Home Efficiency Best Practices

Our motto!

Our motto!

January 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Making home the happiest place on earth.

 
Designed/built/uplifted megachurch’s new commercial kitchen.

Designed/built/uplifted megachurch’s new commercial kitchen.

January 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

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

 
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 […]

 
#Instagramworthyremodeling

#Instagramworthyremodeling

January 10, 2019 at 8:45 am

We are literally obsessed, remodeling homes into gorgeous, Instagram-worthy happy places. Epic inside and out. Off the charts functional, detail-oriented, and sustainable – behind the walls, under the sinks, all the electrical, plumbing, fixtures, masonry, carpentry, tile work, and cabinetry, below the floors, above the ceiling, at every junction box and joint, etc., etc. #Remodelpeaceofmind Follow #Gobeckner on Instagram

 
Refreshing rentals.

Refreshing rentals.

October 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

This 80-year-old lath and plaster Berkeley 2-unit rental was slowly disintegrating and leaking like a sieve. We gave it plenty of love and repairs! Including complete exterior restoration, and extensive electrical and plumbing upgrades. A demanding project where deep knowledge in multiple construction disciplines are critical. Let the rains begin!

 
Kitchen teardown – back on trend.

Kitchen teardown – back on trend.

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.

 
Upgrading curb appeal.

Upgrading curb appeal.

June 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

First, a few industry terms: 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. And, Softscape, conversely, comprises natural, softer elements, such as soil, trees, plants, flowers, ground […]