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Basement Finishing Project in Somerset County New Jersey

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Basement finishing in Somerset County NJ - Design Build Planners - Mark of Excellence Remodeling (4)Basement Finishing Project in Somerset County New Jersey

The homeowner is a Senior Corporate Executive for a well-known sporting goods brand and travels extensively.

In fact, much of the communication about timeline and planning had to be posted to the homeowners Outlook Calendar because of his busy schedule. Mark of Excellence Remodeling’s clientele cut across a broad spectrum of the population and we are happy to communicate with the aid of technology to accelerate the process and enhance the experience for our customers.

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Value Driven Home Improvements for Less Than $1,000

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In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Planners, was asked the following questions about basic home improvement projects that may be achieved for less than $1,000.

Q: For homeowners looking to make home improvement upgrades, but only have a $1,000 budget, which areas of the home should they focus on? Why?

A: First, I believe that all homeowners should have a list of projects that need to be done. As we all have learned, anything committed in writing is more likely to get done. The list should be broken in two categories: things that need to be done and things than you want to have done. For example, you need to address a leaking faucet or pipe but, you want to change a kitchen countertop. I always suggest completing the needs before the wants for many reasons. One reason is goal setting. People will want to get through the needs as quick as possible to be able to start on the wants.
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Game Rooms, Pool Tables and Room Sizes

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Homeowner requests for game rooms in newly built space and existing room remodeling is on the rise again. Game rooms can be the center of many potential activities: poker, darts, video games…etc. The most desired item is a pool table. An important early consideration should be table size and adequate room size. A “regulation” pool table is 4.5′ wide and 9′ long. Many styles are available, typically in six inch increments, and a smaller, but common size is 3.5′ by 7′.

Here is a pool table view in a Monmouth County, New Jersey basement renovation project completed by Mark of Excellence Remodeling.
For calculating a comfortable room size for a particular pool table know that a standard cue is approximately 58″ long. Double that length and add to the width and length of the table to determine an ideal room to table scenario. Therefore, the standard 4.5′ x 9′ pool table should be in a room that is at least 14’1″ x 18’6″. The smaller 3.5′ x 7′ table could be placed in 13’1″ x 16’1″ room. Continue reading