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                      Your Complete Guide to the
   National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Minnesota
                  2009 Contractor of the Year Awards

You are invited to compete for the 2009 NARI Minnesota Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards. The COTY Awards
recognize remodeling excellence. Remodeling project entries are judged on the basis of meeting clients’ objectives,
design that enhances the existing structure, superior craftsmanship and innovative construction techniques. COTY
entries in 2009 will reflect the very best performance in remodeling construction for projects completed in 2007, 2008
and 2009.

Companies from one-person shops to the largest remodeling firms have reported that winning this award is a major
factor in enhancing their image within the industry and with prospective customers, and is a major morale booster for
their employees. The guidelines in this document will explain the process to prepare an entry binder for the COTY
competition, discuss the judging procedure and define the criteria on which entries will be reviewed.

Whether you are a seasoned participant or a first time entrant, take a look at these easy steps for submitting an entry to
the NARI MN Contractor of the Year Awards competition.
     •    “Before & after” photos are required for each entry. Make it a point to take “before” photos at the start of
          every project. Key components of a competitive COTY entry are before and after shots showcasing the
          dramatic transformation of the remodeled spaces. Look at your “after” floor plan, and make a master list of
          the shooting location that would best capture the “after” shots. Be sure to include vertical shots because
          magazine editors prefer vertical shots for their covers. Using the “before” shots as a reference, take “after”
          shots from the same shooting locations so the judges see the same perspective.
     •    Pick up your entry binder. You can pick up your entry binder starting Monday, June 1, 2009 at the NARI
          Office, Suite 565 at International Market Square.

     •    Plan your entry. A winner’s entry is always well thought out and artfully presented. Arrange your photos,
          drawings, project descriptions, etc., in a way that’s easy to follow, from the beginning to the end of the
          project.

     •    Follow the rules. All the details are included in this packet and on the NARI Minnesota Web site at
          www.narimn.org. Choose your category carefully, fill out the forms completely, and submit your entry to the
          NARI MN Office on or before the deadline, 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. Late entries will
          not be judged and there are no refunds for late entries.

     •    Plan to attend the Awards Banquet. The Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at the
          McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus located at 200 Oak Street SE,
          Minneapolis. This will be a dynamic evening with the opportunity to network with other leading contractors
          and suppliers and to review the best examples of remodeling excellence from the top NARI MN remodelers.

The Judging Process
The NARI Milwaukee Chapter has agreed to judge this year’s competition. Impartial judges are recruited from within
the industry and associated fields and they evaluate entries and select the winners. The evaluation process is done
without revealing company names. All entries are judged on functionality, problem solving, aesthetics, craftsmanship,
innovation, and degree of difficulty. The decision of the judges is final. All entries are judged against other submissions
in that category. Photos of all entries will be on display and winning entries will be described during the COTY Awards
Gala on the evening of Friday, November 20, 2009. All winners will receive their awards and appear on stage to be
recognized at this important event. Photos and descriptions of the winning projects will also be published in leading
magazines in the metropolitan area.




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               The 13th Annual NARI MN COTY AWARDS
                    Binder Entry Information Package

Table of Contents

2009 NARI MN COTY Rules and Guidelines                     Page 3

2009 NARI MN COTY Awards Categories                        Page 8

The Judging Process                                        Page 12

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)                           Page 15

2009 NARI MN COTY Awards Checklist                         Page 17

Sustainable Remodeling Award Guidelines                    Page 18

Residential Universal Design Award Guidelines              Page 24




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             2009 NARI MN COTY Rules & Guidelines
1) The 2009 NARI MN COTY Rules and Guidelines are modeled after and follow the NARI National
COTY Award Rules and Guidelines as much as possible with modifications required for the local NARI
MN competition.

2) Only NARI contractor members are eligible to enter. All entrants’ membership records will be checked
to verify their classification as a contractor member in good standing. The entry fee for the first binder
purchased is $150. The entry fee for additional binders is discounted to $110 per binder. Your binder will
be returned to you. Fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be carried over to
subsequent years.

3) Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2007. Only entries that have never been judged as
winning entries or as parts of winning entries submitted in prior NARI MN COTY contests are eligible.

4) All projects entered in COTY categories must be an improvement or addition to an existing structure.
Entries for new structures, spec homes and spec remodeling projects will not be accepted. Projects must be
completed for a client(s). The remodeler can be considered a client if the project is completed for his/her
home.

5) Binders and guidelines will be available at the NARI MN office in Suite 565 at International Market
Square on Monday, June 1, 2009. Binder guidelines are also available to preview online at the NARI MN
Web site; however binders must be purchased in order to submit an entry. Completed entries must be
received at the NARI MN office on or before 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2009. All COTY entries
must arrive in the official 2009 NARI MN COTY binder provided. Please provide only the 8 1/2” x 11”
photo described in section 7(i) as the cover. Do not include any other information on the front or back of
your binder.

6) A contractor member company may enter multiple projects in multiple categories and may enter a
maximum of two projects in the same category. If you have a large, multi-area project, and would like to
enter just a portion of it, you may break it out. For example, if your project included the remodel of a
kitchen, family room, and two baths, you can enter a kitchen category, an interior category, and two
bathroom categories. Keep in mind you most likely will have to break out costs and contracts (see item 7
below). If you enter your project in this way, and any part of the project is judged, you will not be able to
enter any part of the same remodeled areas in another category.

7) Ten plastic sleeves are included with the official COTY binder. The first four sleeves are for entry
materials only and will be removed upon arrival at the NARI MN office. These are required forms and
must be included with your entry. Entries not including these items may be disqualified without prior
notification. These items will not be returned to you, so make copies for yourself before submitting your
binder. NARI MN retains the originals. The sleeves must include the following in the following order:

         a) Entry Form – Contractors complete and sign this form.
         (Insert this form in Sleeve Number One.)




