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Design Build Planners Receives 2014 Best of Toms River Award

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best of Toms River 2014TOMS RIVER July 10, 2014 — Design Build Planners has been selected for the 2014 Best of Toms River Award in the Home Remodeling category by the Toms River Award Program. Each year, the Toms River Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Toms River area a great place to live, work and play. Continue reading

8 Desirable New Jersey Home Features

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Family of five standing in front of home.  Children - 11 to 14 years.  Parents - 40s.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

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

Kitchen Remodel in Monmouth County with Cherry Cabinets

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The homeowners of this 1950's ranch style home in Little Silver, New Jersey wanted and needed a new kitchen. The existing floor plan created a few design challenges. A professional design build remodeling approach uncovered some unique possibilities. 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

Front Entry Portico Overhang

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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

Renovation and Kitchen Upgrade Following Superstorm Sandy at the New Jersey Shore

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before renovation work (3)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. Continue reading

Mud Rooms Offer Many Possible Uses

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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

Wood Patio Deck and Screen Room Get Renovated With Stone and Glass

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This Monmouth County, New Jersey home had an existing wood deck with a screen room on a deck. For combined reasons of aesthetics, usability, durability and longevity the client wanted to redo both. The project was to rebuild the screen room with additional framing, insulation, porcelain floor tile from Best Tile in Keyport, detailed trim, plus energy-efficient windows and doors. The deck was to be replaced with bluestone slabs set in concrete, a stone retaining wall capped with bluestone and lighting plus a custom wood-burning stone fireplace. 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