Archive for category: Remodeling Trends

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. […]

 
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 […]

 
Master bath remodel. Sea green with envy.

Master bath remodel. Sea green with envy.

September 1, 2015 at 8:32 pm

This serene master bath remodel is the result of a beautiful collaboration between Beckner Contracting and client. Together, we achieved a stunning transformation while maintaining the original layout– from dated “with issues” to contemporary and integrated. Developing a master plan; renovating the shower area; installing Cambria quartz counter top; managing selection and installation […]

 
Create a focal point.

Create a focal point.

July 27, 2015 at 8:22 am

Hammered nickel sink for upstairs guest bathroom we remodeled in Oakland.

 

Remodeling and resale value.

April 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

Great news reported in the U.S. News & World Report article Spring Remodeling: Trends in Kitchens and Baths. For a bathroom remodel, a homeowner can expect to recoup about 70 percent of the cost upon resale, while a major kitchen remodel could return 67.8 percent of the cost, according to the Remodeling […]

 
2015 home remodeling trends.

2015 home remodeling trends.

February 2, 2015 at 6:29 am

Consumer Reports Covers 2015 Design and Construction Week in LV: Handle-less kitchens: to achieve the sleekest and most streamlined kitchens, manufacturers are eliminating handles and pulls from appliances, cabinetry, fixtures and more. Dishwashers that open with a knock knock,“touch-to-open” coplanar doors, custom upper cabinets that open and close with the […]

 
Homes are smarter.

Homes are smarter.

August 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

The *”Internet of Things” is reshaping global business and the way we live. We are wearing Fitbits, tracking electric energy consumption with smart meters and learning about “intelligent homes”.  Innovations now on the market: Smart Thermostats Install a smart thermostat like Nest or Honeywell to help regulate the temperature in […]

 
Radiant Orchid: Pantone’s Color of 2014

Radiant Orchid: Pantone’s Color of 2014

August 9, 2014 at 9:07 am

Gem tones are turning up everywhere in homes this year. Pantone says Radiant Orchid “blooms with confidence and magical warmth” and encourages “expanded creativity and originality”. Is purple the new orange?