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      b) Contractor’s Affidavit of Price and Completion – This document must be completely filled
      out by the contractor for all entries. Project costs must include fair-market value for
      homeowner-provided sweat-equity or in-kind services or the services of a subcontractor that
      the homeowner might have hired, i.e. project design, purchase of materials, demolition,
      painting, appliances, etc. and/or other subcontracted work, i.e. designer, architecture or engineer.
      Once this form is completed, the contractor must sign the form. (Insert this form, also, in Sleeve
      Number One. This form should be inserted back-to-back with the Entry Form.)

      c) Copies of your contract - If you are entering in an Under or in a Price Range category, a copy
      of the contract is required to be included in your entry. To minimize bulk for this requirement,
      you may provide a summary version of the contract. The document must include the pages with
      the pricing and client’s signature. If there are any change orders to the contract they must also be
      included. If you are breaking apart a project for entry, summarize the price breakdown on a
      separate sheet for clarity. If this item does not fit into the first sleeve, insert it into the front pocket
      of the binder. Entries will be screened for compliance with this requirement. In order to accurately
      reflect the total cost of the project, project prices must include fair-market value for
      homeowner provided sweat-equity or in-kind services or the services of a subcontractor that
      the homeowner might have hired, i.e. project design, purchase of materials, demolition,
      painting, appliances, etc. and/or other subcontracted work, i.e. designer, architecture or engineer.
      This must include all materials and labor. Any exclusion of any portion of the project’s price
      (unintentional or otherwise) may be cause for the entry to be judged in the next higher value
      category without prior notification being given to the entrant. (Insert these pages in Sleeve
      Number Two. Verify on pages 8-11 if a copy of the contract is required in your specific category)

      d) Photographer’s Release – The owner of the photographs (professional photographer,
      contractor, homeowner, etc.) must complete and sign this form. If the photographer’s release is
      altered in any way, you may lose the chance to have your project photos published in various trade
      and consumer publications. You may also lose the opportunity to have your winning project
      photos displayed on the NARI MN Web site. (Insert this form in Sleeve Number Three.)

      e) Promotional Agreement – (Insert this form in Sleeve Number Three. This form should be
      inserted back-to-back with the Photographer’s Release form.)

      f) Script for The Master of Ceremonies at the Awards Banquet – In the event your project is
      chosen as a winner, the Master of Ceremonies will read a brief description of your project to the
      audience. You may want to include information about critical staff that assisted with the project,
      especially those from outside of your company. If you wish to recognize the name of the Architect
      or Interior Designer who was responsible for the design, please include their name and the name
      of their company in this paragraph. Specify whether the design was generated in-house or was out-
      sourced. Please provide a description of your project in 100 words or less. Descriptions longer
      than 100 words may be edited without your approval.

      Save your MC Script as a Word Document on a CD-ROM using the following as a filename:

      Binder # Company Name MC Script.doc




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      Sample MC Scripts:

      This kitchen remodel met the client’s need of creating a functional kitchen that provides space for
      entertaining family and friends. The creative use of natural light brings out the beauty of the
      different finishes in this kitchen, from the natural cork floors to the honed granite countertops.
      While the large island with serving counter provides ample room for entertaining, the beautiful
      detailing and choice of materials makes it the center of attention. Special consideration was paid to
      creating unique and functional storage in creative locations, making this kitchen as functional as it
      is eye-catching.
      or
      The clients wished to remain in the neighborhood, but had outgrown their home. This whole house
      remodel captured the beautifully detailed Craftsman style while providing the latest in modern
      technology and conveniences. The great room floor plan creates an informal feel to the home,
      making it an inviting and livable space. By limiting the size of the family room addition, we
      created the space the client desired while keeping in line with the traditional style of the home.
      Each room received special attention as is evident in the luxurious master bedroom and bathroom
      suite and the stunning kitchen and butler’s pantry.
      (Insert this page into Sleeve Number Four and include as a Word document on the CD.
      Name file as Binder # Company Name MC Script.doc).

      g) Entry Design Statement – In your Entry Design Statement, include a brief project description
      detailing all aspects of the job. Use this space to help lay the groundwork for the judges. Provide
      one page of text describing the project. The description must be typed in 10-point font or larger
      and must fit on one side of one 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper. The use of “white space” by using
      bullets to summarize your story is encouraged. The entry design statement should answer the
      following questions on which all projects will be judged. Those questions will be:

          •    To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?
          •    To what degree does the project enhance the existing structures functionally?
          •    To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure aesthetically?
          •    Is there evidence of superior craftsmanship?
          •    Were innovative uses of material and/or methods of construction used in the project?
          •    Did the contractor overcome difficult obstacles?

      For the Residential Historic Renovation/Restoration Category, the Entry Design Statement should
      also include the answers to the following questions:

          •    Were original uses of materials duplicated in the project?
          •    Were methods of application used to improve or enhance the original style of the
               structure?

      Refer to the section on the Judging Process on page 12 for further information.
      (Insert the Entry Design Statement form in Sleeve Number Five and include as a Word
      document on the CD. Name file as Binder # Company Name Design Statement.doc).




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      h) Project Floor Plan Drawings – Before and after Floor Plan Drawings need to be reduced to 8
      ½” x 11” sheets. Oversize or folded plans are not acceptable. Ensure that the customer name or
      address, and/or company name or address, do not appear on the drawings or are not legible. Orient
      “before” and “after” floor plans the same way for ease of comparison. (Insert these pages into
      Sleeve Number Six.) You may add up to 3 additional plastic sleeves to include any relevant
      renderings, watercolors, etc. in addition to the floor plan drawings. Include these sleeves after the
      floor plan.

      i) Photos – Insert photo pages after the Project Floor Plan Drawings. It is mandatory that
      you enclose two “before” and two “after” photographs. You may include “during” photos, if
      available, to show difficult or innovative use of materials. Color photos are preferred. If you refer
      to photos in your text, number them for clarity. Entries without “before” photos will not be
      judged. Computer generated renderings or hand drawings may not be substituted for "before”
      photographs. You may use a total of four plastic sleeves provided (front and back) to display
      project photos – before, during and after - in each binder.

      j) Photo Print for Front Cover of Binder – Provide one 8 ½” x 11” print of a photo that provides
      the best overall view showcasing your entire project. Insert this photo into the clear plastic
      pocket on the front cover of the binder. During the Awards Banquet, all entry binders will be
      displayed so that the photos in the clear plastic pockets will be clearly visible for other attendees to
      view. No label or company information should be visible.

      k) CD-ROM–A minimum of two before and two after photos are required for the Awards
      Banquet Slide Show presentation. These photos (included in the plastic sleeves) must also be
      provided in digital format on a CD-ROM. All photos must be high resolution (300 dpi or better),
      and must be in JPG (preferred), TIFF, or EPS format. If submitting in JPG format, set
      compression to “Maximum Quality” or “Least Compression.” For best resolution, please provide a
      minimum of 5" x 7" at 300 dpi (or 1500 x 2100 pixels).

