Home Efficiency Best Practices

Interest rates for building loans still low.

Interest rates for building loans still low.

March 2, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Interest rates for home equity lines of credit (HELOC)—which offer a flexible way of obtaining funds to pay for things such as home improvements—are still historically low. If you’re planning on remodeling your home in stages, but you don’t want to run the risk of rising interest rates over time, consider asking your […]

 
Remodeling feng shui.

Remodeling feng shui.

January 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Feng shui is an ancient practice, predicated on the belief that our home mirrors our internal world. By arranging our environment in harmony with the natural world, we can achieve more comfort, serenity, and happiness. A precious respite from the go go go of the outside world. Remodeling is the perfect time to […]

 
Building personal sanctuaries.

Building personal sanctuaries.

January 21, 2019 at 10:56 am

        Did you know that 38% of women and 21% of men spend over 30 minutes primping in the morning? Let’s not forget nighttime rituals too! Bottomline (actually, nobody’s business), we spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Why not transform it into a personal sanctuary? Taking it […]

 
We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

January 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management is a remodeling, restoration, renovation, and design/build expert for both residential and commercial. We’ve also built a stellar reputation exquisitely remodeling, restoring, repairing, amplifying, and structural engineering Midcentury Modern Eichler and Modernist-leaning residences. We understand and appreciate – firsthand – the ethos, aesthetics, and intelligence behind […]

 
Our mottos.

Our mottos.

January 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm

A place to live becomes a place to love. We’re making home the happiest place on earth. Beckner Contracting & Management

 
Divinely inspired.

Divinely inspired.

January 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

We built a heavenly and brand new “small space” auxiliary kitchen for Valley Christian Center in Dublin, California. Developing detailed drawings, executing in alignment with the architect’s original vision and to the interior designer’s specifications. Working with the Building Department, as the liaison for the church, through multiple rounds. Installing commercial appliances, […]

 
Brave new color for 2019.

Brave new color for 2019.

January 14, 2019 at 11:25 am

Instead of bright optic white or neutrals, consider setting a moodier tone in your home with alluring and unexpected colors to create a rich and nuanced look. ‘Night Watch’, one of Pantone’s top 2019 paint colors, is basically a little bit hunter green and a little bit teal, infused with black. […]

 
Start your remodel here.

Start your remodel here.

January 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Magical, exceptional remodeling, restoration, and design/build. SF Bay Area-local, Beckner Contracting & Management transforms kitchens, baths, great rooms, whole houses, hardscape, everything, inside and out! Making home the happiest place on earth.

 
Listen to the Property Brothers.

Listen to the Property Brothers.

January 10, 2019 at 11:02 am

We cherrypicked favorite quotes from the New York Times Property Brothers Offer Renovation Tips article, “…unlike other home improvement TV stars, the Scott brothers are not fans of D.I.Y., even though they began their careers buying and renovating properties while they were still in college…For bigger projects, the Scott brothers wholeheartedly […]

 
Giving new life.

Giving new life.

January 10, 2019 at 9:22 am

We’re remodeling, reinvigorating, resuscitating, restoring, and giving new life to homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Turning cabbages into castles! Northern California homeowners are moving up, not by switching zip codes, but, instead, by re-envisioning and upgrading home sweet home. The dreary’50s-era guest bathroom “before” throwback photo below – in […]