Design & Remodeling

Inside Kansas City’s Best Remodeled Homes

If a home improvement project is in your future, consider using one of the contractors responsible for the city’s most impressive remodeled homes.

The metro area’s top transformations were recently honored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Kansas City chapter at the 2013 Remodel of the Year Awards.

Entries were judged based on project overviews, before and after photos, budget considerations, overall aesthetic appeal and communication with the homeowners, who got a chance to judge their contractor based on completion of contract, communication and the finished product.

A full list of awards and winners is available on NARI’s website, but you can take a look at the stunning projects that won best of show below.

Design Connection, Inc. – Best of Show Under $75,000

Design Connection, Inc. turned an unfinished basement into this warm and comfortable living space featuring a large sitting area, a fully equipped kitchen and bar and a home gym.


Architectural Craftsmen – Best of Show $75,000-$150,000

To update this ranch-style home built in the 1960s, which underwent a complete remodel, Architectural Craftsmen embraced the midcentury architecture but added contemporary influences.


CHC Creative Remodeling – Best of Show over $250,000 

A collection of games and memorabilia displayed against this lower level’s rustic backdrop helped CHC Creative Remodeling craft an eclectic space capable of entertaining both kids and adults.