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 GOLD Room Addition More Than $100,000 MY HOUSE DESIGN/BUILD/TEAM, SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, MYHOUSEDESIGNBUILD.COM Lumic Photo SILVER: Architectural Resource, Ann Arbor, Mich., architecturalresource.com HONORABLE MENTION: Sockeye Homes, Kent, Wash., sockeyehomes.com GOLD The 535-sq.-ft. second-story addition required creative thinking and design to add the space without increasing the homeÕs square footage or raising the roofline above its current height. To achieve this, the team converted a portion of the basement from a storage room into a 4-ft. 11-in.-high crawl space and moved all mechanicals into this space. By using that space and the addition of a third level, the overall allowable floor space ratio was maintained. The third level creatively integrated additional floor into the existing structure while keeping within the approved height restrictions. The new upper floor includes a private master suite with a master bedroom and en suite bathroom that features a soaker tub, oversized shower, 9-ft. vanity, double sinks and radiantly heated floors. An open walkway offers views of the city and beyond. For more images of these award-winning projects, visit ForResidentialPros.com/awards Room Remodel THE WILLS CO., NASHVILLE, TENN., WILLSCOMPANY.COM Originally built as an open-air porch, this room later was enclosed and felt like an afterthought that didnÕt mesh well with the rest of the house. The sunroom was accessed through the living room; the remodel blew the wall open to join the two spaces more seamlessly and also introduce natural light to the living room. The paneled, cased opening is deep to conceal storage space, allow the TV to be placed nearer the seating area for better visibility and enable the transformation of the room to an octagon shape. The reworked ceiling structure resulted in a ceiling vault that corresponds with the octagon shape of the walls. A separate HVAC system for the space is hidden in one corner of the octagon and accessed through the paneling of the cased opening. SILVER: Stan Better Construction Co., Cincinnati, stanbetter.com BRONZE: Wentworth Inc., Chevy Chase, Md., wentworthstudio.com 22 October 2013 QR ForResidentialPros.com Wif Harmer Photography

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