While some people dream of large mansions, others prefer single floor living. These are known as ranch-styled homes. Ranch homes are deeply rooted in American history and have appeal to homeowners for many different reasons. Firstly, ranch homes are often less expensive. Further, for families with elderly (or aging) like the ability to have them avoid having to use the stairs.
One inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Planners is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Planners has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time.
If your next project is a residential addition in Monmouth County, you’ve come to the right place. The Design Build Planners have over 30 years of experience with all types of home remodeling and renovation projects in New Jersey. We understand the process can be overwhelming for homeowners, so we go out of our way to educate you on all of your options, so you can make the best decision for you, your home, and your family. We manage your home renovation project from conception to reality, with minimal disruption to your everyday life.
This family needed an in-law suite for their colonial style home in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The space over the garage was a perfect location for the bedroom suite. The project included a large bedroom with a sitting area, two closets, and a roomy, three-fixture bathroom. The new space has access from the existing hall and stairwell plus a rear entrance from the first floor deck below.
When it comes to home remodeling projects how is “value” defined? First we must start with what is valuable or important to the individual family. In the opinion of the Design Build Planners, this trumps all other factors including resale value, equity, the neighborhood demographic. That is why we always start each initial meeting with a series of Project Profile questions that have nothing to do with construction. Topics include kids, pets, school, careers, travel…etc. The pros and cons of “moving versus improving” are also discussed up front. Then the other factors and actual construction are considered.
The staff at Design Build Planners will be hosting a free, live webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. From the convenience of your own computer and internet you can view their unique “Remodeling Design and Development Process.” For scheduling convenience, there will be two separate sessions, both covering the same content. The first session will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and the second at 7:00 PM EDT. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes, including a question and answer session at the end.
This free webinar’s objective is to illustrate the Design Build Planners approach to residential remodeling project design and development. Tips and strategies that pave the way for a pleasant remodeling experience will be offered for both homeowners and remodelers. Continue reading