HOME ADDITIONS

NJ HOME ADDITIONS

   NJ HOUSE ADDITIONS

       NJ ROOM ADDITIONS

HOME ADDITIONS

Building a home addition can give you and your family the extra needed room that you have been looking for. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor in Bergen County New Jersey, we have made custom room additions, home additions and home remodeling projects of all sorts and sizes. Are you interested in building an addition on your home? If so, here are a few items to think about.

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ROOM ADDITIONS

Do you live in a home that needs a room addition or home addition. What type of addition are you looking to install? Well there are lots of questions we could ask you to pin point the exact type of room that will work for you and your family. Home remodeling these days usually consists of remodeling your home plus adding an addition of at least 400 square feet or more. We are seeing a huge trend in families adding multi level additions to their homes. What the rooms are usually comprised of is mostly the same from family to family. The multi level addition consists of a rear first floor family room and an upper bedroom addition. Most times the upper bedroom home addition will be a master bedroom suite. The suite will have walk in closets and a separate area for the master bedroom. The original master bedroom usually is the larger of the original bedrooms. That room usually gets downsized and renovated to allow an access hall into the new master bedroom suite.

ADDITIONS

Home additions can be an expansion of any existing room or the creation of an entirely new wing to your home. Whether you own a cape, ranch, bi-level, split level etc., you can add an addition to your home and enlarge that part of your home as long as it conforms to your local building department regulations. Kitchen expansions along with master bedrooms suites and family rooms seem to be the way that the home additions trend is moving in these days. The real estate market is dictating that it is harder to sell during these times so homeowners opt to take their homes off the market and go the route of  a home remodeling. A home addition will bring their home up to par and make it a more livable environment for many families.

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years. 

As a New Jersey remodeling Contractor as well as a NJ Home Improvement Contractor throughout Bergen County Northern New Jersey, Pangione Developers Inc has developed a reputation for offering the most aggressively priced home additions and add a level packages.

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NJ HOME ADDITIONS

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TRIM and MOLDING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME

TRIM

  MOLDING

    TRIMWORK

 

Molding

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that choosing the right molding for your home improvement project changes the look of your home drastically. Just by adding molding, your remodeling project will change the entire look of a room or rooms without changing the actual dimensions of  the room. Moldings come in many shapes and sizes. It is possible to add molding to your doors, windows, floor perimeters, ceilings or even walls. Purchasing and installing  moldings can be one of the smartest home improvement choices any homeowner can make when looking for ways to bring your rooms to life.

Trim-A Lost Art

Homes built long ago were created with grandiose molding schemes. If you have ever visited a home built before the 1950’s or so, you understand what I am talking about. Where windows these days are trimmed with 4 pieces of molding, one for each side, back then a window was trimmed with between nine to thirteen pieces of molding. Floors had minimum six inch base molding, a 1 3/4″ base cap and a 3/4″ quarter round where the floor meets the 6″ base. These days, you are lucky to have a 3 1/4″ base molding.

This molding style was lost somewhere in the 1950’s and molding became more simple. Gone were the chair moldings that brought to your rooms so much character. As it created a horizontal divider throughout any room it was in, many times the lower half was  a different color from the top half or one section had wall paper. Inside the lower half many people installed wainscoat  wall treatments which  could have been created in many different styles.

Wainscoting

Wainscoting moulding can bring any room to life. With it’s many styles and design’s, you can create so many different variations of patterns with wainscoting. The traditional style of creating the lower 1/3 of a wall with a wainscoting pattern, then the remainder of the upper wall can be painted of wallpapered. As you can see, wainscoting can make any room look amazing.

Are you interested in having wainscoting installed in a room in your home?

Door and Window Trim

Door and window trim has become a very important part of many remodeling. People are now removing old trim and replacing with new moulding assembly’s with much more detail. The focus has shifted from the standard 2 1/4″ window and door trim and the 3 1/4″ floor trim. Homeowners are inquiring and requesting larger, wider more detailed moldings. Rightly so, since the look is much more appealing for all to see. Changing over and installing newer more  detailed moldings is not very complicated. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we have removed and replaced moldings on thousands of windows and doors. People like the look of a room that is more detailed. Replacing and or installing from scratch, new door and window trim can really make your rooms stand out. The great thing about installing mouldings is that its’s really not that complicated. With the assistance of a book or video, one can learn to trim very easily.

