Real Home Transformations
By South Sound Staff, December 1, 2016
Every year, the Master Builders Association of Pierce County Remodelors Council recognizes some of the top remodeling projects by its members, who compete for top honors in the annual Remodeling Excellence Awards, better known as the REX Awards.
“This 2016 Remodeling Excellence Awards featured 48 entries in 20 categories, representing everything from entire home and kitchen/bath remodels to historical renovation to outdoor living,” said Lyle Fox, MBA Pierce County president. “Members of our Remodelors Council and Design Professionals Council submitted their best projects, and as you can see from the award-winning photos, the results were spectacular!”
[Featured below is one of the most dramatic remodels we've seen in a while featuring our opening glass wall].
Whole House $500k +
Phase II General Construction, Rick Hjelm
The homeowners were jazzed about living in a home on the lake — but the house needed a lot of work. The team decided to deconstruct the entire house and add new retaining walls to a steep slope around the home and get to work. “The idea was to create something that tucked into and visually became part of the hillside,” Rick Hjelm explained. The design took a minimalist approach inside the home with a lot of natural elements including quartz counters, custom cabinetry, and walls of windows featuring the crowning glory of this property — the lake.
Polished concrete floors, waxed steel shelving, stainless steel sink, warm woods — this home blends different surfaces in a harmonious way.
Streamlined Style: We love the sleek lines and geometric shapes in this outdoor space. The outside shower is a smart addition so guests can wash off after a day at the beach. Then, they can warm up by the fire pit. The NanaWall opens the entire wall, making the indoors blend seamlessly with the outdoor space.