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 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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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.

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…

Real feedback from a Remodel West customer.

Sarah Senior Designer at Remodel West

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

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…

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…

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…