Qualified Remodeler Magazine

FEB 2015

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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and didn't ofer the traditional seaside aesthetic Purple wanted to maintain. Te fnal choice was the largest possible dual-frame window panes that ofer lifetime seal warranties and Low E coating for energy efciency. Te ocean-facing windows also have UV protection to prevent glare and protect fabrics and furnishings from fading. Now, windows and balconies maximize views in all main areas, bedrooms, the sitting room and the new space over the garage. With fractional ownership in mind, Purple's layout for the three-level home allows two or more families to comfortably share the space, each with their own master suite. He also added a half-level over the garage. Another consideration Purple took seriously was handicapped accessibility. "Tere can be many limitations for living on the Oregon coast if someone has restricted mobility," Purple describes. "Now, if someone pulls into the garage from the driveway, they can roll a wheelchair right into an elevator and go to any foor in the house. I designed the main and top foors with 36-in. doors, wide halls, and put a roll-in shower on the top foor. Tere's also a ramp to the oceanfront patio from the front parking area." SEA BREEZE Purple and his real estate partner are selling the home fully furnished, and Purple chose details and fxtures throughout the house reminiscent of its environment. Tile, glass, wood and stone all speak the language of the shore. In the foor's front entryway, a tile inlay of a compass instantly creates a nautical fair. Purple enlarged an image of a compass to actual size for a template and his installer hand-cut large tiles to perfectly ft. Te entryway's lighting Home Facets took out the plumbing and redid the elec- trical as well. Te team rebuilt the framing and installed heated fooring in the kitchens and master suites. Eliminating the smoke smell proved much more dif- cult than anticipated. "We shellacked all the lumber and studs to seal it up," recalls Purple. "In the end, we went through nearly 200 gal. of shellac to ensure the smell didn't seep back through. It was a very expensive process that cost us close to $17,000 for smoke mitigation alone." Purple drew a much more open space plan with large windows that unveiled the horizon. Tis required the team to reframe all the windows and strike a strategic balance between size and durability. When dual-pane windows exceed a certain size, temperature fuctuations and moisture from harsh coastal winds can create seal failures. Commercial windows weren't cost-efective A tile inlay of a compass greets entrants in the home's front entryway and creates a nautical flair for the space. The installer hand-cut tiles for a perfect fit. Windows that unveil the horizon were part of the design. These ocean-facing windows have UV protection to prevent glare and protect items. PROJECTS: Design Solutions 20 February 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com

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