      Your company logo must also be provided. EPS format is strongly preferred. Contact your
      graphic designer and ask that they e-mail you a copy so you can save it on to the CD- ROM.
      Logos reproduced in JPG format (300 dpi) tend to look fuzzy on the screen during the
      Awards Gala.

      There must be one CD-ROM provided per project. Only the photos from one project may be
      included on the CD-ROM. Only the photos that are included in the plastic sleeves in the binder
      may be included in digital form in the CD-ROM. (Insert the CD-ROM in the Front Pocket of
      the Binder.) The CD-ROM must include the following required photos and Microsoft Word files,
      labeled as shown in the following examples. Please follow labeling instructions carefully. Failure
      to properly label each file with your binder number and other required elements may result in
      disqualifying your entry.

      Images for Slide Show Presentation: (Required)
      Label each photo on the CD-ROM using the following filenames:
      Binder # Company Name Before1.jpg
      Binder # Company Name Before2.jpg
      Binder # Company Name After1.jpg
      Binder # Company Name After2.jpg




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         MS Word Documents: (Required)
         Label each Word document on the CD-ROM using the following filenames:
         Binder # Company Name MC Script.doc
         Binder # Company Name Entry Design Statement.doc

         Supplemental Images for Marketing/Web site Purposes, labeled as shown: (Optional)
         Label each photo on the CD-ROM using the following filenames:
         Binder # Company Name Brief Photo Description.jpg
         Binder # Company Name Brief Photo Description.jpg
         Binder # Company Name Brief Photo Description.jpg
         Binder # Company Name Brief Photo Description.jpg

8) Labeling and Description – Your name and/or company name cannot be visible on the binder or
on any of the information in sleeves five, six and the photo sleeves. If you are presenting a photo that
has the required name and category on the back, be sure that your name is covered up with another photo,
description, or a piece of blank paper. Entries that display your name anywhere visible on these pages will
not be judged. It is imperative that we maintain anonymity in the judging process.

You can explain and describe your project in a number of ways. This can be done through the Entry Design
Statement, captions with each photo, etc., or whatever helps you describe the project most effectively and
concisely. Provide background on the clients’ needs and wants and how they were addressed. Explain
special problems that were encountered and features/designs unique to the project. Refer to certain photos
when discussing work if possible.

9) Videotapes, audiocassettes, and CD-ROMs (except where noted in item 7k above) are not acceptable as
part of the COTY entry.

10) The NARI MN COTY Awards Committee reserves the right to change the entry category definitions
based on the number of entries received per category. In an effort to acknowledge outstanding projects
that have no competition, if you are the sole entrant in a category, your score must meet or exceed
the average score of all winning scores that year to be deemed a winner. You may also be asked to
merge into a related category, if applicable. In any category a winner or an honorable mention award is
not guaranteed. Awards granted are based on the decisions of the judges. Obtain your NARI MN COTY
entry Binder on or after Monday, June 1, 2009 and return the completed binder entry on or before 1:00 pm
on Wednesday, September 30, 2009. The binders can be obtained at and returned to the NARI MN office at
the following address:

                  NARI MN
                  International Market Square
                  275 Market Street Suite 565
                  Minneapolis, MN 55405




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           2009 NARI MN COTY Awards Categories
              Please review these category descriptions carefully.
1. Residential Kitchen $60,000 and Under – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential kitchen remodel with a total project cost under $60,000. Only interior photos
may be used.

2. Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $75,000 – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential kitchen remodel with a total project cost of $60,001 to $75,000. Only interior
photos may be used.

3. Residential Kitchen $75,001 to $90,000 – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential kitchen remodel with a total project cost of $75,001 to $90,000. Only interior
photos may be used.

4. Residential Kitchen $90,001 to $120,000 – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential kitchen remodel with a total project cost $90,001 to $120,000. Only interior
photos may be used.

5. Residential Kitchen Over $120,000
Best residential kitchen remodel with a total project cost over $120,000. Only interior photos
may be used.

6. Residential Bath $30,000 and Under – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential bath remodel with a total project cost under $30,000. Only interior photos
may be used.

7. Residential Bath $30,001 to $60,000 – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Best residential bath remodel with a total project cost between $30,001 and $60,000. Only
interior photos may be used.

8. Residential Bath Over $60,000
Best residential bath remodel with a total project cost over $60,000. Only interior photos may
be used.

9. Residential Interior $150,000 and Under – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Includes, but is not limited to, such projects as family or recreation room remodeling, attic or
basement conversions, etc. Work must be done within the existing walls of a residential
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10. Residential Interior Over $150,000
Includes, but is not limited to, such projects as family or recreation room remodeling, attic or
basement conversions, etc. Work must be done within the existing walls of a residential
structure. This category does not include room additions. Only interior photos may be used.

11. Residential Interior Specialty
This category represents a special interior element of a project. It includes, but is not limited
to such projects as railings and columns, brick, stone and masonry work, tiling, air
conditioning and heating, fireplaces, vestibules, insulation, kitchen hoods, glass block, wall
finishes such as plaster, flooring, audio/visual systems, and home automation. Work must
have been done to the interior of an existing residential structure and only interior photos
may be used. The residential interior specialty must be specified in the entry materials and in
the descriptive text in order to qualify.

12. Residential Addition $200,000 and Under – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
Includes, but is not limited to, additions, add-a-levels, or attic build-outs, which increases
livable conditioned space of the existing home. The project cannot have changed the exterior
footprint or elevations of the existing residential structure in more than one location. Interior
and exterior photos may be used.

13. Residential Addition Over $200,000
Includes, but is not limited to, additions, add-a-levels, or attic build-outs, which increases
livable conditioned space of the existing home. The project cannot have changed the exterior
footprint or elevations of the existing residential structure in more than one location. Interior
and exterior photos may be used.

