Home Efficiency Best Practices

#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 […]

 
Remodeling design breakthroughs.

Remodeling design breakthroughs.

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, the latest and greatest fixtures, findings, and materials, home-centric technology, and “lifestyle lifts”. The kitchen/whole house remodel, pictured above, is a perfect example of a remodeling design breakthrough (built by Beckner […]

 
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 […]