MSK Design Build Wins 2019 NARI Contractor of the Year Award – Entire Home Remodel

Elegant and Modern Exterior Remodel and Addition

After winning the local Remmie award for this project in 2018, we recently won the the national award in 2019

This Walnut Creek, CA entire home remodel and addition was a great adventure. The original custom home was funky, with rooms and additions added on to at different times and with different styles over the years, leaving it feeling choppy and disjointed. The interior design was equally fragmented and lacked functionality. None of the rooflines were correctly designed, leading to water damage and a poor appearance.

  • We eliminated the dated portico on the front of the house.
  • We reduced the clerestory windows from three to two.
  • We added a bay window to the garage conversion.
  • We paneled sections of the house facade with wood paneling.
  • We added a modern garage door to the new garage addition.
  • The tile roof was replaced with a modern metal roof.
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Walnut Creek CA Garage Conversion to Cool Music Room

Our clients have teenagers, are musical and love to share family time. Creating a music/family room made great sense. We removed the garage door, refinished walls and ceilings and flooring, and added light to the room.

  • We converted the existing garage into a cool music room
  • Natural hardwood floors add warmth to the room
  • Two toned gray walls are on trend
  • A large bay window with a window seat adds brightness to the room.
  • The laundry room is functional and modern, with a barn door.
  • The home is now well suited to this musical, teen friendly family.
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Gorgeous Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen had originally been L shaped, with seating in the corner of the L, and very little functionality. We removed walls, opened up the space to the flow into the great room, and created a beautiful, contemporary and bright kitchen. Our clients favored a Euro-style modern feel and wanted lots of storage and prep areas.

  • The two tiered island with range seats four
  • The 42″ Vent-a-Hood Euro style island hood is a centerpiece for the kitchen design
  • The horizontal wood grain cabinets are textured melamine front and back
  • Cabinetry feature two 30″wide by 36″ high brushed aluminum appliance garage rollup area used as a coffee station
  • Caesarstone countertops also have two waterfall edges on the island
  • The 12″x 24″ porcelain floor tiles in Tobacco warm up the room



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Bright, Light and Beautiful Open Plan Kitchen and Great Room

The L shaped kitchen was closed off to the living room and dining area. While cooking, one did not have any access to the family in the adjoining rooms. Our clients wanted an open, sunny and spacious feel.

  • We removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room
  • We framed the clerestory windows in the great room to match the other natural wood
  • The wood flooring in the great room ran in the same direction as the 12 x 24″ tile in the kitchen
  • A walled entryway was created so the front door opens to a foyer, hich then winds around to the great room, creatin mystery
  • Earth colors on the walls, floor and furniture warm up the gray tones in the kitchen
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