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San Jose Granny Units Get a Boost with New Regulations while Homeowners Get the Benefits

The new California laws that went into effect in January have lessened the difficulty and cost of adding a so-called granny unit, now dubbed Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), to single-family or multi-family dwellings. San...

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Luxury Walk-in Closet Remodel Ideas Inspired by San Jose’s Silver Creek

If I were to move anywhere else in the Bay Area, I might just head for Silver Creek Valley in San Jose. The beautiful homes, safe environment, golf course, and country club bring comfort and luxury to the only gated...

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Clothes Exceeding Your Closet Space? Install a Custom Wardrobe in Your San Jose Bedroom

Do you remember the song, “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”? I hum it nearly every time I’m in town. It needs a follow-up, though. Namely, what do you do once you reach San Jose? Where do you go? Where do you live?...

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San Jose Book Lovers Combine Custom Home Libraries with Guest Rooms

Many literature-lovers are transitioning to e-readers and tablets (even I use them occasionally), but physical books retain their allure. There’s something about sitting down with one—the smell of the ink, the crisp sound...

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Create a Zen Workspace in Your San Jose Home through a Custom Office Design: Part 2

Read Part I of our Zen Workspace series here

We live in stressful times. I was talking to a client in San Jose last week about the 4th of July and asked whether she enjoyed the long weekend (and the Rose, White and Blue...

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Create a Zen Workspace in Your San Jose Home through a Custom Office Design: Part 1

I like to start my mornings with a nice breakfast while I flip through the newspaper (call me old-fashioned). San Jose residents may find it a strange routine. If you’re part of the growing tech scene, your morning might...

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Creating a Freestanding Closet in Your Willow Glen Basement: Transforming Space in San Jose's "Small Town"

Have you ever gone shopping in Willow Glen? This growing neighborhood in San Jose – known as its “Small Town”– is full of charming houses and luxury condominiums, with dozens of boutiques around Lincoln Avenue. There’s a...

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Custom Cabinetry: Making the Most of a Small Space!

Anita B. from San Jose was looking to add a lot of function into a VERY small space. She worked with Valet Designer Shari Krandel to come up with the perfect custom solution for her office/guest room!

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