Qualified Remodeler Magazine

SEP 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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on the cover of QR, now it is more frequent. e shift toward modern design is quite dis- cernable. It is even reflected in the comments and feedback from our distinguished judging panel. [See page 24 for the full story.] Dave Roberts, AIA, sums up the trends he saw judging the 2018 Master Design Awards this way: "Clean and crisp designs, unclut- tered spaces, natural light and quality lighting design, and vessel bathtubs." Remodeler Marc Black echoes that point, noting he was "drawn" to modern finishes and bright - er colors among the projects "dominated with white, gray and beige tones. A mix of materials was also a trend we saw (woods, glass and metals)." is is not to say that tastes and trends have gone all the way to modern. Transitional, a mix of clean lines and traditional looks, remains the dominant style. And because the Master Design Awards fields entries across 22 cate- gories, including Historic Restoration, there's always a number of winners from Victorian and other pre-war eras. e mix is stimulating to say the least. at mix is a big part of what makes this industry so compelling to owners and designers. No two projects are exactly the same. It is also what makes this issue of QR rank among our top reads annually. On behalf of the QR editorial team, our wonderful panel of judges, and the hundreds of remodelers and architects who entered, enjoy! | n the cover of this magazine in 2005, we published a photo of Mies Van der Rohe's iconic mod- ern house—the Farnsworth House, designed and built in 1946. At the time, it was a clear break with most images presented in the magazine. Most of the homes featured were great old houses brought up to date. Clean lines and bright, modern spaces were still a rarity. en and now, room ad- ditions and whole- house remodels con- sisted of beautiful kitchen/great room combinations and open floor plans. e primary rea- son for putting the Farnsworth House on the cover was our unique opportunity to speak with a team of architects in charge of a $7 million restoration of the home after it had been damaged in a flood. But it really looked and felt great to put something so unabashedly modern on the cover of QR. e reaction at the time was strong. Finley Perry, AIA, owner of FH Perry Builders in Massachusetts, wrote to congratulate us. As an architect, he could appreciate the deliber- ations discussed in the story among top minds on solutions for Van der Rohe's butterfly roof that drained through the center of the house. Today, the renovation of millions of mid-century modern homes is underway. e style and look of homes built in the '50s, '60s, and '70s is appealing to family homebuyers. And architects and remodelers are bringing them up to date in record numbers. Many are winners of our 2018 Master Design Awards. Where once it was rare to see a modern house A Discernable Shift in Design O Today, the renovation of millions of mid- century modern homes is underway. 6 September 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com EDITORIAL DIRECTOR'S NOTE Patrick L. O'Toole Published by SOLA Group, Inc. 1880 Oak Ave., Suite 350 Evanston, IL 60201 847.440.3000 Publisher and Patrick L. O'Toole Editorial Director Patrick@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 103 Senior Editor Kyle Clapham Kyle@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 107 Managing Editor Kacey Larsen Kacey@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 105 Audience Development Donna Heuberger Donna@SOLAbrands.com Creative Director & Tracy Hegg Production Manager Tracy@SOLAbrands.com Senior Graphic Designer Erika Nygaard Erika@SOLAbrands.com Editorial Advisory Board Stephen Gidley, GMB, CAPS, CGP, CGB, CGR, CPRC, CR Jeffrey Holloway, CKD, CBD, CGR Michael Nagel, CGR, CAPS Scott R. Sevon, CGR, CAPS, GMB, CGP, GMR Donna Shirey, CGR, CAPS, CGP Kenneth P. Skowronski, CR Midwest and West Paul DeGrandis Sales Manager Paul@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 100 Midwest Sales Manager Jessica Fidrocki Jessica@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 117 East Sales Manager Paul DeGrandis Paul@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 100 National Automotive Tom Lutzke Sales TLutzke@ACBusinessMedia.com Product Showcase/ Mike Serino Classifieds Mike@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 102 Digital Programs Tim Steingraber Manager Tim@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 106 Projects Manager Heidi Riedl Heidi@SOLAbrands.com Ext. 111 Subscriptions QR Circulation Dept. (866) 932-5904 QualifiedRemodeler@omeda.com A preferred publication of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the NAHB Remodelers

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