Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 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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he trick with designing a remodel is to know how far to go. Architects, builders and contractors all face this when given the challenge of trying to meet a client's expectations on a budget. If you try to change too much, you run the risk of spreading your efforts (and your remodeling dollars) too thin. Conversely, if you set your sights too low, your efforts may seem wasted because you may not get the impact you were hoping for. In the case of the Bridge House, we opted to focus our energies in the middle portion of the house in order to get the most things done on our redesign wishlist. e name Bridge House emerged as we began to work on the project. e original house lacked an entrance and a focus when seen from the entry road below. To remedy the problem, we used an A-B-A rhythm to define the composition of the front of the house. e B in our version of the A-B-A rhythm stands for bridge—a bridge that connects the house to its sloping site. It also connects the two existing wings of the house while connecting the upper and lower Programmatic Redesign Bridging a home's sustainability, flow and functionality needs into one project required prioritization and coordination among all parties involved. By Mark L. Donohue T Photos: Bruce Damonte Photography PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 26 June 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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