Introduction to Cork Flooring by Remodel West

RemodelWest has been designing and remodeling homes since 1992. Just recently we have noticed a trend in using cork material as a flooring solution. We thought we would take the opportunity to share a few quick facts about Cork.

  • Cork is a 100% natural flooring options. The bark of cork oak trees is harvested with zero negative impact on the environment and grows back naturally in 9-12 years.
  • Have allergies? No problem! Natural substances found in cork resist the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.
  • Cork flooring is one of the best choices when thinking about the acoustics in the room. It has the best natural sound insulation and actually absorbs sound reducing noise.
  • Cork is naturally fire resistant.
  • Cork is

RemodelWest on Flickr

Remodel West uses various tools to display finished projets through the internet. Perhaps one of the more facisnating libraries belongs to our Flickr site. This site provides the opportunity to not only see the finished project photos but also to see what the project looked like before and as our construction team was in progress.

Here is an example from one of our bathroom remodel projects:

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RemodelWest Featured on www.Houzz.com

When designing your dream home, it can seem overwhelming to create a picture in your mind of all the possibilities and what they will look like.

RemodelWest uses several tools to help homeowners get a grasp on the possibilities that best fit their needs and wants. In particular, www.houzz.com, has been a valuable resource for both homeowners and designers to communicate their wishes and expectations for the outcome of their remodel project.

Just last month, RemodelWest’s work was hand picked by the writers of Houzz for a featured Ideabook.

Check out our Houzz page: http://www.houzz.com/remodelwest…

RemodelWest takes home THREE awards at NKBA competition!

Designers Sarah Spiroff and Kirk Gooodere were presented three awards last night at the Northern California NKBA 2012 Awards Gala! Here are the featured winners. For more photos of these projects please visit our Flickr site!

Cupertino Project, completed April 2011

Saratoga Project, completed September 2011

<<1st place – Small Kitchen 2nd place – Large Kitchen >>
3rd place Before and After Category Before and After Video
 RemodelWest Design – Build Kitchens – Baths – Additions – Cabinetry www.RemodelWest.com

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Bathroom Remodeling and the Costs

The cost of bathroom remodeling often surprise homeowners.  I believe it must stem from the size of the room and therefor the perception that it must be inexpensive.  There are a few ways to tackle a bathroom remodel and it’s first a good idea to understand what the definition of a remodel is. RemodelWest approaches a bath remodel by completely removing all existing materials within the space.  This means we tear out all the cabinetry, tile, flooring, sheetrock and even the plumbing and electrical wiring.  It’s common for bathrooms to have water damage at the tub/shower locations and around the toilet.  So this is not a face lift approach but more about getting access to the skeleton of

Before and After Gallery of RemodelWest Projects

Kitchen Remodel in Saratoga, Ca

Over the past couple years, Remodel West has made some amazing transformations to homes in the area. These projects include kitchen remodels in Cupertino, Los Altos, Foster City, Los Gatos and Saratoga and bathroom remodels in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and San Jose.

Take a look at the before and after video and let us know what you think of these projects.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodel in Cupertino

 
RemodelWest recently completed a home improvement project in Cupertino. The project consisted of a full kitchen and two bathroom remodels. When searching for a company for a remodel, homeowners must first decide how they want to plan and design the project. At Remodel West, we see your project from the beginning to the end. Our comprehensive approach to remodeling is what encouraged this Cupertino family to hire RemodelWest for their design and construction project.
   
Early during the design process a possible burden was brought to our attention. There was a beam running through the middle of the kitchen that really limited the flexibility of design. While assessing the existing conditions of the property …

Remodel West is Progressing Through the Design Process with a New Project in Palo Alto

Remodel West Design Inc. is busy designing a remodel project for a family in Palo Alto, California. Take a look at the most recent version of design on the exterior of the house.

RemodelWest’s Design Process consists of several meetings with the homeowners to discuss various elements of their project.

At this point designers have met with the homeowners to: 1. Review design drawings at various stages 2. Material Selection: current ideas include concrete flooring throughout the home, western red cedar siding and the possibility of implementing a radiant heated flooring system 3. Visit cost of the project 

 

 

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