Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 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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SILVER Whole House Less Than $300,000 Michael Lowry Photography Jackson Design and Remodeling, San Diego, jacksondesignandremodeling.com Project name: Seaside Serenity Location: Coronado, Calif. Square footage: 1,245 Cost: $289,136 The clients originally wanted to upgrade this waterfront condo and lease it out. Upon completion, however, they loved it so much they decided to keep the condo as a vacation home. The great room, kitchen, master bedroom and two bathrooms were transformed, all within the restrictions of a homeowner's association for the luxury high-rise building. A wet bar was replaced with a fireplace, which required creative built-ins because of unexpected vents and drains. Glass doors with 3-ft. panels allow for a 12-ft. opening to overlook the Pacific Ocean and embrace breezes. A curved peninsula visually defines the previously cramped kitchen. The bedroom ceiling was dropped and a recess added with can lighting on all sides. Indirect lighting in the recess creates abundant light and circulation. BRONZE: Michael Nash Design, Build and Homes, Fairfax, Va., michaelnashkitchens.com Stan Better Construction, Cincinnati, stanbetter.com Project name: Whole House Renovation Location: Covington, Ky. Square footage: 2,460 Cost: $270,112 The one-story, 1960s ranch had a two-car garage and partial basement sitting on a hillside overlooking the Ohio River with downtown Cincinnati views. Project goals included modernizing the interior to today's life- styles and comforts and making public areas into a great room. The remodel moved the east wall of the living room to the edge of a sliding glass door, repur- posing that space for a master bathroom and laundry. Mechanicals needed to be replaced; the whole house was rewired, using the attic to run new lines. Smart house technology is incorporated throughout. Other project details include a remodeled kitchen with an eating island, eliminating the fireplace, making stair access to the basement invisible and having a TV room directly off the kitchen. Whole House Less Than $300,000 Photo: Stan Better/Joseph Leath Photos: PreviewFirst.com ForResidentialPros.com QR October 2014 23

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