Design Build Planners has been named a winner in the 2014 Contractor of the Year Award (CotY) contest, presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Design Build Planners won the award in the Best Bathroom category.
The project, in Rockaway, NJ, was designed, developed, and sold by Design Build Planners. The craftsmanship was from ProSkill Construction ProSkill is a DBP Preferred Remodeler Network.
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This home Morris County New Jersey home, built in 1992, had a kitchen with lacquer cabinets and laminate countertops which was a modern look at the time. Twenty years later, the new owner wanted her own vision and version of a modern kitchen. The project plan also included a makeover for the great room, including a wet bar, and built-in cabinetry for the adjacent family room.
Sadly, a West Keansburg home was destroyed by fire. Fortunately the family of three, Mother and two grown children, survived. Fire fighters from six towns responded as well as the Hazet First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Hazlet Police. A special “thank you” goes out to all the first responders. The cause of the fire was determined to be a second floor lamp. This family was not new to tragedy having lost their father/husband a little more than a year previous.
If you buy a new bicycle you take it for a ride. When you buy a new baseball glove you break it in having a catch. Well, then it makes sense that if you have your kitchen remodeled you christen it with a neighborhood cocktail party! That is exactly what happened at Sue and Scott’s home in North Plainfield, New Jersey. The Design Build Planners designed and developed kitchen and bathroom remodeling plans for their 1960’s ranch style home in Somerset County. ProSkill Construction, a DBP Preferred Remodeler, performed the renovation expertly according to the designs. Continue reading
This Somerset County, New Jersey project request was to remodel the master bathroom that had not been used in years because of the small size and awful condition. The homeowners required a larger shower, grab bars and more overall space. To achieve this, an adjacent closet space was included making the bathroom 32% larger.
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
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
Somerset County, New Jersey homeowners needed a new kitchen as the original, 60 year old kitchen had seen better days. They wanted the new kitchen to have an improved layout and design. They planned to have a kitchen with as many upgraded features as their budget would permit, but did not want to stray from the overall look and feel of their home. At only 144 square feet space was an issue, so the design plan included opening the wall to the dining room to create a roomier feeling and have a dine-at countertop area. New hardwood flooring was selected for the kitchen instead of tile. Continue reading