Contemporary: Kitchen Remodel


This charming 4 bedroom/2 bath Spanish Revival dream home is nestled in Glen Highlands. Built on the ashes of the Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991.

Our clients asked us to upgrade the kitchen, nothing major. They planned to sell the home in three to five years. Balancing economy with aesthetics and practicality, we brought in our design team to ensure a cohesive, contemporary outcome. Together, we refined the floorplan, style, color choices, appliances, custom cabinetry, materials, and a super cool coffee station.

This formerly stark, hodgepodge kitchen has been transformed into a beautiful, functional focal point. With storage galore. Our homeowners just bought a home in Alamo and are talking with us about remodeling that one too.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel, Montclair

For this Montclair kitchen remodel, Beckner Contracting & Management:

  • Incorporated intelligent task, pendant, and under-cabinet lighting. With switching that is convenient, versatile, and intuitive.
  • Designed, fabricated, and installed durable easy close custom upper and lower solid wood paint-grade kitchen cabinets, glass door clearstory cabinets to the 9’ ceiling, custom range hood enclosure, slim pull-out utensil, packaged food, and spice organizer cabinets.
  • Designed, fabricated, and installed 9’ natural alder display hutch and coffee bar with floating shelves, quartz countertop, glass display cabinets, and drawers.
  • Resourced and installed Thermador range and refrigerator, hybrid rapid cook 220 v “speed” oven (microwave, air fryer, and convection oven in one).
  • Reconfigured and built a new central island with custom catalyzed lacquer cabinetry. The countertop is made of durable Taj Mahal quartzite with gorgeous natural veining.
  • Refinished existing hardwood flooring.
  • Expanded opening to bay window, broadening site line to let the light in.

Kitchens are multifunctional spaces where people eat, socialize, play, work, relax, and dream. We hope you’ll take inspiration from this eye-catching kitchen remodel. Contact us. Live in the East Bay or San Francisco? We’ll maximize your cooking and living spaces too.

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“There’s no place like home.”

~ Dorothy