Qualified Remodeler Magazine

APR 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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horizontal beams in some places near the roof, Contelmo explained it this way: "When we walked into this building, there was no continuity. There were random beams all over the place—nothing was consistent about it. The upper beams tie the wall together while the next row down the wall was used to strengthen the posts and to keep them from deflecting. When you are looking at it structurally, you have to look at a building like this in small sections," he contin- ues. "It's not like putting a 50-foot addition on a home and just running 2- by 10-inch boards across. Every 10-foot section of this structure had to be looked at differently because the beams were all very different sizes. There were a lot of variations in this structure." The owners sought many uses for their upgraded barn (top and left). They wanted a place to house and entertain guests. They also wanted a place to retreat and enjoy music from the piano. And on nice days, to open the barn doors and allow that music into their backyard. Tucked in underneath the sleeping loft, the kitchen (above) offers premium finishes in an understated, timeless format. QualifiedRemodeler.com April 2019 29

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