Tag Archives: remodeling

Pricing Variables in Home Addition Projects

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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 18x14. Possibly 9-10’ ceilings." Continue reading

Funny Bathroom and Toilet Sayings

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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. Continue reading

Jacki, Your Local NJ Realtor

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Get to Know Jacki Having resided in Clark, New Jersey almost my entire life has afforded me the opportunity to become knowledgeable about the local towns, school systems and business districts. My deep roots to this wonderful community enable me to offer uniquely informed guidance to both buyers and sellers. I am a full-time professional real estate agent specializing in marketing, research, contract negotiations and client advertisement. My experience in my customer service and marketing background combined with my own personal knowledge of the local area will help me strategically plan and guide you to achieve you real estate needs and goals. Continue reading

Remodeling and Building Permits

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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!

Read this article by real estate agent, Jacki Venezio to learn about remodeling permits. Continue reading

Who Will Build Your Next Remodeling Project?

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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. Continue reading

NJ Realtor Remodeler Finance Network

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House for sale to be remodeled - Design Build PlannersNew 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

Buying a Home with Intent to Remodel

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House for sale to be remodeled - Design Build PlannersOne 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. Continue reading

Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction (15)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. Continue reading

Design Build Planners Awarded Best of Houzz 2016 for Design and Customer Service

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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. DBP best of houzz 2016 design     DBP best of houzz 2016 customer service January 12, 2016Design 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

Illinois Design Build Remodeling Project from Synergy Builders

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Illinois Design Build Remodeling Project from Synergy Builders Synergy Builders kitchen remodeling in Chicagoland ~ Design Build Planners (1)This Elmhurst, Illinois kitchen project had a goal of combining a modern design that had classic, long last appealing. This design build remodeling project was done by Synergy Builders in West Chicago, Illinois.  Synergy Builders is a design build home remodeling company servicing the Chicagoland area. They have helped hundreds of families with their kitchens, bathrooms, additions, lower levels, and exteriors since 2002. Synergy Builders operates with the mindset of providing “Stress Free Remodeling” for the homeowner. Synergy Builders understands how to not only give an incredible end result, but how to make the home remodeling process from start to finish as easy as possible. Continue reading