Sage Builders LLC Receives 2 NARI Contractor of the Year Awards

Sage Builders LLC has received two distinguished CotY (Contractor of the Year) Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Sage, based in Newton, received the Gold Award in the Residential Kitchen category for a major kitchen remodeling and a Silver Award for a home library project. The awards were presented in a ceremony on November 13, 2013.


Gold Award Winning Kitchen

Sage’s Gold Award was earned for a thorough and practical remodeling of the kitchen of an 1890s home in Newton.

The project required a complete revision of an existing kitchen to create more usable area and a cheerful, well-lit space within the kitchen’s existing footprint. The functional areas of the kitchen were flipped, allowing better use of available square footage and a reassignment of food prep and other areas that provides improved efficiency and comfort. Sage Builders LLC also added features such as layered LED lighting and full-view glass doors to admit increased amounts of natural lighting.

Silver Award Winning Residential Library

The Silver Award project involved transforming and renovating a little-used and unexciting room into a vibrant residential library. The home is the residence of an Italian family who moved to New England after living 20 years in England.

Sage confronted problems such as walls and ceilings that were not level, square or plumb, requiring the construction of a skeleton frame on the walls to accommodate the room’s paneling, trim and extensive ceiling coffers.

General, task and ambient lighting was addressed with a variety of lighting layers and types. This was tied together with an integrated control system that allows all lights to be operated from one convenient location. Each coffer is illuminated by LED strip lighting. The system also ties into the home theater system, allowing remote control access and the capability to program lights to complement audio/visual selections.

The family now uses this NARI Contractor of the Year Award-worthy space as an attractive focal point for the house and a central location for reading, watching television and playing music.

Sage Builders LLC is West Boston’s premier design/build contractor, specializing in sustainable building and green construction. Contact us today for expert assistance planning, designing and building your new project or renovation.

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