All hail to the Aqua Glo! Yes, readers seem to have been mesmerized by all the gorgeous, glimmering aqua Daltile in Kristen and Paul’s gut-remodeled bathroom, rewarding this couple’s creativity, perserverance — and parsimony– with our The Hard Way Award – Bathroom Remodel for 2014. Yes, this was a gut remodel — Kristen and Paul did a fabulous job creating a bathroom that looks like it’s always been there and in fact, grounded the entire plan by essentially recreating the original, worn aqua wallboard — but with more durable tile. Congratulations, Kristen and Paul!Heck yeah there is more →
Frankly, I think that grandma’s cafe curtains nailed it for Luke and his family: Yes, the people have spoken, and Team Luke’s family-affair restoration of the flood damaged, poorly maintained kitchen in their new 1953 home has earned them our The Hard Way Award – Kitchen Remodel for 2014. Instead of gutting the weary space, this family embraced its vintage heritage and repaired, rebuilt and refinished the kitchen cabinets — a grueling DIY job that turned out great and demonstrates the incredible beauty to be found in prosaic birch wood cabinetry. Heck yeah there is more →
We believe that bathrooms are the most excruciating rooms in the house to renovate — and when you’re trying to do it the retro vintage way — The Hard Way — well, golly, there goes the ante, up up up! This year, Pam and I selected five finalists in our The Hard Way Award Bathroom Remodel category. Wanna help us select the winner? Voting is open through Wednesday night Jan. 21, we’ll announce a winner Friday, Jan. 23.
- Don’t forget to see our four Kitchen Remodel finalists, too!
It’s that time of year! We invite you to help us choose our “The Hard Way Award” winners for 2014. In our Kitchens category (Bathrooms, tomorrow) Pam and I chose four four finalists from among all the reader kitchen remodels we spotlighted last year. Take a look — and then vote now through Tuesday night for your favorite. Your vote will help inform our final selection, which we will announce in one week.