Remodel West published in national book.

Two projects designed and built  by Remodel West caught the eye of national publisher Schiffer Publishing and ultimately have been featured in the newly released “coffee table style” book  Asian Influenced Architecture & Design by E. Ashley Rooney.  I was approached by Ms. Rooney over a year ago after our projects caught her eye on our website.  After lengthy discussions, interviews and submitting the photos to her for consideration we were pleased that our projects made the final cut for the book.  Now over a year later the book is out and I am happy to report they made it in the book and are prominently displayed. The first large-scale remodel project featured in the book involved a complete…

Cupertino Resident Recommends Remodel West.

This review came through my LinkedIn account.  If you are not yet LinkedIn I recommend you check it out as a good source to keep in touch with your colleagues. “I hired Bill’s company to do a complete remodel of my 1970s-era kitchen. The designers were very good about listening to my “vision” and implementing it. The construction team and the subcontractors were great; superb quality, excellent work ethic, and wonderful follow-up. The job went well, and when there was an issue, Bill and his team jumped on it and made it right for me. I highly recommend Bill and his company.” April 23, 2010 Top qualities: Great Results , On Time , High Integrity Elinora M. hired Bill as a General Contractor in 2009…

Real feedback from a Remodel West customer.

Recently we finished a large-scale interior kitchen and bath remodel in Cupertino California.  The project involved re-designing the kitchen, hall bath and master bath which included moving walls and intricate design details.  Sarah Spiroff, CKD, CBD and Senior Designer at Remodel West was instrumental in all the design work and details.

Our customer took the time to write the following review to share their experience with our company and we really appreciate it.  If you are a LinkedIn member you may visit our page and see the posting or you may see it below.

As posted in www.linkedin.com Remodel West profile. 

March 31, 2010   Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative   “Considering this contractor

Project scheduling can make or break a remodel project.

Scheduling a construction project may seem obvious to those experienced in construction, but for the homeowner don’t take it for granted that the company you are about to hire takes any pro-active steps to scheduling.  When considering a remodeling firm a very important deciding factor is to understand what a company does to schedule a project and how much of this information is shared before and during construction.     At Remodel West we create a schedule about mid-way through the design in preparation for commencement of construction.  Why, you might ask, would you prepare a schedule so early.  This is primarily for one reason, to establish a realistic construction start date…

Sticking with what works when making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Hints to evaluating a remodel company during times like this.

It’s no secret that many companies across every industry have been challenged by economic times over the past few years.  As you search for a company to help design and remodel  your home it’s more important than ever to have a real understanding of whom you are about to begin a relatively long relationship with.  Being conservative in your selection and not being blind to those overly aggressive companies with suspiciously low-cost estimates will get you off to a good start.  As a long-standing business owner here in Silicon Valley (since 1992) I’ve seen and been challenged by the ups and downs of the valley.  I recently spoke with a mentor of mine from the late ’80’s…

Remodel West partners with GreenQuest by Crystal Cabinetry.

RemodelWest, a Silicon Valley design and construction firm specializing in sustainable practices within the residential remodeling business has formed an alliance with Crystal Cabinetry of Princeton Minnesota, the leader in green cabinetry nationwide.
Crystal Cabinets is an early adopter of implementing green design and manufacturing practices for their sixty-two year old company and they are perfectly aligned with our principles here at Remodel West, says Bill Reid owner
Crystal has taken their commitment to sustainability so seriously that they recently achieved the coveted certification from the Forestry Stewardship Council known in the industry as FSC.  This huge miles stone is a testament…

Leather flooring invites you into the new RemodelWest studio.

As of May 2009 our new studio is open.  It’s been a great experience and rewarding as we have applied sustainable choices within our own environment.  Of course we are not 100% complete with a few things to finish up but it has really come together nice.  Leather Flooring by Torlys is a feature material in the front of our new space.  More prominent in Europe leather flooring is making a name in the US.  As I understand it during WWII the Germans developed a process to use post industrial waste from leather factories.  This process spurred from a leather shortage for boots and has been used ever since.  This 100% recyled  flooring material has a great feel as you stand on it and is applied exactly like a laminate…

Reclaimed Redwood, Antenna Tower, and Natural Tung Oil pull it off in Remodel West new studio.

Today we are about three weeks from completion.  The studio project has been an interesting project as I balance costs, time, and adhering to green building practices as much as possible.  Our subcontractors and suppliers have been overwhelmingly cooperative and it has been refreshing dealing with them on this very creative project.  Reclaimed Clear Heart Redwood Put to use in new studio!  Cost ZERO (with some sweat equity). Somewhat of a pet project for me, reclaiming and using approximately 500 lineal feet of clear heart redwood from one of our projects has been very rewarding.  I haven’t researched what this material might cost if you could even find it but I would estimate $10-12 a foot.  The cost…