After spending a number of years in London, homeowner and designer Wendy Huck and her family returned to California and purchased an older house on a large, oak-studded property with the European idea of preserving the classic facade and creating a contemporary interior. Huck turned to architect Barbara Chambers to update the residence, but while studying the property, Chambers discovered a foundation composed of brick. In Northern California, this represents, quite literally, a number of stumbling blocks. “We’re in earthquake country, so an unstable masonry foundation is a big problem,” says Chambers. “Replacing it on top of remodeling the house would have cost as much as tearing down the building and constructing a new structure.”
If you’re planning to stay in your house for the rest of your life, it might be wise to renovate your bathroom with accessible design in mind. Along with kitchens, bathrooms are one of the spaces homeowners use the most. They also happen to be wet zones, which increases the likelihood of slips and falls. That said, reducing slip hazards and ensuring adequate lighting and maximum comfort are vital when creating an age-proof bathing space. These 11 ideas will ensure that your bathroom is safe and easy to use for decades to come.
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019
Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs
San Francisco, February 7, 2019 – Rasmussen Construction of San Francisco has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Rasmussen Construction was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.
“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the our website and app.