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
Putting an addition your home should be fun - so why do so many people get stressed out over it? Well, because there are so many little things to get stressed out over, that’s why. There are so many variables and things that can go wrong, as well as questions people have about the process. That is why we decided to ask the DBPlanners some of the top questions people have, and let them answer the questions for you.
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.
Hiring a remodeling contractor in Monmouth County NJ doesn’t have to be a huge headache, provided you know what you’re doing. Most people enter into the negotiations without understanding the proper techniques for an effective selection process, and as a result, wind up with a contractor who isn’t suitable for the job at hand. We realize that remodeling your home is something you will probably only do once in your lifetime, so we’ve compiled these five tips to help you make the best possible decision for you, your family, and your home. Continue reading
The existing Colts Neck, NJ home had the benefit of a large kitchen space with 9' high ceilings, but the homeowners definitely did not have the dream kitchen they wanted. This project included custom designer cabinetry from Royal Cabinets, a 200 square foot elevated sunroom conservatory, and oversized floor tile throughout the kitchen, sunroom, foyer and hall. Continue reading
With regard to remodeling and homes, the first impression is usually attributed to the front entry door. As an extension of the door, a lasting impression can also be made by outside are around the door. A common project request homeowner request to the Design Build Planners is a portico overhang. Whether that request is a single remodeling project or a component of a larger design build remodeling project, a front entry portico can dramatically enhance the curb appeal of home. Continue reading
Today’s mud room may have more possible uses than any other room in the home. That is why it should not be overlooked or just casually considered when designing a new home or major first floor remodel. Over the past year, wish list requests from homeowners planning construction projects include mud rooms more than ever before. Continue reading
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