Are you interested in Door and Window Mouldings?

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

of

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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HOW TO TILE FLOORS

HOW TO TILE

Do you want to learn how to tile? Have a home improvement tiling project that you want to try but you are unsure where you should start? Tiling can be intimidating to say the least. Here I will provide some tips on how to get started and get your tiling project under way. Whether you want to tile in your addition, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation or even the foyer entry, we will point you in the right direction.

TILE FLOORING

Have you been considering tiling in your home or apartment. Want to tile your kitchen backsplash or install tiling on your bathroom floor? Actually, tiling is very easy to apply and install.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years, I have installed tiling in thousands of projects in and around Bergen County NJ. If you have no experience and want to install floor tile, ceramic tiles, wall tile or any other type of tiling for a tiling project, start by getting a “How To Tile Book”. Applying the tile is fairly standard. Wall tiles are applied  one way and floor tiles are applied another. Once you learn the two systems, they are fairly consistent pending the type of tile material you use such as ceramic, marble, porcelain or even granite or slate. For arguments sake and the content of this article, we will stick to the basic ceramic tile for a kitchen backsplash  as we move forward.

               BASIC TILING TOOLS

After you get  your how to tiling book, you will find that various tools are needed for your tiling project. The standard tools would be a wet saw, grinder, trowel. If you plan on completing a few tiling projects then you may want to purchase a basic wet saw. A snap dry cutting saw can be used also and is half the price. Both can be purchased for under $80. Your other basic tiling tools can also be purchased for under $40 together.

Once you determine what you want to tile, estimate the square footage of the area you are going to be tiling. That is simply achieved by multiplying the length by the width and you will get your square foot allotment. Figure slightly more for waste. If you are purchasing the tile from a local supplier, then leave the excess off, you can always  go back for more.

Make sure to purchase to appropriate amount of grout. Pending if you are installing floor tile or wall tile, the grout you use will be determined upon this factor. Inform your supplier as to which application it will be for so you get the appropriate type.

 

A tiling professional will not start tiling until he determines his starting point. When you look for a “How To” tiling book, make sure it explains how to determine tiling quantities and starting points in detail. Also, get a book that show many pictures detailing each step as you progress. This will be helpful and informative.

BUY A TILING BOOK

You may want to purchase a tiling book that only pertains to the type of tiling project you want to achieve. For example, if you are going to tile a backsplash, purchase a book explaining only that subject. If you are going to tile a floor, get a book explaining how to tile flooring. This way you will have more of your questions answered prior to starting your tiling project. If you purchase a tiling book that discusses many types of tiling projects, there may be less detail on what you are looking for because they are only touching on the subject.

If you have any questions, you can ask your NJ Home Improvement Contractor for advice

Additional Resource For Your Tiling Project:

1) How To Tile Floors

2) Quick & Easy Home Tile Repairs

3) How To Keep Your Home Clean During Remodeling

HOME REMODELING TIPS-Keeping Your Home Clean During Construction

Remodel

  Additions

    Home Improvement

       NJ Home Improvement Contractor

 

You are just about to start your Home Improvement project and your remodeling contractor notified you that the work will start soon. Are you prepared for the work to begin on your home addition, room addition, raised level also commonly called an Add a Level or even a kitchen renovation or bathroom renovation? Before your home improvement contractor begins remodeling, you want to make sure you have your home all set for the dust and contaminants that flow through the air. Get yourself ready by setting up the proper shielding in order to  protect and minimize any potential hazards that lie ahead.

First off, figure out what part of your home will be affected by your remodeling project. If your are installing an addition in the rear of the home, then you are actually lucky. You can prepare only a small portion of your home which means less work for you.

Let’s say you are remodeling your home and installing a new raised level or add a level. Many times this type of remodel project involves opening and removing walls on the 1st floor. Even installing new a new staircase is common so in this type of situation, the work will be spread out all around the interior of your home. That means obviously there is more to protect and cover.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor specializing in home additions, room additions, raised levels and complete home renovations, I have showed up to my customers homes on day one only to find absolutely nothing protected. Other time, the home is protected from top to bottom.

Here are some tips to get your home prepared for the remodeling job ahead….

