Berkeley Thousand Oaks Modern Master Bathroom 2016 REMMIE Winner through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Berkeley Thousand Oaks Modern Master Bathroom

2016 REMMIE Winner through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

How We Work

I work with homeowners who are busy professionals working long days or running their kids to multiple activities and don't have hours to spend in showrooms. They have tried working with architects and are overwhelmed when they are sent to select materials on their own or they are frustrated when they can't read their drawings or visualize their new kitchen and bath remodel. Usually they are trying to make responsible investment decisions but are secretly worried they may make choices they decide they don’t like until it is too late.

I typically work with people who live in Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Kensington, Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, San Francisco, San Rafael, Sausalito, and Walnut Creek.

Initial Conversation

This is an important first step with no risk and only a little bit of time. We will have a 5-10 minute conversation where I will ask a few basic questions and we can talk briefly about your space and my process. And if we... [read more]

Complimentary Consultation

I always recommend meeting and getting to know the interior designer you will be working with. Ask yourself some questions during the meeting; “Does this designer actively listen to me? Do I trust them? Does... [read more]

Schematic Design

This phase is the foundation for a well-designed kitchen or bathroom. You will have invited me into your home and I will measure and photograph your current space. I often hear comments from some of my clients that... [read more]

Design Process

Once we have arrived at the design process the schematic designs will be revised based on feedback from the schematic designs. People who choose to work with me are typically homeowners who are busy ... [read more]

Construction Preparation

This is a critical phase for preventing a hasty start to construction that might lead to a longer time without use of your kitchen or bathroom. I know many homeowners and contractors who skip this step only to find that... [read more]


Generally everything should have arrived or be expected to arrive about a week before the contractor starts demolition. All of the boxes are to be opened and items inspected thoroughly for accuracy and potential... [read more]

Post Construction

The cleaners have come and you are moving back in and you may even have a house warming party to celebrate! I am often honored at this last phase to hire a professional to photograph your “new” home. We will... [read more]


Project Sizes & Scope

Many homeowners are concerned that the size of their project is “too small”. In my mind this would be the case only if you live in a dollhouse. Kitchens, baths, closets, entertainment centers and other ... [read more]


From childhood I have always been fascinated with homes of all shapes, sizes and styles. I found that I was also disappointed when visiting a historic home that had been poorly remodeled by a... [read more]