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Kitchen teardown – remodeled.

Kitchen teardown – remodeled.

May 29, 2018 at 7:59 am

Our Danville clients were ready to upgrade their  claustrophobic’60s-era galley kitchen, sporting dark brown cabinets, poor lighting, orange linoleum floors and formica countertops. We kept the same footprint to meet budgetary constraints, but, otherwise, everything changed. Lighting, fixtures, cabinetry, flooring, appliances, partitions, color palette, feng shui.

 
What is Hardscape?

What is Hardscape?

May 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

Hardscape describes man-made and/or harder, heavier landscape materials used in the built environment along with natural vegetation. Hardscape includes: paths, walls, walkways, stones, rocks, patios, gates, pavers, and driveways to stairs and railings. Softscape, conversely, comprises natural, softer elements, such as soil, trees, plants, flowers, ground covers and color schemes. […]

 
Bay Area Remodeling

Bay Area Remodeling

May 6, 2017 at 11:43 am

San Francisco Bay Area homeowners live in a design bubble. And that’s a good thing! We are better informed on design aesthetics, remodeling fixtures and materials, home-related technology and “lifestyle lifts”. Forbes’ article, Top 10 Home Design Trends sheds light on the 2017 remodeling trends that are catching our attention: […]

 
Just remodeled in Walnut Creek.

Just remodeled in Walnut Creek.

May 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm
 
Another home becomes iconic.

Another home becomes iconic.

May 6, 2016 at 8:32 pm

Yes, people. It’s true. We want what we want. Beckner Contracting is here to oblige! This kitchen/dining room/living room remodel (+ sassy chandelier) is by us. Secret remodel ingredient: Personality. Remodel with attitude! Dreams do come true.

 
Thinking outside the Box.

Thinking outside the Box.

March 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

To reduce trunk girdling roots (yes, it is a real problem) and work more efficiently within a narrow, angled planting bed, we made this one-of-a-kind circle template on the fly. Remodeling outside the box at work. Quickly and accurately spacing and digging the holes. Seems simple, but we are proud […]

 
Remodeling Pleasure & Pain: 5 Survival Tips.

Remodeling Pleasure & Pain: 5 Survival Tips.

January 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

We think Huffington Post blogger Geri Spieler’s remodeling insights are worth repeating: 1. Focus on one room at the time. To reduce overwhelm, envision the entire concept and pick out the materials for one room, then move on room by room, setting priorities such as: bath #1, bath #2, etc. […]

 
Ingredients for a Remodel Success Story.

Ingredients for a Remodel Success Story.

January 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm

When remodeling or adding on, the most critical place to save money, time and headaches is during the design and planning stages. We envision every phase of the project and carefully pinpoint, coordinate and schedule hundreds of large and small tasks – from the very first step in the design […]

 
Concrete Driveway Installation.

Concrete Driveway Installation.

January 11, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Between rainy season downpours, to accommodate leveler parking and entry, we regraded and replaced the existing driveway with 3000 psi concrete and #3 rebar on 12 inch centers (reduces cracking).

 
Fun Part: Decorating after Remodel.

Fun Part: Decorating after Remodel.

January 11, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Interior design goes hand in glove with remodeling, including considerations and specifications for finishes, appliances, color palette, lighting, fixtures, furniture and textiles. Remodel by Beckner Contracting & Management, Walnut Creek, CA.