You know the economy is coming around when homeowners are putting as much thought and planning into their mud rooms as they once put into their kitchens. Here at Design Build Planners, we have been designing an increasing number of multi-purpose laundry and mud rooms for homeowners throughout the United States.
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New Jersey homeowner Lisa desperately wanted to remodel her kitchen to make it more modern and functional, but she couldn’t find a reliable local contractor she trusted. We are fortunate to have connected with Lisa on Houzz and work with her in designing and facilitating her much-anticipated project. Continue reading
Selecting a Washer and Dryer for Your Laundry Room
Before you remodel your laundry room, make sure the washer and dryer you have, or are purchasing, will fit the space you planned. You should also be aware of what your needs are and how much laundry you actually do. If you have a large family requiring daily laundering, you will need something distinctly different from a single person or a couple with no children. Deciding what you need will determine what size of washer and dryer you need, what cycle options are important, and if you are energy-conscious. There are several options and model availabilities to meet whatever requirements you have.
A mud room and laundry room are important spaces within the home, but they are typically underutilized. The mud room, which is a small area in between the front or back door and the rest of the home, is a place to store shoes and coats. It prevents family members and guests from tracking dirt, water, and other elements into the home. A laundry room, sometimes also known as a utility room, is often located in the basement or near the master bedroom in more modern homes. Continue reading
Family lifestyles have changed dramatically in New Jersey over the past five to ten years. The changes are a product of several factors and occurrences during that period, some positive, some negative. The metamorphosis can be seen in how families live, the make-up of their homes and their recreation choices. Frequently, the end result is multiple generations living under one roof, in the same home. This cocooning effect has been dubbed by some as “Nuclear Nesting”. Continue reading
In a recent interview, Neil Parsons, owner of Design Build Planners, was asked about 8 desirable New Jersey home features that many buyers are seeking. These features add value in selling a home and provide comfort and enjoyment for the current owners. Below are the items posed to Neil and his thoughts on them with relevance to current homeowner design build remodeling project requests. 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.
There’s nothing more depressing than having to do your laundry in a dismal and dreary room. Houzz users seemed to understand thats, since all of the most popular photos from 2011 are light, bright, and well-organized spaces. Houzzers wanted to see spaces that they’d want to do their laundry in — rooms with beautiful cabinetry, unique storage solutions, beautiful wall colors, and easy-to-implement design ideas.
Take a look at the most popular laundry room photos uploaded in 2011, and tell us which one you like the most! Continue reading