Remodel and Addition in Begen County, NJ

Computer Aided Design of Kitchen Remodel (2)The Closter, New Jersey homeowners wanted to make changes all throughout their home, on both the first and second floors. On the first floor, they remodeled a laundry room and a bathroom. In addition, they added a screen room. On the second floor, the kitchen received a "clipped" addition in order to create workspace. Also, the master suite was extended. Changes were also made to the hall bathroom, front bedrooms, entry, and exterior. They hired Design Build Planners to create a the new home design. The craftsmanship was by Mark of Excellence Remodeling. Here is an overview of the remodel and addition project. First Floor
  • Add screen room to rear of home (under 2nd floor addition) with pavers
  • Remove rear family room windows and install two one section casements
  • Add casement windows next to fireplace to increase light
  • Remove stone fireplace front and install a new gas insert
  • Inset TV area with a shelf (new header)
  • Add cabinetry around unset in the office
  • Remove closet from office (switch door)
  • Extend utility room for second HVAC unit
  • Remodel bathroom and convert tub to shower
  • Remodel laundry room in reconfigured space
  • Switch under stair closet to bedroom
  • New carpet flooring throughout (tile in bathroom)
  • Remove garage partition wall and add two columns
  Second Floor Kitchen/Living Room
  • Clipped corner addition off kitchen to increase workspace (approx. 7’6” at center)
  • Remodel kitchen (more open, modern design)
  • Two sinks in kitchen
  • 36” range, microwave drawer, under counter wall oven, counter depth refrigerator, stainless hood, dishwasher, beverage center
  • Add patio door to new exterior deck (extension of existing deck)
  • Re-deck existing area and change railings to PVC
  • Dog area on deck with simulated grass and hose bib
  • Enlarge opening to the living room
  • Enlarge front window
  • New wood flooring throughout
Master Suite
  • Extend 2nd floor over one garage bay
  • Enlarge master bath into hall bath:
    • Dual sinks
    • Large shower with niche, bench, rain head/handheld fixtures, glass surround
    • Soaking tub
    • Private water closet
    • Skylight (existing)
    • Tile Floor
    • Tile walls in shower/tub area to the ceiling, other areas to 48”
    • Master bedroom enlarged with one walk in closet
    • Two new windows
    • Hardwood in bedroom and closet
Hall Bath
  • Create a new three-fixture bath in the front of the home with access to two bedrooms and hall
  • Shower with glass enclosure
  • Linen cabinet
  • Tile in shower to the ceiling, on the shower floor, and on the floor
Front bedrooms
  • Alter existing front bedroom as drawn
  • Create a new bedroom (Julia’s) in new and existing space
  • Hardwood in bedrooms and closets
Entry
  • Enlarge entry
  • Add a coat closet
  • Add window to entry above new door
  • Rework porch area as needed
  • Hardwood floor in stairway and entry
  • Replace railing with solid knee wall
Exterior
  • Remove all exterior siding and roofing
  • New siding and roofing, stucco and stone per front views
  • Shed roof over new entry
  • Hip roof over kitchen addition
  • Replace all windows with Andersen 400 Casements
  • New soffit, trim, and gutters to match
  • Alter walkway as needed for new entry and cover brick with stone to match home
The homeowners drew their inspiration from remodeling projects featured on Houzz.com. 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. Below are a few existing photos. In addition are the final computer designs created by Jason Parsons, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. Existing Bathroom (1)   Existing Exterior (1)   Existing Exterior (2) Existing Interior (1)   Existing Kitchen (1)   Existing Kitchen (2) Dollhouse Overview of the 1st Floor   Dollhouse Overview of the 2nd Floor   Computer Aided Design of Bathroom Remodel (1) Computer Aided Design of Bathroom Remodel (2)   Computer Aided Design of Bedroom Remodel (1)   Computer Aided Design of Bedroom Remodel (2) Computer Aided Design of Bedroom Remodel (3)   Computer Aided Design of Bedroom Remodel (4)   Computer Aided Design of Exterior Remodel (1) Computer Aided Design of Exterior Remodel (2)   Computer Aided Design of Exterior Remodel (3)   Computer Aided Design of Interior Remodel (1) Computer Aided Design of Interior Remodel (2)   Computer Aided Design of Interior Remodel (3)   Computer Aided Design of Kitchen Remodel (1) Computer Aided Design of Kitchen Remodel (2)   Computer Aided Design of Kitchen Remodel (3)   Computer Aided Design of Kitchen Remodel (4)  Back to Gallery
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