Custom Kitchen, Bathrooms and In Law Unit in Berkeley

This whole house project featured semi-custom cabinetry in the kitchen, wet room makeover to a bathroom, breathtaking tile selections and a completely reinvented In Law Unit.

In the kitchen, Johanne created a space efficient new layout with semi custom cabinet in White and Hale Navy, offset by stylish yet practical Quartzite countertops, ocean blue elongated backsplash tile and a gorgeous Viking range in white. The island unit combined storage and dining options, perfect for busy family life and entertaining friends.

In the Master bathroom, a beautiful soaker tub was set under the skylight and was showcased against a backdrop of vertical pencil mosaic tile in azure blue tones. Two shower fixtures were set on each side of the wet room space, with the whole area screened off by a full width clear glass shower door. Wall and floor tiles in white marble tones kept the space serene and spa like, and the double width undermount sink set under a granite countertop with matching tile backsplash finished off the look.

In the Guest bathroom, floor to ceiling white tile with a wide black band gave a dramatic feel and drew the eye into the space, while a elegant wood vanity with marble counter completed the traditional feel. A eye-catching patterned tile on the floor gave a dash of character and gave the room a welcoming warmth.

In the In Law unit, white gloss kitchen cabinetry and white quartzite counters brought lots of light to the space, while the fresh green backsplash tile kept the look from feeling sterile. The peninsula layout allowed Johanne to add a breakfast bar for the guests to use as a dining space.

In the bathroom, wide white vanity drawers drew the eye and extended the feel of spaciousness, while clear glass shower doors on rolling hardware made accessing the bath / shower combination easy. The shower walls were tiled in a combination of white mosaic and a pencil mosaic in dove gray tones, giving a calmness to the area. The use of a stacking washer dryer made best use of a niche in the bathroom and added laundry facilities without compromising the layout.

Project Year: 2019
Project Cost: $
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94707

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Light and Bright Updates Bring This Kitchen & Bathroom To Life

This wonderful condo perched high in the Lafayette hills had breath taking views over the surrounding countryside but was looking tired and dated. The client wanted to update the look without committing to the expense and upheaval of a full remodel, so we worked together to create maximum impact while working both within her budget and tight timeframe.

Johanne worked closely with the contractor to see whether we had the potential to create a raised ceiling that could house new dimmable can lights. Once she knew that was possible, she created a new lighting layout that brought even, warm lighting to the whole space.

New Caesarstone countertops replaced the dated and impractical tile and drew the eye to the beautiful tones of the metallic mosaic tile backsplash. New power outlets, switches and wall plates completed the updates at the work surface level, and new paint provided the final touches.

In the bathrooms, Johanne brought in lighted mirrors to bring both light and a contemporary elegance to the space. Pale Caesarstone counters and white undermount sinks and new faucets updated the existing vanity cabinets, and the replacement dimmable recessed lighting showcased the changes.

Project Year: 2018
Project Cost: $10 - 25,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94549

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Award Winning Master Bathroom Newark CA

The homeowner was widowed and looking for a space that provided a uplifting sense of peace and sanctuary, an in home retreat. Her existing floor plan no longer worked for her needs, with two small bathrooms and a spare bedroom rarely used. 

Contractor Fred Chapman of DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen Bay Area brought Johanne on board to partner on the design solution, and working closely with the client, mapped out a variety of possible options. Once they had assessed the existing floor plan and layout, they decided on a light, elegant airy design that transformed two barely used bathrooms into a spacious closet, and a neglected bedroom into a new, spa-like bathroom. 

Luxury vinyl flooring adds warmth and practicality, blue walls add serenity. Storage space was expanded with large storage cabinets on both ends of the marble countertop. The homeowner loves her luxury bathtub with a sliding shelf for a glass and candle, letting her relax and unwind at the end of the day. Details like the reclaimed door to the bedroom, pendant light over the counter and sliding barn door add interest and originality to the space, while the folding shower seat, ample storage and low entry threshold shower gives sustainable practicality.

