A Little Less Wood Please

El Cerrito, CA


Our client purchased and remodeled this home prior to moving in. Before, the wood paneling and cabinetry and red flooring created a dark space with wood nearly everywhere.

  • To update the space, we removed walls and natural pine cabinets, but decided to take advantage of the natural beam ceilings.
  • We added a skylight and uplighting to brighten the space.
  • The new Kitchen cabinets balance the wood tones.
  • By covering some of the wood paneling in the Living Room, the space adopts a more modern feel.
  • We also upgraded two Bathrooms as part of the remodel.


“Levitch Associates were a dream to work with—entirely professional with an uncompromising perfectionism. I needed to move…into my house in a couple of months time, so the team remodeled my kitchen and two bathrooms at a blistering pace. Despite the fact that I kept adding projects— fencing, fireplace and wall resurfacing, spare bedroom flooring, bedroom lighting, a concrete stair in the back yard, a dog door, etc.—my house was ready for me to move in within 2 and a half months. Maurice was remarkably adept at fashioning my roughly expressed ideas into an elegant reality; the end results consistently surpassed my expectations. I simply cannot recommend Maurice and his team highly enough.”

A. M.