Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 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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WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL $500,000-$1 MILLION National Co-Winner Davitt Design Build West Kingston, R.I. National Co-Winner (Team) Cummings Architects Ipswich, Mass. National Co-Winner (Team) Windhill Builders Ipswich, Mass. Regional Team Award Sockeye Homes Kent, Wash. Regional Team Award Candace Nordquist Interiors Gig Harbor, Wash. Regional Award Bartelt, Te Remodeling Resource Delafeld, Wis. Regional Award Design Freedom Inc. Clearwater, Fla. WHOLE HOUSE REMODEL OVER $1 MILLION National Team Award TreHus Builders, Inc. Minneapolis National Team Award Dan Feidt, AIA Deephaven, Minn. Regional Award GTM Architects Bethesda, Md. Regional Award Allen Construction Santa Barbara, Calif. OUTDOOR LIVING UNDER $100,000 National Award Realty Restoration Austin, Texas Regional Award Berger Custom Exteriors Guilford, Ind. Chrysalis Award activity increased significantly this year, in part because remodeling is on the upswing and in part because of the support of Qualified Remodeler magazine and Kitchen & Bath Design News , our publishing sponsors. Judges who have participated in Chrysalis in previous years noted that the quality of this year's choices reflected a high degree of creativ- ity and overall quality … and "choice" is the key word driving this industry. It's clear that the choice to remodel is quickly gaining on the alternative of buying. There are a lot of reasons why this makes sense. For example: Most of the best locations are already occupied. More of the family lives in the house for a longer period of time, both old and young. New home prices are increasing. There is a wider choice of resources remodelers can provide. The imagination and design skills in the industry today make all things possible. People are more willing to invest to make the home the way they want it, rather than making resale or recovery value the top priority. We see this evolution each year in the Chrysalis Award entries. The projects more obviously reflect the client's dreams and tastes rather than just their basic needs. We see more projects in which seemingly small changes yield dramatic results. And while kitchen and bath remodels remain the most entered cat- egories, other categories are quickly catching up. Additions, large and small, are no longer just adding square footage but are equally designed to increase the utility and function of the previously existing spaces. Outdoor Living and Detached Outbuildings are ways in which people are bringing more living space out- doors. Every square foot inside and above the property line of a home is now the palette for the remodeler. If there was a category that is underexposed, it would be Universal Design. We are now beginning to see Universal Design entries in which function and design are equally addressed, but we also know there is a lot more great work we never see. The need is only going to increase in the future, and we hope it becomes one of the top highlights of remodeling competitions as a resource of ideas to accommodate our aging population. If what we saw in the 2015 Chrysalis Awards is any indication, the future of remodeling is bright indeed. Materials, resources, creativity and a growing number of motivated and imaginative clients are setting the table, and we eagerly wait to see what you'll be serving next year. Notes From The 2015 Chrysalis Awards By Ken Kanline Arch Interior Design Group won the National Award in Outdoor Living over $100,000. The outdoor space's goal was to give the homeowners a covered pavilion that felt like a living room, an outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining and modifying an existing pool, spa and gray area for children to play. A fireplace serves as the backyard's focal point, and unique fabric drapes on the ceiling lend a softness and comfort to the space while hiding the stuctural steel members. The outdoor kitchen has bar seating, and the adjacent outdoor dining area uses smaller-scale furnishings and slide-out shades. PROJECTS: Chrysalis Award Winners 24 July 2015 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com | ForResidentialPros.com

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