| Wicked Local
Belmont-based Gallagher Remodeling was awarded two awards from the Building & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.
The prestigious awards were announced at the PRISM Award Gala, held virtually this year in November. Held annually, the PRISM Awards recognize the finest projects and outstanding achievements of professionals in the home building industry.
Gold Award: Best Residential Restoration/Remodel
The first award received was for Best Residential Restoration/Remodel (under $250,000) for a project that re-envisioned the kitchen, dining and entryway/mudroom of a 1930s Belmont home.
Originally defined by its small rooms, the home today has an open floor plan that unites the spaces into one large, inviting area that accommodates meal preparation, both casual and formal dining and a hang-out space so the whole family can be close while doing different activities.
Today, the home’s open floor plan includes a combined dining and kitchen area with coffee bar, a re-designed family/entertainment room, plus a new mudroom.
Silver Award: Best Residential Landscape
Gallagher Remodeling was also presented with the Silver Award for Best Residential Landscape. The winning project transformed an overgrown, wet backyard into a multi-season entertainment space.
The Gallagher team worked on a tight timeline to transform the backyard into the perfect entertaining space so the client family could host a graduation party there.
First the lot was re-graded and leveled. A water mitigation system was also added to redirect water that soaked the area, from the house roof, grade runoff, and from the underground brook.
The landscape design was completed with a variety of natural materials including bluestone, river rock, sod and plantings specifically chosen by height, breadth, soil type, etc.