More Exciting News! Thompson Remodeling wins Master Design Award Presented by Qualified Remodeler Magazine

Thompson Remodeling of Grand Rapids has been named a winner of the 38th Annual Qualified Remodeler Master Design Awards Contest. Thompson Remodeling won a Bronze Award in the Specialty Room/Niche Space Category.

“We felt this family mudroom remodel was the perfect entry for the specialty room category and we are honored to be recognized nationally for its great design. What’s special about this particular mudroom is its seamless integration into the rest of the home, there’s storage for a family of five and their guests, and the spectacular hand-painted design on the cement floor,” said Ben Thompson, President of Thompson Remodeling.

Sponsored by Qualified Remodeler magazine, the Master Design Awards is the premier national contest recognizing outstanding achievement in residential remodeling projects in 23 categories.

Nominees are residential remodeling companies from across the country and entries are judged on aesthetic appeal, construction techniques used, handling of unusual situations, attention to detail, functionality of space and overall impression of the project

About the Winning Project

Our design transformed a dark, unfinished breezeway into a bright, beautiful and highly functional space for a family of five. The homeowners wanted to keep the remodel within the existing space, which seemed like a challenge given it was made up of 4 doors, including 2 large sliders and a window.


We removed by sliding doors and replaced one with a new glass front door that became the main entry from the outside of the home. The removal of these doors along with the window allowed us to place six lockers, a command center and a bench in the space. The old heavy door that used to lead from the breezeway into the house was removed and became an open doorway. The removal of this door makes the mudroom feel like part of the home and the adjacent kitchen even feels larger.

family mudroom

Instead of tiling the floor, it was hand-painted with a custom paisley design in a bright turquoise color and coated multiple times with a clear epoxy coat for durability.

mudroom command center

You can see the project featured in Qualified Remodeler here.

About Thompson Remodeling

Thompson Remodeling partners with you to discover your style and vision for your home. We create a custom design to meet your specific needs that is uniquely yours. Our process ensures that there are no surprises – your custom project will be built on time, on budget, and to your approved project plans. We want to help you Love Where You Live.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan – Thompson Remodeling is a design/build residential remodeling firm that has been serving Grand Rapids and the surrounding area for 36 years. Our award-winning firm is recognized as an industry leader on the national, regional, and local levels.

About Qualified Remodeler

Founded in 1975, Qualified Remodeler magazine was the first magazine dedicated to serving the residential remodeling market. The magazine is published by SOLA Group, Inc., and serves an audience of more than 83,000 residential remodeling firms.

Additional information on the Master Design Awards can be found in the September issue of Qualified Remodeler and at