Renewal Design-Build Wins Three Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence

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The Chrysalis Awards honor the finest remodeling projects in the United States. With the addition of this year’s awards, Renewal Design-Build has now earned 10 Chrysalis Awards over the past five years.

We are truly honored to receive three additional Chrysalis Awards this year. We are grateful to attract clients who allow us to fully collaborate with them to create unique, attractive, and functional solutions.

Renewal Design-Build of Decatur, GA received three honors at the 19th annual Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. Renewal took home awards for Best Kitchen Remodel in the $50,000-$75,000 category (National Co-Winner), Best Residential Historic Renovation (National Co-Winner), and Best Kitchen Remodel in the $75,000-$100,000 category (Regional Winner). The entries were judged on overall design, creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

“Over the past five years, Renewal has won 10 Chrysalis Awards, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to professionalism and excellence,” says Ken Kanline director of the program. “Winning awards in multiple categories is difficult to do. Not only does this speak to their versatility, but to their commitment to quality on every project.”

Renewal was named as the National Co-Winner for the Best Kitchen Remodel in the $50,000-$75,000 category. The winning project is located in metro Atlanta’s Lake Claire neighborhood. The homeowners, who love to cook, were daunted by the challenging layout of their kitchen and its mix of unmatched materials. Renewal unified the space into a cohesive design that includes a generous island with an abundance of storage as well as glossy cabinetry, accents of stainless steel and mosaic tiles. In addition, the design better defined the entry and foyer, space for dining, and access to the living room. The project features: Hi-gloss gray IKEA cabinets, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, Mosaic accent tile, and porcelain tile flooring. View the kitchen.

Renewal also won two additional awards for a unique whole house renovation in Decatur, GA. The project won Best Residential Historic Renovation (National Co-Winner) and Best Kitchen Remodel in the $75,000-$100,000 category (Regional Winner). Located in the Old Decatur Historic District, just a couple miles from Atlanta, this 1920s craftsman bungalow was in extreme disrepair when it was purchased and required a major renovation to restore the exterior to historic standards. The homeowners selected Renewal to completely renovate the home inside and out. The entire interior was gutted to create an open floor plan with a rustic farmhouse style that includes modern conveniences and industrial details. Significant improvements were made to the exterior siding, porches, windows, doors, foundation, trim and roof, all under the approval of the Decatur Historic Commission to ensure that the renovations and addition were consistent with the character of the neighborhood. The mix of old and new elements blend seamlessly in the finished product. View this historic renovation.

“We are truly honored to receive three additional Chrysalis Awards this year,” said Peter Michelson, CEO of Renewal. “We are grateful to attract clients who allow us to fully collaborate with them to create unique, attractive, and functional solutions. It is only through this type of true partnership with our clients that we can create amazing projects that are worthy of national and regional recognition year after year. We have a true passion for creating great projects with our clients, and we are honored to be renowned for our design solutions.”

In addition to winning three Chrysalis Awards in 2013, Renewal was honored as Chrysalis winner each year since 2009. Renewal won awards for the following categories:

  •     2012 Best Kitchen
  •     2011 Best Residential Interior (National Winner)
  •     2011 Best Kitchen
  •     2010 Best Green Remodel
  •     2010 Best Bath
  •     2010 Best Kitchen
  •     2009 Best Kitchen.

Renewal has received many other recent awards, including:

  •     Best of Houzz 2012 and 2013
  •     2012 Best of Kudzu
  •     GuildQuality Atlanta Service Excellence Award 2013
  •     GuildQuality Guildmaster 2008 through 2012
  •     Ranked as an Atlanta Top Five Residential Remodeler by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2010 through 2012
  •     National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year Awards:
  • 2012 Award-winning kitchen
  • 2012 Award-winning bathroom
  • 2011 Award-winning kitchen
  • 2009 Award-winning kitchen
  • 2008 Award-winning renovation
  •     Decatur Design Awards:
  • 2013 Decatur Design Awards - Addition
  • 2012 Decatur Design Awards - Historic preservation project
  • 2010 Decatur Design Awards - Facade
  • 2010 Decatur Design Awards - Porch
  • 2009 Decatur Design Awards - Bungalow
  •     Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s OBIE Awards:
  • 2012 Gold OBIE Residential Remodeling – Best Kitchen $50,000 and over
  • 2012 Silver OBIE Residential Remodeling – Best Addition
  • 2012 Gold OBIE Builder/Developer – Best Website

About the Chrysalis Awards:

Established in 1993 by Qualified Remodeler Magazine, the Chrysalis Awards honor the finest remodeling projects in the United States. Projects are judged in sixteen general categories of residential and commercial remodeling. The Chrysalis Awards are open to any professional remodeler and design professional in the United States. Pictures of the 2013 award-winning projects can be seen on Chrysalis website beginning in June 2013. For more information about the Chrysalis Awards, contact Ken Kanline at 888-263-5687 or at info(at)chrysalisawards(dot)com.

About Renewal Design-Build:

Renewal Design-Build is an award-winning, full-service, design-build remodeling company offering turnkey solutions, from design concept to move-in since 2001, including: major renovations, additions, “green” home performance assessments and improvements, whole house remodels, and upscale Atlanta kitchen remodeling services. Renewal Design-Build is ranked as a Top 5 Atlanta Residential Remodeling company for three years running (by the Atlanta Business Chronicle) and has won numerous awards for successfully renovating Atlanta’s finest old homes, craftsman bungalows, classic ranches, and every kind of residence in between. The company serves prominent intown Atlanta neighborhoods including Ansley Park, Avondale Estates, North Decatur, Lake Claire, Candler Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Inman Park, Toco Hills, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Chastain. They help homeowners “put the pieces together” to solve the puzzle of renovation. For more information, please call 404-378-6962 or visit them online at

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