Ah, the spring has finally arrived. We couldn’t be happier! Spring is a great season here at Trade Mark Design & Build. Many households find this to be the perfect time to partake in a home renovation or NJ kitchen remodeling project. We agree! Spring marks a fresh start, so why not take that fresh start to the next level and ensure your home is situated to your liking?
As a way to celebrate the seasonal change, we are offering a special discount on Schrock cabinetry to all customers! Those looking to spruce up their kitchen or partake in a complete redesign can enjoy 5% off of every order, an additional 5% off of select styles, and 25% off of premium finishes!
Schrock offers a variety of beautiful finishes and styles. Our expert team can customize any cabinet to your need to help turn your vision into a reality.
Whoever said that spring cleaning was about dusting the rooms, shining the banister, and donating old clothes, never thought about the perks of redesigning your kitchen. At Trade Mark Design & Build, we believe that spring cleaning should be about making your current home into something from your dreams through these simple NJ kitchen remodeling tips.
Top 5 Tips to a Better Home
Did you know that the average American will spend 27 minutes each day making meals? That’s 189 minutes a week, 756 minutes a month, and 9072 minutes a year or 151.2 hours per year in the kitchen. With this in mind, we think that a kitchen should be a work of art – a place where you can enjoy your time with family and friends.
As you think about your next home remodeling project in NJ, here are a few tips to guide you towards a beautiful kitchen.
Make room for storage – All too often people complain that they don’t have enough room for kitchen storage. As you begin your NJ kitchen remodeling ventures, be sure to think about what type of cabinets will offer you the most storage space. Do you want to have a built in wine rack or are you thinking of creating wine rooms in your basement? Perhaps you would like to install a hanging pot rack to make your kitchen seem like a professional chef’s cook area? No matter the style, storage space is key!
Add light – If your kitchen doesn’t receive enough natural light, be sure to add in additional light fixtures. No one wants to cook in a dark kitchen. From under-the-cabinet lighting, to hidden light switches and dangling chandeliers the lighting options are practically endless.
Up the ante with counter space. – In our NJ kitchen remodeling experience, the words “too much counter space” have never been uttered. With this in mind, we recommend increasing counter space and choosing a surface that is easy to work with and maintain.
Save room for trash and recycling bins – Have you ever stepped into a beautiful kitchen and wondered why there was a giant trash can huddled in the corner? Chances are, the owners forgot to leave trash and recycling bin storage space.
Think about the small details – When it comes to home remodeling in NJ, we believe that even the smallest of details matter. From hand-painted backsplash tiles, to the quality of cabinet wood, to updating a kitchen’s flooring, no detail is too small.
Well there you have it, five easy tips to help you make your home into a better living space. Stay tuned to our blog as we continue to discuss our future home remodeling in NJ projects and other helpful home advice!
New Jersey, USA, January 20, 2015 – Trade Mark Design & Build of Hawthorne, NJ has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The New Jersey home remodeling company was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.
“We are dedicated to providing high-quality home remodeling services for New Jersey residents,” said Paul DeFeis, senior managing partner of Trade Mark Design & Build. “Our main focus is on the customer and on giving them the full security they need to put their trust in us.”
“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Trade Mark Design & Build among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Trade Mark Design & Build is a New Jersey based home remodeling firm that puts the emphasis on creating beautiful and practical home environments. The firm takes the customers desires, budget and style into account when creating the one of a kind rooms, floors, additions, etc. Trade Mark is also able to handle specialty projects, such as wine rooms, custom home bars and libraries. The simple and straight forward approach is why Trade Mark is known for making “Home Remodeling-Simplified”.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com
The holiday season is finally upon us! It’s time to spread love, gather with family, and show your affection for others in the form of gift giving. For some, this time of year is purely joyous and warm. For others, it may become stressful. Ensuring you purchase or create the perfect gift for the special people in your life can become a bit unsettling.
While many people give gifts to individuals, why not give a gift your entire family or household can appreciate?
While more pricey than a trinket or gift card to your favorite coffee shop, a NJ home remodeling job is a gift that will last and will add value to your home. If you’ve been considering a home addition, kitchen remodeling job, or home entertainment room, now’s a great time to act!
