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As builders of custom homes in New Jersey, we have seen a transition of design themes over the years from the bi-level, raised ranch, to the center hall colonial, and classical Georgian. Traditional architecture has shifted to the Craftsman, Prairie, and the contemporary and modern styles.
Whether building a new custom home, or remodeling an existing home, everyone wants to make their home special. However, for many owners building a custom home or starting a remodeling project can be overwhelming.Where do you start? Are there budget considerations? 'What about the style, design, and plans? Is the property in the right neighborhood or location to make changes that will increase its value? Are there community or association restrictions that may impact the design or plans?
Others wonder if there is a professional that they can trust who will take full responsibility for the entire project? Should you form a team? Which professionals do you need, and how do you select them?
Distinctive Domain has been building custom homes and remodeling luxury homes since 2003. Distinctive Domain is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in Somerset & Morris Counties. The Distinctive Domain design team will create plans for an inspired residence or work in collaboration with architects and interior designers.
Distinctive Domain understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste. The Distinctive Domain process, "The 5 Simple Steps"™ was created as a system based on the collaborative method that allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Distinctive Domain builds it, on time, and on budget.
Creating a residence to match your lifestyle is the focus of Distinctive Domain. It's what we do. Choose Distinctive Domain to build your new custom home or remodel your luxury home and enjoy our promise of a Distinctive Domain 5-Star experience.
The Somerset & Morris County areas offer an unmistakable opportunity to enjoy a luxury lifestyle. Premier golf courses, exclusive shopping, and world class dining. Our area is home to some of the most prominent communities in the country. However, as times change, so do the styles and tastes of people.
Over the last 15 years, Distinctive Domain, has perfected the Collaborative Method. This gives us the opportunity to make a promise of a 5-Star experience to everyone.
There are 3 reasons why we can make this pledge:
PROCESS: Distinctive Domain understands that you want your own special place that reflects your personal style and taste. Our process allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Distinctive Domain builds it.
TEAM: Distinctive Domain assembles a team for each project, based on trust, in collaboration with architects and interior designers. We use top sub-contractors and suppliers to guarantee the highest quality building standards and a 5-Star client experience.
EXECUTION: Our clients expect the best and refuse to take unknown risks to cut costs. Close attention is paid to the requirements of time, budget, design, and craftsmanship. Years of experience have increased our expertise and capacity to integrate state-of-the-art systems and value engineering, as well as practical solutions to unique, and common design challenges.
Exciting design ideas drive every project. It all starts with our listening and idea session.
Distinctive Domain understands that you want your own special place that reflects your style and taste.
STEP ONE: “Let’s Talk.”™ This is a listening and idea session to establish the scope and estimated budget range for your project. Your space needs, design preferences, and personal details are all identified.
STEP TWO: “Storyboard Process,”™ This step is when your design team is selected and ideas are transformed into a preliminary schematic floor plan and site plan. Your estimated budget range is revised to reflect the accepted plan and a chart of allowances is created for the selection process that follows. Specific code or structural issues will be assessed and resolved at this stage.
STEP THREE: “Rendering to Scale,”™ is where selections and specifications are finalized to complete the bid process. A full set of construction plans are created to maximize design, innovation, and value engineering to meet your budget. Upon completion, a final construction agreement is presented for your approval.
STEP FOUR: “The Big Event,”™ is when the Distinctive Domain construction team transforms your plans into reality. Your plans are built to specifications.
STEP FIVE: “Happily Ever After.”™ Your project has been completed, on time, on budget, and Distinctive Domain has earned your 5-Star review.
Our process, “The 5 Simple Steps” allows you to describe what you want, the design team draws it, you approve it, and Distinctive Domain builds it.
By following “The 5 Simple Steps,”
You'll love your home!™
Distinctive Domain builds custom homes in New Jersey and can build your dream home.
Distinctive Domain has been building custom homes and remodeling luxury homes since 2003, and is honored to be ranked #1 on Houzz.com in Somerset & Morris Counties. We define success as creating long-lasting relationships. Our clients are happy to share with you their 5-Star Experience before, during, and long after the completion of their custom home, or home remodel project. Our promise is to earn a 5-Star review from our clients and everyone who comes in contact with Distinctive Domain. We invite you to join our exclusive client community.
“After an exhaustive search encompassing both old and new houses in Warren, Watchung and Basking Ridge, we finally bought our home from Distinctive Domain in Warren in Nov 2018. The house was in final stages of construction and Jim and Dan made the process very smooth. They maintained scheduled...”
“Distinctive worked with us from the start - purchasing lot through design and build. They were extremely professional and the quality of the work is extraordinary. ... This is a great group of people and you will not find a better company to build your home.”
“If you are in search of a builder who is personable, has confidence, and has expertise in design and build, then Jim and Dan at Distinctive Domain is your answer.”
“The Distinctive Domain team really cares and delivers a quality product and customer experience. I strongly recommend Distinctive Domain.”
Discover Luxury Home Living from to and the surrounding area. This magazine helps you to understand the process and benefits of building a custom home or remodeling a luxury home with Distinctive Domain. Design ideas, striking interiors, and more.
As you embark on your custom build or home renovation journey, keep this planner handy for strategic tips, expert advice and an abundance of kitchen and bath design inspiration! Don’t forget to check out page 13 for a comprehensive renovation checklist and page 20 to see examples of the most popular bathroom design ideas right now. So take notes, check boxes, add inspiration, discuss ideas - then schedule a sit down with our team of design experts to make your dream a reality!Get Your Copy