Archive for category: Remodeling

Interest rates for building loans still low.

Interest rates for building loans still low.

March 2, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Interest rates for home equity lines of credit (HELOC)—which offer a flexible way of obtaining funds to pay for things such as home improvements—are still historically low. If you’re planning on remodeling your home in stages, but you don’t want to run the risk of rising interest rates over time, consider asking your […]

 
Remodeling feng shui.

Remodeling feng shui.

January 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

Feng shui is an ancient practice, predicated on the belief that our home mirrors our internal world. By arranging our environment in harmony with the natural world, we can achieve more comfort, serenity, and happiness. A precious respite from the go go go of the outside world. Remodeling is the perfect time to […]

 
We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

We Know Eichler & Midcentury Modern

January 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Beckner Contracting & Management is a remodeling, restoration, renovation, and design/build expert for both residential and commercial. We’ve also built a stellar reputation exquisitely remodeling, restoring, repairing, amplifying, and structural engineering Midcentury Modern Eichler and Modernist-leaning residences. We understand and appreciate – firsthand – the ethos, aesthetics, and intelligence behind […]

 
Our mottos.

Our mottos.

January 15, 2019 at 10:27 pm

A place to live becomes a place to love. We’re making home the happiest place on earth. Beckner Contracting & Management

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 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. […]

 
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).