Modern Spaces in San Francisco Bay Area

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Modern Spaces is a Design/Build company focusing on modern projects. Efficient space planning and building are key in utilizing every square foot of available space. Lighting and color selection completes the vision.

Doing more with less - a true minimalist.

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Modern Spaces has worked with many San Francisco Bay Area homeowners, corporations, retail outlets and medical facilities. A well planned and attractive space is efficient to work in and presents a professional image and takes into account the potential for future growth in number of employees, inventory and equipment, thus creating savings and minimizing the need for future remodeling. Modern Spaces can provide contractor services, or work directly with your own contractor.


Established in 2002, Modern Spaces is a Design/Build company focusing on modern projects. Heading our Design Department, Richard Pennington is a design professional in Europe and the the USA. Since 1976, he has specialized in interiors and cleverly designed modular cabinet systems. He has designed hundreds of Residential and Commercial spaces, always emphasizing maximizing small spaces and “making more with less - a true minimalist.


We have been analyzing San Francisco Bay Area spaces since 1970. At that time, it was almost impossible to find space-saving products, so we took the initiative to design and build our own. This evolution gave us insight into to people’s growing needs to provide solutions for small space challenges.

The Construction side is headed by partner John Jones, cabinet-maker, master craftsman, project manager and general contractor. He estimates and creates custom budgets for each project ranging from kitchen retrofitting to entire house building, overseeing all phases of client projects to ensure complete satisfaction.

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Preproject planning, estimating and cost control
Preliminary construction schedule
Project management and administration
Permit assistance
New construction and remodeling
Interior Improvements and additions
ADA upgrades
Cabinetry and fine carpentry
Seismic upgrades
Home service and maintenance

Wallbeds/Murphy beds
Light fixtures and accessories
Storage solutions
European sliding door systems, partitions and custom wardrobes
Modern cabinet hardware
Kitchen and bath accessories
Floor and wall finishes
Audio visual organization
Lighting designs using LEDs, Halogen & more
Custom and prebuilt cabinet layout
Interior design
Survey and analysis of existing spaces
Space planning
Survey and analysis
Converting existing layouts to maximize function and aesthetics
Residential Projects
Lofts, condos and micro-apartments
Warehouse conversions, whole house, apartments
Garage conversion & organization
Lighting design
Color palette analysis
Landscape design
Laundry area design
Home entertainment centers and home office
Commercial Projects

Survey & analysis of existing spaces
Space planning and design
Cabinets and display systems
Visual aids and white boards
Lighting design
Furnishing selection & coordination
Computer and media configuration
Installation of graphics
Medical offices, restaurants & retail spaces
Partitions and conference areas

Our Partners

Trust, reliability and quality are key ingredients in the partnerships we have formed over the years. Modern Spaces is pleased to be partnered with the following trusted companies:


San Francisco Office: ph: (415) 357-9900
Showroom: 809 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 343-3500
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