Greatrooms Designers & Builders, Inc. Wins Gold Key Award for Excellence in Remodeling

December 14, 2012

Chicago Real Estate Forum and Marketing RELEVANCE congratulate for winning a Gold in for .

Greatrooms Designers & Builders Inc. stated: The owners of 720 MacLean wanted to open up their existing first floor to convert their screen porch to a mudroom and to build above the new mudroom. All of their goals were to help convert their existing home into one that would function well for their young family.

In order to convert the screen porch to a mudroom we had to obtain a zoning variance for a pre-existing non-conforming condition. The existing foundation under the screen porch could not support the new mudroom and second floor addition so it was removed and replaced. The mudroom now has enough space for each family member to have a locker. Large closets opposite the lockers house sporting equipment, extra coats and everyday household items. The second floor addition increased the size of one of the bedrooms. A portion of the existing bedroom was used to build a bathroom for two of the children to share.

A major goal was to provide the family with a functional eat-in kitchen that was open to the family room. The kitchen now takes the place of the previous kitchen, powder room, hall closet and a supply closet. The wall between the kitchen and family room was removed to create the large, open concept space that the family was looking for. A structural post is hidden within a column at the kitchen island, and the rear entry/hallway was converted to a powder room.

For more information on Greatrooms Designers & Builders, Inc., please visit or call 847-549-9960

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s KEY and SAMMY Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2012. The awards began in 1972 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The KEY and SAMMY awards are the premier awards of Chicago’s residential building industry. To see more award winners, visit Chicago Real Estate Forum.

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