REMODELING: Protect the floors

If your home improvement project is going to affect most of your home, obviously you would want to remove as much of the contents as possible if not all of it. Many workers will be walking throughout your home. The very first thing you want to do is protect your floors. Floor protection can be achieved by applying surface shields. For rugs, you can apply a plastic roll out that has a one sided adhesive. Some of these plastic sheet protectors will last 30 – 45 days. For hardwood, you can apply similar plastic barriers but these will be a bit thicker with a slight cushion to then. Again, these will have a one sided adhesive. Many of these roll out plastic protectors can be used on tile floors as well. Once finished, they can easily be removed and discarded.

REMODEL: Protect Protect Protect

Here’s a great tip for you. If you are going to have traffic near your bathrooms, kitchens, or even your deck, make sure you cover and protect it properly. For all of the above there are specific shields for each task need to protect.

Let’s take the countertop’s on both the kitchen and bathroom. You would want to install appropriate surface shield’s offering protection especially on marble and granite countertops.

For you bathroom’s, purchase tub liner’s so they will cushion any item’s that may fall and chip the enamel.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Protect large areas

If you have large areas of tile, carpet, hardwood or even a wood deck or lemonade porch, there are other ways to protect. Purchase and install into place protective pvc sheets. These are easy to place down any very light weight. I use these many times when We are working at a site that has an existing deck. We lay the protective pvc sheets down until the job is complete, then remove them. They can absorb a heavy impact well. these pvc sheets can also protect doors, cabinet, walls and furniture.

 

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Install barriers

One of the best ways to protect your home improvement, whether it’s a room addition, kitchen renovation or even a bathroom renovation is to install plastic barriers. A plastic barrier is a temporary wall made of plastic. Just recently, tools were made that make this a whole lot easier such as a zip wall. In minutes, you can create a barrier from floor to ceiling.

On great way to use this system is to put all your belongings such as furniture into a room that isn’t  going to be used. Install the barrier around the furniture, encasing it in plastic. If you need to access the furniture, you can install a zip- zipper attachment to the plastic wall. when you need access, just unzip and go.

You can also use a barrier to block off one part of your home from the other. Works great especially for additions, home additions, raised levels and bathroom renovation remodeling projects.

ADDITIONS: Tarps and Drop Cloths            

Another great way to protect your home from dust and potential damage is to purchase and install tarpaulin’s and drop cloths. If you can’t get your plastic barrier walls installed, make sure you cover everything and anything with basic plastic tarps or drop cloths. Minimize dust issues later on. Ultimately, if you can combine several of these methods, you will be well covered. Covering and protecting will save you a lot of aggravation.

Ask your Home Improvement Contractor for advice before you remodel your home.

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author:

Mr. David Pangione

of

Pangione Developers Inc.

Note: All this information is 100% original. Every word is spoken from experience of being a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for over 30 years.

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REMODELING YOUR HOME- ENERGY SAVING TIPS WHEN YOU REMODEL

REMODEL

        HOME IMPROVEMENT

               NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR             

Are you remodeling your home now or  planning to remodel in the future? These days with the costs of natural gas and oil skyrocketing, it is very expensive to heat and cool your home. You may want to consider consulting  with your home improvement contractor regarding upgrading the exterior walls to your home addition from 2×4’s to 2×6 construction for your home improvement project.

As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, many times when we start a home renovation, we will remodel with 2×6 exterior walls. This is beneficial when building new homes, home additions, raised levels or any time you put up new exterior walls. Up until recently, all exterior walls traditionally have been designed and built using 2×4 douglas fur stud framing. An R-11 insulation would be fitted into the bays between studs placed 16″ on center. This has been sufficient for many years.

With skyrocketing energy costs, rules and regulations have been put in place to make home building procedures geared toward producing more energy efficient homes. These rules and regulations vary from place to place but the idea will work regardless of where you are located. If your renovation project is designed with 2×4 construction, discuss with your home renovation contractor what extra costs are involved in order to install the 2×6 framing.

By upgrading your remodeling project, there will be more upfront costs involved. Obviously, you will be paying for the difference between a 2×4 and a 2×6. This method will only be applied to the exterior walls and not all the walls such as the interior. Since these wall will go from 3 1/2″ thick to 5 1/2″ thick you will now be able to upgrade your insulation from an R-11 batt insulation to an R-19. What does all this mean with your energy bill? Well, that is simple. You will be protecting your interior from any exterior element’s better. Almost 1  1/2 times better which means you will be locking in the heating and cooling.

