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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

National Winner
 2011 Kitchen Remodel
Under $50K

National Winner
 2011 Kitchen Remodel

2011 Kitchen Remodel

2010 Best
Residential Interior

2010 Best Green Remodeling Project Under $250,000

2009 Kitchen Remodel
Under $50,000

2009 Addition
$100,000 - $250,000

2009 Finished Basement

2008 Historic Renovation

2008 Green Remodel

2008 Bath Remodel
Under $40,000

2007 Kitchen Remodel
$75,000 - $100,000

National Award
2007 Best Green Remodel

2006 Best Bath Remodel
Over $50,000

2006 Best Bath Remodel
Under $50,000

2006 Best Whole House
Remodel $200K-$500K

2005 Best Residential
Historic Renovation

2005 Best Room Addition
Over $100,000

2004 Best Room Remodel

2004 Special Award
Residential Specialty Item

OA Design Build
Remodelers of Minneapolis, MN

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Industry Associations: NAHB, NARI, ASID
Professional Designation: CKBR, CR

Michael Anschel
1214 42nd Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
Phone: 612-789-7070
Fax: 612-789-7072

2005 Best Room Addition Over $100,000

This back-of-house addition unites classic, four-square style and 1912 craftsmanship with modern convenience and design. Replicating the existing millwork and cabinetry of the original structure throughout the new areas, while expanding the kitchen, creating a mudroom, and adding a home office onto the existing split levels of the home, they created a sense of commerce between the two eras that offers the best of both worlds to these homeowners. There are too many interesting aspects to this project to go into detail, but the entry contained an editorial that I think is very interesting. Is reads as follows:

In response to a client asking for more space we, as remodelers, too often create mammoth rooms that function poorly and consume far more in resources than what is actually needed. In an urban environment that is made up of homes primarily from the early 1900s, one is acutely aware of the need for efficient spaces. As families grow and the needs of our culture expand, the houses must find a way to expand as well-but must do so in such a way as to not betray their expansion. Like a tailor adding a few inches to your waist band, so too must we consider first: the house and its form, and second: how much space is really needed. This project adds a relatively small amount of square footage to the home yet adds a great deal of functionality. The design also melds with the character of the original home, combining classic craftsmanship and modern style."