July 14, 2012
Model Remodel Honored at MBA’s REX Awards
Model Remodel Honored at MBA’s 2012 REX Awards
This year Model Remodel was honored for one of its completed Laurelhurst projects at the 2012 Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX) competition. They won the Major Remodel Excellence award in the category Residential Major Remodel Whole House/Rebuild – $300,000 to $400,000.
The annual competition and award ceremony, held at the Space Needle by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, includes a variety of categories including bathrooms, kitchens, partial house remodels/additions,outdoor living spaces, and interiors.A jury of industry “who’s who” reviewed each entry that includes a project narrative – goals, construction techniques and design innovations and approaches – as well as sketches, before photos and after glamour shots.
The narrative described the project saying, “Our sustainably built, whole-house remodel includes accommodations that will allow the Laurelhurst homeowner client to stay put forever. A grand, two-story entrance includes sweeping lake views through energy-efficient windows that capture and diffuse light. This design also repurposed and transformed the old stairway space into a functional rear entry, laundry and storage area. The expanded kitchen and sitting area is a perfect spot to sip a cup of tea with drop-in neighbors. The updated bathrooms include aging-in-place features and up-scale tile work. This project obtained a Built Green® 4-Star rating.”
Special thanks to the project stakeholders: the client (and MRM cheerleader) who was a joy to work with, the talented and always-smiling architect Laura Kraft and MRM’s own award-winning project supervisor, Rick Newell.
It takes a team of professional artisans to deliver a high-quality product that elevates the quality of life for clients and their families. Our team included:
- Heating and Plumbing – B n J Plumbing
- Electrical – Provident Electric
- Cabinets – David Fin
- Counter Tops – G & S
- Recycling – Cleanscapes
- Paint – Valley Painting
- Concrete – A! NW Partners
- Insulation – Premiere Spray Foam
- Landscaping – Salazar’s Landscaping
- Tile – Accent Flooring
- HW Floors – Accent Flooring
- Cindy Apple – Photographer
2012 REX Award Winning MRM Project: Laurelhurst Major Remodel: Before and After images featured below: