Stainless steel appliances can be an extremely aesthetic part of any kitchen. Their shining appearance can really pull together an entire kitchen. But how do you keep them sparkling like new? While most people prefer the style to black or white appliance, stainless steel is commonly known for attracting fingerprints and other various streaks. Read below to find tips on how to keep your stainless steel appliances looking brand new!
Not sure whether to MOVE or IMPROVE?
Our team can provide valuable information that will help you and your family decide which is best.
Realtors and Project Designers
THE SERVICE INCLUDES:
-MOVE or IMPROVE options detailed in a report illustrating Dollars and “Sense”
-Two comprehensive meetings with two team members
100% of the fee is credited with the next step services provided
Let DBP team professionally help you and your family decide whether it’s best to MOVE or IMPROVE.
THE MOVE OR IMPROVE PROCESS:
First consultation is to discover the family’s desires and considerations. $250 fee
If hired ($1,200 with the initial consultation fee applied), a written report is prepared by the Move or Improve team which includes:
- Current market value
- Comparable neighborhood listings and sales
- List of need to fix and update task items for preparation to show the home
- Remodeler’s cost estimate
- Strategy plan for marketing and selling the home
- List of local (or desired town/area) homes to buy that already have all the desired features and upgrades
- Personalized list of desired upgrades
- Remodeler budget ranges
- Design and architectural fee estimate
- Perform a simple feasibility study regarding local zoning codes for exterior and/or addition projects
- Provide a macro timeline illustration of estimated Design, Pre-production and Production durations
Second consultation is to deliver, discuss and review information and options.
100% of the fee is credited toward the next step, MOVE or IMPROVE services provided
MOVE or IMPROVE in NJ is a division of Design Build Planners LLC
Remodeling estimates or quotes are often highly variable from remodeler to remodeler. As you can see in this post, square footage pricing is a poor barometer to judge by. It’s important to know exactly what is being quoted and why projects in different areas can come in at different price points. Read below to find out what DBP said in response to the question:
“Rough estimate for a 1 story extensions on a slab that is 18×14. Possibly 9-10’ ceilings.”
Bathroom designs and remodeling are serious business. They require professionals with a high attention to detail to complete. While “one day” bathroom makeovers are doable in some cases, most require several weeks of planning and execution. However, that doesn’t mean a homeowner can’t be cute, clever, and funny with the finishing touches. Read below for a few funny bathroom and toilet sayings along with some pictures of bathroom remodels.
Remodeling and Permits
Why should I get a building permit for my remodeling project?
Thinking of remodeling or putting an addition onto your home? Applying for a permit is a necessity!
Design Build Planners works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Planners Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines.
At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:
- Build it themselves
- GC it themselves
- Use a remodeler outside of our network
Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP’s design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our “ground rules” for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy.
New Jersey Realtors, many of the Design Build Planners project inquires are now from families looking to purchase a home and immediately remodel some or all of it. The earlier that we are involved with them, the better we can professionally advise and guide them as far as budgets and time lines. With that, we are planning to put together a team of realtors to network with throughout NJ in conjunction with DBP, our remodeler network and mortgage brokers. Continue reading
One inquiry we get frequently at Design Build Planners is homeowners who purchase homes with the intention of embarking on a “major remodel”, whether that is in the form a complete interior renovation, large additions, add-a-level, or some combination of the aforementioned. While Design Build Planners has successfully done the design and development for several of these types of projects, there are various aspects of the major remodel undertaking that homeowners should understand ahead of time.
Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction
Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler. This was a home addition project that added 2,700 sq. ft of living space and included an indoor pool.
Design Build Planners Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Customer Service
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World.
January 12, 2016 – Design Build Planners of Red Bank, NJ has won “Best Of Design and Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. This unparalleled project design firm that offers a “smarter approach to home remodeling” was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Continue reading