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ecomodern design

Founded 1985 • With Angi since November 2012


(2) Verified Reviews

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1229 Rose street

Berkeley, CA 94702


We are a small group of designers and artists that love buildings and furniture. Our passion is creativity and mid century design. We are fairly new to Angie's List, but have been in business for over 20 years. Please check out our Pinterest Portfolio: and here is our

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Scott W.
We bought our house 3 years ago. It was a 1920's house, with a terrible kitchen remodel from 1990. Everything about it was problematic - the awkward layout, the mismatched appliances, the pink formica countertops with matching pink tile floor. We knew this was going to be a gut job because nothing was worth keeping. We had worked with Henry before on a smaller scale project. He designed a deck off the side of the house, and replaced a set of windows with sliders. It went really well, so we decided to get his help with our kitchen. We knew bits and pieces of what we wanted in the kitchen. We picked out a nice stove, knew we wanted to use green materials, and and we love mid century modern design. Henry turned our bits and pieces into a comprehensive design. There were many small things we didn't even think about (the placement of lights, the depth of the counter, etc) that he thought about and ensured were well designed. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. Not only was Henry's design perfect, he included a lot of extras: recommending the contractor to use and working with the contractor during the remodel to ensure the designs were executed perfectly. This included making design tweaks during the remodel, ensuring the right materials were used, and helping make sure we stayed on budget and on schedule. One of the best parts of our kitchen is the custom designed upper cabinets. Henry designed them based upon our needs, and they give our kitchen a special uniqueness that we love. Being a repeat customer is the best recommendation. We've worked with Henry twice, and would not hesitate to work with him in the future.
Description of Work
Modern Kitchen Remodel
remodeling, architect
Being one's own general contractor is not for sissies. Yes, I made some errors but luckily no deal-breakers or costly flubs. I was fortunate and grateful to receive the value for our money which I did, working both with bids from sub-contractors in the trades and with talented builders who worked on time and materials. I diligently scoured Craig's List and ranged over the entire Bay Area and found excellent components of our project at good prices. I am retired and had the luxury to make this endeavor my occupation for six months or so and I can say with certainty that I couldn't have done it had I needed to hold down a regular job at the same time. The most vexing phase was obtaining permits, although my experience compares well with others I've met who are still in quagmires and discouragement. The delay in obtaining permits caused anxiety because we were moving into the rainy season and when you have demolished the back wall of your house you find yourself in an uncomfortable spot. On several occasions Henry Gutman was a helpful resource and assistant in meeting challenges. We, at this writing, are still finishing odds and ends of things, much of which I am doing myself, and we are yet to fully furnish and move in. Close enough, however, to testify that Ecomodern was a terrific asset in pulling this off. Should I endeavor another project like this, he will get my call.
Description of Work
Henry Gutman at Ecomodern was a terrific partner in designing the renovation of our house. We started out with a couple basic ideas to bring our ca 1930s original kitchen and a poorly-designed 1950s room addition into a functional and attractive remodel. Having thought about it for years we had pretty-well formulated goals about what we wanted to accomplish. Henry's preliminary drawings showed he had been very attentive to our assessment of what we needed and he was the one guy we interviewed who had fresh approaches to implementing our ideas. He was good at facilitating our discussion, taking input from all of us, including our 23-yr-old engineering-student son. Together we hammered out our plans. Henry's team (including specialists for the engineering and drafting of our proposal) was helpful in obtaining permits on a reasonable schedule. His continued consultation and ready accessibility gave me confidence to pursue the project as an owner-builder, saving the costs of employing a general contractor. With the flexibility to accommodate changes required by my scavenging materials, especially windows from Craig's List, Henry was instrumental in maintaining our budget requirements. Yes, it cost more and took longer than we initially envisioned, but we pretty much stuck with our financial constraints and achieved much more in the transformation of our house than we could have imagined. There is a sense of space and relationships between inside and outside which has produced a truly thrilling result. A common two-bedroom one bath with an "extra" room off the kitchen has become a stunning three and two with the addition of a gallery/commons area which affords sight lines through the entire length of the building. With only approximately 300 sq. ft. of additional space inventively utilized we really feel that we are in a completely new and different house.
remodeling, custom furniture, architect, home remodeling

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    Services Offered

    We offer complete design services with an emphasis on creative, beautiful and practical solutions. We have extensive experience obtaining permits for developers, contractors, home owners and real estate agents who are remodeling or flipping a property. We are fast and responsive and have excellent references.

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    Frequently Asked Questions & Answers about ecomodern design

    How is ecomodern design overall rated?

    ecomodern design is currently rated 5 overall out of 5.

    What days are ecomodern design open?

    ecomodern design is open:

    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    What payment options does ecomodern design provide

    ecomodern design accepts the following forms of payment: Check, PayPal

    Does ecomodern design offer free estimates?

    Yes, ecomodern design offers free project estimates.

    Does ecomodern design offer eco-friendly accreditations?

    Yes, ecomodern design offers eco-friendly accreditations.

    Does ecomodern design offer a senior discount?

    No, ecomodern design does not offer a senior discount.

    Are warranties offered by ecomodern design?

    No, ecomodern design does not offer warranties.

    What services does ecomodern design offer?

    ecomodern design offers the following services: We offer complete design services with an emphasis on creative, beautiful and practical solutions. We have extensive experience obtaining permits for developers, contractors, home owners and real estate agents who are remodeling or flipping a property. We are fast and responsive and have excellent references.

    Are there any services ecomodern design does not offer?