Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bartelt Wins 2015 Regional Chrysalis Award

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, we were named a 2015 Regional Chrysalis Awards winner for the Whole House Remodel $500,000 – $1 Million category.

“We are honored to receive a 2015 Regional Chrysalis Award in this category,” said Rick Bartelt, owner. “This award is the result of the creativity and dedication of our outstanding team, trade partners, and customers.”

Bartelt’s winning project returned an 1880s farmhouse back to its original charm.  Bartelt updated the entire first floor and built a sunroom addition that complements the home’s existing details.  The project is a mix of rustic and refined elements, featuring reclaimed barn beams, coffered ceilings, white custom cabinetry, fieldstone, and character-grade hickory flooring with hand-eased edges.

The Chrysalis Awards program, started in 1994, recognizes the nation’s best work in fifteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler and design professional in the United States.  The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

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See more photos of this project on Houzz!

Arches Add “Curve” Appeal

At Bartelt, we’re big fans of incorporating arches into a space.  Not only do arches add a softness to a room, but they also give a space character.  Doorways, ceilings, windows, niches – there are numerous opportunities to add an arch to a room to create elegance, architectural interest, and a timeless look.

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A balanced mix of straight and curved lines makes for a dynamic room.  While straight lines offer symmetry, order, and structure, arches add softness and warmth.  The contrasting lines work together to create comfortable, inviting spaces.  Using only straight lines can make a room feel cold and boxy.  Too many arches can seem overly ornate and busy.

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Whether it’s a doorway framing a beautiful room, a niche showcasing a piece of artwork, or a window highlighting an outdoor view, an arch can draw attention to key details in your home.  Here are a few other examples of items we’ve framed with arches:

  • Freestanding tubs or tub decks
  • Kitchen ranges
  • Built-in bookshelves or wine racks
  • Fireplace openings
  • Built-in beds

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Arches are a great opportunity to define two spaces while keeping them open to one another.  Many homeowners want an open concept layout, but it’s important that the home’s interior does not become a large, nondescript box.  An arch can create open, yet separate spaces while adding charm and intimacy to a home.

A look at more arches!

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Wisconsin Dairy Barn

It’s been an exciting week at Bartelt! Part of our crew has been in St. Cloud, Wisconsin, disassembling an 1800s dairy barn. With the popularity of reclaimed materials, this barn has a lot to offer – beams, doors, hardware, and history! Here are some photos!

Bartelt Farmhouse Remodel in 30West Magazine

30West magazine’s April 2015 issue features a recent Bartelt farmhouse Remodel in Hartford.

The homeowners wanted to update their 1880s farmhouse to accommodate their modern lifestyle while retaining and enhancing the home’s original character.  The remodel is a mix of rustic and refined elements, featuring reclaimed barn beams, coffered ceilings, white custom cabinetry, fieldstone, and character-grade hickory flooring with hand-eased edges.

See it on pages 34-39 here.

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Bartelt Wauwatosa Remodel in M Magazine

M Magazine’s April 2015 issue features a home tour of a recent Bartelt remodel in Wauwatosa.

After previous remodels in the 1950s, this 1940s home was dated, and the spaces lacked unity.  The homeowners wanted to restore and enhance the home’s original charm, creating a cohesive design throughout the various rooms and exterior while accommodating their modern lifestyle and next life stage: empty nesters.

See the “Dwellings” section, pages 53 – 56, here.

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