14. Residential Exterior
Includes, but is not limited to, alterations to the exterior of a residential building such as
porticos, decks, windows, dormers, and exterior resurfacings like siding, stucco, etc.
which enhance the overall appearance of the exterior. The project cannot have added
livable conditioned space. Only exterior photographs may be used. If you feel interior
shots are material to showcasing your project in the best light, you may want to consider
entering in a different category e.g. “Residential Exterior Specialty.” Contact the NARI
MN office for clarifications and guidance.




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New Category!
15. Residential Exterior Specialty
This category represents a special exterior element of a project detached or attached to the
home. Includes but is not limited to, unconditioned outdoor living space projects such as
gazebos, three-season porches, screened porches, sunrooms, porticos, etc. Exterior and
interior photos may be used.

16. Entire House $250,000 and Under – Copy of Contract Required – see rules item 7c.
A project, with a cost under $250,000, that remodeled or renovated a substantial portion of
the entire residential house, inside and outside, or where multiple additions and/or style
changes in footprint or elevation have been made in more than one location. Total
teardowns are not eligible for this award. A minimum of 20% of the existing above
grade livable structure must remain to be considered.

17. Entire House $250,001-$500,000 – Copy of Contract required – see rules item 7c.
A project, with a cost of between $250,001-$500,000 that remodeled or renovated a
substantial portion of the entire residential house, inside and outside, or where multiple
additions and/or style changes in footprint or elevation have been made in more than one
location. Total teardowns are not eligible for this award. A minimum of 20% of the
existing above grade livable structure must remain to be considered.

18. Entire House Over $500,000
A project, with a cost of over $500,000 that remodeled or renovated a substantial portion of
the entire residential house, inside and outside, or where multiple additions and/or style
changes in footprint or elevation have been made in more than one location. Total
teardowns are not eligible for this award. A minimum of 20% of the existing above
grade livable structure must remain to be considered.

19. Residential Historical Renovation/Restoration
The renovation/restoration of the interior and/or exterior of a house, or a compatible addition,
featuring period design and materials. The house must be a residential structure that is at least
50 years old. Any and all products used are to be of a material authentic in style to the area in
which the building was originally built, paying special attention to period trim detail and
period coloring. Restoration of missing historic features and added structures are to respect
the essential historic character and architectural style of original building design.




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20. Commercial Interior, Exterior or Specialty
Remodeling performed on the interior or exterior of a commercial structure. A commercial
specialty entry can include, but is not limited to, such projects or operations as cosmetic
facelift, siding, roofing, insulation, window, door, railing, columns, brick, stone, masonry
work, tiling, solar panels, air conditioning, heating, gutters and leaders, etc. Work must have
been done to an existing commercial structure. Clearly define the type of client and the
client’s needs in the project description. The commercial specialty must be included on your
entry form and in the descriptive text to qualify.

21. Sustainable Remodeling Award
Any binder entered in categories 1-20 is eligible to be submitted as a Sustainable or
Residential Universal Design entry for an additional $50 fee. In only this way, can one binder
be eligible to win two awards.

This award will be presented to the project which best utilizes Sustainable Remodeling
techniques and technology in a functional and creative manner. No project is likely to meet
all of the requirements of Sustainable Design. The Sustainable Remodeling Award will not
be awarded on the basis of an estimate of the number of requirements met, or other
quantitative measure. The following 5 key concepts of Sustainable Design will be considered
when judging the entries:
     • Energy Efficiency (building envelope and systems)
     • Resource Efficiency and Use (including durability)
     • Indoor Environmental Quality
     • Water Conservation
     • Site Management & Use

The award will recognize the entrant’s effort to design in a sustainable manner and with a
high design quality and overall composition. Please refer to the Sustainable Remodeling
Award guidelines for further information.

22. Residential Universal Design Award
Any binder entered in categories 1-20 is eligible to be submitted as a Sustainable or
Universal Design entry for an additional $50 fee. In only this way, can one binder be eligible
to win two awards.

The Residential Universal Design category will consider changes in residences that make
them usable by people of all ages and physical capabilities. Projects can include, but are not
limited to, accessible entrances, modified floor plans, barrier-free kitchens and baths, and the
use of “smart home’ technology. Emphasis will be on using products and design to create
invisible solutions that blend with the surroundings. Clearly indicate both the problem and
solution to the accessibility challenge for evaluation of stated goals. Please refer to the
Residential Universal Design Award guidelines for further information.



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                             The Judging Process
A NARI MN Contractor of the Year (COTY) Award winner is an entry that demonstrates
remodeling excellence. Judges will evaluate the balance of client needs, good design, and
the execution of a quality remodeling project. They use the following guidelines to
evaluate each entry. Please note that judges are not required to present an Honorable
Mention Award in every category.

The following guidelines are intended as general direction in helping the judges compare
entries:

Judging

A group of judges from the NARI Milwaukee Chapter begins by individually reviewing
all the entries in a category. They may take a preliminary review of that group of entries,
and then score the entries one by one, using the judge’s ballot provided. They may
re-review previously scored entries from time to time as they go along. Once a category
is completed, the ballots are collected and tallied. The winner in a category is determined
by the highest score tallied on the judges’ ballots.

Best in Show

The judges will look at each of the winners within the categories to determine a Best in
Show winner. During this phase of the process the previous score sheets are made
available for reference. The judges discuss the projects, each of them sharing their
opinions. As a group they decide on the Best in Show winner from all of the categories.

Judge’s Score Sheet

The following is an example of a judge’s ballot. The sub-questions in each section are
meant to stir the judges’ thought processes and may or may not apply for each entry. This
ballot may be modified as deemed necessary.




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1 = to no degree, 10 = to the highest degree.

1. To what degree were the expressed needs of the client met?
Did the entry describe the client’s needs and desires? Did the contractor show that those needs were met?

1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         10
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___________________________________________________________________________

2. To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure functionally?
Do the room’s new floor plans function well? Is the counter space or work area adequate to perform necessary tasks?
Is there good traffic flow? Is safety adequately addressed? Are the materials functional? Is lighting addressed – both
general & task?

1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         10
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
3. To what degree does the project enhance the existing structure aesthetically?
Keep in mind the following design criteria: Line & rhythm, continuity & repetition, texture, color & contrast, symmetry
& balance, emphasis.

1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         10
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
4. Is there evidence of superior craftsmanship?
Moldings, woodwork, stairs, cabinetry, countertops, tile, glass, marble, metal, stone, masonry, other: ______________.

