Kitchen Addition – More Dining Space

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Our clients wanted a dining area to be part of their remodeled kitchen. They travel a lot and like to eat in restaurants that have booths, so we put seating areas around the table to reflect this. The table is also movable, so the space can be changed depending on the type of gathering, or… Read more »

Kitchen Addition – Added Space

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The owners wanted a reconfigured space for their kitchen –adding an island, and a dining area to it. This is an unusual combination for a kitchen remodel today.  To accommodate their space needs we combined a previous bedroom and kitchen, plus the addition.   The new kitchen has a nice exterior view, and the sink area… Read more »

Kitchen Remodel – Privacy & Sunlight

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This 60/70’s era remodel included not just the kitchen, but also the living room, family room, dining room, laundry, and entry. Homes of that era neither emphasized open floor plans, nor incorporated nature’s light in the design. What the owner desired was access to sunlight, day lighting, lots of storage, but also privacy. The unique… Read more »

Bathroom Remodels Must Meet California’s New Water Conservation Requirements

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As of January 1, 2017, all non-compliant residential properties will require the installation of water-conserving plumbing fixtures. The legislation that passed in 2014, as Civil Code §1101.5, set January 1, 2017 as the deadline for single-family homeowners to be in compliance. The good news is – if you’ve done any remodeling in the past 10 years… Read more »

What Goes Into an Architectural Plan – Another Master Bath Remodel

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This is a recent master bath remodel of an older home in downtown San Jose. The original bathroom had two access doors on each side of the bathroom, with the toilet behind one of the doors. Originally the bathroom was most likely a hall between two bedrooms. We kept the original doors and hardware, which… Read more »

Stone Wood

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Advances in engineering and manufacturing have given us some really interesting materials to work with. One that has rapidly gained popularity with architects, designers and homeowners is faux wood porcelain tile. Scanner technology that can image the intricate grain and color of natural wood, coupled with the latest techniques for making porcelain tile, have led… Read more »

Permits, Permits

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A question I am often asked is whether a home remodel will require permits. As an architect I’m required to be familiar with what requires a permit and what doesn’t in the various cities and counties where I work. There is no short answer. It depends on the location and what the remodel entails.  A quick… Read more »