Category Archives: Design

Maximizing Space: Contemporary Details

Contemporary finishes keep the compact bathroom from looking too crowded A while ago, an architect and his family approached us to do a remodel for his two bedroom, one bathroom home. Their goal was to maximize every inch of space by

Maximizing Space: Contemporary Details

Contemporary finishes keep the compact bathroom from looking too crowded A while ago, an architect and his family approached us to do a remodel for his two bedroom, one bathroom home. Their goal was to maximize every inch of space by

In-Law Units, Granny Flats, or ADU’s – whatever you call them, they are a good investment

                As the Bay Area endures profound demographic and economic shifts, many of its residents are working to understand their place within a changing urban environment. San Francisco, inundated with new, and mostly

In-Law Units, Granny Flats, or ADU’s – whatever you call them, they are a good investment

                As the Bay Area endures profound demographic and economic shifts, many of its residents are working to understand their place within a changing urban environment. San Francisco, inundated with new, and mostly

Red Oak Realty on Solano Avenue

Laura Martin Bovard Interiors wrote a great overview about our collaboration on Red Oak Realty’s office renovation in Berkeley. For Laura’s insight on the project, take a look at her blog post. For mouthwatering images of the project, see below. Or, even

Red Oak Realty on Solano Avenue

Laura Martin Bovard Interiors wrote a great overview about our collaboration on Red Oak Realty’s office renovation in Berkeley. For Laura’s insight on the project, take a look at her blog post. For mouthwatering images of the project, see below. Or, even

Aging in Place: 4 Design Tips

Aging in Place is continuing to live where you have lived as you age, rather than moving to a nursing home. When remodeling your home, designing to age in place can be a good idea if you view your house

Aging in Place: 4 Design Tips

Aging in Place is continuing to live where you have lived as you age, rather than moving to a nursing home. When remodeling your home, designing to age in place can be a good idea if you view your house

Bathroom Material Palette

We always have a few kitchen and bathroom remodels underway, which means choosing wall tile, floor tile, countertops, flooring, plumbing, and…the list goes on. Space planning aside, these rooms can be tricky because there are so many materials in one

Bathroom Material Palette

We always have a few kitchen and bathroom remodels underway, which means choosing wall tile, floor tile, countertops, flooring, plumbing, and…the list goes on. Space planning aside, these rooms can be tricky because there are so many materials in one

Solano Mural

Although we mostly work on residential, we do a commercial project here and there. Right now, we’re working on a commercial building on Solano Avenue in Albany, including tearing down most of the original building. This called for a construction

Solano Mural

Although we mostly work on residential, we do a commercial project here and there. Right now, we’re working on a commercial building on Solano Avenue in Albany, including tearing down most of the original building. This called for a construction

Sukkah PDX and Design Week Portland

A few months ago we were selected to be part of the Oregon Jewish Museum’s annual Sukkah PDX exhibit. A Sukkah is a temporary shelter built during the Jewish holiday Sukkot to celebrate the fall harvest and commemorate Jewish ancestors’ 40 year journey through

Sukkah PDX and Design Week Portland

A few months ago we were selected to be part of the Oregon Jewish Museum’s annual Sukkah PDX exhibit. A Sukkah is a temporary shelter built during the Jewish holiday Sukkot to celebrate the fall harvest and commemorate Jewish ancestors’ 40 year journey through

Design Build for State Projects

Until recently, design build businesses were prevented from bidding on government projects. A new bill passed on September 30th by the State of California is the most recent addition to legislation that will change this. The bill allows certain government and state agencies

Design Build for State Projects

Until recently, design build businesses were prevented from bidding on government projects. A new bill passed on September 30th by the State of California is the most recent addition to legislation that will change this. The bill allows certain government and state agencies

Sukkah PDX

For the past few years, the Oregon Jewish Museum has put on an architectural exhibit every fall. They ask designers, architects, and individuals for contemporary takes on Sukkah design. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a

Sukkah PDX

For the past few years, the Oregon Jewish Museum has put on an architectural exhibit every fall. They ask designers, architects, and individuals for contemporary takes on Sukkah design. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a

Designing for Residential

The client/builder relationship is one of the unique features of designing single family residential. Unlike working with non-profits or developers to design for non-specified inhabitants, our clients are the ones who are going to live in their house. We aren’t

Designing for Residential

The client/builder relationship is one of the unique features of designing single family residential. Unlike working with non-profits or developers to design for non-specified inhabitants, our clients are the ones who are going to live in their house. We aren’t