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Our Chrysalis Awards
for Remodeling Excellence:

2021 Regional Award
Bath Remodel over $75,000

2020 Regional Award
Outdoor Living over $75,000

2020 Regional Award
Residential Specialty
over $50,000

2018 Regional Award
Bath Remodel under $50,000

2018 Decade of Excellence

2018 Regional Best
Residential Interior
$150,000 - $300,000

2017 Regional Award
Bath Remodel over $75,000

2017 National Award
Residential Interior
over $100,000

2015 Bath Remodel
under $50,000

2014 Bathroom Remodel
$40,000 - $60,000

2014 Residential Interior
over $100,000

2014 Residential Exterior
over $100,000

2014 Residential
Historic Renovation

2014 Detached Outbuilding

National Winner
2011 Outdoor Living

2011 Bath Remodel

2011 Residential Interior
under $100K

2011 Whole House Remodel
 under $250K

2011 Residential
Historic Renovation

2010 Best Outdoor Living

2010 Whole House Remodel
under $250,000

National Winner
2009 Best Green Project
$100,000 - $250,000

2009 Residential Interior

2009 Deck/Porch

2009 Best Green Project
Over $250,000

2008 Western Remodeler
 of the Year

2008 Kitchen Remodel
$40,000 - $75,000

2008 Bath Remodel
$40,000 - $60,000

2008 Addition Under $100,000

National Award
2007 Addition

$100,000 - $250,000

2007 Detached Outbuilding

2007 Residential Specialty

2006 Best Deck/Porch

2006 Best Whole House
Remodel Under $200,000

2006 Best Design Build Kitchen Remodel Over $75K

2006 Best Design Build Whole House Remodel Over $500K

2005 Best Bath Remodel
Under $50,000

2005 Best Design/Build Whole House Remodel Over $500K

Marrokal Design & Remodeling
Remodelers of San Diego, CA

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Professional Designation:

Lori Bryan, VP/COO
9474 Kearny Villa Rd. #205
San Diego, CA 92126
Phone: 619-441-9300
Fax: 858-549-9011

2014 Residential Interior over $100,000
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In understanding how the client used the existing footprint of their home it was clear the living room was not as important a space as a larger kitchen and pantry storage. The proximity of a family room also negated the need for a large living room. Being able to use space from the living room opened up a world of possibility for a new more open floor plan with improved circulation.

By swapping the dining room with the kitchen and removing all the walls that defined those spaces, we were able to create a spacious open floor plan that allowed for visual connection from room to room. Taking advantage of San Diego’s year around mild climate, we installed La Cantina doors in the family room so they can extend the use of the room out to the adjoining rear patio. The existing fireplace and mantle were retained, the original brickwork covered by a contemporary tile. An unused coat closet provided enough space to turn the downstairs powder room into a full bath with shower. The laundry room was enlarged and French doors now provide access from the parlor to the front patio.

The only challenge with the idea of relocating rooms or redirecting their purpose is to convince the client of the reward vs. cost ratio. For the cost of relocating a gas line and sinking plumbing lines, and some creative beam installation, the family is able to utilize their entire home with spacious rooms.