Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bartelt’s Matt Retzak in “Winning Whites” in M Magazine

Is a white kitchen the right option for your home?  Find out in the article “Winning Whites” on pages 96-98 of the January 2014 issue of M Magazine.  Our designer, Matt Retzak, shares his insights.

Also, check out our 30th anniversary ad on page 86 of this issue!

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See the article here.

Bartelt Featured in Blue Magazine for 30th Anniversary

In January, Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource was featured in Blue magazine, an exclusive publication for the Yacht Club members of Waukesha County, Beaver, La Belle, Nagawicka, North Lake, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Pewaukee, and Pine lakes.  See our story here!

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Bartelt Wins Four Gold Awards at the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards

On Friday, January 17, 2014, we took home four Gold awards from the Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards (WRAs).

The Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year Awards is an annual event hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). It is an opportunity to honor the outstanding work its members have accomplished throughout the year. Categories range from the Residential Kitchen Under $30,000 category to the Entire House category.

Thank you to our customers, employees, and trade partners!  We would not have achieved this without your support, creativity, and expertise.

Here are the categories we were recognized for:

Gold Winner Residential Interior Over $100,000

Gold Winner – Residential Interior Over $100,000

Gold Winner Entire House $250,000 - $500,000

Gold Winner – Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

Gold Winner Entire House $500,000 - $1,000,000

Gold Winner – Entire House $500,000 – $1,000,000

Gold Award Website

Gold Winner – Website (created with Orion Group – www.orionweb.net)

See more photos of these projects on Houzz:

Residential Interior Over $100,000

Entire House $250,000 – $500,000

Entire House $500,000 – $1,000,000

Timeless Design Part III

Classic Style

We have reached the final section of our three-part discussion on timeless design.  After focusing on your remodel’s layout and flow, it’s time to concentrate on the details.  Although there are many style possibilities for your home, one that seems to be the most approachable is a classic style.  It’s an option that stands the test of time and offers flexibility, allowing you to change your home’s look with accessories and fixtures.

Keep it simple.Classic White Kitchen

When a home has too many ornate details, it can quickly become dated.  Consider using clean lines and understated architectural details.  For instance, a timeless kitchen often features inset doors rather than raised panel doors (traditional) or flat panel doors (modern).  In a classic home, you may also see elements that add interest without overpowering the space, such as coffered ceilings, wainscoting, furniture-style toe kicks, and crown molding.

Opt for a neutral palette.

Classic White Master Bathroom“Neutral” is not necessarily a synonym for “boring” or “bland.”  Actually, neutrals often have a strong presence in a classic style home.  Beiges, grays, whites, off-whites – they are all common options and can be spiced up with trend colors through accessories or other items that are easy to adjust, if desired.  You can also combine different neutrals or play with textures to create interest.  Using the kitchen as an example again, many homeowners will mix white perimeter cabinetry with a stained island to keep it classic, yet add some variation.

Use quality, classic materials.

Classic style has “staying power,” so you want to ensure the materials you choose were made to last and won’t look passé in a few years.  Here are some examples of classic products and materials for two popular rooms in the home:

In the kitchen:

  • Marble mixed with honed black countertops
  • White subway tile
  • Butcher block tops

In the bathroom:

  • Hexagon or basketweave tile
  • Carrara or Calacatta marble
  • Free-standing tub
  • Pedestal sink
  • Subway tile
  • Nickel fixtures

Bartelt Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Bartelt Remodeling Celebrates 30 YearsBartelt. The Remodeling Resource, a premier, family-owned remodeling firm specializing in residential and commercial design and construction, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014.

Rick Bartelt, a seasoned carpenter, had worked in the family business for 10 years, learning the ins and outs of the remodeling and construction industry.  In 1984, Bartelt and his wife, Chris, established Bartelt. The Remodeling Resource.

“We would not have reached this milestone, our 30th year in business, without the support, creativity, and expertise of our customers, employees, and trade partners,” said Rick Bartelt, owner.  “We are truly fortunate to work with the best.”

The Bartelt team includes three in-house designers, production staff, and rough and finish carpenters.  Beyond the in-house team, Bartelt has built longstanding partnerships with some of the area’s finest and well-established tradesmen who offer their expertise in areas ranging from mechanical to millwork.  Originally located in Menomonee Falls, Wis., the Bartelts moved the company to Downtown Delafield in 2009.

The Bartelt team has also won many local, regional, and national industry awards, including 2013 Regional and National “Contractor of the Year” (CotY) awards presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

The company is a member of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., and the Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA).