Remodeling Excellence Awards

 2016 Remodeling Excellence Awards

This year, the KBA received several entries in 9 remodeling categories. As always, our judges had to make difficult decisions as all of the projects entered were truly magnificent.

If you would like to know more about these projects, or find out more about seeing some of your own remodeling ideas come to fruition, click on the names of the winners listed below to view all of their contact information. You can view a full directory of KBA members here: KBA Membership Directory 

Now for your 2016 Remodeling Excellence Award Winners…

 

Existing Basement/Carport/Garage Remodel

Before: Leaky, damp basement

Before: Leaky, damp basement

After: Bright, beautiful wine cellar!

After: Bright, beautiful wine cellar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winner in this category: CleanSpace Northwest Inc


Other/Specialty Room

Before: Cramped, plain Jane closet


Before: Small, cramped plain Jane closet

After: Spacious, bright, luxurious closet - with laundry!

After: Spacious, bright, luxurious closet – with laundry!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner in this category: Joe Gates Construction Inc


Historic Renovation/Restoration

Howe Farm Barn

Before: Originally built in the 1920s, this barn is clearly in poor condition

Before: Originally built in the 1920s, this barn is clearly in poor condition

After: Restored to its former glory, this restoration incorporated original siding with new, stained to match perfectly.

After: Restored to its former glory, this restoration incorporated original siding with new, stained to match perfectly.

 

And the winner in this category: Sun Path Custom Construction Inc


Residential Kitchen Under $30,000

Before: Outdated, cluttered, and "blah"

Before: Outdated, cluttered, and “blah”

After: Modern, efficient, and beautiful

After: Modern, efficient, and beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner in this category: Quality Countertops 


Residential Kitchen $30,000 – $60,000

Before: Cramped, dim and "straight out of Ikea"

Before: Cramped, dim and “straight out of Ikea”

After: Spacious, vibrant and stylish

After: Spacious, vibrant and stylish

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner in this category: Sun Path Custom Construction Inc


Residential Kitchen over $60,000

Before: This small kitchen space was a "Pandora's Box" of hazardously inadequate and illegal wiring, framing, plumbing, and ducting

Before: This small kitchen space was a “Pandora’s Box” of hazardously inadequate and illegal wiring, framing, plumbing, and ducting

After: Up to code, spacious and absolutely gorgeous

After: Up to code, spacious and absolutely gorgeous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner in this category: A Kitchen That Works LLC


Residential Bath $15,000 – $30,000

Before: Outdated and not nearly enough storage space

Before: Outdated and not nearly enough storage space

After: Modern, simple, and everything has a place!

After: Modern, simple, and everything has a place!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner in this category: Sun Path Custom Construction Inc


Residential Bath Over $30,000

Due to a technology disaster, “before” photos of this bathroom do not exist. However it is clear there is fantastic design and execution in this master bathroom/closet combo.

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And the winner in this category: A Kitchen That Works LLC


Residential Addition Over $175,000

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Exterior Before

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Exterior After

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before: Dark, cramped and cluttered mud/laundry room

Before: Dark, cramped and cluttered mud/laundry room

After: Bright, clean and organized mud/laundry room

After: Bright, clean and organized mud/laundry room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to a major change in the downstairs entry (mud/laundry room), this addition gave the family a brand new bathroom, 2 full bedrooms, and an “movie room!”

And the winner in this category: Joe Gates Construction Inc


Judges Choice – Preserving Kitsap’s Rural Heritage

The Howe Farm Barn was built in 2 parts – the portion prominent in the photo below in the early 1920s and the portion behind it in 1946. In 2009 the 1946 portion was placed on the Washington State Heritage Barn Register, however the 1920s side was deteriorated to the point of nearly collapsing. Kitsap County purchased this property in 1996 and it is now being transformed into a working/demonstration farm. But first, restoration of the unsafe, collapsing barn had to be done.

This project faced many challenges. Contractors had to bid the project without ever stepping foot inside due to unsafe conditions. Demolition was required. Every effort was made to preserve as much of the original craftsmanship as possible, weaving old and new materials together, and disguising repairs as much as possible. Many solutions were researched and tested in an effort to treat new lumber to match that “old barn” look.

This year, 2 Judges Choice awards were given for “Preserving Kitsap’s Rural Heritage.” One to Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido who spearheaded the effort to have the Howe Farm Barn restored. The other to the contractor who brought this deteriorating piece of Kitsap’s history back to life: Sun Path Custom Construction Inc.

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From left-right: Walter Galitzki, owner of Sun Path Custom Construction Inc; Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido; and Sun Path Custom Construction Project Manager for the Howe Farm Barn Project, Larry Frazier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of the 2016 REX Award Winners!

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