Take a look below at some of our favorite services and offerings in New Jersey:
Your kitchen should be a place you want to be in. A perfect place to work on dinner with your family and converse. If your kitchen is cluttered or has a bad layout, it may be time to make some changes.
Everyone has had their dream of a home theatre. It’s more obtainable than you think! Upgrade your living room or transform your basement into the entertainment area you’ve always dreamed of.
Sometimes no matter how you rearrange your home or re-do your space, you run out of room. Growing families and growing ideas require more space.
Happy holidays to all. Feel free to reach out and set up an appointment whenever you’d like. We can be reached via telephone at 973-636-0100. You may also schedule an appointment via our website at https://www.trademarkinteriors.com.
Winter is just around the corner. You can feel it in the air! While this time of year is full of holidays and family reunions, it also comes with some obstacles. Keeping your home heated can be a bit costly. Now, newer homes or those that have recently undergone a NJ home remodeling project will experience less of a hit this season, but here’s some tips for the rest of us.
Three ways to cut down on your winter energy bills:
1. Cut it at the source. Prep your windows: When you feel a draft in the home, it’s doing far more damage than sending a chill down your spine. It’s lowering the overall temperature and causing your heat to do more work than necessary. By ensuring your windows are properly sealed you will be able to save money on heat. To do this you can apply plastic film seal to all of your windows, reinforce the edges with cauking, and buy thermal shades.
2.Turn it down: Most people have their heat set to about 72 degrees throughout the winter. Turning it down to the high 60s and throwing on a sweater will also help save on your energy costs. If this is something you don’t see yourself doing during the day, at least turn down the heat during the nighttime hours when you will be using heavy blankets in your bed.
3.Get the most bang for your buck: When partaking in household chores this winter season, ensure you go about them efficiently. Only run the dishwasher when you have a full load, and only run full washes when cleaning clothing. While these recommendations will help you year round, they will definitely give an extra boost when it comes to winter heating whoas.
Upon taking on a NJ kitchen remodeling job, many aspects come into play. In addition to the design of the room and fixtures such as cabinets, additional pieces of hardware have a big role in both the functionality and appearance of your room.
Today we’d like to take a look at one fundamental piece of the kitchen which can really pull the room together, the range hood.
Now, the range hood serves a very important purpose. It works as a ventilation system to clear the area in which you are cooking, and to consolidate grease and smoke from those actions. Besides being a staple to your kitchen hardware, the range hood can serve as a beautiful focal point.
Let’s take a look at some different types of range hoods:
The Wall Mount Hood
Pictured above is a distressed mantle wall mount hood we used in a recent kitchen remodeling job. The wall mount hood is perfect if your stove is placed adjacent to your wall and you have ample space for storage in other sections of your kitchen. This also allows for an easy method of ventilation, either straight above or back through the wall.
The Under Cabinet Mount
The under cabinet mount allows you to maintain some storage above the range hood. This is useful if you are tight on space. Choosing an under cabinet mount also takes attention away from the cooking area as it blends in with the rest of the kitchen fixtures quite well.
The Ceiling Mount
If you decide to go with an island stove, this is a must, and a beautiful option for a range hood. The ceiling, or island mount, is the go-to modern kitchen choice.
Many people’s kitchens have become the focal point of their homes. From socializing to cooking to spending the mornings together, the kitchen is the perfect meeting spot. But what about an old kitchen, or perhaps one that is cluttered? Is there a way to improve the feel and look? Absolutely, and it starts with simple renovations.
Give your kitchen floor a makeover
The floor in your kitchen is one of the first things to endure lots of wear and tear, so it’s no wonder that you’ll want to give it a makeover as part of your NJ kitchen remodeling project. We highly suggest cork flooring material. This resilient flooring material is available in an assortment of colors as well as different textures, so you can rest assured that there’s a cork floor to match your kitchen.
Paint your kitchen cabinets
There are many homes have kitchen cabinets in New Jersey that are in need of new paint. In fact, sanding down cabinets and painting them a new color is an excellent way to bring life into any kitchen without actually replacing the cabinets; this can save a lot of money. Best of all, there are many paints available that can result in the appearance of neat characteristics, such as looking like real cherry or maple.
