Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2014

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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ForResidentialPros.com QR May 2014 25 water heater and would not per- mit these items to be moved, Owen remembers. Per the clients' wishes, the oven and microwave were moved from the original stacked-with- a-range setup. Now, the home- owners have a cooktop with a ventilation hood and drawers underneath, and the microwave and oven are arranged in a more convenient setup. Another unique feature of the kitchen is the appliances. "They wanted to change the appliances out because she doesn't like stain- less steel, so she used the white appliances to keep the kitchen nice and bright," Owen says. "I was kind of concerned at first about all the different tones of white, but it works with the dif- ferent materials." Burgin explains that all the white paired with the sandy tones of the countertops and the medium, brown-red floor- ing created the beach feel the clients wanted. SAME PRINCIPLES, DIFFERENT ROOMS The two bathroom remodels also use white to keep them light and airy, Owen says, because both spaces were without win- dows. Mirrors and opaque glass in the door helped bring natural light into the space. The master bathroom was reconfigured during the pro- cess, so the homeowners could have a full walk-in shower. The toilet, sink and shower drains had to be moved to accommo- date the shower expansion. A wall was removed behind the bathtub in the guest bathroom to create approximately 4 in. of space. A pedestal sink and medicine cabinet were selected by the clients to further open the space. A s w i t h t h e k i t c h e n remodel, designer and builder were conscientious of the homeowners' budget. Talk turned from custom cabinetry for the master bathroom to use of a pre-manufactured cabinet and counter that Burgin Construction installed. Owen recalls helping the client find the tile for both bathrooms and kitchen at a lower price. "I let her buy a lot of things directly to help her out, and that's fine with me," she says. "People pay me for my design, so I can help get them a little bit of a break on some of the fixtures." QR Photos: Nick Reeves Photography Burgin Construction helped the clients capture a beach feel in their remodeled kitchen. QUR_24-25_Kitchen514.indd 25 4/28/14 10:03 AM

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