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Before You Dig – from Fences to Additions

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We all know that 911 is the number you dial for emergencies, but what about 811?  This is the number that you need to dial if you intend on digging into your property. The size of the project doesn't matter; from fences and mailboxes to family room and master suite additions, you need to give 811 (a federally designed number) a call a few days prior to starting your project. Read below to find out why.   Continue reading

Unique and Interesting Entry Doors

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Would YOU consider a truly unique entry door for your home? We all know the importance of making a great first impression. Project designers and realtors talk about curb appeal. It often starts with a wonderful entry door. While there are hundreds of stain or paint finishes available as well as many decorative glass options and hardware selections, most door styles are standard. All manufacturers work with stock "door blanks" then finishes and glass are the options.   Continue reading

Media Room Seating Options

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Media Rooms are a popular request by homeowners. Media rooms are more focused on serious TV/movie viewing than a family room, but they are not quite a fully closed theater room. The biggest choice is seating as far as theater seats or couches/sectionals. With either, a rear pub height table is desirable for added seating in a small space. It also offers a place to dine while keeping the new, expensive seats clean. Read about some more seating options below. Continue reading

Exposed Beams in Remodeling Projects

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Exposed ceiling beams are sometimes requested in remodeling projects to create an industrial look. It is more common in basements where covering the ceiling evenly can be problematic because of ducts and pipes. However, homeowners are now requesting for the main living space and kitchens as well. It can be done as raw or stained wood, painted white or black.

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Vanity Light Options

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Vanity lighting is an important, but often overlooked component of bathroom remodels. The right lighting can make all the difference! With the bathroom often being a place to unwind or recharge, don't underestimate the importance of the lighting. Below, you will find more information on the technical aspects of bathroom vanity lighting.

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Move or Improve in NJ

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Not sure whether to MOVE or IMPROVE? Our team can provide valuable information that will help you and your family decide which is best.

THE TEAM: Realtors and Project Designers

THE SERVICE INCLUDES:

-MOVE or IMPROVE options detailed in a report illustrating Dollars and "Sense" -Two comprehensive meetings with two team members

THE GUARANTEE:

100% of the fee is credited with the next step services provided

Let professional realtor Jacki Venezio and the DBP team professionally help you and your family decide whether it's best to MOVE or IMPROVE.

THE MOVE OR IMPROVE PROCESS:

First consultation is to discover the family’s desires and considerations. $250 fee   If hired ($1,200 with the initial consultation fee applied), a written report is prepared by the Move or Improve team which includes:

MOVE Analysis:

 
  • Current market value
  • Comparable neighborhood listings and sales
  • List of need to fix and update task items for preparation to show the home
  • Remodeler’s cost estimate
  • Strategy plan for marketing and selling the home
  • List of local (or desired town/area) homes to buy that already have all the desired features and upgrades
  IMPROVE Analysis:
  • Personalized list of desired upgrades
  • Remodeler budget ranges
  • Design and architectural fee estimate
  • Perform a simple feasibility study regarding local zoning codes for exterior and/or addition projects
  • Provide a macro timeline illustration of estimated Design, Pre-production and Production durations
 

Second consultation is to deliver, discuss and review information and options.

100% of the fee is credited toward the next step, MOVE or IMPROVE services provided

MOVE or IMPROVE in NJ is a division of Design Build Planners LLC

Jacqueline Venezio is a NJ licensed real estate agent and the CEO of Design Build Planners LLC

One Floor Living in New Jersey

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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. Read below to get the takes from Jacki Venezio and the Design Build Planners team.

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Virginia Kitchen Remodel by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Remodeling Project by Leo Lantz Construction Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler. This project was a kitchen remodel in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Continue reading

Who Will Build Your Next Remodeling Project?

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Design Build Planners works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Planners  Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines. At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:
  • Build it themselves
  • GC it themselves
  • Use a remodeler outside of our network
Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP's design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our "ground rules" for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy. Continue reading