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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SMOOTH SAILING Modern technology flls the house with convenience. On- demand hot water; air-jetted tubs; wet bars in master suites, the garage extension and lower-level game/theater room; and Internet control for remote access to heating and cooling systems increase comfort. A specialized sound system for each foor can be regulated from an iPhone or iPad, and Purple installed extra insulation between foors and walls, which not only made each level more soundproof but also produced high energy efciency. On the lower level, a pool table, shufeboard table and wet bar encourage relaxation. A 7.1 surround-sound the- ater, a 110-in. screen and a projector with 3-D capability can be enjoyed from eight leather theater recliners or from an adjacent standing granite bar, allowing a room full of people to watch the big game. Purple is pleased with the fnal project, but amusedly confdes that there are drawbacks of being both the de- signer and contractor. "I really thought through design details at project inception, but I wanted to maximize every aspect of what we were doing. I couldn't help re-evaluating it at diferent stages and ended up making change orders for myself," he says. | KJ Fields writes from Portland, Ore., about remodeling and design. A 110-in. screen and projector with 3-D capability on the lower level can be enjoyed from leather recliners or from an adjacent standing granite bar. QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com QR February 2015 23 For more info circle 50

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