By applying this strategy when you remodel, you will be paying more to upgrade with the 2×6’s and the better insulation BUT you will be paying less monthly for your heating and cooling bills. I myself have built entire floors for myself and my customers. My own home is amazingly efficient in both the summer and winter. The feedback I receive from my customers is positive as well. So sure, it does cost more to build this way but you will make your money back within 3 years or less in most cases pending the size of the remodeling job.

Another item to remember is that with the larger walls, your home improvement contractor will need to factor in the extra trim material needed to extend your window jambs to compensate for the thicker walls. Not to worry, this is standard procedure. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, I can tell you that the extra cost to extend your window jambs is minimal.

Discuss your remodeling options with your home improvement contractor for your next home addition or home improvement project.

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NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: NEW GARAGE IDEAS

NJ  HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: New Garage Ideas

You live in Bergen County NJ and you have been thinking about calling a NJ Home Improvement Contractor and having a garage built on your home? Is your garage old, run down or just too small for your SUV. Do you have too many vehicles in your driveway and possibly you want to get your car indoors from the harsh weather more often. Well let’s look into the different addition options that you have for your home improvement project.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: I ALREADY HAVE A GARAGE:

You own a cape, ranch, split or other and the home already has a garage.
The garage can’t fit your car or truck inside or it’s just too small. Many of the older homes current garages are a bit too narrow. You can pull your car in but opening the door is a task. After you get the car inside, there’s no place for the bicycles or lawn mower.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: BUILD A NEW 1CAR GARAGE

This would solve all your problems. You can knock down your existing garage. Your NJ Home Improvement Contractor can install a brand new garage attached to your home. A full size single car garage size starts at twelve feet by twenty thru twenty two feet.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: BUILD A TWO CAR GARAGE

If you are thinking of an even bigger garage home improvement or the existing is not up to par, knock down the existing garage and have your NJ Home Improvement Contractor add a new two car garage. If you have an SUV, install an eight foot high automatic opening garage door.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: GARAGE STORAGE

Many times you can make the garage deeper in order to allow for storage. A typical
garage length is twenty feet. Make your new garage at least twenty four thru twenty six feet long. This will make it possible to install shelving and or an area for larger items like bicycles and lawn mowers.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: GARAGE ADD A LEVEL

Another option to consider is adding another floor above your garage. Consult with your NJ Home Improvement Contractor regarding making even a master bedroom suite, or even two or three bedrooms above your new garage. This can really solve  your problem with lack of bedrooms.

Call your NJ Home Improvement Contractor and have your NJ Garage Builder discuss some options that you may be interested in.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Addition Tips

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Addition Tips

 

Are you interested in adding a family room to your first floor . Are you thinking of calling a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for your NJ home improvement project. Here are a few tips for your home improvement project.

Before calling a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for a quote, you need to figure out a few things first. Things like what size family room are you thinking of adding. Do you have a lot of furniture you plan on putting in the addition? Can your property still meet your local town lot coverage requirements with the proposed addition to your property? Well, these are just a few things you should have sorted out in your head.

A call to your local building department will help eliminate the coverage and setback calculations. You may even want to visit your local building department. Bring along a copy of your survey. Ask a few questions to the zoning officer. They will be able to steer you in the right direction. Once you have figured out that the addition size that you are interested in can be built, call some NJ contractors to get prices.

Let’s talk about the inside of your family room. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we offer a family room package that just about covers all the bells and whistles you really need. Our starter package begins at 20’x20′. We include recessed lighting, full 5′ windows, a sliding door with landing out to the back door, a cathedral tray ceiling, hardwood flooring and a full 6′-8′ archway from the original house into the new room. If you decide to build a family room, I highly recommend that you request a quote on these items. All these items together really make your room complete. As an option, you can include a gas or wood burning fireplace.

Are there any other options you may be missing out on? As a NJ contractor, in my experience, many times the homeowners want to add a deck off of the family room. If that was the case and your property conforms to the additional lot coverage’s, we can substitute the sliding door landing with the larger, more spacious deck.

