San Jose Bathroom Remodel – Job #524 – “Everything Must Go!” (Part 1)

When I arrive at Debbie’s home away from the Silicon Valley, I tell Melissa, my colleague — and Project Manager in training — that the house we’re about to go inside of already beautiful. In fact, the entire neighborhood is. We’re at the very southeastern tip of San Jose for …

Walnut Creek Bathroom Remodel Reveal – Job #352 – Part 2

When we last left Debbie, she had tasked us with remodeling the upstairs bathroom inside her beautiful two-story home. We just finished with that Walnut Creek bathroom remodel and we’re ready to see how it turned out. When we arrive, Mika rings Debbie’s doorbell, part of her Ring Security System. …

Oakland Bathroom Remodel – Job #1436 – 40 Years in the Bay (Part 1)

When I get to our new customer’s job site, Mika’s already calling the shots like Captain America leading the Avengers to victory in New York City. “This is a small bathroom,” she declares to Jose, our lead contractor. “We talked about the square footage — it’s small. You’re keeping the …

Campbell Bathroom Remodel – Job #143 – Lighting and Color (Part 1)

It’s cool in Campbell today…yet, Deanna, our client, has a fan sitting in her front doorway, pointed directly into her house. “It’s warm in here in the summer,” she says. “We don’t have air conditioning. One of the sacrifices you make when you want something nice in the Bay Area.” …

Jobs #6782 & #3838 – Two Cities, Two Customers, Two Kitchens

A few months ago, we were hired to work two kitchen remodeling projects in Pleasanton and San Ramon, two cities located in the Tri-Valley section of the California East Bay just north of the Silicon Valley. The two projects are now finished and we’re ready to show off our work! …

Walnut Creek – Job #352 – The Art of Measuring Time (Part 1)

“It’s 95 degrees out here,” I tell Mika as she sits in the front seat of her red Prius, going through her text messages. “Like, right here, I mean. Otherwise, you get downhill, it’s, like…80-something.” I look off on the distance. “Either way, it’s hot. But that’s Walnut Creek.” “Yeah,” …

Los Gatos – Job #15606 – Un Pez y Dos Perros, pero No Gatos (Part 1)

Our newest client, Jackie, walks out of her Los Gatos home, past her carefully-kept garden, and approaches us, smiling. My colleague, Mika, introduces me — but immediately notices the absence of somebody named “Duke”. “I had to take Duke to day care,” she says. “Puppy daycare.” Ah, Duke’s a dog. …

The Art of the Home Bar: 5 Things to Consider When Building One

. When we hear the word “remodel” or “renovation”, we might automatically think about overhauling a kitchen, a bathroom or, perhaps, the backyard or patio space. The reason why is a simple matter of necessity: you use every other room in your house just about each day, so the idea …