Dale’s Remodeling is one out of the nearly 200 nationally-recognized CotY TM (Contractor of the Year) Winners named in an annual competition sponsored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Dale’s award was in the Entire House Under $250,000 category and the project also received special recognition for Universal Design.
The award-winning project included the renovation and design of a 1600-square foot low-rise condo in downtown Salem, Oregon. The condo owners desired a smaller, simplistic space and a home that could easily transition them into retirement by meeting ADA standards. What it lacked in square footage it would make up for in features: a fully automated space controlled all from one device.
“This project was truly a collaboration in every sense of the word,” said Dale Van Lydegraf, president and CEO of Dale’s Remodeling. “Our Designer/Drafter Paul G. Willetts and Interior Designer Kendra Porter each played a primary role and were instrumental to the project’s success, going above and beyond the clients’ expectations.”
A complete remodel took advantage of every square foot of space while meeting the owner’s objectives and modern, contemporary style. Floor-to-ceiling windows with automatic roller shades allowed for an abundance of natural light throughout. Removing a wall and adding an automated privacy curtain created a fully flexible space to accommodate guests. An open floor plan in the kitchen allowed for a center island and a walk-in pantry for extra storage. A valor kitchen fireplace added warmth, as did the multi-layered lighting. The master bath featured a unique mosaic tile layout, square his/her vessel sinks, motion sense lighting, a large tri-feature walk-in shower and heated flooring.
A Lutron Home Automation System was also installed for room-to-room automation in the condo. Controlled via an app on an iPad, the system centrally operates lights, televisions, a home stereo system, security system, climate, heated flooring and media.
Willetts re-engineered the space while utilizing some of the unit’s unique features. “This particular condo had an unprecedented amount of light from both sides and an exceptional view—both attributes we wanted to take advantage of,” he said. “We redesigned and opened up the entire floor plan so that when you walk through the front door your eye immediately catches the adjacent park and city views.”
Interior Designer Kendra Porter put the finishing touches on the space by combining design, colors and style using a special blend of contemporary, edgy products and materials that still produced a comfortable home-like feel. “Design is more about the end-result and how a space makes you feel,” said Porter. “I wanted this space to reflect the owners’ personalities while giving them the sleek, urban look they desired.”
NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics. To be considered for a CotY Award, a company must be a NARI member in good standing. For more information on Dale’s Remodeling, visit www.dalesremodeling.com or call 503-370-7609.
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