I hope some of these ideas mentioned have helped you along in the decision process for your next NJ home improvement  project. If you have any other questions, contact your NJ Home Improvement Contractor for advice and answers.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Bathroom Renovation

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Bathroom Renovation

We have renovated hundreds of bathrooms in Bergen County NJ. Many of these bathroom renovation jobs are tied in with entire home remodeling contracts. We get many calls from homeowners looking to just have their bathroom renovated or also the kitchen bathroom renovation combination package that we offer. Home owners have a few options. They can do a quick fix bathroom renovation themselves or call a NJ Home Improvement Contractor for a bathroom renovation.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: A Bathroom Renovation’s Quick Fix

Depending on your budget, there are a few easier and cheaper ways to spruce up your bathroom. If your floor and tub area tile is in good shape as well as your tub, you don’t have  to renovate the entire bathroom. For a fraction of the cost you can remove the toilet, vanity and replace them with brand new fixtures. Add a larger vanity mirror, new light fixtures and now the bathroom is taking on a whole new look. As for the tile, there are a few options. Some companies specialize in refacing tile. For a fraction of the cost, you can hire them to change the tile color. Also they can pull out the old grout and apply a new colored grout. Large home improvement stores like Home Depot supply reasonably priced shower doors that can be installed in a few hours. Don’t forget new crown moulding, chair rail moulding and your favorite paint. For less than $1,000- $2,000, you can have a new bathroom.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Complete Bathroom Remodeling

A complete bathroom remodeling is when the entire bathroom is stripped down to its framing. Then the bathroom is put back together step by step. It is best to hire a reputable NJ Home Improvement Contractor that has experience in this area. When remodeling a bathroom, most times it can be the only bathroom in the home.  In order to remodel a bathroom, that bathroom must be taken out of service for a week. The NJ Home Improvement Contractor must be fast and dependable in order to get the bathroom functioning again.

 

Building an Addition to your Home

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR:   

 ADDITIONS

Being a Bergen County New Jersey home improvement contractor, I am always asked what type of home renovation do I think would increase functionality to their home. One of the more popular choices would be an addition also commonly call an extension.

First floor additions can have many uses. Some of the more common uses for an addition are family rooms, kitchens, mother daughter space, garages, living room, dining room or even an entertainment room. Most families need more space, especially on the first floor. We get many calls for a free consultation. When we arrive to their
Bergen County New Jersey home, it’s obvious that the floor space is limited. Adding
an addition can answer all your problems. Whether its one floor or a multi level addition, adding that new space couldn’t happen fast enough. One of our best home improvement sellers is the sunken family room with 10’ cathedral ceiling. Add a bunch of windows and a French door to the rear yard and now you have a great area for the family to meet.

Your home improvement addition would solve a lot of your homes problems. In fact we usually add at least enough square footage space to include a family room and a kitchen extension when building behind the existing kitchen. This new area is usually built off of the original kitchen. Something to think about also is in most cases we add above this new square footage space extending the second floor with usually a master bedroom / bathroom suite or even standard bedrooms utilizing both upper and lower area of your multi level home improvement project.

When adding an addition such as a new family room, dining room or kitchen, many times we add a full basement below. This basement space can also become comfortable living space if planned properly. Many times we build entertainment rooms, media centers or even just plain storage which you can never have enough of. If a basement is not affordable, then a crawl space would be substituted. A crawl space is exactly what the name says, ( a Crawl space).  A crawl space is the area underneath the 1st floor finished room. It’s an open storage area usually anywhere from 24” to 48” high, more towards the lower number. A cement slab covers the floor and the walls are masonry block. Its fully enclosed and weather proof. Usually an access panel to this area is either on the outside or a panel is installed in the existing basement into this crawl space for access in the future. You never know if you need to access piping or wiring for the future. Either way, both access holes have a door to close off this area. If
the grade of your property is high, you may instead need a cement slab or concrete slab as your floor. An easy way to determine this is when you walk out your back door and there are only 1 or 2 steps to the ground outside, you may only need to have a concrete slab for the 1st floor which would be poured between your masonry foundation walls. Usually a shoe block would be used to create the perimeter of the addition.

What would be a great home improvement extra for your addition?  Many family rooms are built with fireplaces. We also install several inside the master bedroom suites.  We install many gas and wood burning units. I have a gas fireplace in my living room. There is nothing easier than grabbing that remote control, turning it on and within a minute or two it is producing heat while a beautiful flame is in front of you burning like a normal wood burner. Also, most gas burners can have an optional blower unit installed which
pushes the hot air out into the room. Great feature and wouldn’t install one without. For a few hundred dollars, you can get the blower and remote as an additional feature… well worth the expense for your home remodeling project.

