Daily Archives: July 16, 2014


Value Engineering

Value EngineeringIn construction projects, the concept of value engineering allows a contractor to suggest alternatives to materials, equipment, or even designs provided by the design professional that can save the owner money in up-front or long-term maintenance costs.This is a methodology to arrive at maximizing the performance and minimizing the cost of particular construction options. […]


How Long Will It Take?

How Long Will It Take? That is a question no one can answer. It varies from job to job, and from contractor to contractor. It can even vary from one day to the next. However, a group of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) members did agree to the following timetable for a typical […]


DIY Or Not?

DIY or Not?Should you save money by doing the job yourself? Do-it-yourself (DIY) jobs are a popular trend in the home improvement industry; however, before you grab a hammer and start swinging, you should know that this is a trend with a few problems.Before you decide to do-it-yourself, we recommend taking this DIY quiz:Answer Yes […]


Remodel Or Move

Remodel or Move?Is remodeling something you really want to do or should you move? Which is the better choice? If you do remodel, should you do-it-yourself (DIY) or hire a professional? If you hire someone, which type of professional should you choose? There are so many questions to ask yourself before you make a firm […]


Staying Organized

Staying Organized Organization in a house torn apart is not an easy task — but it is a necessary one. Set aside one corner in a room unaffected by the turbulence of theremodeling process to store all of your files. While you have already created your Dream Book for design ideas, that is only one […]


Stress Happens

Stress HappensFace it: Remodeling is stressful! The best way to combat it is to prepare. Dr. Frederic Medway, a professor of psychology at the University of South Carolina, recommends you find out what is going to happen during the remodeling project and you sit down as a family to plan ahead.Discuss what you expect from […]


Living Through Your Remodel

Living Through Your Remodel You’ve signed with a reputable contractor and the remodeling work is about to begin. What you – and your contractor – do next about your working relationship will make the difference between a pleasant experience and an unhappy one. Your responsibility is to choose the best contractor to do the work […]


Adapting To Your Home As A Work Site

Adapting To Your Home as a Work Site You’ve researched, interviewed, and hired the best remodeler for the job. Congratulations! The only step that remains, of course, is the project itself. Having your home remodeled is uniquely different from having a new home built. With remodeling, your home becomes the worksite. You live side-by-side with […]


Before You Remodel

Maybe It’s Time to Remodel . . . Perhaps it was that moment when you realized that avocado green and harvest gold are no longer the “in” colors for today’s trendy kitchens. Or maybe you had an epiphany one day as you stood in line to use your own bathroom. Whatever the impetus, the thought […]


Seagull Estates II

This home boasts over 7,000 s.f. of beautiful living.  The front porch is solid bluestone with elegant arches and columns.  A Hand Crafted Cherry Entry is an awe-inspiring work of art. <– Back to Portfolio


Seagull Estates I

This home was remodeled to increase living space and creating a facade that characterizes strength.  The home sits on a 2 acre lot, is over 85’ in length and over 7,000 s.f. of living space!   <– Back to Portfolio


Reilly Residence

This home was completely redesigned by increasing the second floor plan and updating the first floor interior.  Each room has it’s own character by adding built in cabinetry and shelving, custom millwork and custom paint.   <– Back to Portfolio


Paris Residence

This home was one of the original in Long Branch.  Over 7,000 s.f. of floorspace, it overlooks the Takanssee Lake and was once used for a clubhouse when this area was a prestigious golf course.  The interior and exterior of this house was completely renovated to show it’s original architectural design and beauty.   <– […]


Miller Residence

This home offers 5 beds and 3 baths with a home office, traditional living room, custom millwork throughout the entire home and a third floor GREAT room!   <– Back to Portfolio


Lim Residence

This home was created for maximum sports and exercise.  The interior offers a basketball court, exercise room, sauna, indoor/outdoor whirlpool as well as the standard amenities of a single family home.  The first floor was also expanded to create a in-law suite. <– Back to Portfolio


Lamberti Residence

The Seaside Home was completely re-designed to provide maximum use you would expect for a home by the shore.  The front porch and balcony provide a perfect setting for the NJ shore breeze.   <– Back to Portfolio


Kuhn Residence

We were selected by this client because of our unique concept to build a detached garage and update the front facade complementing the original design of the home.   <– Back to Portfolio


Hendersen Residence

This water front home was designed to create an appealing exterior with an open interior.  This home began as a California ranch.  The entire second and third floor structure was built over the existing home to accommodate the family during construction.  Phase two was to redesign the first floor upon completion above.  12’ ceilings on […]


Forest Ridge

This project was one of great accomplishment.  We had taken a standard spec home developed in a neighborhood of 3 models and made it stand out among the rest.  By redesigning the entire front facade, adding a wrap around porch, widening the homes front appearance and detailing the interior, this home went from a common […]


NJ Forestry Center

This project was one of uniqueness.  The entire building is cedar and yellow pine tongue and groove planking installed like Lincoln Logs!  The interior is very nature friendly of course with a geo-thermal heating and cooling system and a tree planted in the center of the building. <– Back to Portfolio


Ellis Residence

This home was a ranch remodeled and added onto. The addition included 3 beds, two baths, remodeling the first floor to create an in-law suite, custom kitchen and dining area. <– Back to Portfolio


Cody Point

This water front home was designed to create an appealing exterior with an open interior.  This home began as a California ranch.  The entire second and third floor structure was built over the existing home to accommodate the family during construction.  This water front home was designed to create an appealing exterior with an open […]


Count Basie

This project coined the “Take Your Seat” campaign was one of great reputation.  Our team was hired to perform the general management and general construction of this project.  Our goal was to return the balcony seating area to it’s original 1930’s layout and design, remove all the orchestra chairs and install new, add new lighting […]


Beautiful Home

This water front home was designed to create an appealing exterior with an open interior.  This home began as a California ranch.  The entire second and third floor structure was built over the existing home to accommodate the family during construction.  Phase two was to redesign the first floor upon completion above.  12’ ceilings on […]