Qualified Remodeler Magazine

DEC 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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floor plan. ey eventually housed duct work that allows the air taken in from the cooktop on one end of the kitchen to be vented out an exterior wall on the opposite side. e coffered ceiling and faux beam layout then was strategically designed and placed around the necessary duct work. | beams and trusses. Our very skilled custom-finisher went back-and-forth with the product supplier to find the best products to hide the original red and orange tones but still have the natural grain of the wood show. Extra trim around the existing windows and door casings, as well as existing railings and built-in cabinets, were also stained with the dark espresso finish. It was imperative to also incorporate the second window over the desk into the design. To do so, the arc above was designed to emulate the curvature of the trusses in the same area. e effect was then also mirrored at the window over the kitchen sink. Helping deliver the client's desired open concept, the kitchen was enlarged through the opening of a doorway and the removal of a pantry. Keeping the island at bar height serves the dual purpose of defining the kitchen and living room, while also hiding the cooktop and pro- viding access to outlets. e selection of a countertop to tie the entire space together became critical to the space's design. With its off-white background and espresso vein- ing, National Treasure Granite delivers the desired look. e original idea of the coffered beams in the kitchen also helps creates visual separation within an open concept ALLEN HARRIS, CR, president of ALH Home Renovations, has been involved in renovation work since the age of 12, when his father became his mentor in the remodeling business. His main motivation at ALH is delivering unique and personal designs to each invaluable client while maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty by continuing his own education and growth in the remodeling industry. Harris has been leading the ALH team since 1999. ELIZABETH POHL, interior designer at ALH Home Renovations, graduated from Johnson County Community College with an Associates in Interior Design. Her love of art and creativity inspired her to use her knowledge to help others. Most of her experience comes from 15 years in the paint and home décor industries. Pohl began at ALH in March 2015. QualifiedRemodeler.com QR December 2018 21 NEW: Keep Beautiful Home Exteriors Beautiful Venting Never Looked So Good 888-443-7937 www.DryerWallVent.com DWV4B DWV4B DWV4W Powder Coated Heavy Gauge Steel Today, exterior terminations get the attention they deserve as components that actually enhance aesthetics. Built in the USA of powder coated heavy gauge galvanized steel, they stand the test of time. Clean lines and superior performance make Dryer Wall Vents ™ worth a closer look. For more info circle 42

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