Bathroom Makeover in Union County, New Jersey
Time was of the essence for this North Plainfield homeowner. The bathroom’s tired interior gave the wrong impression to visitors to the home and it was time for an upgrade that was both cost effective and fast.
Mark of Excellence’s Project Designer actually met with the couple on July the 4th. They had specific requirements for comfort and safety. There were a lot of loose tiles and evidence of mold growth present; which was of growing concern to the homeowners; and even new buyers. They needed to convert their old tub area into a shower that included a built in seat and grab bars; an important combination for both mature and physically challenged individuals. They also needed to remove old tile to the floor and walls in the room. Another goal was to replace the toilet and vanity with a style that is much more contemporary and fresh. A traditional bathroom remodel was going to exceed their budget and take much longer than they anticipated.
This homeowner met with Mark of Excellence Remodeling at the Brookdale Home Show. After speaking with several vendors at the show they were impressed by their portfolio of vinyl siding projects that had transformed many homes in Monmouth County and across New Jersey. They could not quite determine why their projects seemed to result in a more sophisticated finished look. The event staff were able to point out that simply replacing old siding for new with a generic application would not enhance the value of the homes overall appearance. Mark of Excellence Remodeling prides itself on the function and efficiency of their work but also Design creativity using components from several manufacturers to put together an outstanding finished product. For that reason; they have been featured on HGTV and in many other well-known home and garden specialty television shows. Continue reading
The homeowner had been considering new exterior siding for their home in Manasquan, NJ for some considerable time. A sub-division in Long Branch of new high end homes; caught their attention because of the combination of stone and siding that offered great curb appeal. The homeowner needed a combination of Design Build expertise and residential remodeling experience. They knew they could not find that from a siding contractor or stone mason. They needed help with a Design that would transform their tired looking exterior into something that looked as though it was built just recently. Their research through the internet; led them to Mark of Excellence Remodeling, a Design Build Planners Preferred Network Remodeler. Before meeting with the Project Designer they checked the reputation of the company with the BBB where we have an A plus rating and were able to determine the company had been in business and completed hundreds of projects in Monmouth County over our 28 year history. Continue reading
This 100+ year old Shore Colonial home located in Long Branch, New Jersey was flooded during Super Storm Sandy. Job one was the tear out of the ruined material followed by the drying and spraying of anti-fungals. Next, the basic renovation needed to get the home back to habitable. This work included new hardwood floors, electrical wiring, insulation, drywall, moldings, plus heating and air conditioning units with vent ducts.
The planning and budgeting phase of any remodeling project is over loaded with decisions to be made. These decisions are mostly the design elements and product selections. However, remodeling, unlike building a new home, almost always involves patching and renovating to an existing area. Ideally, the remodeled and unaltered areas will meet at the transition from one room to another at a door or doorway.
Major home remodeling is in full swing. Home values are on the rise, interest rates remain low, and lending institutions have several options to make your dream project a reality. When choosing a remodeler to build your dream, you will discuss many aspects about the project and the company. However, the items that are seldom discussed can be the most important, affecting not only your remodeling experience, but the outcome of the project. Here is a small list that should be openly discussed.