El Cerrito Bungalow Remodel

This traditional bungalow with its small rooms did not suit its new owners looking for a contemporary aesthetic and modern open living spaces. Structural changes made it possible to create a sense of cohesion and openness.  Dual glazed aluminum windows installed throughout the house added natural light and ventilation and greater energy efficiency.  New energy efficient appliances transformed this bungalow into a modern home. Before:


A family of four with growing boys needed additional rooms and did not want to leave the neighborhood. A second story was added to their corner lot house, linking up split levels. The ground floor living spaces were reconfigured for better flow opening up to a new kitchen at the rear. The new upstairs wing added two bedrooms and a bathroom. The new skylit stair was tucked in without an inch to spare. Before: Canivet Construction

Alameda Cottage Addition & Remodel

In order to add square footage to this historic one bedroom cottage while preserving its integrity, a tower was added at the rear giving onto a new deck. The tower built for a child’s room adds whimsy and preserves as much garden space as possible. Cement board siding provides a durable finish to match the house’s original painted board and batten siding, while reducing maintenance and providing fire resistive qualities. Salvaged and shop made windows play w/ scale and window … Read More

Alamo Bathroom

While not moving all fixture locations, a tub was added, and efficiency and style were taken to new heights. Solving mold problems, and removing closets, this master bathroom was reborn.   Before:

Remodel & Addition

As two girls grew into their teenage years, their parents decided to give them full reign over the upper level while adding a new master bedroom suite below within steps of the garden and jacuzzi. The new bedroom and sitting area, complete with a full bathroom and walk-in closet, became their refuge.   Before: Robert Cruz Construction