We're excited to share three recent award-winning GB Construction & Development home remodel projects. Each of the projects detailed below won Platinum Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards for New York in 2019. While this alone was a huge accomplishment, we weren't done there! Each one of these projects went on to win the award for Contractor of the Year throughout the entire northeast region of the United States for their respective categories.

Contractor of the Year awards are granted by NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and represent the pinnacle of accomplishment in our profession.

We're very proud and humbled to have our work recognized to this degree and happy we get to work with amazing professionals and homeowners like you every day!

Winner: Residential Addition $100,000 - $250,000

Centerport NY contractor of the year award winning home addition by GB Construction

This project was completed in Centerport, NY on a charming 100-year-old home. The project consisted of a whole house remodel with a two-story front extension.

Unfortunately, as with many older homes, the rooms were too small and compartmentalized. Our clients wanted to add a master bathroom, an entertaining space with an open floor plan and views of the water, and a new closet in the entryway.

They wanted the master bedroom to have a higher ceiling, an architectural feature they could enjoy, and a view of the water they could fall asleep

The existing house also needed upgrades in the heating system and the exterior envelope due to its proximity to the water. They wanted to do all of this while maintaining the nostalgic feel of the original house.

The age of the home posed a number of unique challenges that required both skill and creativity to solve. These are areas where we've always shined and we (and our clients!) couldn't be happier with the end result.

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Winner: Residential Bath $75,001 - $100,000

Merrick NY master bathroom remodel by GB Construction

This Merrick NY master bath remodel was a much needed update for clients plagued with inadequate storage, a brown water issue, a bathroom door that swung right into the toilet, and an overall cold and outdated space.

The existing bathtub filled with brown water and was therefore never utilized, and the lighting was harsh and controlled by just two switches in a very large space.

To address all of these issues, we added a large, zero-entry shower space complete with a large shower seat and recessed shelving. The platform tub was eliminated and replaced with a stand alone soaking tub, and the plumbing was updated to eliminate the brown water issue.

We removed the existing tray ceiling and added a step, utilized wood-look porcelain for the floor with brand new radiant heat on a separate zone.

The new cabinetry design provided much-needed storage space, and we utilized a combination of vanity lights, sconces, high-hat lighting, and a chandelier, all of which combined to maintain the traditional feel found throughout the rest of the home while softening the previous lighting and adding a dramatic element to the space.

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Winner: Residential Bath $50,001 - $75,000

Massapequa guest bath remodel by GB Construction

The existing guest bathroom in this Massapequa NY home was of adequate size, but the original layout was ill-conceived, there was absolutely no storage, and the fixtures were outdated.

Additionally, our clients wanted the radiator removed because it took up space and was an eyesore. Overall, they wanted a magazine-worthy, functional guest bath that met the needs of their many guests.

To accomplish these goals, we completely redesigned the space from the ground up.

A spacious, zero-entry shower with a large shower seat and recessed shelving was installed in a previously unused section of the bathroom.

The toilet was moved where the old shower stood, behind a new 3/4 wall for the shower (with glass continuing to the ceiling) to provide some privacy and better utilize the available space.

In the area that once housed the toilet and a pedestal sink, we added a large vanity with ample storage, a large mirror, and plenty of new lighting.

The radiator was also removed and replaced with a kick heater under the new vanity, and after the walls and ceiling were insulated to meet updated codes and provide better temperature control, custom finish work capped off the brand new look and feel to provide an elegant and functional design our clients could be proud to share with their guests.

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