Tips and Trends

A Man’s Place in the Kitchen

Man Kitchen

Masculine Design Takes Center Stage in Kitchen Renovations. A cook’s kitchen is designed to merge function with style, and to accommodate the lifestyle of its chefs. When the chef is a man, as is often the case, his tastes and preferences will likely take center stage in the design of the space. But are they […]

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Dickson Development Celebrates 45 Years of Innovative Quality Construction

45 Years

Richard Dickson Is at Home Being a Truly Local Builder. Times change. Styles change. But your home should always be your personal sanctuary, says Richard Dickson. When Richard established Dickson Development in 1972, the all-American dream home was either a suburban split level or a Colonial. It was a time of rapid social and cultural change. The sweeping […]

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Renovating Your Bathroom? 3 Ways to Make a Splash

Dickson Development Bathroom

The trend to watch: a clean break from built-in tubs with showers. Fewer improvements add more value to your home than a complete bathroom renovation. Many of today’s most popular bathroom designs feature practical yet minimalist details, from contemporary vanities with open shelving, to modern, recessed lighting to cool, neutral color palettes. And it seems everyone wants a great […]

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Tips for Weatherproofing Your Home

Weatherproofing Your Home

Keep your home safe from the elements with these weatherproofing tips. The fall storm season is quickly approaching, making this a perfect time to protect your home from heavy rains and wind. Although the national hurricane season runs from June through the end of November, New Jersey and surrounding areas are most vulnerable to punishing […]

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Ask the Builder: Should I Buy a Generator?

Ask the Builder

You can weather almost any storm with the right source of power. The trees are down, the wind is howling and the rain is pounding on the roof. You are enjoying a candlelit card game with your kids. Waiting out the storm. The charm of a power failure wears out quickly, especially when the temperatures […]

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Which Home Improvement Projects Offer the Highest Return on Investment?


The desire for a better life motivates most homeowners to remodel, yet adding value is just as important. When people choose to remodel, it’s likely because they have envisioned a better version of their home that provides the family more options and a richer life. So it’s no surprise that a 2014 National Association of Homebuilders survey identified […]

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Sun Tunnel Skylights Brighten Up Any Room

Sun Tunnel Skylight

Let The Sun Shine In! Numerous studies show that exposure to natural light makes us happier and healthier, and maybe even more productive. When infused with home design, sunlight makes our living spaces more efficient as well. Yet many homes have rooms that get little or no natural light, such as bathrooms, hallways, closets and laundry […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Remodeling Project on Time and On Budget


A successfully managed budget is a partnership between the remodeler and the homeowners.  Professional remodelers work hard to make sure their clients get the results they want at a price they can afford. Cost-control strategies include value-engineering, writing clear product specifications, and managing the work in the most efficient manner possible. Controlling costs is a […]

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5 Steps to a Safe, Stylish and Accessible Bathroom


Universal Design with Universal Appeal. Today’s accessible bathroom designs can be both beautiful and provide for universal accessibility. Sleek grab bars and other modern bathroom fixtures transform routine functional products into elegant design elements. They make it possible for more people to live at home safely and independently, regardless of age and physical limitations. The bathroom has […]

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Project Price Reality Check

Home Improvement Project

Ask a Builder: What’s the Best Way to Keep Remodeling Costs in Check? Consulting with a remodeler before drawing the plans will save expense and headaches. Most remodelers have had clients show up at their office with a set of finished plans for a major project that, in reality, will cost 25% to 30% more than […]

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