Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAR 2019

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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"It's confirmation that the most attractive green features for homebuyers are those that help them save money on energy costs, as well as those that improve air quality inside their homes," says Rose Quint, AVP of survey research with NAHB. Industry Recognition Design awards take center stage in remodeling industry Spring is not only the start of the remod- eling industry's busy season, it is also a time when remodelers find out how their projects fair in regional and national de- sign competitions. Hundreds of companies were recently notified of their regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, (NARI). National winners will be announced on April 12, 2019, in San Diego as part of the association's annual Evening of Excellence. To view the regional winners and learn more about attending NARI's Evening of Excellence, visit NARI.org. At Design & Construction Week last month in Las Vegas, two remodelers were honored with national Best in American Living Awards (BALA). Room of the Year honors went to architect KD Project Design LLC, JM Kitchen and Bath, and Malibu Remodeling for their "Modern Classic" up- date of a 1978 custom home in Greenwood Village, Colorado. "This kitchen remodel uses contrasting colors in a visually beautiful way that also defines the different work and use zones in the room," says Don Ruthroff, principal at Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, NAHB's 2018 Judging Chair and 2018 Best in American Living Awards Subcommittee Chair. "The BALA program celebrates the designers and builders who go the extra mile to bring out the best in a structure." BALA's "Remodel of the Year" went to a rear-yard cottage remodel in San Francisco. Honored for their redo of a project dubbed "Laidley Cottage" were architects Red Dot Studio and MT Development. Photos of both winning projects can be found at bestinamericanliving.com. Qualified Remodeler's Master Design Awards open for entries Now in its 41st year, Qualified Remodeler's Master Design Awards program has started accepting entries. The program recognizes remodelers, architects, kitchen and bath specialists, and other professionals for out- standing project design and construction in 22 different project categories—from kitch- ens and baths to room additions and whole- house remodels. The competition is open to projects completed between Jan. 1, 2016, and July 8, 2019. Previous QR Master Design Award winning entries may not be re-entered. A single project may be entered into more than one category if each entry meets the appropriate category standards. (For exam- ple, you may enter a whole-house remodel in the whole-house category and then enter the kitchen in the kitchen category as well.) IN BRIEF 10 March 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com 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 63

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