Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2017

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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the cabinet run, creating a small serving area perfect for a solo breakfast. e importance of "scene lighting" cannot be overem- phasized for a truly upscale look. We use LED lighting in warm white for all our task lighting, which also serves here to add an illusion of depth when bouncing off the gloss backsplash tiles. Smaller quartz bulbs give a won- derful crispness to edges, so we used a track of MR-16s for general lighting. When bringing cabinets full-height, I like to add back-lit glass doors at the top to make a room feel lighter. My concept with this room was to replicate what we find in nature. A darker floor, like the ground, with structure and movement extending toward the dining area forms the foundation, followed by an interesting mid-ground that opens to an airy space above. is natural progression is just a reflection of the fantastic world seen through the windows throughout this dynamic Chicago condo. | Out of college, Larry Rych was a high school physics teacher. During his summers, he had a side business—Rych Handcrafted Interiors—of painting, wallpapering, building cabinetry and remodeling. In 1980, he left teaching, and Rych Handcrafted Interiors became a full-time remodeling business out of the home Rych shared with his wife and two children. Clients came through word- of-mouth, but it wasn't long before he realized that he didn't want to be setting bathtubs at 50 and needed to prepare for the future. He started looking for an existing business that needed a new CEO. The founding business partner of a remodeling company, Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. (incorporated in 1966), was looking to retire, and Rych stepped into his position. The company also designed and built vanities, kitchen cabinets and countertops. Under his leadership, the company continues the tradition of being a full-service, design and remodeling company that offers full customization services. The counter extends beyond the cabinet run to pair with the custom bench for a small serving area. Below: The bench at window-sill height, made of the bamboo cabinet material, creates a seating area to enjoy the view. Bottom: The use of a chimney hood with reflective tile behind it adds airiness, and white cabinets contribute brightness. QualifiedRemodeler.com QR June 2017 33 Just add light. One of the hottest trends in the rail industry is lighting accessories. RDI, the leader in rail innovation, has a new lighting program featuring long-lasting LED technology that includes lighted post tops, under rail lighting & post and deck lighting. These plug-and play options will add safety, security and ambiance to any outdoor living space. They are easy to install, reliable and affordable. It's a sure way to add shine to your bottom line. We make our products smart to make your job easy. That's our contractor advantage... RDI Pro. www.rdirail.com | www.myrdipro.com 1.877.420.7245 Want to grow your profi t margins? For more info circle 52

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