San Francisco member hires architect for remodel
Member name Bette Piacente
Company name Amato Architecture
Work done? Yes
Hire again? Yes
Approximate cost $14,500
Description of work "Amato Architecture planned, designed and implemented a remodel of a 1974 suburban tract house. The design cost less than 10 percent of the project and it was well worth the money."
Member comments "Rebecca's [Amato, the owner] design sense, green aesthetics and architectural knowledge made the complete makeover of my first floor a painless exercise. Her recommendations for contractors and her ability to interface with them flawlessly resulted in a happy project from start to finish. She took a bland, even ugly, 1970s tract house and made it into a welcoming haven for my family. There is storage everywhere, the traffic patterns make sense and entertaining has become a delight instead of the nightmare it used to be."