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NJ Remodeling Contractor Showcase on Houzz

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Design Build Planners Best of Houzz 2014 ServiceIf you're looking for a remodeling pro in NJ and you have not yet checked out Houzz.com, it's a resource that you will find invaluable when planning your next home improvement project.  Our clients in New Jersey and throughout the US have been telling us that they have never had so much fun planning and designing their projects, and it's all because of the hip new website.

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Free Remodeling Project Design Ideas

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bathroom design build remodeling in Randolph, Morris county, NJ 07869 (4)Many homeowners planning a remodeling project watch HGTV, flip through magazines, and browse through the Houzz website for inspirations and ideas. With that, they still often struggle to come up with design ideas for their own remodeling project. This is primarily due to the fact that their own home, size and positioning is not similar to those images and projects featured in those media. Continue reading

Hall Bathroom Price for NJ Remodeling

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Berkeley Heights, NJ bathroom remodeling - Design Build PlannersRemodeling prices have the consistency of the weather . Meaning that "estimates" will vary with a range of highs and lows. A friend of mine on Facebook recently received quotes for a small home service. The three estimates were $4,000, $975, and $450. My comment was that the guy at $4,000 was probably sub-contracting to the $975 who in turn was hiring the $450 guy to actually do the work. While I added an "LOL" at the end, this scenario of wide range of remodeling prices is generally a result of companies quoting on different work and then not explaining where the differences in materials, labor, and overall customer service may be. Continue reading

Design Build Planners Awarded 2014 Best of Houzz

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Design Build Planners has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Design Build Planners, a project design and planning firm with a unique process, was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. Design Build Planners 2014 Best of HouzzThe Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Continue reading

Lapis Lazuli Stone Countertop for a Wet Bar

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Morris County NJ kitchen design build remodeling from the Design Build Planners (18)Countertops are one of the primary components and a major decision for a new kitchen or a kitchen remodeling project. The material choices and price ranges vary greatly. All information, options, questions and answers about kitchen countertops can certainly fill up a book. Continue reading

Bedroom Suite Add-A-Level Addition in Somerset County

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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. Continue reading

Cozy Cape Cod Becomes a Remodeled Dream Home in New Jersey

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This Monmouth County, New Jersey project started with tearing down the detached garage and then adding approximately 2,400 square feet including a two-car garage with a game room above, a master bedroom suite, powder room, laundry room, and mud room. The existing kitchen was completely remodeled. The exterior received a new dimensional roof. The exterior siding was redone with vinyl and stone. New steps and a portico were added to the front entryway. A second floor terrace was built that overlooks the backyard and connects the entries to the master bedroom and game room. The game room has a spiral staircase down to the mudroom. Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space for Shade and Entertaining

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These Monmouth County, New Jersey homeowners wanted to create a space that would provide a shady retreat in their southern-facing back yard. The end result is a true outdoor living space over 500 square feet in size, including separate eating and entertaining areas, a gas fireplace, a TV, porcelain floor, French door, and custom Board and Batten ceiling. Continue reading

Family Loves to Entertain But Kitchen Is Too Small

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Dilemma: A family that loves to entertain with a kitchen that is way too small. Solution: Kitchen addition and remodel. The project includes a rear addition off the existing kitchen and also behind the garage to create a laundry/mudroom. The exterior features casement windows, a masonry patio with stone knee wall, grill, lighting, and a retractable canvas awning. The kitchen displays the unfitted design where all the cabinetry does not match. The perimeter cabinets are stained and the tiered island is a white painted beadboard. The wood flooring is bamboo with a dark stain. The wet bar, with beverage center and dishwasher drawers, is situated on the opposite wall of the cooking area. The addition has a vaulted ceiling and a rear feature wall painted "scarlet red." The owners, avid Rutgers University football fans, wanted a great space to watch the games, entertain and always be in season! Continue reading

Dream Bathroom Retreat Becomes a Reality

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The homeowner wanted her existing, 20-year old master bathroom remodeled and re-configured as a contemporary, spa-like bathroom for a personal retreat. In order to create the bathroom plan that the homeowner desired, the space that was a small hall and two walk-in closets located between the master bedroom and bathroom had to be included. The newly defined space allowed the incorporation of all the features on the homeowner’s wish list. Continue reading