September 2005 Table of Contents

Moving on up to your own office Moving on up to your own office

Have you outgrown your home office? It's a sign that the time has come to move out of your home office when you keep being woken at dawn by workers knocking on your bedroom window. Habitually drifting into the office in your pajamas is another red flag, as are subcontractors casually interrupting family meals to get a signature or to pick up a check. Read more

Helping key employees grow

Despite the risk, it's worth the effort to help key employees grow and take on new responsibilities. Here's why. Read more

Honorable Mention: Grand Opening Honorable Mention Design/build Honorable Mention: Grand Opening

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Kitchen Clarity Remodeling Design Awards 2005 Kitchen Clarity

The original version of this kitchen was cramped and dark and didn't reflect the owners' modern tastes. It also failed to be a vantage point from which the owners could watch their children play. Read more

From Bland to Grand Kitchen Remodel 2005 Remodeling Design Awards From Bland to Grand Kitchen Remodel

Designer Darcy Bean Sr. was able to take this small, dark kitchen from bland to grand by vaulting the ceiling and removing a wall. The homeowners didn't want to move any of the existing doors or windows but were willing to expand into the adjacent mudroom. Read more

Honorable Mention: Casual Living Honorable Mention: Casual Living

By enclosing a side porch and bumping out the back of this 1940s Cape Cod a few feet, the architect was able to fulfill the owners' request for a casual layout that takes advantage of the expansive backyard. Read more

Merit Award: Less Is More Merit Award Old-House Renovation Merit Award: Less Is More

The judges said that removing the shed roof addition from the original house was an inspired idea that illustrates how selective demolition can vastly improve a remodeling project. Read more

Merit Award: Better Business Model Merit Award Commercial Merit Award: Better Business Model

Commercial Read more

Merit Award: New Orientation Merit Award Commercial Remodeling Merit Award: New Orientation

Commercial Remodeling Read more

Merit Award: Urban Transformation Merit Award Whole-House Remodeling Merit Award: Urban Transformation

The owners wanted to transform this former brick commercial building, and the open lot next door, into a residential structure that respected the neighboring historic row houses. Read more

Merit Award: That '70s Show Merit Award: That '70s Show

The existing kitchen was isolated between formal and informal dining rooms and located across the house from the garage, which lacked an interior entry. Read more

Grand Award: Colorful and Bold Grand Award: Colorful and Bold

Using bright colors and smart storage, architect Jay Serrao transformed this small, bland living room and kitchen. The owners wanted the space, located on the second floor, to reflect their love of Mexico and highlight views of their garden and the San Francisco skyline beyond. Read more

Grand Award: Outside the Box Grand Award Additions Grand Award: Outside the Box

Additions Read more

Florida Remodel With Japanese Influences Remodeling Design Awards 2005 Florida Remodel With Japanese Influences

Named “Seijaku” by its designers, this project embodies this Japanese principle of quiet and stillness, in which all sense of disturbance is absent. Read more

Best of the Year: True to Form Best of the Year: Whole-house Remodeling Best of the Year: True to Form

Charles Moore appreciates the honest American style represented by this 1920s two-story Craftsman bungalow. “It's not pretentious. It has an asymmetric entry and a low pitched roof ó things that were more America. Read more

Design Awards 2005

The winners of this year's REMODELING Design Awards showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling. From a beach house to a contemporary addition to an urban in-fill, these projects highlight the work of talented design and construction teams. Read more

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