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Assessing Bathroom Remodel Needs

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Assessing Bathroom Remodel Needs This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Have you been wanting to transform your bathroom into a space you and your spouse can retreat to? Have you been saving pins, searching the internet for concepts and purchasing small items here and there? Are you ready for a change, but not sure how to start the process? If you answered yes to even one of these, you may be among the large percentage of homeowners who hold off on starting their bathroom remodel. Continue reading

Dream Kitchen with GOLD!

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Continue reading

5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

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5 Great Home Projects and What They Cost kitchen remodel with wall removal - Design Build Planners (2)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Planners here. Remodeling one room seems to have a snowball effect in that there’s always something we feel we can do to make other spaces better, more efficient, more comfortable or just more visually appealing. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the most requested add-ons by clients once their initial project has started. These low to high-impact changes can improve your home and add to its functionality. Each project features what type of remodeling professional(s) can complete the home project and if a permit is required. We’ve also included the approximate cost information below. Continue reading

Gray is Here to Stay

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Luxury Basement Remodel in Warren, New Jersey COMPLETED (8)-Design Build PlannersKitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Planners here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Continue reading

How to Design Your Kitchen Like a Professional

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Planners here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! The modern home is always evolving. It’s easy to get inspiration, but most homeowners don’t know how to start. When I speak to LSPS clients, most want to incorporate trending designs into their remodel. However, once we start visiting showrooms for materials, they sway from one concept to another. It’s easy to do so with a variety of possibilities in front of you. I always advise them to have a design in mind, whether it be traditional, transitional or contemporary. From there, it’s easy to mix and match materials for your room. For example, a contemporary design often consists of clean lines, a traditional design often features ornate details and a transitional design combines both worlds.  With a design in mind, one can move forward with design trends, such as... Continue reading

Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power Kitchen Remodel and Renconfiguration in Warren NJ (12)-Design Build PlannersThis is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Planners here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Design trends are always shifting gears, as the market changes. This can be expected, as new ideas and materials are formed. However, some trends seem to stay around, no matter what else is going on. Here are 5 kitchen design trends with staying power, along with some of the reasons why they’re great options. Continue reading

How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel

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How to Love Your Home Again With a Remodel How to Love Your Home (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Planners here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! One of the major reasons a homeowner wants to remodel their home is to find new ways to love it again. But with this sort of commitment, there are sometimes doubts that may arise that make people hold off on going forward. Here are some possible answers to four common questions that homeowners ask their remodeler before getting started.   Continue reading

Design Build Planners Wins a 2014 Contractor of the Year Award in NJ

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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. Award-winning bathroom remodel in NJ (1)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. The full transformation can be viewed on Houzz. Continue reading

Kitchen Designs – with an open floor plan

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When it is time for a new kitchen the requests have a common theme: bigger, open, island, and more everything. The Design Build Planners team meets many homeowners seeking to remodel their kitchen seem to have one, unified voice: “We want a larger kitchen, with an open floor plan, dine-at island, more cabinets, more counter space, more storage…more, more, more.” Design-wise, all can be incorporated, but extra home space is required. No one is surprised to hear that kitchens are the most expensive rooms to remodel. Now more space means new space as in an addition. Doubling the space of a kitchen with an addition undoubtedly doubles the cost of the project. After calculating all the items required to fully complete, the homeowner investment most likely well exceed $100,000 for a 200+ square foot kitchen and addition project. Continue reading

What is on Your Master Bathroom Wish List?

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In the 80’s and 90’s the term “master bathroom” had a standard of expectation that included five fixtures: two sinks, a toilet, a shower, and a jetted tub built into a tiled deck. During that period almost every upscale new single home, townhome, and condo were designed with this master bathroom. The minimum area required to reasonably fit all five fixtures is 80 square feet. Roomier ones exceed 100 square feet. At the same time, a master bathroom upgrade was a popular request for many in homes built earlier. Often the remodeling work would include stealing some space from a bedroom or a closet to achieve the room required. Continue reading