Local remodeling companies win big at Master Builders Association annual awards

Friday, May 11, 2018

AFTER: Irons Brothers created a beautiful outdoor living space.
Day or night this new space glows with beauty and warmth.
See Before shot below.

On Saturday, May 4, 2018, local remodeling companies gathered at the Seattle Design Center to celebrate their craftsmanship and talents at the annual Remodeling / Trade Remodeling Excellence (REX/T-REX) Awards, produced by the Remodelers Council of Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.

Overall, 87 entries were submitted, the highest number in the 32-year history of the event. Entries were judged by independent remodeling professionals who chose winners based on the following six criteria:
  1. Aesthetics: Is the project visually appealing?
  2. Special or unique design solutions: Does the project reflect optimal space planning and livability?
  3. Quality workmanship: Does the project exhibit special crafting or exceptional features?
  4. Use of appropriate building material: Does the project complement existing structure and design?
  5. Budgetary consideration: How did the remodeler successfully utilize solutions to budgetary constraints?
  6. Challenges and obstacles: Did the remodeler overcome unique challenges in completing the project?
Local remodelers winning REX awards: Irons Brothers and Chermak

BEFORE - compare this to the previous photoe
Irons Brothers
Irons Brothers Construction in Shoreline
Landscape and Outdoor Living Excellence—More than $40K

Outdoor living makes your home’s square footage and livable space feel much larger.  These homeowners desired to create an outdoor structure on the back of their home to help them enjoy the outdoors year-round under cover.

Ultimately the addition to their home has brought them so much more than this! The addition was built onto the rear of their home, adjacent to their newly remodeled kitchen and family room. With the primary concern being design and style, material selections and architectural design focused on a structure that would complement the existing roofline and would not block the view from the upper bedroom windows.

To allow for all-season use, gas was plumbed not only to their BBQ and smoker, but also to the two commercial-grade gas powered heaters that were installed. These were placed south facing in the structure’s ceiling aiming directly at the seating area for comfort. Recessed lighting and bluetooth speakers were installed in the ceiling and a beautiful hanging pendant tops off the details.

Chermak Construction in Edmonds
Bath Excellence—$55–$75K

Chermak Construction won in the Bath Excellence, $55K-$75K, category. 

The goal of this remodel was to create a safer and more accessible master suite bathroom for aging parents, without looking institutional. This was achieved by removing the bath tub to accommodate a large, accessible shower.

A new 36” wide entry door and heated tile floor bring a new level of safety and comfort to the room. A quartz countertop with glass tile backsplash and seamless mirror runs the full length of the bathroom.

Solid maple cabinets with a Dove White finish and hardware in oil rubbed bronze finish creates a safe and inviting space.

Both companies have participated for many years in the Rampathon event, building access ramps for homebound residents in Shoreline and south Snohomish county.


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