Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 2018

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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hen one of his clients wanted to work from home but maintain the qui- etude of an office, Paul Gordon pro- posed building a detached structure on the property. e 10- by 14-foot cabana, which sits only 7 feet from the house, provides a seemingly remote sanctuary with custom-built cabinets, bookshelves, drawers and a desk that maximize the utility of the small, intimate space. "It almost looked like a pool house," says Gordon, pres- ident of Stone Pillar Remodeling in Medina, Washington. "[e homeowner] was in the financial industry and used it for an office, but [he] also [used the space] for entertaining because [we incorporated] a wet bar and a barbecue in it." is type of project highlights an expansion of the cov- ered outdoor living area that has trended among remodel- ing customers in recent years. As the economy improves and home prices climb, consumers have been willing to invest more in exceptional design ideas to increase living space and enhance their quality of life. Detached struc- tures offer one such project opportunity to homeowners. The Right Fit A building separate from the existing residence can present better design solutions to homeowners who covet more living and entertainment space. By Kyle Clapham W Photo: Curtis Martin QR OUTDOORS: Detached Structures 26 July 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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