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 Bathroom More Than $50,000 CG&S DESIGN-BUILD, AUSTIN, TEXAS, CGSDB.COM The owners of this bathroom wanted to achieve a country club ambiance with updated finishes, improved lighting and more closet storage. The bath size was reduced from 224 sq. ft. to 150 sq. ft. while the closet increased from 190 sq. ft. to 224 sq. ft. The reconfigured space features a transition area between the bedroom and bath containing custom cherry cabinets and a wardrobe. The bath has a vaulted ceiling with cove lighting, vanity lights and puck lights. A new window in the shower and above the tub provides natural light, and warm cabinetry contrasts with a glass tile blend in the tub surround and glass shower wall. To create the bench alcove in the shower and tub bays, the remodel team sistered floor joists onto the existing joints. New space cantilevers over the sloped backyard. The original flat ceiling was opened to the existing attic, and polyurethane spray foam insulation sprayed into the small space between the framing and roof decking. The bench alcove in the dressing area required new concrete to be dowelled into the existing slab below grade for additional integrity. SILVER: Hanson Carlen Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., hansoncarlen.com HONORABLE MENTION: Reed Design Build, Naples, Fla., reeddesignbuild.com Coles Hairston SILVER Bathroom $30,000 - $50,000 LANDIS CONSTRUCTION, WASHINGTON, D.C., LANDISCONSTRUCTION.COM The existing bathroom had a pedestal sink and stand-alone claw-foot tub. The clients yearned for a larger space with a walk-in shower, additional storage and a contemporary design. Original dimensions were 6 by 6 ½ ft. The remodel removed two closets to create space for a 4- by 4-ft. shower pan. The pedestal sink was removed and replaced with a sink with a floating custom walnut cabinet below. The banjo-shaped Calacatta Gold marble countertop around the sink extends behind the toilet for more surface storage. To further enhance storage, the shower has a bench and a niche for toiletries. Better lighting and ventilation techniques were employed as well. The 100-year-old mosaic floor was retained to save on costs and preserve the history of the building. Colors from the floor, such as rust, serve as color inspiration for the bathroom. Because of the high-rise location, existing plumbing and waste lines had to be used and the remodel team also had to fish electrical lines from one side of the apartment to the other. Greg Hadley Photography 34 October 2013 QR ForResidentialPros.com

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