TrendMark was awarded SIX Gold STAR Awards at the Home Builders Associations 18th Annual STAR Awards Gala at the Renaissance Raleigh Hotel, making us the top awarded remodeling company! Below are the project photos and details:
Gold STAR Best Sunroom
To satisfy their need for year-round entertaining space, the homeowners wanted to create a sunroom where they could grill indoors. Their new fabulous light-filled room features a brick fireplace flanked by bookcases, stone flooring, cathedral wood ceilings, recessed lighting, and most importantly, a commercial-grade grill and hood. In any weather, the host can now barbecue in the comfort of this beautiful room while visiting with guests and enjoying a fire in the fireplace.
Gold STAR Best Whole House under $175,000
This whole house remodel included the entire lower level of the home, including the living room and dining room, front staircase, family room, and kitchen as well as a new powder room for guests. The main show place of the remodel was the stunning new kitchen. White oak hardwood floors flowing into the nearby living area begin the palette for this renewed gathering space. The wall between was shortened to provide floor-to-ceiling storage, with a new peninsula counter for beverage service, including a wine cooler and bar sink. Cherry wood custom cabinetry provides plenty of storage, and hammered glass inserts add interest here and there. Stainless steel appliances include a gourmet six burner stove with double ovens, a double door refrigerator, microwave, and oven.
Gold STAR Best Bathroom $30,001 – $50,000
Who says small spaces can’t be stunning? Take away outdated wallpaper, open up the room, rearrange the floor plan and, voilà, you have a new master bath! Make it elegant with travertine tile on the floor, wainscoted walls, and tub surround. Update the shower with frameless glass doors, rain and wand showerheads, a shelf for shampoo and a seat for comfort. Move the double sink vanity in front of the windows, put it in chic chest cabinetry, top it with granite and suspend a chandelier overhead. Fill an alcove with a chest-style vanity, crystal sconces and a decorative mirror. Add a wall-mounted flat screen TV and warm the floor with a Sun Touch Floor Heating System.
Without adding any footage you have created a spa-inspired master bath that invites you to come in and stay a while!
Gold STAR Best Room Renovation
Nothing enhances watching a movie at home like a home theater, and today’s market provides many products to make this possible. The huge screen makes the film dramatic, and the surround sound system brings you right into the action. The comfortable leather recliners placed on two levels provide perfect viewing. The wall sconces give off subtle lighting. The custom crafted wainscoting is topped with sound absorbing wall covering, and burgundy carpeting muffles any foot noise. A built-in glass front custom made cabinet houses all of the electronics. This room is sure to be a popular space for family and friends!
Gold STAR Best Bathroom over $50,001
Soothing but dramatic, this master bath remodel started with added floor footage and a redesigned skylight opening that now dominates the room. Bianco pietre travertine tiles in browns and creams cover the walls surrounding the soaker bath and oversized shower, as well as the tub surround and floor. The variations in size (tiny on the tub surround and shower floor as well as in the decorative inserts, horizontal and diagonal 12” tiles on the walls with a smaller 6” diagonal in a band at tub top height) add to the elegance of the room. Persian pearl granite covers the new double vanity with its undermounted sinks and bronze hardware. Cream glazed cabinetry, canned lighting and bronze fixtures over the sinks complete the look. The end result is roomy and inviting, but most of all, exquisite!
Gold STAR Best Whole House $175,000- 250,000
An outside wall of windows and dramatic beams set the tone for this home’s renovation. Taking advantage of the natural assets of the open floor plan, the interior brick walls and the great light coming through the windows, oak hardwood floors form the base for the update of this 1970’s house. The brick wall in the end of the living room was completely removed, including the existing hearth and a Crema Marfil marble surround on the fireplace was used to create a stunning background for the room’s furniture. A new stone gas set was added to set the tone for peaceful living room setting to watch birds over the lake. This beautifully renovated contemporary home is a perfect example of the value of updating an older home!