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NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: GENERAL INFORMATION AND REVIEWS

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: Information and Reviews

GENERAL INFORMTION:

  Welcome to the beginning of our NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR BLOG for information and reviews. This site will discuss Home remodeling, Home Improvements, Home repairs, Raised levels, Add a levels, Additions, Family rooms , Kitchen renovations and  Bathroom renovations in  Bergen County NJ as only we know it.  Our parent company, Pangione Developers Inc a NJ Home Improvement Contractor is a premier NJ Contractor serving all of the Bergen County area. All opinions expressed forward are those of Pangione Developers ownership and not reflected at nor expressed toward any other entity. Please enjoy the information provided hereon.

About Me

A little about myself. My name is David Pangione. I am the owner of Pangione Developers Inc..a NJ Home Improvement Contractor.

You have probably seen our jobs being built near your home. You may have even seen our white trucks. Well anyway I am a third generation home builder- home renovator.  Both my grandfather and my father were home builders. My father built thousands of homes throughout the tri- state area. I grew up on job sites, lived and breathed home building. Since I came from a household of all boys, mom shipped me off with dad practically every summer day and most weekends from 5 years old up. Summers, winters and everything in between. I learned building inside and out from my father and decided in memory of dad’s recent passing, I would share all the information
that he taught me to anyone that was interested by creating this forum. My company , Pangione Developers Incorporated was created for the sole purpose of providing homeowners with low cost affordable additions, raised levels and complete home renovation projects. We are one of the only contracting companies that only specializes in JUST Raised Levels, Additions and complete Home Renovations. We can also be seen at PangioneDevelopers.com. I will constantly update this site, so if you have any ideas or interests…. Shoot us an email and ill add it to the blog. Categories are to the right so dig in and have a look.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: CALL YOUR CONTRACTOR

So, your family is expanding and that cape or ranch is starting to burst at the seams or the colonial or bi level you fell in love with needs a family room and even a garage. Sound familiar?           

Don’t worry you are not alone. As a NJ Home Improvement Contractor, we get calls on this all the time, in fact the call we get the most is that a homeowner just took their house off the market and decided to renovate what they have now into a larger footprint open floor house plan. After a 4, 5,or 6 month listing and no offers, they usually realize that for the price they wanted and the offers they were getting , its not worth moving. Their friendly neighbors and comfortable school system is already in place so all that is needed would be to remodel and renovate the existing structure.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: RAISED LEVELS 101

Most usually start off with a raised level or also called an Add A Level which is simply (taking off the existing roof and building a new floor above). But this is just half of the solution. After we move all the bedrooms to the upper level, most cases 3-4 bedrooms and a standard bath as well as a master bedroom bathroom suite, the fun on the first floor begins.       


Your home renovation project is one of the biggest home
improvement investments you can make in your lifetime. When planning the
construction, you want to make sure each room is planned out properly,
especially the first floor living space. In the situation above that involved
building a Raised Level, after we complete the top floor raised level framing
structure, we immediately shift focus to the first floor alteration and
renovation. In most cases we remove several walls eliminating all the 1st
floor existing bedrooms. Removing the existing bedroom walls creates a much
larger open floor living area for your expanding family to utilize.  After we finish off the hardwood flooring process, no one would ever know there were once tiny bedrooms in what is now a larger comfortable living area.

NJ HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR: RENOVATION OPTIONS

Let me express that there are many options when trying to renovate your home. Keeping with the above example, on top of what we stated already, most of our customers package in a rear family room / kitchen expansion off the rear of the home. This added square footage usually solves all the first floor problems. We remove the existing kitchen and

open the entire rear wall of that kitchen. If I were to give an average size most people request for a rear expanded room off of a kitchen it would size out at 20’x20’ for the kitchen expansion. Remember that the original kitchen space will be reconfigured so after the kitchen designer provides the kitchen floor plan layout, most times the new cabinetry will begin from the original kitchen area right along that newly opened wall where the original kitchen and new addition meet. You don’t want a supporting header hanging down below your ceiling in your new kitchen. The trick is too install a flush mount iron supported beam called a flitch plate where the large opening
is created. Simply put, these plates are custom made with the necessary size header material sandwiching an architecturally calculated iron plate. It’s a labor intensive task, but the end result is a smooth flowing ceiling with no breaks. This allows your ceiling to flow nicely into the newly created room. With this, your cabinets will have an unobstructed free flow as well.

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