Project Year: 2017
Project Cost: $75,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94560

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Breathtaking White Kitchen Transformation in Alamo

Alamo CA

An awkward angled wall and peninsula were removed and the ceiling vaulted in this large kitchen, resulting in an open expansive feeling of space, where the prior kitchen felt cramped and boxed in. The cabinetry style, finishes and colors were aligned with the rest of the home. A custom lighting solution was devised for the 12' island, and skylights were added to maximize natural light. A neutral color palette blends textures for a timeless look. As part of the project, the adjacent laundry room and powder room were also refurbished. 

Project Year: 2017
Project Cost: $150,001 - $200,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94507

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Award winning modern rustic home remodel

Walnut Creek, CA

Project Guru was 2017 NARI Bay area remodeling awards winner for this project. See the transformation here The kitchen remodel was central to the project while the modern new staircase, entry door and home office barn door established a modern vibe. While the overall palette is in cool tones, vibrant jewel tones inject fresh energy.

Project Year: 2017
Project Cost: $150,001 - $200,000
Country: United States
Zip Code: 94596
Others who worked on this project: All Things Interior, Bellmont Cabinet Co.

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Master Suite Bedroom & Bathroom Remodel

Pleasanton, CA

Award-winning master suite features a barn door transition, built-in closet and cove lighting for vaulted ceiling and massive level-entry shower. Modern custom cabinetry features all-drawer vanity cabinet.

Project Year: 2017

Project Cost: $100,001 - $150,000

Country: United States

Zip Code: 94566

Others who worked on this project: Gordon Reese Design Build

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Alamo, CA

Large Alamo kitchen layout was modified to accommodate a large custom seating island with second sink, wine refrigerator and seating for six.

Project Year: 2009

Project Cost: $50,001 - $75,000

Country: United States

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Moraga CA 1960s to 2016 Kitchen & Living Space Renovation

Moraga CA.

Poorly configured Moraga kitchen gets complete remodel as the entire house gets new hardware distressed flooring and the facade gets a new front door, and the entire interior gets painted.

Project Year: 2016

Project Cost: $150,001 - $200,000

Country: United States

Zip Code: 94556

Others who worked on this project: DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Bay AreaShowplace Wood Products

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Budget Kid's Bathroom Remodel

concord CA.

Resilient materials and maximized closed storage should keep this young kid's bathroom fresh and organized for many years to come. the The existing footprint was kept from the original bathroom for this Jack and Jill kid's bathroom to keep within budget.

Space was created behind closed doors for electric toothbrushes and hairdryers to help keep this busy space orderly. Dated finishes were replaced to maximize the storage in this bathroom. The vanity tops were left lower to accommodate younger users and both vanity bases were inverted to add a full drawer at the bottom

Country: United States

Others who worked on this project: Showplace Wood ProductsDreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Bay Area


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Tiny Kitchen Transformation

Pleasanton CA.

Removing a divider wall and transforming a tiny L-shaped kitchen into a large U kitchen with island open to the den transformed the core of this home. White perimeter cabinets contrast with dark-stained Eucalyptus island in new U-shaped configuration. Island is 2-tiered, with room for 2 bar stools, bamboo floor continues into the dining and den space.

Feature backsplash incorporates large porcelain subway tile and rustic ceramic mosaic: detail is continued through the kitchen and at the full height of the hood. The 3-drawer configuration under the cooktop allows for ample space for pots and pans, while a tall custom diagonal corner pantry with 4 rotating wood trays and top fixed shelves maximizes the newly acquired space.

Project Year: 2015

Zip Code: 94566

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Lafayette Shaker Style Bathroom - Before Pictures

Lafayette CA.

A dated bathroom with boxed-in tub and shower enclosure gets a classic re-interpretation of Craftsman style with extensive tile work, furniture-style cabinetry and matte quartz countertop. The custom vanity sports beaded inset construction with 7 functional drawers and under-cabinet lighting.. A curbless shower with heavy glass doors on heavy duty barn door hardware expands the visual space and brings a light, expansive feel to a formerly cramped layout.

Project Year: 2016

Country: United States

Zip Code: 94549

Others who worked on this project: DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Bay AreaShowplace Cabinetry

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