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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Outdoor Living Daniel Contelmo Architects, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., dtcarchitects.com Project name: Chappaqua Screened Porch Location: Chappaqua, N.Y. Square footage: 580 Cost: $125,000 The general project scope involved creating a screened porch with a sitting room, fireplace and dining area for 10 people. Sliding French doors connect it to the existing family room. The owners wanted to be able to view the two side yards; one of which was the kids' play area, and the other was an open terrace. Design began with sizing the dining area for proper flow. It was designed with a shallow connecting room to stay below the bedroom windows. Because of the rock knoll, the sitting area was wider and had a steeply pitched vaulted ceiling to blend with the existing house. The fireplace was locat- ed opposite the French doors of the family room, blocking the view of the rock and leaving a side-to-side view of the property. Porch materials, including the stone and brick of the fireplace and cedar finishes, were locally sourced. Realty Restoration, Austin, Texas, realtyrestoration.com Project name: Outdoor Oasis Location: Austin, Texas Square footage: n/a Cost: $90,000 The outdated pool had a rough plaster fin- ish, "cool deck" surround and a rotting wood deck. The owners aimed to update it as part of an outdoor transformation, make it safe and block out noise from the adjacent road traf- fic. Three separate water features help achieve sound reduction. A small, four-sided fountain creates white noise that drowns noise to the adjacent master bedroom and porch. A second 3-ft.-wide negative edge spillway from the hot tub provides the sounds of a waterfall splashing into the below pool. Finally, three water spouts originating from a stone/plaster screen wall on the rear of the property disperse water. They can be individually controlled in relation to the need for white noise. Water spills into three Tuscan urns that match the blue pool tiles. Computer modeling and close collaboration with tradesmen using laser levels helped ensure flow elevations could achieve proper drainage while supporting the integral trench drain that flows in the opposite direction. SILVER Outdoor Living Photo: Realty Restoration LLC Photo: Daniel Contelmo II 34 October 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PROJECTS: Master Design Awards

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