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___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
5. Were innovative uses of material and/or methods of construction used in the project?
Are innovative uses evident, or were any described and noted?

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___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
6. Did the contractor overcome difficult obstacles?
Were difficult obstacles encountered as described by the contractor and overcome in a creative way?

1         2         3         4         5         6         7         8         9         10
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___________________________________________________________________________

Total Points                                                                                 _________ (max 60)




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Residential Historic Renovation/Restoration Category

7. Were original uses of materials duplicated in the project?
1      2       3       4       5       6      7       8       9   10
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___________________________________________________________________________

8. Were methods of application used to improve or enhance the original style of the
structure?
1      2       3       4       5       6      7       8       9   10
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___________________________________________________________________________


Additional points for this category                                    _________ (max 20)


Grand total                                                        _________ (max 80)




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                    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
                      2009 NARI MN COTY Awards
1. When is this year’s deadline?
The NARI MN COTY Awards Entry Binders will be available at the NARI MN office on Monday, June 1,
2009. The deadline for receipt of completed entries is 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
Binders received after that time will not be judged and there are no refunds for late entries.

2. Do I have to use a professional photographer to take the photos?
No. It is not required, but better quality photographs show the most detail and give a better impression
overall. Historically, COTY winners do use professional photographers, especially for the “after” shots.
Remember, you are trying to convince a panel of judges that your entry should be selected as a NARI MN
winner, so even if you don’t use a professional, use the best quality photos possible, particularly your
“after” photos.

3. If the homeowner supplied any materials or labor, (such as an appliance(s) or the painting of a
room) do I include that in the price of the remodel?
Yes. Any service or material supplied by the homeowner must be included in the price of the remodel.
“Fair market value” for the service or material will be accepted.

3. Do I have to include “before” photos, or will “after” photos alone be sufficient?
A minimum of two “before” photos and a minimum of two “after” photos are required for each entry.
“Before” and “after” photos show the judges the transformation of the remodeled area. Get in the habit of
taking “before” pictures at the beginning of every project, even if the space is just a shell. What began as an
average project just might turn out to be your best work. Also, taking your “before” and “after” photos
from the same angle helps the judges to see the project from the same perspective.

Label each photo on the CD-ROM using the following filename:
Binder # Company Name Before1.jpg
Binder # Company Name Before2.jpg
Binder # Company Name After1.jpg
Binder # Company Name After2.jpg

4. Why do you need a CD-ROM containing the photos?
We use the set of photos recorded digitally for promotional materials, the awards gala slide show, local
publications, and for our archives. We prefer that you send this set digitally on the CD. We accept high-
resolution files (300 dpi or better), and they must be in JPG, TIFF, or EPS format.

5. For which project categories do I need to send in a copy of the contract?
Copies of your contract are only required if you are entering a price range category or an under category.
This information further validates that your project is being entered into the proper range. Entries that
require contracts and do not have them may be bumped into the next higher price range or disqualified
without advance notice.




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6. Does the Contractor’s Affidavit of Price and Completion need to be filled out for every entry?
Yes. This form needs to be completely filled out for all categories. Keeping track of the costs and the size
of the area of all of the projects (in square feet) helps us determine potential category changes in the future.

7. I think including drawings will be helpful for the judges, but they won’t fit into one of the sleeves.
Can I make the drawings a part of the entry?
The drawings should be reduced to an 8 ½” x 11” format. If the drawings won’t fit into the sleeve, but they
will fit into the back pocket of the binder, they will be accepted. The judges often find them very helpful as
they are looking over the project. However, they cannot extend beyond the top and sides of the binder.

8. How do I determine which category to enter my project?
Read the category criteria very carefully and remember to check out the specialty categories that are very
broad and cover unusual types of projects. If you are unsure which category to select, please call the NARI
MN office for further guidance and clarification.

9. What if I am a sole entrant?
In an effort to acknowledge outstanding projects that have no competition, if you are the sole entrant in a
category, your score must meet or exceed the average score of all winning scores that year to be deemed a
winner. You may also be asked to merge into a related category, if applicable.

10. Is my fee refundable if I decide not to enter the competition after buying my binder?
No. Once the binder is purchased, no refunds will be issued. Also, binders cannot be carried over to
subsequent years and are not transferable.

11. Can I find out if I have won a NARI MN Award prior to the Awards Gala?
No. NARI MN COTY Award winners will only be announced at the Awards Banquet on November 20,
2009.

12. When can I pick up my binder after the Awards Gala?
Binders should be picked up at the close of the November 20, 2009 Awards Banquet. They will also be
available for pick up from the NARI MN Office after the evening of the banquet.




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                    2009 NARI MN COTY Checklist
Use this checklist to be sure you’ve completed and included all the program requirements.
    •   Are you a NARI member in good standing? Are your dues paid for August 1, 2009 -
        July 31, 2010?

    •   Was the project completed after January 1, 2007?
    •   Are all forms filled out completely and included in the proper sleeve in the binder?
            o   Is your entry form complete, including category name and all other required
                information?

            o   Is the Contractor’s Affidavit of Price and Completion form complete?
            o   Have you included a copy of your contract, if you are entering an “under”
                or “price range” category?
            o   Has the Photographer’s Release been completed?

            o   Has the Promotional Agreement been completed?
            o   Has the Script for the Master of Ceremonies been included?
            o   Has the Entry Design Statement been included?
            o   Have you included 8 ½” by 11” floor plan drawings in the binder?

    •   Have you included at least two “before” and at least two “after” photos in your entry?
    •   Have you inserted an 8 ½” x 11” print of a photo of your project in the clear plastic front
        cover of the binder?

    •   Are the ten plastic binder sleeves present in the order provided? (see pages 3-6)
    •   Have you included a CD-ROM containing two before and two after photos, your design
        statement, and MC Script for this project, as well as your company logo in EPS format?
        (see pages 6 and 7 for labeling instructions)

    •   Is your name and your company name completely hidden from view on any pages they
        are not requested?
    •   Will you be prepared to deliver your NARI MN COTY entry to the NARI MN office
        on or before 1:00 pm on September 30, 2009? Entries submitted after this date will
        not be accepted. Binders are not refundable or transferable.




