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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

National Winner
 2011 Kitchen Remodel
Under $50K


National Winner
 2011 Kitchen Remodel
$50K-$75K


2011 Kitchen Remodel
$75K-$100K


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

Otogawa-Anschel LLC
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
Website: www.otogawa-anschel.com

2008 Best Green Remodel

The homeowner purchased this 1889 Victorian with the hopes of giving it new life. They wanted a better layout with open space and more natural light. They also wanted to use materials that were sustainable, healthy and efficient.

The approach to sustainability in remodeling is to start by assessing the home, then create a design that minimizes the need for artificial lighting and cooling, then select finishes that are both responsible and not harmful.

Adding a bank of windows to the kitchen provide more natural light, as well as strong cross ventilation. The old boiler was replaced with a 93% efficient sealed combustion boiler and a sealed combustion tankless water heater. Hydronic in-floor radiant heat was installed, and new pray-foam insulation was added to both floors. All new kitchen appliances were Energy Star, and the old washer and dryer were replaced with a single condensing washer/dryer unit. A cork floor with in-floor heat was installed and the counter tops are made from re-claimed granite. The pantry has a full recycling center built in, and all the toilets in the home were replaced with dual-flush units.