Our Designer Finds Inspiration in The New American Remodel 2018
Designer Armin Bondoc attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando in January. During his educational visit, he toured The New American Remodel™ 2018 – the renovation of an 80-year-old Orlando home that has been completely transformed into a showcase of modern living. The house demonstrates the significant advantages of today’s building products and techniques compared to those of the past. Modernizing the home while preserving its 1930’s charm was a primary objective of the project. Several signature elements of the original home were skillfully blended within the new construction. In addition to the renovations, the project added a spacious great room leading to an outdoor living area, and an expansive gallery that connects to a luxurious master suite and office.
The renovation team included architect Mark Nasrallah AIA, builder/remodeler Victor Farina of Orlando-based Farina & Sons, and Tucker Bernard of the National Association of Home Builders.
Here are a few features that inspired Armin (and some that he feels missed the mark!) :
The overall house still has a Florida feel with soft colors, but it’s a little more formal. That formality is reflected in the new brick exterior. The different heights of the roof line adds interest and keeps the balanced scale of the renovation, which more than doubled the square footage of the home.
The house also has a lot of energy-efficient features including: Navien tankless hot water heater, LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, low-flow faucets and toilets, a whole-house ventilation system, and motorized shades in all the rooms. The house also has a generator and an elevator.