Install a dishwasher
One of the easiest ways to keep your kitchen clean and make it look better than ever before is by using a dishwasher. If you don’t have one, there’s no need to fret. Here at Trade Mark Design & Build, we offer full kitchen remodeling services, including the installation of dishwashers. We can rearrange your current kitchen set up so that a dishwasher will easily fit.
If you would like more information on the many kitchen remodeling services that we provide in New Jersey, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
It’s October and football season is in full swing. Whether you’re a Giants fan, a Jets fan or even a Patriots fan, sitting back on a Sunday afternoon with some snacks a few friends and a big screen television is just part of the fun of autumn. Imagine how much more enjoyable the big game would be if you could watch it in your own home theater or upgraded entertainment room.
Key elements of a great home entertainment room
Creating a dynamite entertainment room doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing. A good NJ home remodeling company such as ourselves can help walk you through the steps, from design to completion. Trade Mark has constructed many home theaters as well as home bars which in combination can make for a perfect house for game day company. Here are a few key elements you’ll want to consider for your new room.
1. The screen. The screen is the main attraction of any entertainment room. You’ll want to carefully consider placement, so that the screen can easily be seen from all over the room, as well as size. You don’t want to over-power the room, but you want the picture to be as clear and visible as possible.
2. The sound system. Where you put the speakers is important. Do you want surround sound or just front speakers? Size is also key when choosing your speakers. Opt for speakers that are too large and you can get distorted sound. Choose speakers that are too small for the room and you may have trouble hearing the audio portion of the game.
3. A hospitality center. If you’re like most sports fans, food and drink go hand-in-hand with watching the game. Having a hospitality center in your room means that you won’t miss any plays running upstairs for more beer or wings. Your center can be as elaborate as a full mini-kitchen or as simple as a built-in refrigerator.
To learn more about NJ home remodeling, visit Trade Mark Design & Build. We specialize in beautiful, professional, stress-free home remodeling projects. Don’t the football fans in your household deserve a new, upgraded entertainment room?
That special time of year has come. The kids are back in school and your home has some room to breathe (until around 3 or 4 anyways). Now, while some may be a bit disappointed that summer is finally over, we must view the positive aspects of this change and take advantage of the conditions which it brings.
Back to school time is the perfect opportunity to get back to improving your home. Not only are your hands less full, but there’s more time and space for a crew to come in and finally get that NJ home remodeling project you’ve been dreaming up started.
Trade Mark Design and Build’s team of professional craftsmen have years of experience turning peoples home visions into realities, and will work with you to create the addition or partake in the remodeling you’re looking for. Regardless of which room you’ve been considering, we have what it takes to get the job done. From wine cellars, to kitchens, to home theaters and complete additions – we got your covered. Take a look at some of our recent work below:
The kitchen, whether we intend or not, is where people tend to gather. Think about it. Regardless of it’s size or shape, when guests come to the home, they migrate to the kitchen. That being said, maintaining a clean kitchen is very important for both social and sanitary reasons. Whether you’ve recently had some NJ kitchen remodeling work done or just need to spruce up your existing space, these tips should help you out:
1. Constant-Cleaning: While this sounds like we are recommending you stay cleaning all the time, it’s much less demanding. Adopting a clean-as-you-go model when it comes to kitchen cleanliness philosophy is a must. As you cook, clean up your messes step by step. This will prevent a large mess pileup, and also help prevent the “Company will be here in twenty minutes, what do we do”?! feeling.
2. Clear Countertops: Take advantage of your cabinets and drawers. Only leave what you absolutely need on your countertops and leave the rest stored away. This will enable easy quick cleaning and maintain a far neater appearance as a whole.
3. Stock up on cleaning supplies: Make sure under your sink is stoked up with the essential cleaning materials, so when it comes time you’re not scrambling.
4. Smart Garbage: Keep your trash receptacles either under the sink. If this is impossible, ensure you have a clean looking can with a lid. This will prevent smells from spreading and also keep a neat appearance.
5. Clean Your Stovetop Frequently: Your stovetop can become the source of some nasty buildup. Try cleaning it after every use to avoid having to partake in a deep clean with impossible grease buildup.
We hope these tips help! When you’re ready for that NJ kitchen remodeling project you’ve been dreaming of, you know where to find us.