GKing Construction

General Contractor, Home remodeling, Kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling


September 04, 2017

Interior remodeling with kitchen and bath remodel

Kitchen remodel

We fully remodeled this 800 sqft entire home in only 2 months. In order to remodel this property we had to do a LOT of work.

First we Demoed the original lath and plaster. Next we framed the house to the clients specifications which were to convert the home into a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house. During the course of demo we discovered lots of termite damage on the rear wall from the foundation sill to the bottom of the wall studs. We replaced all of the damaged wood members and rebuilt the back wall.

Next we Framed in 5′ closets, two bathrooms, new doorways, a closet for stackable washers. We removed the galvanized water supply pipes and drains and plumbed it all up with new ABS & pex plumbing to the main just outside of the house.

All of the changes needed electrical upgrades as well, so we removed the old mixture of mc cable and knob and tube. Installed a new electric panel, all new wiring & fixtures.

We then hung new sheetrock, taped and textured the entire house with orange peel texture, Installed new laminate flooring, cabinets, quartz countertops, 2 panel doors and all new trim work throughout the house.

All-in-All, this was a major project involving a full kitchen remodel and two bathroom remodel that took around 2 months to complete.

February 18, 2017

New Fence in Rio Vista

new fence in rio vista

GKing Construction does all kinds of wood fencing projects all over. Awhile ago we were asked to do a new fence in Rio Vista.  When we got there we were amazed at oe bent over and overgrown the existing fence was. We were asked if we could ‘fix’ the existing fence, and there was just no way at all.

So what we did first was we removed all of the ivy that was overgrown from the old fence, then we removed the old posts. When everything was ready and the post holes dug we installed new pressure treated fence posts, 3ft deep because of the type of soil. We then strung our lines and installed the rails and pickets for the new fence.

GKing construction focuses mostly on interior remodeling, however, wood fencing is one of the few outdoor jobs we enjoy doing.

February 18, 2017

Fairfield home remodeling and bathroom remodel project

Rehab/Renovation

The home renovation project we did on San mateo street was another fun Fairfield home remodeling project. We did a bathroom remodel, repaint, baseboard, laminate flooring, all new doors, and all new electrical and plumbing fixtures. We did this one in December of 2016 on an extremely tight budget.  This Fairfield home remodeling  project was not in a very good area of town, but the house was foreclosed and needed a lot of work. This was more of a rehab than a remodel as the budget was tight and materials were on the lower end side of things. The key difference is that a remodel usually involves moving walls, floor plan changes, etc. A rehab is more like a refresh using the existing layout.  The total project length for this home renovation was 3 weeks from start to finish.

The Kitchen

Since the home had previously been remodeled with granite expo kitchen cabinets, we decided to only paint the cabinets and add new hardware. We installed 10mm laminate flooring from lumber liquidators in the kitchen and other common area’s of the house.

The Bathroom Remodel

We fully remodeled the hall bathroom by adding a new 3 piece fiberglass surround, skimming the walls, installing a new light fixture and vanity, and adding 12×12 peel-n-stick vinyl tiles. Most of the materials were to client specifications – they are not our first choice, but on a limited budget you need to make things work sometimes.

Everything else inside

The rest of the Fairfield home remodeling project was to install new carpet in the bedrooms, paint the interior and exterior, replace all of the light fixtures and receptacles / switches, repair all of the holes in the drywall, install new baseboard and to replace all of the old, worn and broken doors on the inside and outside then install newdoor hardware.

Exterior work

On the outside of the home, we completed all of the pest work and built a new fence in the backyard. The client also hired a separate contractor to install a concrete patio, walkway, sod and bark.

February 18, 2017

Hercules Interior remodel project

We fully remodeled this once run down home into a beautiful house. We redesigned and relocated the kitchen, the rear windows and sliding glass doors and in the master bathroom remodel portion of the project we redesigned the master bathroom and closet layout, turning it into a walk-in closet.

Some of the things we did are:

  • Relocated kitchen to new area – Full kitchen remodel.
  • New finish electrical throughout (switches/plugs/fixtures)
  • All new wiring in the kitchen
  • All new plumbing in the kitchen
  • New furnace
  • New retrofit windows, with a mixture of nail fin windows on stucco area’s
  • Re-Stucco the back of the house from all the patches everywhere
  • Re-Frame the master bathroom so it has a walk-in closet and enclosed toilet
  • Two full bath remodels with new vanities, fixtures, tubs, and floor and wall tile.
  • We cleared the pest inspection and home inspection for the client.
  • New interior/exterior doors and baseboard throughout.
  • New laminate flooring throughout.
  • Reframed front entry to fit a 8′ door with sidelights.
  • Removed accoustic ceiling texture and retextured the ceiling
  • We installed about 30 sheets of rock and retextured all the areas that needed it