Archive for category: Building for Small Spaces

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 […]

 
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.

 
Big ‘n Small.

Big ‘n Small.

July 10, 2015 at 9:12 am

We built this customized storage shed as an extra to the kitchen remodel: integrated, fully-insulated, air sealed and energy-upgraded.

 
Giving back: learning & play area built in a day.

Giving back: learning & play area built in a day.

February 11, 2015 at 9:01 pm

Beckner Contracting gives back. Fifty volunteers,  including Craig Beckner (helping out as project manager and construction worker), descended upon Monument Community First 5 Center in Concord to transform an unused dirt lot into a vibrant learning garden for low-income preschoolers and their families. The Monument Community First 5 Center provides […]

 
Police work.

Police work.

January 2, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Just the facts for the Healdsburg Police Station project: finished carpentry and cabinetry in the public and inmate receiving areas, construction details in the holding tank. Photographs were off limits, so all we can show you is the front entrance! Could be the prettiest police station in the Wine Country!

 
Pet friendly.

Pet friendly.

July 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

We love animals. When one of our clients asked us to find a way for their indoor cat Pip to spend quality time outdoors – without leaving the yard, we built a ramp and installed a Kitty Fence. Now Pip is one happy feline. Here is what Tom had to […]

 
Ready for resale.

Ready for resale.

July 6, 2014 at 2:53 pm

To prepare this San Francisco condominium, built in 1906, for sale in August, we made subtle, pristine repairs to the elegant pied-à-terre. SOLD!

 
Water closet renovation.

Water closet renovation.

July 5, 2014 at 6:18 am

WC upgraded with marble, paint, new fixtures and a classic ceramic Talavera sink, handcrafted and hand-painted in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico. Beckner Contracting works magic even in small spaces.

 
Our client wanted a mouse house.

Our client wanted a mouse house.

June 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

So we created one during her kitchen remodel. To each her own!

 
Mission District bike pulley system.

Mission District bike pulley system.

June 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

It’s so cool. A San Francisco architect with offices in the Mission, wanted to encourage biking to work. But floor space is at a premium, so he asked us to devise a bicycle pulley system to solve the problem. We figured it out. Some people call what we do “innovation”. […]