Whole Home Renovation in Middlesex County, NJ

whole-home-renovation-in-middlesex-county-nj-cad-2The Middlesex County, New Jersey homeowners wanted to move to a location closer to their children and grand children.  While the house itself was far from the homeowner’s “ideal”, but the location could simply not be beat. The Colonia, NJ homeowner hired Design Build Planners to create designs to help craft something closer to her dream home. Below is a bullet point overview of the project. To the right is a dollhouse overview of the project.

Kitchen/Living Room

  • Gut Kitchen and Living Room as needed
  • Relocate sink to front window, farm style
  • Extend gas line as needed
  • Appliance package: 36″ French door refrigerator, 30″ range, stainless hood, wall oven, microwave/convection combo, dishwasher drawer
  • Stacked cabinet design (hood vent through soffit)
  • Painted cabinets, stone countertop, stone subway tile backsplash, egineered wood flooring throughout
  • New front window
  • New side window
  • New side steel door
  • Closed bookshelves with integrated mantle
  • Gas fireplace with stone front and wood mantle on main wall
  • New stair and wall railing
  • Redo steps match flooring
  • New fiberglass full glass front door
  • Lighting per plan
  • Paint entire area including windows
  • Large trim for base, windows, and doors

Garage Conversion

  • Open existing living room wall to the garage
  • Add a partition wall to create a storage area in the front of the garage
  • Frame floor system with vapor barrier and insulation
  • Add patio door to rear (raise header)
  • Engineered floor to match kitchen and living room
  • Open basement wall to the garage
  • Excavate the floor as needed to create stairs to the basement
  • Add a casement window to the side
  • Lighting as per plan
  • Large trim for base, window, and door

Upper Level

  • Remove closets in master bedroom to enlarge space
  • Add door to middle bedroom and convert it
  • Change bedroom door to an outswing
  • Frame in around new door for hall coat closet
  • Close side window in master bedroom
  • Close rear window as needed and install two egress windows
  • Change all doors to six panel
  • Add closet pools and shelves as per plan
  • Engineered flooring in hall, master bed/closet and rear bedroom
  • Lighting per plan
  • Hall Bath Makeover: gut, new tile, in tub area and floor, new tub, toilet, vanity, trim, accessories
  • Possible conversion from tub to shower

Lower Level

  • Finish lower level family room
  • Add cabinetry built ins and floating shelves on rear wall
  • Change window to white vinyl
  • Move door to laundry area
  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Remodel stain to match main level
  • New large base, window, and crown trim
  • Lighting as per plan
  • Frame partition wall to utility area with louvered door
  • Bathroom makeover: gut, tile floor, new toilet and sink, vanity, trim
  • Move washer/dryer to rear wall, install melamine cabinets and laminate countertop. Add hanging pole
  • Tile floor in bathroom and laundry to match

The design options are a result of homeowners online research combined with an in-home consultation with Design Build Planners. There is also a proprietary profile checklist that homeowners fill out that depicts their lifestyle and room usage. After compiling this information, Design Build Planners incorporates their construction knowledge and design creativity for the space with a focus on the budget and overall investment.

Below are three “before” pictures as well as the the final computer designs created by Jason Parsons, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. Follow along as progress pictures will be added.

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