Craig Custom Builders

Home Renovations, Craig Custom Builders, New Jersey

Bathrooms, Kitchens, Basements, Family Rooms

With the overwhelming popularity of web based resources, such as Houzz and Pinterest, it is easier than ever to put together a ‘wish list’ by creating ‘ideabooks’ for your home renovation so that you can convey your thoughts, ideas and vision to the home remodeling contractor that will renovate your home. As remodeling contractors we are very happy when we see these ideabooks because it gets everyone on the same page for a truly collaborative effort and the renovation turns out fantastic! Highly experienced remodelers pride themselves on their personal contacts for sourcing the products and services on your wish list at the best available prices with timely delivery; in addition to knowing how to pull the whole remodel together in a cohesive way so that the overall aesthetics that you envisioned have been accomplished.

Likely the reason for making the decision to renovate your home is attributed to old and outdated rooms and/or the desire to have a more open first floor plan so the family can enjoy the living space in a different way. Many times the renovation will include an addition so that more living space is gained. Depending on your home and how it is situated on your lot of land, you may decide to create the addition going out on the first level, adding a second level or both! Since additions usually require architectural plans, it is wise to select a remodeling contractor that has solid collaborations with architects, which makes the process easier at the beginning planning stages. This way, the remodeling contractor has a good handle on exactly what is needed for the construction process and the remodeler will manage, supervise and coordinate all of the many moving parts which will help the construction go smoothly.

Bathroom Renovations for NJ

Renovated bathrooms are high on the list of homeowners wishing to update as well as prospective home buyers. Bathroom renovations can really cover a wide range of styles and prices depending on the materials chosen and whether or not you are using the existing floor plan vs. expanding the space to gain more square footage. Bathroom remodeling takes careful planning especially when space is being expanded, since the plumbing usually needs to be reworked. This is where the experienced remodeling contractor comes in to play as they know the appropriate measurements to ensure that your space will be functional with the correct placement of the vanity, toilet, tub and/or shower.

The coordination of the finishes in a bathroom can really make a difference in the outcome and the budget. Your initial ideabook will convey the vision and the remodeling company will help make that vision become a reality while fitting into the budget parameters that you have set together from the beginning stage of planning. Experience has given us the opportunity to hone our skills at obtaining high end looking products at value oriented prices. We liken many of these supplier showrooms to a candy store because once you step foot into the store there are an overwhelming amount of choices and you want everything that you see! Hiring a remodeling contractor that can steer you through the candy store while helping to keep you on budget, and achieving the look you want, is important and very helpful. Experience speaks volumes!

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Kitchen Renovations for NJ

Kitchen remodeling is another highly important room that receives plenty of attention from prospective buyers and gives you a good return on your investment. Are you working within the existing floor space, are you expanding the kitchen into the next existing room by taking down a wall, are you expanding the kitchen out the back with an addition? These are all questions that you must make decisions about and your budget will help dictate the extent of your dream kitchen space renovation. The kitchen is the center of the home’s daily activities and entertaining space for many families so careful planning is very important.

The best way to start kitchen planning with experienced remodelers is to have a conversation on how you will use your kitchen. We will ask you questions to help us narrow down what you really need in the space so that the kitchen will function exactly how you envision it to function for your family. These answers help us to help you in selecting the proper type of appliances, cabinetry, hardware, sinks and faucets; along with deciding on the right layout so everything fits well in the floor plan.

As professionals, we attend trade shows and special industry events to keep us constantly abreast of the latest products and technologies available in the market so that we can pass the information on to you so you can make knowledgeable decisions for your kitchen renovation. Form, function and aesthetics all wrapped into one great kitchen, that suits your budget, will not only add resale value to your home but much enjoyment as you will love using your newly renovated kitchen space!

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Basement Remodeling for NJ

We have come across many different reasons for basement remodeling over the years and they all turn out great, for example: game room for adults (aka ‘man cave’), guest bedroom and bathroom for visiting relatives, large bars and/or small kitchens for entertaining, game room for kids, exercise rooms, home offices, wine rooms and additional storage room. It is always exciting to see the basement remodel transformations we have done to add living space to homes especially because today’s basement renovations use materials and finishes that are of the same quality as the main floor of the house ensuring that the aesthetics flow smoothly throughout the entire home. Our expertise in basement remodeling results in finishes that cover ugly steel support poles in a way that you would never know they were there. Once remodeled, the basement will no longer feel or look like a ‘basement’ as it just becomes a welcome extension of the main home.

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Family Room Renovations for NJ

The most common family room renovations are ones that open up the space to the kitchen for an ‘open floor plan’ concept. Usually this requires taking down walls which could be load bearing. This is when an experienced remodeler plans the proper supports that must be put in place to support the weight of the house for the new open floor plan. At that early planning stage, remodelers take into consideration the finish trim work details to be installed later so that the newly opened space appears as if it was always there.

In addition to taking down walls, many wish lists have the addition of a fireplace in the family room, whether it is wood burning or an enclosed gas one. When the family room is open to the kitchen it is a good idea to coordinate the designs and materials used on the face of the fireplace and mantel so that they complement the kitchen selections. In addition, larger windows may be added to the family room remodel to let in more light and perhaps a door to a deck or patio. All design elements are taken into consideration so that your new family room renovation looks cohesive and you will enjoy spending time in the new space.

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