portico
- Master suite with five fixture master bath
- Separate sinks
- 66” x 36” soaking tub in deck
- 48” x 36” shower with PVC pan
- Frameless glass door
- Tile on the floor, shower walls to the ceiling, tub area and behind toilet to 48”
- Master Walk in closet
- Three fixture hall bath with tub/shower, toilet, and 48” sink/vanity
- Hall bath tile on floor and tub walls to the ceiling
- Two bedrooms with standard depth closets
- Attic pull down stairs
- Furnace/air handler located in attic
- Wood floors throughout (except bathrooms)
- 2×4 framing with rigid foam insulation
- Standard vinyl siding with white trim, shutters on the front and side of home
- Andersen 200 series windows with grids
- 3-tab roof shingles
- Lattice under covered deck with access pane
Here are the deductions and CAD (Computer Aided Design) pictures for Plan 2.
Deductions (from Plan 1):
- Treated decking and no lattice on new front and rear covered decks
- Powder room has a vanity in place of a pedestal sink
- Laundry room has a stackable unit and moves air handler to main level (from attic)
- Kitchen removes pantry cabinets
- Kitchen appliances: replace hood with micro/hood (non-venting), standard depth appliances –all white
- Kitchen cabinets: standard overlay, oak, 30” tall
- Reduced kitchen lighting
- Laminate counter top with 4” backsplash
- Vinyl flooring in kitchen, laundry and powder room
- Exterior crawl space access (from left of home)
- Carpet in living room (vinyl floor in entry way)
- ½ glass rear door, and standard front door
Here are the add ons and CAD (Computer Aided Design) pictures for Plan 3.
Add ons (from plan 1):
- Cherry kitchen cabinets
- Upgraded backsplash
- Island with seating
- Microwave drawer in island
- Upgraded wood floor in the living room
- Recessed lights in the living room
- Ceramic tile in the entry
- Decorative fiberglass door (stained) with sidelights
- Larger shower with bench and rain head (handheld in previous plan)
- Larger jetted tub
- Larger bathroom windows
- Tile on all non-wet walls to 48” (with feature strip)
The homeowners drew their inspiration from remodeling projects featured on Houzz.com. In addition, they also derived ideas from similar DBP projects, like these. The design options are a result of homeowners online research combined with an in-home consultation with Design Build Planners. There is also a proprietary profile checklist that homeowners fill out that depicts their lifestyle and room usage. After compiling this information, Design Build Planners incorporates their construction knowledge and design creativity for the space with a focus on the budget and overall investment.