Wallace Remodeling, Inc.


Services Provided
Whole house remodeling, additions, rooms down, great rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, garage additions and conversions, structural upgrades and retrofits, help with San Francisco building code.

Areas Served
San Francisco

Business Description
Highly experienced and knowledgeable remodeling contractor working in San Francisco for over 40 years . Expert on San Francisco building code. Member of NARI. Serves on San Francisco Code Advisory Committee.
Location:
San Francisco, CA US 
Contact:
Kevin Wallace 
Type:
 
Address
400 Day Street,
San Francisco, California,
United States, 94131 
Fax:
(415) 550-1837 
License #:
601656 
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rksjmartin
We have hardwood in our bath and have had no problems with it. We have a rug at the vanity and tub. If you have children using it, that would be a different story but responsible adults are fine. We realize that if the toilet leaks or we have plumbing issues, the floor may be ruined. It's a chance we're willing to take.
April 7, 2014 at 4:13pm     
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Wallace Remodeling, Inc.
Properly building a bathroom with wood flooring will be more of an investment to do right to avoid moisture damage as much as possible. It is beautiful, and with the newer finishes and under-floor radiant heating options they can be quite nice. Talk to your design/build professional about your options, moisture control options, and consider other architectural features of the room and what type of use it will get. Just knowing how the space will fall together might help you realize if it is for you.
April 7, 2014 at 5:00pm     
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It depends on the ceiling height, window presence and color selection. Finished basements tend to have lower ceilings and less windows, which make them feel a little more cramped. In that case you may want to paint the ceiling white to open it up, especially if your color selection is dark. If your color selection is a lighter color, and you prefer the look of monochromatic walls/ceilings then that would be more of an option.
April 4, 2014 at 4:30pm      Thanked by Renee McKnight
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Renee McKnight
Thank you so much! My paint color is not light but the ceilings are very low and there is not much light. I think I will go with the white ceilings. Thanks again!!!
April 6, 2014 at 7:58am   
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Angel18432
Perhaps you could stain it with same stain used on decking to protect it from the elements.
April 3, 2014 at 4:35pm   
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Wallace Remodeling, Inc.
Your painter will be able to make the paneling stand up to splashes from a sink, even humidity from a full bathroom. If you do have a full bath, and the paneling is on a tub adjacent wall, make sure your designer places the tub surround transition with the delicate material in mind.
April 3, 2014 at 4:44pm   
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Wallace Remodeling, Inc.
Molding over doors being a different height than your hallways is perfectly normal. It is often advantageous to show off your smaller design details. And it is also inherent in older homes. Take a look at a Victorian remodel we did that shows differing molding heights:

Transitional Spaces by San Francisco Design-Build Firms Wallace Remodeling, Inc.
April 1, 2014 at 4:44pm   
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April 1, 2014 at 4:45pm      Thanked by solomon486
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Wallace Remodeling, Inc.
A great thing to have in a space like yours is a cooking appliance, usually a microwave oven. Your floating shelves idea is perfect. Your electrician can work with your plan and place an outlet at one of the shelves you'd like to mount your oven at, leaving a clean look with no wires hanging down. Your electrician might have some suggestions for lighting in the area. You could incorporate lighting with your shelves, install recessed lighting above, or pick out a pendant if you want to bring more attention to the area paired with a small island or table if the space permits.
March 27, 2014 at 3:41pm     
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mickisue
One thing that I love in European kitchens--and would work great in your kitchenette--is shelves that double as drying racks, above the sink. I assume that the bulk of dishes used in that area will be glasses and snack bowls, so two tiers of shelves that are wire--perhaps coated for the glassware--would mean that you could store and dry your movie night dishes all in one fell swoop!
April 6, 2014 at 5:08pm   
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ErthCOVERINGS
A natural stone feature wall could be great here! With many styles available from ErthCOVERINGS check www.erthcoverings.com for more inspiration!
April 7, 2014 at 9:08am   
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High ceilings are always fun to work with. How about a statement pendant, sconces or wall washer lighting fixtures? A strategically placed tall plant brings color and life to a room as well.
March 26, 2014 at 1:50pm   
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toomanywhitewalls
I am having a similar problem and I am looking into putting up wallpaper
March 26, 2014 at 1:57pm   
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kmcwade
I had a similar powder room in my previous home with very high ceilings. I painted the room a pale shade of lilac. It added a light, airy feel to the room.
March 26, 2014 at 2:08pm   
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Cater to closet space. As long as you have a well planned layout for your bathroom you will be set--you most likely won't find the need for more bathroom space in the future. Your storage needs will change over time, and inevitably grow. Empty space always becomes much smaller than you imagined once you install your closet cabinetry.
March 26, 2014 at 1:43pm     
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Closet Experts
I agree with the above comments. The components of a bath do not really change much in size. So a bigger bathroom is just more space. Remember, usually a master closet is supposed to hold two people's wardrobe, not one.
March 26, 2014 at 7:16pm     
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Double doors do present quite a reach from the side lite. To be sure about security, aside from installing bars or grills, consider glass blocks.
March 26, 2014 at 12:59pm   
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JRH76
We have large sidelites on either side of our door. So large I'm pretty sure most people could actually fit through if they turned sideways. We installed a security system so at least if someone does break in, hopefully the alarm will scare them away.
March 26, 2014 at 1:03pm   
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kvogel1122
Thanks for all of your responses. I forgot that the lock would be in the middle of the double doors - that's why it helps to ask :-)
March 26, 2014 at 4:17pm   
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Remodeled old kitchen to new, including all fixtures, counters, island, cabinets. During much of time we were out of town. Efficient, quality work.
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Wallace Remodeling did two jobs for us from start to finish: Added a bedroom and bathroom to our roof; remodeled our kitchen and downstairs bathroom. From the...
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Kevin Wallace and company helped me convert a very nice in-law apartment back into the main house as a master bedroom suite. The City was forcing me to elimina...
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Wallace remodeling offers great customer service and value for any remodel. We had our bathroom remodeled during the summer and are very satisfied with the resu...
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