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 Historic Renovation ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCE, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ARCHITECTURALRESOURCE.COM The objectives for this Craftsman bungalow remodel included reconnecting the isolated first-floor TV room den to the balance of the home, especially the kitchen area. Creating a more functional, dedicated kitchen space also was important. A rear porch creates a pleasant connection to the urban garden backyard. The reimagined floor plan reduced the square footage from1,876 sq. ft. to 1,833 sq. ft. while making the space more functional. Custom pendant fixtures were salvaged, restored and fitted with custom-made, tulip-shaped, art glass lampshades. The countertop was crafted from 3-in. pine slabs salvaged decades earlier by the client's late carpenter father. New exterior brick masonry salvaged from a 1920s home slated for demolition exactly matches the existing home. The exterior stair was designed in a stylistically similar manner to the existing home's front porch stair with articulated masonry piers finished with limestone caps. Green design and construction techniques improve energy performance. Other project elements include remodeling a dangerous staircase, eliminating duplicated dining spaces and creating a more gracious entry. Beth Singer Photographer For more images of these award-winning projects, visit ForResidentialPros.com/awards HONORABLE MENTION: Silent Rivers Design + Build, Clive, Iowa, silentrivers.com SILVER Conservatory/Sunroom SCOTT WILSON ARCHITECT LLC, FRANKLIN, TENN., SCOTTWILSONARCHITECT.COM The homeowners wanted an addition that would provide them with a space to relax and enjoy their wooded property while providing ample natural light and preserving the existing landscaping. The sunroom opens onto a terrace that provides a physical connection to the outdoor space. Three walls of glass and a cupola provide a strong visual connection and adequate light. Due to the sloped terrain, the room feels like a tree house, resulting in a stellar view from the balcony. A masonry fireplace and dining area add warmth and versatility to the space. Reed Brown Photography 38 October 2013 QR ForResidentialPros.com

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