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               Sustainable Remodeling Award Guidelines
The Sustainable Remodeling Award will be presented to one remodeling project. Any project
submitted for any COTY Award category can, in addition, also be submitted to be considered
for the Sustainable Remodeling Award. To submit an entry for a COTY Award to be
considered for the Sustainable Remodeling Award, check the appropriate box on the Award
Entry Form, complete a one page Sustainable Remodeling Award Design Statement, provide
additional photos and drawings as required in a maximum of four additional plastic sleeves,
and submit an additional entry fee of $50.00 per project.

Attached is a checklist containing Sustainable Remodeling practices and ideas. The
checklist can be used as a source of inspiration for the designers who are thinking of
submitting a project for the award. Checklist cited from Johnston, D., & Master, K.
(2004). Green remodeling: Changing the world one room at a time. BC, Canada: New
Society Publishers.

Each entrant must submit a one-page design statement that outlines why they think their
project is the best example of Sustainable Remodeling practices. The design statement will
describe how this project was designed to support Sustainable Remodeling concepts. Please
refer to the Sustainable Remodeling Checklist and the Sustainable Remodeling Award
Judges’ score sheet for information on how the projects will be judged.

This award will be presented to the project which best utilizes sustainable remodeling
techniques and technology in a functional and creative manner. No project is likely to meet
all of the requirements of sustainable design. The Sustainable Remodeling Award will not be
awarded on the basis of an estimate of the number of requirements met, or other quantitative
measure. The following 5 key concepts of sustainable design will be considered when
judging the entries:
         • Energy Efficiency (high performance building envelope and systems)
         • Resource Efficiency and Use (including durability)
         • Indoor Environmental Quality
         • Water Conservation
         • Site Management & Use

The award will recognize the entrant’s effort to design and construct remodeling projects
that are consistent with basic concepts of sustainable design and construction. There are a
number of strategies that are directly related to the construction process and how materials
are handled and the job site is managed. What follows is a checklist of practices that support
those strategies.




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                       Sustainable Remodeling Checklist
Recommended Minimum Requirements of Sustainable Design
The following standards have been recognized nationally as a minimum for sustainable
design. It is strongly recommended that these minimum standards be met (if applicable to the
project).
        1. Use of Energy Star-rated appliances
        2. Erosion control plan
        3. Waste management plan that emphasizes reuse & recycling of building products
             as well as a recycling and waste plan for general site use. (Appropriate disposal
             or recycling of hazardous components and materials, beverage and food
             containers and packaging, appliances…)
        4. Minimal use of tropical hardwoods (no more than 20% of existing sq.ft. of
             room(s) involved if there is pre-existing material), or use of FSC certified wood
        5. No mercury thermostats (remove/replace if pre-existing)
        6. Educate the homeowner on how to use the Sustainable Technology incorporated
             into their home

 Job Site and Landscaping Checklist
  Reuse construction and deconstruction waste instead of sending it to the landfill
  Recycle job site waste
  Landscape to block winds
  Use landscaping to shade windows and structure
  Design of structure is integrated to site
  Incorporate permeable paving
  Protect existing plants; plant new vegetation
  Use rooftop water catchment systems
  Installation of rain garden (water runoff recovery)
  Storm water control during construction

 Foundation Checklist
  Use concrete containing recycled waste (i.e., slag, bottom ash, fly ash)
  Use autoclaved cellular concrete
  Use insulated concrete forms (ICFs)
  Reuse form boards
  Use aluminum forms
  Use biodegradable, non-petroleum form-release agents
  Use recycled content rubble for backfill drainage
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 Structural Framing Checklist
  Use advanced framing techniques (AFT) to reduce amount of lumber material
  Use reclaimed lumber
  Use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood
  Use engineered lumber for framing members larger than 2x8
  Use structural-insulated panels (SIPs)

 Exterior Finish Checklist
  Use fiber-cement exterior siding
  Use FSC-certified solid wood siding
  Use finger-jointed trim
  Use recycled-content decking
  Use FSC-certified wood decking
  Use naturally decay-resistant wood
  Limit use of unsafe wood treatments
  Limit use of PVC or vinyl material
  Limit use of materials containing high levels of embodied energy

 Roofing Checklist
  Avoid adhesives
  Provide a light-colored or reflective roof
  Use recycled-content asphalt shingles
  Install slate roofing
  Install concrete tile roofing
  Install clay roofing
  Install lead-free metal roofing
  Install fiber-cement composite roofing
  Install recycled content plastic//rubber shingles
  Install a steep slope roof (over 3/12 pitch) with a sizable overhang to shade structure
  Harvest rainwater
  Install 40-50 year composite roofing
  Consider Photovoltaic (PV) shingles and roofing tiles

 Plumbing Checklist
  Replace existing high-volume flush toilets with low-volume flush toilets, or dual-flush
     toilets
  Remove plumbing from outside walls
  Install a composting toilet system
  Consider greywater flushing
  Install high performance showerheads
  Install faucet flow reducers




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     Install chlorine filters on showerheads
     Install a whole house water filtration system
     Install activated carbon filters
     Install a reverse osmosis system

 Electrical Checklist
  Install natural light delivery systems with auxiliary artificial lighting system, like
      Solatube
  Install skylights
  Install clerestory windows
  Install light shelves
  Install compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
  Install lighting controls like dimmer switches or automatic timers for greater control of
      lighting
  Avoid use of recessed lights
  Replace existing recessed lights or build insulation boxes around them
  Install new sealed or airtight IC-rated recessed lighting
  Minimize light pollution

 Insulation Checklist
  Avoid CFC or HCFC-based foam insulation
  Use formaldehyde-free, recycled-content fiberglass insulation
  Use mineral/rock wool insulation
  Use cellulose insulation
  Use bio-based insulation
  Use the blower door test to monitor leakage
  Install radiant barriers
  Install insulation baffles
  Caulk, seal, and weather strip
  Increase R-Value of existing insulation
  Avoid thermal bridging
  Ensure adequate attic insulation
  Super-insulate (insulate to R-Value higher than code requires)

 Solar Energy Checklist
  Install windows with a minimum U-factor of 0.32 or less (current energy code requires
     a minimum U-factor of 0.34)
  Install low-E windows
  Install triple-pane windows
  Install glazings tuned to orientation
  Install low-conductivity frames
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     Incorporate and distribute thermal mass
     Install skylights on North and West facing roof planes
     Install window coverings and overhangs
     Use landscaping to shade windows
     Install grid-connected Photovoltaic (PV) panels
     Install an off-grid PV system

