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SOLUTIONS

Creative Condo Compromises
AN EMPTY-NESTER COUPLE in Atlanta had
decided to downsize to an Above the Four Seasons condominium on the 42nd floor. Below the
1,607-sq.-ft. home sat hotel and office space, making access to the building even trickier than it already might be in a high-rise. The homeowners
engaged Cruickshank Remodeling, a company
that had handled two of their previous homes,
for a total remodel of the space, including a new
kitchen, two and a half bathrooms and a great
room with extensive built-ins. Only the existing
hardwood floor was to remain.
Going in, Bradley Cruickshank, a NARIcertified remodeler and corporate president of
his Atlanta-based firm, expected to encounter
limitations based on the location, but he had
worked in high-rise buildings before and was up
for the challenge.

ABOVE Cabinetry for this high-

rise condo had to be delivered
in smaller sections so that it
could fit in the elevator.

BELOW To accommodate a

recessed countertop microwave, a space in the wall had
to be deepened by borrowing
some from the adjacent
bathroom.

By CARRIE WHITNEY

A high-rise renovation presents
special and spatial challenges

Even when the elevator was available, its size led to another challenge - it
was too small to fit the cabinetry, which had to be brought up in pieces, and
limited the length of the moldings, which had to be 10 feet in length rather
than the 16-ft. length Cruickshank preferred.
Before even getting to the elevator, the renovation team had to be cognizant of exterior limitations, too. For example, pulling up to the loading dock
with a trash trailer or sending a delivery truck at any hour was not possible.
Everything had to be scheduled with the security office.
"In a high-rise, it's really important to get to know and be friendly to the
people in charge of the elevator,"said Cruickshank."You need to know where
you're going and where you're going to park. It is especially important to share
this information with all team members - carpenters, laborers and all subs.
One electrician we asked to bid the job was so frustrated by the lack of parking
that he did not even visit the site."

CHALLENGE #1 - SITE RESTRICTIONS

At the time of the condominium renovation, the
hotel in the building was undergoing a facelift of
its own, which limited use of the service elevator
shared by all building occupants.
"There were days and days when we wanted
to use the elevator and just couldn't because the
hotel had priority,"said Cruickshank."So, we had
to reschedule our work."

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Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Research Roundup
Trends
Better Business
Stories from the Field
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Wellness Design
Balanced Budget
All Abroad
Solutions
Universal Design
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Stories from the Field
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Wellness Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - What’s Hot
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