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 Light Commercial SCOTT WILSON ARCHITECT LLC, FRANKLIN, TENN., SCOTTWILSONARCHITECT.COM This project involved the renovation of an existing retail space into a visitor center for a historic small town and the surrounding county. Objectives included private space for administrative and storage needs; private nooks for visitors to plan their trips; interactive areas for iPad tours; video-loop viewing; a musical picking corner; and a retail area to help fund the organization. Historical decal wrapping concealed the non-functional elevator that was too expensive to repair or remove. Privacy nooks, interactive areas and retail space were built using salvaged barn and tin roofing. Clothing racks, a storage area and shelving were furnished by repurposing material from the previous space, which created a historical feel comparable to other buildings in the town. The existing concrete floor was artistically stained, and local crafts and other decor give visitors a sense of the areaƕs rural history. Reed Brown Photography SILVER: Emmett Phair Construction, Portland, Ore., emmettphair.com HONORABLE MENTION Energy-efficiency Retrofit E&E ENTERPRISES/ARCH DESIGN, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., ARCHDESIGNNM.COM After suffering flood damage, the homeowners decided to remodel their home employing energy-efficient techniques. By following NAHB green standards, this 1989-code-built home has a HERS rating of 57 and now performs 43 percent better than a new home built to 2006 IRC standards. Sustainable elements include dual 95 percent efficient HVAC systems; 98 percent tankless hot water system; automatic air handling equipment to improve IAQ; Energy Star appliances; Low-E windows; low or no VOC finishes; blown cellulose insulation at exterior walls and exposed areas; low-flow fixtures; and a passive radon system. The home is a Certified Gold Standard Green Built Home and was included in the USGBC 2012 Greenbuilt Tour of Albuquerque. The upstairs kitchen and master bath received the biggest redesign while downstairs the existing wet bar was converted to an entertainment/media area. Case Design/Remodeling Inc. Universal Design CASE DESIGN/REMODELING INC., BETHESDA, MD., CASEDESIGN.COM Completed in conjunction with Homes for Our Troops, this one-level home features wide hallways and door openings, hard-surfaced floors and a roll-in shower to accommodate the homeowner, who wears a prosthetic leg and uses a wheelchair. Other features include low countertops, accessible custom cabinets and closets, and roll-up counter space in areas such as the bathroom. Serious Light 32 October 2013 QR ForResidentialPros.com

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