 HVAC Checklist
  Install a 92 percent or greater AFUE forced air furnace
  Install sealed combustion furnaces
  Install zoned, hydronic, radiant heating
  Install a geothermal heat pump
  Install an air-source heat pump
  Properly size your HVAC system
  Consider alternatives to wood fireplaces and stoves
  Seal all joints in ducts with mastic, foil tape, or Aeroseal
  Keep ductwork within the conditioned space
  Eliminate panned joist space or ceiling cavities used as air returns
  Provide a jumper/transfer duct
  Clean all ducts before occupancy
  Incorporate variability in temperature and ventilation control
  Install operable windows for natural ventilation
  Vent the kitchen range hood to the outside
  Install separate garage exhaust fan
  Install a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm
  Install attic ventilation systems
  Install a whole house fan
  Install a energy recovery ventilator (HRV)
  Install a HEPA (high efficiency particulate arresting) filter
  Install a humidification/dehumidification system
  Eliminate sources of unwanted heat
  Install operable windows and fans
  Install ductless air conditioning units

 Water Heating Checklist
  Install a high-efficiency sealed-combustion fossil-fuel water heater
  Install a high-efficiency electric resistance storage water heater
  Install a tankless water heater
  Install a heat pump water heater
  Install combined (indirect) hot water and heating system
  Install a solar water heater
  Use the smallest water heater possible




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     Locate water heater close to bathroom, kitchen, and clothes washer
     Use the maximum efficiency setting on the water heater
     Install hot water jacket insulation
     Install heat traps
     Install a timer on your water heater

 Appliance Checklist
  Install only Energy Star-rated appliances
  Install front-loading washing machines
  Use an energy-efficient sealed-combustion clothes dryer
  Replace your standard dishwasher with a low water use model
  Look for the Energy Star label on gas appliances
  Use a condensing washer and dryer (all-in-one unit)
  Install a refrigerator with a bottom-mount freezer

 Interior Materials/Finishes Checklist
  Use formaldehyde-free materials (typically found in binders and glues)
  Seal all exposed particleboard of MDF flooring
  Select Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood flooring
  Use rapidly renewable flooring materials (like bamboo and cork)
  Use recycled-content tile
  Replace vinyl flooring with natural linoleum
  Install recycled-content carpet and underlayment
  Use exposed concrete as the finished floor
  Use water-based or latex paint
  Use low or no-VOC and formaldehyde-free paint
  Use natural paints
  Use low-VOC, water based wood finishes
  Use darker stains and sealants for exterior wood finish
  Use solvent-free adhesives
  Install CRI Sustainable Label certified carpets (which have lower VOC rates)
  Install recycled-content or synthetic padding under floors
  Install recycled-content carpeting
  Install natural carpeting made from grasses, cotton, or wool
  Install recycled-content glass tile
  Install countertops made from granite or quartz from local source
  Install countertops that use remnants or recycled materials (glass, paper, quartz)




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               Residential Universal Design Award Guidelines
The Residential Universal Design Award will be presented to one remodeling project. Any
project submitted for any COTY Award category can, in addition, also be submitted to be
considered for the Remodeling for Universal Design award. To submit an entry for a COTY
Award to be considered for the Universal Design Award, check the appropriate box on the Award
Entry Form, complete a one page Universal Design Award Design Statement, and submit an
additional entry fee of $50.00 per project.

Attached is a checklist containing Universal Design practices and ideas. The checklist can
be used as a source of alternative features and designs that can make housing usable by
persons with a broad range of needs.

Each entrant must submit a one-page design statement that outlines why they think their project
exemplifies Universal Design practices. The design statement will describe how this project was
designed to support Universal Design concepts. The document, “Residential Remodeling and
Universal Design: Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible,” available from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research
(1996) can be used as a resource document to define Universal Design practices.

This award will be presented to the project which best utilizes Universal Design techniques and
technology in a functional and creative manner. No project is likely to meet all of the
requirements of Universal Design. The Universal Design Award will not be awarded on the basis
of an estimate of the number of requirements met, or other quantitative measure. The award will
recognize the entrant’s effort to design to make housing usable by persons with a broad range of
needs, including elderly persons and those with physical limitations, and will be granted on the
basis of the overall use of technology and methods to utilize best practices of Universal Design in
a creative and cost effective manner. Please refer to the Universal Design Award checklist for
further information.

Background:
The term “Universal Design” refers to designs and features that make housing usable by persons
with a broad range of needs, including elderly persons and those with physical limitations. Many
universal design features can be added to the home during a remodeling project at little or no
extra cost. Addition of these features will improve the home for its residents now and in the
future, as well as increase its marketability. Universally designed products, building features, and
spatial techniques help people function more independently regardless of age, size, stature, or
ability.
Adapted from “Residential Remodeling and Universal Design: Making Homes More Comfortable and Accessible,”
available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research
(1996)




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                            Universal Design Checklist
 Job Site and Landscaping Checklist
  Low-maintenance shrubs, plants and trees
  Any wooden decks, patios or balconies are no more than ½” below the inside floor
     level

 Garage/Carport Checklist
  Any carports and boarding areas are covered
  Carports widened to accommodate lifts on vans
  Garage door high enough to accommodate raised-roof vans
  5’ minimum access aisle between the accessible van and any cars
  Ramp to doorway if necessary
  Handrail on any steps
  Ramp or step not needed if fume protection code requires the floor to be several inches
    below the entry door – floor may then be sloped to entry

 Exterior Checklist
  Low-maintenance exterior finishes
  Pathway to home is accessible
  One entry is covered and has no steps
  Covered entry front door lock equipped with a sensor light for illumination
  Front door is at least 32” wide
  Accessible doorbell

 Floor Plan Checklist
  Main rooms, including a full bath, are on the same level
  A space with a 5’ x 5’ clearance exists in the kitchen, living room, bedroom and at
     least one bath
  No steps on main level
  Halls are a minimum of 36” wide
  Halls are well-lit

 Entry Checklist
  Non-slip flooring
  Sidelight or accessible peephole
  Table or other surface to hold belongings upon entering home

