Qualified Remodeler Magazine

NOV 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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Another artful touch we applied is the dining room's rough wood-plank ceiling laid on the diagonal, which rustically contrasts the ubiquitous white paint but com- plements the nature outside the window banks. e ceiling is the same wood planks we took out of the original suboor of the living space when we were lev- eling the oor system. Instead of throwing them away, we thought it would be a great touch to maintain the history of the house and create a story or conversation piece around the dining-room table. We maintained the old look of those pieces and installed them in a diagonal way that mirrored the image of what the oor used to look like. e oor-turned-ceiling certainly tells a story of one of the many challenges we faced in this renovation. e primary challenge was the di•erent elevations of ceilings and oors in di•erent rooms. It was actually up to 2 inches in some areas. is made it di•cult to join oors and ceilings when opening walls. Also, since we were install- ing new cabinets, we wanted a level oor in the kitchen. e leveling of the stairs added to the challenge—and to the kitchen's aesthetic and functional aspects. We had to expose the stairs down to the bone structure, known as the stringers, and re-adjust each step to accommodate the new height of the leveled oor and maintain consistent step heights all the way up. In this process, we also created Photos: Eddie Avenue Photography MASTER DESIGN AWARDS Ɨljŏî | BRONZE KITCHEN $75,000-$150,000 REMODELER INFORMATION Home Perfection Contracting LLC Falls Church, Va. homeperfectioncontracting.com PROJECT INFORMATION Project name: 20th Street Kitchen Project location: Arlington, Va. ŧƚ±ųåüŅŅƋ±čå× 644 Project cost: $141,000 PRODUCT INFORMATION Cooktop, range hood: GE Appliances %ŅƚÆĬåŅƴåĺ× Whirlpool Dishwasher: Bosch Drawer microwave: Sharp Electronics Corp. Garbage disposal: InSinkErator :±ųƱčåÚĜŸŞŅŸ±ĬŞƚŸĘÆƚƋƋŅĺ× Barclay Products Farm sink: Latoscana by Paini ųŅƚčĘŸĜĺĩ× Kohler {ŅƋěüĜĬĬåųü±ƚÏåƋ× Aquafaucet LED recessed lighting: Lithonia Lighting Undercabinet lighting: WAC Lighting {ŅŞěƚŞŅƚƋĬåƋ× Lew Electric Flooring: Mirage Floors Cabinets: Merillat Masterpiece Main door: Jeld-Wen Interior door: Reeb Paint: Sherwin-Williams Goals of the project included creating an open space with more room to cook and entertain, achieving a soft contemporary look while also maintaining the home's original character, and maximizing storage and cabinetry despite the removal of walls. BEFORE BEFORE QualifiedRemodeler.com QR November 2018 29

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