Richard Bubnowski Design LLC


Services Provided
Custom single family residential design along the coast and furniture inspired by traditional and contemporary architecture

Areas Served
Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Morris Counties

Business Description
Richard Bubnowski Design (RBD) is a small award winning design studio based in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, but with a national clientele. Our work has been published in Coastal Living, Style 1900, Home, Old House Interiors, Arts and Crafts Homes, Builder, Qualified Remodeler, Design NJ, Small Kitchens, Design Bureau, Custom Home, and Residential Design + Build. We specialize in custom single family houses along the coast as well as furniture inspired by traditional and contemporary architectural styles.

Our work has been recognized by a number of prominent design awards, including the Watermark Awards, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards, and most recently two Design Excellence Awards from Residential Design + Build for our New Moon Cottage and South Surf Road projects. We have also been honored to receive the Best of Houzz Award in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for both Design and Customer Satisfaction.

Certification and Awards
2014 Best of Houzz Award
2013 Best of Houzz Award
2012 Design Excellence Award, New Moon Cottage
2012 Design Excellence Award, South Surf Road
2012 Best of Houzz Award
2011 Watermark Award
2010 Watermark Award
2010 Master Design Award
2008 Master Design Award
2008 Master Design Award
Location:
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ US 
Contact:
Richard Bubnowski 
Type:
 
Address:
P.O. Box 1501
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 
Fax:
(732) 701-9499 
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC likes a comment on a discussion
   Comment   last Saturday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
dlmoreau
How do you make vinyl siding look so good? I've seen a few houses in your portfolio that I never would have guessed were sided in vinyl. Do you have a secret or is this just good photography? :-) I've been told that vinyl may be the only option for my house given numerous constraints so I'm particularly interested in how to make the most of this material. Thanks in advance for any insights and lovely work -I've enjoyed viewing it!
last Saturday at 6:59pm     
Sign Up to comment
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
This photo was taken as a scouting shot before the final furniture had arrived. The white benches were just something the homeowner had lying around to use in the meantime.
last Saturday at 12:12pm      Thanked by christyjoy01
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
   Comment   last Wednesday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
The siding is Certainteed's Cedar Impressions, however the color has since been discontinued. They do manufacture quite an assortment of grays that are similar.
last Wednesday at 5:25pm   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
   Comment   July 21, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
Clara, the shingles are actually Certainteed's Cedar Impressions vinyl siding. Unfortunately the color is now discontinued, however they make a pretty wide range of natural grays that are similar.
July 21, 2014 at 8:49pm   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
   Comment   July 17, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
Sorry, but unfortunately I do not. The fan was selected by our interior design consultant and she has since retired.
July 17, 2014 at 7:27pm   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
     Comment   July 13, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
bd92126
can you text me the approximate cost of the swing w/ installation? my cell is 415-676-0575
July 13, 2014 at 5:53pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
If you contact my office we can discuss the approximate cost with you. We typically do not quote project costs thru email, texts, etc.
July 13, 2014 at 6:01pm   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC now has a photo featured in an ideabook

So Your Style is: Hamptons

This chic but casual approach to home decor is as much about lifestyle as it is about looks Full Story
     Comment   July 6, 2014
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC uploaded 6 photos
July 4, 2014
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
   Comment   June 30, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
draxzuul
I'm curious, what is the purpose of this outdoor shower? Is it to serve a future pool?
June 30, 2014 at 7:03pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
The house is about a block from the ocean. Its a place to rinse off after a day at the beach.
June 30, 2014 at 7:06pm   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC now has a photo featured in an ideabook

Design Practice: Start-up Costs for Architects and Designers

How much cash does it take to open a design company? When you use free tools and services, it’s less than you might think Full Story
     Comment   June 30, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Bianca Balog-Dutton
Thank you for the article and everyone's advice, I am an accountant looking to change careers in Oct and go out on my own as a designer after study and although I'm in Oz, great things to think about as I have always seen too many red lights with doing this :) very encouraging
July 2, 2014 at 10:39pm     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
dreamdoctor
Jan, much of life is analogous. Thank you for the compliment. We have to wear our "shrink hat" for ourselves all the time to make sure we are not in a 'head game" and projecting our weakness and shortcomings onto our clients. During the dating period we are on our best behavior - once the knot is tied the gloves come off for some. You really get to know people once the emotions start flying in the for-real project. The shrink needs to stay calm and cool and a bit aloof to provide the needed service. Don't say (or write) anything you will regret later - I think of everything as evidence - it puts things perspective - how would this look if presented in court or related to someone else? Clients often do all my work for me in this respect because they are experienced. Some of the things they send me are not well thought out. The lessons are often brutal and unforgiving; hopefully you only need to learn them once and are open to growing and learning in any type relationship. Part of being a professional and providing a service is to be bigger than the client - if they act like a three year old you need to be the grown up. Many times you have to just let it slide by if the relationship is going to work - the best rebuttal for an (pointless) argument is often silence or switching to another, more productive topic. Everyone has bad days and makes poor decisions; don't try to put the fire out with gasoline - use a little water or just let it die out on its own. If there is scab let it heal for goodness sake.

Bianca - don't be in a huge hurry to completely dump the accounting gig - valuable asset and very often a part of what makes a project work (juggling numbers, funding sources, project delivery etc) . Nice to have a second revenue source for back up and a good lead in to projects. "I'm in Oz"? What does that mean? I grew up in Kansas and went to K-State and it doesn't click.
July 8, 2014 at 8:38am   
Sign Up to comment
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC commented on a discussion
   Comment   June 29, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Richard Bubnowski Design LLC
The flooring is tongue and groove Ipe with a clear Sikkens penetrating oil finish.
June 29, 2014 at 6:34pm     
Sign Up to comment

Sign in to see 9 reviews

Review by jeffgti:

we are thrilled with the design that Rich came up with. he was a great listener and tried to incorporate everything that we expressed an interest in. Rich rem...
Sign in to see more

Review by Monetti Custom Homes:

We recently completed a significant renovation/addition for a hurricane Sandy client with RBD Architecture. Mr. Bubnowski was always available and responsive f...
Sign in to see more

Review by Michael McWilliams:

We first saw Richards work in Coastal Living and were so inspired by his featured surf shack. We began building New Moon Cottage from the ground up! Literally!!...
Sign in to see more

Review by bjcarmody:

When we decided to rebuild on the site of a home that had long been in the family, we had new ideas but also a need to incorporate the feel and some features of...
Sign in to see more

Review by harmonyrkt:

I hired Richard to do an exterior "makeover" on my farmhouse style Jersey Shore home. Found him online and was taken by his transformations of other 'ugly duck...
Sign in to see more
See more reviews

Reviews by Richard Bubnowski (2)

Review for Monetti Custom Homes:

As the design firm responsible for the renovation and expansion plans for my client's summer residence in Normandy Beach, New Jersey we were asked if we could r...
Sign in to see more

Review for Liquidscapes:

We had recently completed the architecture for a new home in Spring Lake, New Jersey and my client had asked me for a recommendation of a landscape design profe...
Sign in to see more
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™