 Flooring Checklist
  All interior and exterior surfaces are smooth, non-glare and slip-resistant
  Any carpet is low density (<.50” high pile) with a firm pad
  Level changes are indicated with color or texture contrasts




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 Interior Door/Threshold Checklist
  Maximum of ½” beveled threshold at exterior openings
  Maximum of ¼” threshold at interior openings
  Minimum width of 32” at interior doorways
  Lever door handles
  Flush thresholds preferred

 Windows
  Greater amount of windows to provide as much natural lighting as possible
  Sill of windows at an accessible height
  Low-maintenance interior and exterior
  Hardware is simple to operate
  Can be opened to provide cross-ventilation and fresh air

 Plumbing Checklist
  Faucets are controlled by levers or pedals
  Faucets are thermostatic or anti-scald
  Faucets are pressure-balanced
  Kitchen faucet is a pull-out sprayer
  Toilet is 2 ½” higher than standard or is height-adjustable
  Hand-held/adjustable showerheads with a 6’ hose
  Tub/shower controls offset from center
  Wall-hung lavatory with a knee space and a front panel to cover pipes
  Shower stall must have built-in anti-bacterial protection

 Electrical Checklist
  Light switches by all entrances to halls and rooms
  All light switches are rocker or touch-light variety
  At least 2 bulbs in any light receptacles in important areas, such as the bath and exits
  Thermostats are pre-programmed and are easy to read and control
  Switches, outlets, thermostats, etc. no higher than 48” from floor and in accessible
     locations
  Clearance of 30” x 48” in front of switches, outlets, thermostats, etc.
  Heating, A/C and lighting can be monitored from any TV in the house
  Auditory or visual system to indicate activation of doorbell, telephone, smoke and
     carbon dioxide detectors
  Wired for security
  Wired for computers
  Security or intercom system that can be monitored from any TV in the house
  Flashing porch light or 911 switch
  Direct-wired to emergency services




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 HVAC Checklist
  Filters are easily accessed
  All units are energy-efficient

 Kitchen Countertop/Cabinet Checklist
  Walls built to support any adjustable cabinets at varying heights as well as removable
     base cabinets
  Wall cabinets 3” lower than standard height
  Shelf below the upper cabinets for frequently used items
  Cabinet doors have glass fronts
  Cabinets/drawers have loop handles
  Pull-down shelving
  Base cabinets contain roll-out trays and Lazy Susans
  Walk-in/roll-in pantry
  Countertops have accent stripes to allow for visual orientation
  Adequate counter space next to all appliances to allow for dishes, etc.
  Multi-level work areas
  Open under-counter work areas to accommodate seating
  Task lighting in work areas

 Appliance Checklist
  30” x 48” clear space at appliances OR a 60” diameter clear space for turns
  Controls are easy-to-read
  Microwave is at counter height or in wall
  Refrigerator is a side-by-side model
  Oven is side-swing or in wall
  Electric cook top with level burners
  Electric cook top with front controls and a downdraft feature
  Electric cook top has an indicator light to show when surface is hot
  Dishwasher is raised and has push-button controls
  Washer/dryer raised 12”-15” above floor
  Washer and dryer are front-loading

 Accessible Bath Checklist
  Must be on main level and accommodate a 60” turning radius or acceptable T-turn
     space and 36” x 36” or 30” x 48” clear space
  Walls built to support any adjustable cabinets at varying heights as well as removable
     base cabinets
  Countertops have accent stripes to allow for visual orientation
  Solid backing for grab bars in the tub/shower area, by the shower seat and by the toilet
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    Any stand-up shower must be at least 36” wide with no curb
    Shower to include a fold-down seat
    Light in shower stall
    Toilet paper rolls may be changed with 1 hand
    Bathtub must be lower for easier access
    Slip-resistant flooring in bath and shower
    Water controls can be reached from outside of the tub/shower area
    Towel and shampoo can be reached by someone sitting in the tub
    Door can be unlocked from the outside
    Door opens out
    Contains a telephone that can be reached from the toilet or tub

 Master Bedroom Checklist
  Laundry chute or laundry area in homes with multiple stories

 Stairs, Ramps, Lifts and Elevator Checklist
  Handrails with a 1-¼” diameter on both sides of stairways
  Stairs have increased visibility through use of lighting, contrast strips, etc.
  Ramp slope no greater than 1” rise for each 12” in length
  Adequate handrails on ramps
  5” landing at ramp doorway and at switchbacks
  Pre-framed shafts for future elevator or a stairway width of at least 4’ for a future lift in
     multi-story homes
  Residential elevator or lift

 Reduced Maintenance/Convenience Checklist
  Surfaces are easy-to-clean
  Central vacuum system installed
  Built-in systems for pet feeding and recycling installed
  Video phones installed
  Intercom system installed

 Storage Checklist
  Closet rods and shelves are adjustable
  Closets have adequate lighting
  Closet doors are easy to open and do not hinder access

 Energy-Efficiency Checklist
  Framed in-line with 2” x 6” studs spaced 24” on center
  Air-barrier installed
  Duct work sealed with mastic
  A/C units are reduced in size with gas furnaces




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    Mechanical fresh air vents
    Cold air returns in all bedrooms
    Carbon monoxide detectors installed
    Windows are energy-efficient with Low-E glass

 Optional Feature Checklist
  Separate living space/apartment for rental income or caregiver
  Additional room that can function as a nursery now and a home office later
  Additional bath adjoined to above room for an aging parent’s care




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                 List of References for Universal Design
                          Adaptive Environments Center
                                www.adaptenv.org
                   The American Association of Retired Persons
                                 www.aarp.org
                   American Occupational Therapy Association
                                www.aota.org
           Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
                             www.access-board.gov
                          Assistive Technology Solutions
                                www.atsolutions.org
             The Center for Inclusive Design & Environmental Access
                     www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/Home/index.asp

                       Center for Rehabilitation Technology
                               www.catea.gatech.edu
                         The Center for Universal Design
                             www.design.ncsu.edu/cud
               U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
                                  www.hud.gov
  The National Resource Center for Supportive Housing and Home Modifications
                              www.homemods.org
                     Independent Living Research Utilization
                                  www.ilru.org
             The National Center on Accessibility, Parks & Recreation
                               www.ncaonline.org
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research – U.S. Department
                                    of Education
                                  www.abledata.com




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