interior design, construction, remodel

The house on MLK in Berkeley is in the last stages. the kitchen is going in, LED lighting is installed, floor is finished, rooms are painted – furniture arrives this week!

We installed the new cedar siding today. Beautiful material and high quality workmanship.

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Our other job site, we are pouring a 1,000 square foot 5″ concrete slab and foundation walls with radiant heat tubing.

Whilst on MLK, we’ve started the drywall.

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German style wall hung toilet system offers a cleaner, stylish, sleek look to your bathroom.

This is a GEBERIT frame for a German style WALL HUNG toilet. No more weird looking tankes, no more difficult corners around and behind the toilet on the floor that need cleaning, no more wax rings that don’t work. These toilets are used ubiquitously in Germany and all over Europe. they are sleek, offer a dual water-saving flush and are much easier on the eyes than standard toilets. The tank is hidden in the wall. I’m trying to convince all my clients to install these.

We’ve finally posted the deck video on Youtube. This is our crew building a 750 square foot redwood deck in the Bay Area. It can be viewed at the following link:

We are very proud of the way we build anything and especially decks, where we also strive for great design, extremely high quality and a beautiful finish. We prefer using natural materials such as redwood or Batu. The structural members are generally pressure treated to reduce cost.

Dear friends, clients and colleagues,


We are proud to announce that Blue Dog Construction and Renovation has received the BEST OF BERKELEY 2013 award in the category of contractors and construction:

BERKELEY August 29, 2013 — Blue Dog Construction & Renovation has been selected for the 2013 Best of Berkeley Award in the Construction Company category by the Berkeley Award Program.

The full press release can be viewed here:

You have all contributed to help us win this award. We are proud and grateful.

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Thank you.



Roof almost done!




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We started covering the roof today!
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All framed in on Martin Luther King. ready to have the roof covered and then we start the interior finishes.

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The job on Martin Luther King – the reconstruction of the house has begun in earnest and the walls and part of the new roof have been framed in.