Looking Back 5

Our Remodeling Awards (STAR awards) entries for 2016-2017 were a beautiful mix of spaces, styles, and finishes. These enjoyable master bathrooms, comfortable porches, and elegant kitchens are timeless:

Mercer master bathroom

Davis porch

Roy interiors

Povse outdoor living

Roussin kitchen

Bellew master bathroom

Williams-Matthews whole house renovation



Looking Back 4

A treetop-level porch, an elegant master bathroom, a dreamy kitchen, and an outstanding whole house renovation were Wood Wise’s entries in the 2015 STAR Awards. Enjoy the view!


Boney porch

Stephano kitchen

Boney whole house renovation

Seamen master bathroom

Looking Back 3

Continuing a look back at our past remodeling award entries:

Wood Wise was once again well represented at the 2014 STAR Awards.  Here are our beautiful award-worthy entries:

Zielinski porch


Ellington master bathroom


Anderson outdoor living


Sinden porch


Looking Back 2

Here is a look at some more of our past entries into the Remodeling Awards (formerly the STAR Awards). These are our 2012 entries that continue to look beautiful and timeless.

Best Outdoor Living – Miller

Best Bathroom – Stephano

Best Porch – Wilson

Remodeling Awards

Over the years Wood Wise has earned first place in numerous STAR Awards competitions. This year the STAR awards have been renamed the Home Builder Association Remodeling Awards. The competition is the same: HBA Remodeler Council members enter projects in various categories to compete for the coveted first place. A judging panel, made up of builders and architects from outside the area, are brought in to look at design and construction of each project. Winners are announced one evening in August with much excitement for the remodelers, similar to the Academy Awards.

We know that all our projects are award-worthy. Our homeowners tell us as much when they share how much they are enjoying the renovated spaces.  As we enter completed projects into the 2019 HBA Awards and await the judges’ results, let’s look back at some of our past entries:

Best Kitchen 2009  

Best Room Addition 2011

Happy 4th!

Solving Sticking Points

When these homeowners decided to remodel their 1960s original kitchen, they knew that opening up to the family room would help with entertaining as well as everyday living. However, what to do about the lost storage, access to dining room, or place for the refrigerator?  That’s when Wood Wise was called in. Designer Kathy Walker developed several design options that opened up the kitchen to the family room, created more storage than the homeowners had before, and made room for a large island. The new pass-through provides a view to the front of the house and brings natural light in from the dining room windows.  A small coat closet was relocated to provide a new dining room doorway. Recessed lighting and KraftMaid cabinets bring opportunities for easy organization.


This newly-remodeled kitchen, the result of good design solutions and top-notch construction, is now the kitchen these homeowners have dreamed about: opened-up and convenient.



More Outdoor Living

Who can have enough of relaxing on a beautiful porch? Morning or evening, warm weather or cold, this Wood Wise designed and built outdoor living space has it all:



Outdoor Living

These homeowners have a beautiful backyard and asked Wood Wise to help them create a comfortable place to enjoy it more. The final design features a stone fireplace, composite decking, and bead board ceiling. There’s plenty of room for two separate seating areas plus a table and chairs for meals. The wide steps open onto an existing stone patio with more seating. The homeowners are delighted with the results and use the porch year round. Give Wood Wise a call today and let us help you create your own beautiful outdoor living space.

What is Smart Design?

The Design Phase is Step 2 of the Wood Wise 4 step remodeling process. Smart design begins with a careful measure and listening to homeowners’ goals. It involves taking inventory of the homeowners’ family needs and translating them into a floor plan that makes life easier. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker carefully considers the tasks and usage of each space and plans appropriately. The kitchen, the most used room in the house, demands even closer study to plan for enough storage that is convenient and tailored to each homeowner’s unique style. The Wood Wise professionals have the remodeling experience and vision to guide homeowners to a successful renovations.

Here is an example of smart design in this kitchen renovation. Plenty of convenient storage that fits this homeowner’s cooking habits.