Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2016

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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recycled glass, energy-efficient lighting, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, low-VOC paint and formaldehyde-free insulation to name a few." California is particularly stringent with its energy stan- dards and has Title 24 — one for energy conservation and one for water conservation. "We meet and exceed all of those guidelines on every one of our projects," Mark says. "Even the waste generated from removing the bath- rooms is recycled. Our local debris service has a program where we can elect to have our bins gone through and recycled. ey recycled approximately 80 percent of our construction waste. e majority of landfills are filled with construction waste so if we can eliminate 80 percent of the largest contributor, we're making a difference." In addition to the master bath and secondary bath- room, Mark and his team also took on remodeling the entire master suite, which overlooks a lake, including the sleeping area and closets. Mark's fondest memory of this bath remodel was work- ing with a client who wanted to do something special and unique, creating a space where she could feel a lot of peace and joy. "It's a great space to start and finish each of her days," Mark says. "A real area works well and has form and function. It's beautiful and works for how she wants to use the space." | e client plans to stay in their home for a long pe- riod of time, so Mark included certain aging-in-place elements. One such feature is a roll-in, zero curb shower, made complicated by the raised floor. "It was structurally tricky because we had to go down into the floor joists, which are the ceiling of the level below it," Mark ex- plains. "Working everything together became the main focus and challenge." He also updated the plumbing supply to ensure they would never have a leak issue again. Marrokal Design & Remodeling positions itself as a one-stop-shop for its clients. "We handle everything in house," Mark says. "We do use engineers that aren't our employees, so technically that is a sub, but we have relationships with the same people over and over again so it feels like they're part of our team. To the client, everything is seamless." e structural engineers han - dle the calculations and come back to Marrokal with numbers. Marrokal submits the permits and addresses interior design with the client, including material and product selection. Mark is a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS), as well as a certified green building professional (CGBP) — both certifications are through the NAHB. "All of my projects are green," he says. "We are ecologically re- sponsible with all of the products and materials, such as Tile is heavily incorporated in this bathroom. Various sizes, colors, patterns and textures add interest and dimension. PROJECTS: Design Solutions 34 August 2016 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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