Qualified Remodeler Magazine

DEC 2018

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lthough the first project these Raymore, Missouri-based clients did with us was a Tuscan-themed basement remodel, the overall look of this home is Old World. e homeowners wanted to add more elegance and clean lines to the design of their home's first floor, as well as update the functional- ity of the kitchen. is was brought together by many different elements of the remodel. e design of this project was a joint effort between the homeowner and Allen Harris, CR, president of ALH Home Renovations. In typical production of a project, the entire design and all details are finalized before demo begins. With the Bauers, we take a little differ- ent approach. Because they want to be more involved, we step away from our usual process and work more hand-in-hand. e trusses above the eating area were Allen's idea. ey were installed to not only hide the many angles—which the homeowner previously referred to as a "geometric disaster"—but to create a focal point in an otherwise big, void space. It also ties the kitchen and dining areas together in a seamless way, giving it purpose and mak- ing the overall space appear grander than it would have otherwise. Plus, it is in keeping with the Old World look the homeowners wanted. To create the dramatic design element, 6- by 12-inch Douglas fir timbers were custom-milled and integrated into the existing vaulted ceiling. Wood planking was installed on top of the trusses and painted the same color as the walls to finish the look and hide the many angles. Ultimately, the homeowners liked this look so much they came back to us in order to do the same thing to the ceiling of their den, which is located off the dining room. Another important feature is the original wood trim throughout the house, which was kept and refinished with layers of lacquer over the pre-existing finish to hide/ disguise the red and orange tones of the stain. e final color was then replicated to the espresso finish of the Overhead Spaces Within the creation of an open-concept floor plan, two unique ceiling solutions further distinguish between areas and contribute to an Old World aesthetic. By Liz Pohl and Allen Harris, CR MASTER DESIGN AWARDS 2018 | SILVER WHOLE HOUSE LESS THAN $300,000 REMODELER INFORMATION ALH Home Renovations Roeland Park, Kan. alhhomerenovations.com PROJECT INFORMATION Project name: Bauer Whole House Project location: Raymore, Mo. Project cost: $206,265 PRODUCT INFORMATION Ceiling trusses: Douglas fir with espresso finish Island cabinetry: Espresso finish Perimeter cabinetry: Painted white with glaze finish Island countertop: National Treasure granite Perimeter countertop: Caesarstone Woodlands Kitchen backsplash: Florida Tile Pietra Art Polished Travertine Faucet: Delta Faucet, Leland Arctic Sink: Kohler, Whitehave Smart Divide 36-in. Apron Front Refrigerator: Sub-Zero, 42-in. side-by-side Oven: Viking 30-in. Electric Double French Door Microwave oven: Wolf 24-in. Transitional M/W Oven Drawer Vent liner: Trade-Wind 42-in. Wood hood liner Cooktop: Wolf 36-in. Transitional Induction Cooktop Island pendant: Minka Lighting, Atterbury Mini Pendant Flooring in kitchen, dining, hallway: Vintage Loft Railyard A PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 18 December 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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