The Home Improvements Group, a Woodland design/build remodeling firm, recently won first place for large bathroom design and third place for open kitchen design from the Capital Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
The winning bathroom was installed in El Macero, with help from Pack Construction and Corona Tile.
“One of our clients’ favorite things is to walk along the beach,” said Chris Dreith, president of the Home Improvements Group. “So, to give them that feeling, we installed natural stone on the floor in the shower, a warm floor system (for that sun-baked warmth) and glass tile on the walls that reminds me of ocean glass washed up on the shore.”
The “floating” vanity cabinet was hung on the back wall with stone “pillars” at both ends. The ocean theme was enhanced by the whimsical octopus towel hooks that the homeowner had found.
The winning kitchen was from a home in Woodland. Its original galley kitchen was too restrictive for the clients’ baking hobby and love of entertaining.
“By incorporating the living room and dining room into the design, we were able to develop a new entertainment space, complete with wine storage,” Dreith said. “And by opening the wall in the kitchen, everyone in the space has that all-important view of the TV during game days!”
The Home Improvements Group has been in business in Woodland since 1994.