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Over the past few years, the online review market has made a huge impact on consumers…EVERYWHERE!

Since 1992, Cupertino Kitchen Design/RemodelWest has made a priority out of homeowner satisfaction and made a real commitment to providing a quality experience to each and every client. With the advancement of online reviews, Remodel West can see their dedication paying off in a big way.

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 Remodel West collaborates excellent…

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.

Our new sign is completed

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 makes a debut in studio

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…

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. 

Applying Tung Oil

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…

Studio Project Making Rapid Progress

Sheetrock has been completed and painting begins this week.  We decided to use Benjamin Moore paint because of their green product offerings.  BM has come out with a line called “Ben” that is a cost affective solution for those interested in using LOW VOC paints.  The Aura line is their top of the line but at $50.00+ per gallon it can add up real fast on a larger project.  Natura is their Zero VOC.  So we decided to use both the Ben and Natura lines in the new studio to try them out and to stay true to out Eco-Friendly studio.  The sheetrock finish inside the studio will now allow us to show our clients several different styles of texturing.  The interior front wall was constructed of a dated slump stone…

Studio Project: FSC Lumber Material for the framing.

 

 

FSC Framing Lumber

Framing has begun in the new studio this week and it is quickly taking shape.  In keeping with as green a project as possible I decided to use lumber that was harvested from sustainable forests.  FSC certification for lumber is how one can insure that the material being used is genuine.  For those who may not be familiar with FSC it stands for Forestry Stewardship Council.  This is a worldwide organization that provides a vehicle to certify forests and suppliers.  FSC is recognized as the authority in this area and insures that forests are managed in ways that protects our environment while insuring a supply of materials for the future.  As we progress down this road using sustainable materials is just…

Anatomy of Green Project

 By Bill Reid, Owner Remodel West   Much discussion goes on about green building but how does one go about applying the principles? Green Building is not just about solar panels and trendy materials but about applying logical responsible building practices that help our health and environment. Remodeling a home provides a multitude of opportunities and it starts with the removal of old materials known as deconstruction.  Here is a real life example of how a homeowner and contractor can put their green building philosophy to work.
 

 

This property is located at our home in Lake Almanor California. We will call is out Osprey Project named after a native bird in the area (see our mascot picture that I took on the property).

Remodel West breaks ground on new studio in Saratoga CA.

Our new studio will accomplish several goals, as mentioned in a previous post allowing our customers to benefit in many ways. We are looking forward to a fresh exciting change in our working environment while positioning us to present our new green building agenda. So welcome to our studio project. I plan to post progress information and photos for those followers. Keep in mind that a main goal is to create an eco friendly studio by implementing design and construction practices in as many things we do as possible.  
So here it goes. 

On the property there was an old abandoned antenna tower that was used for a paging company. It hasn’t been used in years and this spurred my first idea. I want to create an

Remodel West contemplates new location to build eco friendly studio

An interview

Bill Reid, owner of RemodelWest aka Cupertino Kitchen Design, is considering relocating his seventeen year old design and construction business to Saratoga California.  Over the years the company has become wise by growing, evolving and adapting to homeowners desires and economic booms and declines.  In fact a large reason why Mr. Reid has been undergoing a name change to Remodel West is that they have out grown the Cupertino Kitchen Design name.  Offering comprehensive design and construction services for any residential remodel project it only made sense to let the public in on the secret.  Furthermore a most recent change in response to client demand the company has been morphed into two separate

GreenPoint by Bill Reid owner RemodelWest – LED Lighting

GreenPoint by RemodelWest

Energy Conservation and

LED Lighting

Bill Reid, CGR, CGBP

President

 

LED lighting is making its way into the mainstream of construction and remodeling projects today.  As the next generation of lighting for the home LED lighting is a big step from typical recessed incandescent lighting you probably have in your home.  If you have remodeled over the past few years the new building code has required a certain percentage of fluorescent in your kitchens and baths which has lead to install of fixtures that do not give off a desirable color of light or also known as CRI (Color Rendering Index).  Halogen bulbs will reach a CRI of the maximum of 100 where LED’s by Cree or reaching 94-96 and fluorescents