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Modern is the theme here for this Bergen County master bathroom project.
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7/10/17
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This add a level home addition over an attached garage in Wyckoff New Jersey expanded their living space by 2 bedrooms and a bathroom in keeping up with the neighborhood. These clients where very happy to have this additional space.
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Traditional bathroom renovation featuring his and hers pedestal sinks and beautiful herringbone tile design in the shower.
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Bathroom Remodel Pequannock, NJ
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Happy Earth Day!! Here are a few ways to leave a smaller carbon footprint on this earth day and every day.

When it comes to improving the home, everyone has the power to make a positive difference to our environment and the life that lives on our planet. Here are some common materials and issues homeowners have difficulty throwing away, or knowing what to do with once the home improvement project is complete.

Paint
Paint and paint supplies can quickly add clutter to your garage or storage area. It’s a smart idea to hold on to leftover paint in case you need to match colors or touch up paint later. But if you discover old paint, dried up paint, or you simply don’t want your leftovers, you need to dispose of them properly. Most states haven’t designated latex paint as hazardous, so as long as the paint is dry you can put it in your garbage can. If leftover paint is still in a liquid state, put shredded newspaper or kitty litter in the can to absorb the liquid. Or let the paint dry on its own (be sure to keep it out of the reach or children or pets while it’s drying). Oil-based paints are considered hazardous and should be disposed of at your local hazardous waste center. Be smart and make sure you purchase the correct amount of paint for every project so you don’t have a lot of waste once the project is over.

Construction materials
There are plenty of ways to responsibly dispose of building materials. If you are tearing out an old kitchen, for example, you can usually donate unwanted cabinets, architectural supplies, windows or appliances to a repurposed building supply company like Habitat for Humanity. Some objects like leftover tile, bricks, pavers, sheetrock or wood could easily be donated to other local school programs or offered up on Freecycle, Craigslist or Ebay. Of course, some materials might be perfect for that next home improvement project too!

Flammable or hazardous materials
Every household has flammable, hazardous or caustic materials that should be stored safely in between uses. But when you are done using them, you need to dispose of the containers properly. Paint thinner, bleach, pesticides, drain cleaner, oven cleaners, and aerosols are just some of the most common hazardous materials in your home. None of these should be thrown away in your garbage can or poured down the drain. You probably also have hazardous materials in need of disposal, like CFL light bulbs, thermometers, metals, batteries, or caustic materials. Your local city or county should have a hazardous waste collection site which can help you dispose of these materials properly. You can also try your local hardware store, which may accept old batteries or CFL bulbs.

Gardening materials
In the garden there are plenty of projects to get done and plenty of rubbish to deal with. Your local Lowe’s store will actually take all of those plastic plant pots, trays and plastic tags and recycle them (if your local recycling center doesn’t take them). Leftover hazardous garden material like fertilizer should be taken to your local hazardous waste center (although solid, non-pesticide types of fertilizers can often be placed in your garbage can). Old plants or tree debris should be put into your compost bin.

Disposable plastic
Disposable plastic is the material used to transport many of the home improvement products and materials you purchase for your house. From the plastic clamshell that contains a new light bulb (and gives you wrap rage) to the plastic bag used to carry it home, disposable plastic can be found everywhere. Most plastic packaging is made from petroleum and is not biodegradable.

Nearly 300 million tons of plastic is made every year, and only 10% is recycled or reused. While you may find a re-use for a plastic bag or container, single-use or disposable plastic is very bad for the environment. First, the plastic manufacturing process emits harmful chemicals into the environment. Second, plastic never goes away, not in the ocean (where hundreds of thousands of marine life struggles against suffocation and death due to plastic), not in the landfill (where chemicals from the plastic leach into the groundwater and affect human health).

Many cities have plastic recycling programs but not all plastics may be accepted. It’s important that you and your family know which types of plastics can be washed and placed in your recycling bin and which plastics should be processed elsewhere. The number you see on the plastic package indicates what the plastic is made of but in order to find out if you can recycle it you’ll need to check with your local recycling station.
Most plastic containers, bags or wrapping has some sort of number that indicates what the plastic material is made of. From that you can figure out

how and where to recycle it. Here are what the numbers mean:
#1 PETE or PET: Polyethylene Terephthalate, found in many bottling products like plastic water bottles. Easy to recycle and can be made into many other products
#2 HDPE: High Density Polyethylene, found in milk jugs, laundry jugs, shampoo containers, and cosmetics. Easy to recycle and can be made into many other products
#3 PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride, off gasses chemicals (chloride) and should never be burned. Vinyl windows, PVC piping, vinyl siding and doors may all contain this type of plastic. Check with your local waste company, or the Vinyl Info website, about where you can bring PVC piping or materials for mechanical recycling or reuse.
#4 LDPE: Low Density Polyethylene, found in shopping bags, reusable plastics and plastic wrap. Not all local waste facilities will pick up #4 plastics, so you’ll need to check with your city about where this type of plastic can be delivered. Some grocery stores also accept #4 plastics.
#5 PP: Polypropylene, found in deli containers, furniture, toys. Not all local recycling waste facilities accept #5 plastics however some stores, like Whole Foods, does. You can also mail in your #5 plastics to Preserve, which turns them into other useful products like toothbrushes.
#6 PS: Polystyrene, found in many types of hard packaging like CD cases, egg cartons, and lightweight items like packing peanuts and styrofoam cups. This type of plastic may be prohibited in your recycling bin, so use a drop-off location (this map can help you) to recycle this plastic.
#7 Other: This is a collection of all other types of plastic like acrylic, nylon, BPA, or fiberglass. This is a difficult type of plastic to recycle and can also be confusing, as compostable, plant-based plastics are also lumped into this category. However compostable plastics should also have a “PLA” and can go into your compost bin.
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Happy #StPatricksDay from North Jersey Pro Builders!! If any of the mentioned does happen make sure to call North Jersey Pro Builders!!
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Do you have big plans too? Maybe a home addition or a bathroom and kitchen renovation? Let North Jersey Pro Builders give you a free estimate today! Call us at (201)857-4949 or visit our website at https://www.northjerseyprobuilders.com and fill out a contact form.
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This traditional style bathroom has custom tile work throughout. The built in shelving gives added charm to this space.
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2/2/16
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This beautiful bathroom boasts a custom bench seat, heated towel rack, double pedestal vanities and porcelain tile throughout.
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The bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, alcove shower, custom bench seat, double vanity and has porcelain tile throughout.
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Now is a great time to start planning a project! Did you know that construction does go in in the winter? Many projects can be done in the colder weather! Most additions don't ever have to be open to the elements before they are closed in with siding and roofing. Call our office or visit our website to set up a free estimate for any project you would like to start!!
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