On Friday, January 6, 2023, the Bartelt team took home gold awards in the Residential Kitchen Over $150,000 and Residential Interior $250,001 – $500,000 categories and a bronze award in the Residential Addition Over $250,000 category at the Remodeler of the Year (RotY) Awards.

“We are very proud of these achievements,” said Rick Bartelt, owner. “We would not be where we are without the expertise and creativity of our entire team – our designers, carpenters, production staff, trade partners and clients. We are truly fortunate to work with the best in the industry.”
The Remodeler of the Year Awards is an annual event hosted by NARI Milwaukee.  It is an opportunity to honor the outstanding work its members have accomplished throughout the year.

Residential Kitchen Over $150,000 | Gold Award

The kitchen was dated and didn’t reflect the homeowners’ modern style. The layout mostly met their needs, but there were awkward areas. The main goal was to improve the aesthetic, creating a space that reflected their style and was more conducive to daily living and entertaining. The remodeled kitchen features Iron Ore painted cabinetry, a white oak island and range hood with a custom vinegar stain, a beverage station, ample storage and gold and black fixtures. A discreet custom door on the hood hides a television, and the island boasts an innovative material called Dekton that offers style and durability.

Residential Interior $250,001 to $500,000 | Gold Award

The home was 40 years old and had never been updated. The first floor felt heavy, dated and dark, and it lacked connection between rooms. The homeowners desired spaces that were conducive to their family of five’s day-to-day, including a more efficient kitchen and a functional mudroom and laundry space. The remodeled first floor boasts large openings between entertaining spaces, keeping them open yet separate. The new mudroom features lockers, custom cabinetry and a drop zone. Oak floors run throughout the first floor, and the kitchen includes quartzite tops, painted cabinetry, polished nickel fixtures, efficient storage, and a large island.

Residential Addition Over $250,000 | Bronze Award

The empty-nesters had recently moved to this home to “right-size” their lives. Located on the river, it was the ideal location, but the home needed a little extra space for function and flexibility. It also lacked curb appeal. An addition was built to accommodate a multi-purpose hearth room, entry hall, bathroom and a deep 2.5-car garage. On the exterior, details, such as natural stone, wavy cedar siding, cedar columns, a pergola and gables, added dimension and improved the aesthetic. Inside the home, natural materials, clean lines and a new gas fireplace give the home a midcentury modern feel.