NRVHBA Best Bath Award Goes to Shelter Alternatives

July 15, 2021

Ed Tuchler, Shelter Alternatives, Inc. owner and Selections expert Alice Coddington accept the Best Bath award from the NRVHBA. Photo Credit: Kelsey Grow

Design-Build team Shelter Alternatives of Blacksburg has been awarded the Best Bath Award of 2020 by the New River Valley Home Builders Association. 

Bathrooms tend to be one of the smallest rooms in a house even though they serve many roles and daily tasks. Layout, function and integration of design make a huge difference when creating a unique but practical bathroom. Cabinetry finishes and fixtures often are the highlights of the design features for this highly used space. This bathroom remodel actually uses less space than its predecessor but the design elements visually open every part of the room. 

Tuchler and his team have been building homes, as well as doing remodeling work, in the New River Valley for over 30 years and this award represents the 13th NRVHBA Design Excellence award it has received. It will sit among other local and regional awards that the company has earned over their long history, but Tuchler noted that these awards are a particular honor to him as they are determined by nomination and selection by colleagues in the local building community.

For a more in-depth look at the company and their work, visit the Shelter Alternatives website at  More information on the New River Valley Home Builders Association can be found at