We Need Your Vote: KC NARI Member Is an HGTV Finalist

Kevin-Transue-HGTV-Finalist-ProjectAt Kansas City NARI, we are truly proud of our members and the hard work that they do. This month, we are particularly proud of NARI Certified Remodeler, Kevin Transue, and his company, CHC Creative Remodeling. You may recognize CHC Creative Remodeling’s party barn from the 2015 NARI Remodeled Homes Tour. You may recognize this same remodeling project from when it was featured as the KC NARI Remodel Project of the Week. However, most recently, you may recognize Kevin Transue’s impressive work as a finalist on HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design Contest. And now, Kansas City, we need your help!


Please Vote, Vote, Vote to Support KC NARI Member, Kevin Transue

Rustic-Party-Barn-HGTV-FinalistStep 1: Click this link to cast your vote!

Step 2: Scroll to Kevin Transue’s Rustic Party Barn

Step 3: Scroll through all 14 project photos

Step 4: On the last photo, click the link that asks, “Are You Ready to Vote?”

Step 5: Find the Rustic Party Barn photo and Kevin’s smiling face, and press “Vote!”

Step 6: Give yourself a pat on the back because we appreciate it!

Step 7: Vote again every day until Oct. 30th


About the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Contest


HGTV’s Fresh Faces of Design Contest features 11 categories of outstanding projects from remodelers throughout the entire country. From barn conversions to walk-in closets, each project in the competition is one that you would want in your dream home, trust us.

More about the Party Barn

Kevin Transue and his Rustic Party Barn are featured in the Design with a Passion category, and rightfully so! This project was designed with so much passion that it covers details you never even imagined. Here’s what we are talking about:

  • The Location: It’s all about location! The barn is situated on 15 acres in the heart of the suburbs, as it has been since it was built in 1985.
  • The Patio: Huge sliding doors open the walls on two sides to a 2200 square foot multi-tiered patio and fire pit, making the outside as much fun as the inside!
  • The Fireplace: Let it burn! An oversized, natural-stone fireplace anchors the longest wall. This fireplace is 50” and is capable of burning 3’ logs. An 84” TV over the mantle provides “life-size” images on game day.
  • The Bar: On to the good stuff! Custom cabinets made of reclaimed barn wood (naturally!) create a rustic bar with open shelving. Distressed copper cladding of a faux chimney stack houses two beer taps fed from a cooler in the cabinets below, which are guarded by a bronze bull overhead.
  • The Lighting: Cue the energy savings! LED lighting was used throughout, providing both efficiency and convenience. In fact, the entire barn’s lighting and sound are controlled by a sophisticated audio/video and home control system. Not to mention, it is also protected by an integrated alarm system.
  • The Storage: In keeping with the barn theme, two large sliding barn doors hide the contents of matching storage closets, and butler-style doors shelter partygoers from the workings of a full catering kitchen situated under the staircases and behind the bar.
  • The Electrical: Kevin was prepared! So prepared that he added unique electrical circuits just for the barn’s kitchen. In fact, caterers have mentioned that it was the best catering kitchen to work in because of that convenience.
  • The Heating & Cooling: This one is a biggie! Kevin and his team installed a heating and cooling system that could keep the barn at 70 degrees, with 200 people inside, on July 4th.

Impressed with this work? We are too! Check out the work of other Kansas City NARI members here.

Author: NARI

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