Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2013

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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PROJECTS: Master Design Awards JUDGES' VISION Whole House More Than $500,000 MY HOUSE DESIGN/BUILD/TEAM, SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, MYHOUSEDESIGNBUILD.COM Project goals for this late-1970s home included adding a second story to take advantage of the view from a second-story master suite. Layout and use of space in the home to incorporate smoother transitions to make the home more functional also was vital. A key challenge was accommodating the floor space ratios' 16 October 2013 QR ForResidentialPros.com regulations to add the second story while maintaining a prescribed ratio and not exceeding the home's existing height. The design team converted a portion of the existing basement space into a crawl space to allow for the addition while keeping the overall square footage. Existing attic space and a portion of the vaulted ceiling was used creatively to keep the home's roof height the same so as not to interrupt the neighbor's views. The expanded and re-oriented kitchen yields more entertaining and food preparation space, including a 9-ft. island. The reconfigured front entry flows into the greatroom, which presents the sweeping views the clients wanted. A glass skylight, Glulam beams and a contemporary staircase with glass railings and custom-stained wood contribute to the open feel.

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