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NBR was lucky enough to get their hands on 3 rundown SOMA lofts in desperate need of an update. NBR reimagined the space and executed the remodel with swift precision. It was a fabulous transformation and a wonderful contemporary renovation.

Got space in the basement?? Let NBR increase your square footage and the value of your home like NBR did for this Lone Mountain Homeowner! 

Maintaining a 1 car garage, NBR created a den with french patio doors to the yard, a Bedroom, an office and a full laundry room. NBR also built a custom wet bar perfect for entertaining! 

Empty, useless space above a home was transformed into a dream ATTIC space — complete with Den, Office, Bedroom, Walk-in Closet and a full Bathroom!!

NBR created a 600sqft beautiful space including a seamless continuation of the existing entry staircase into the Inner Richmond Attic. Using creativity and smart space planning, NBR over delivered adding more square footage and storage than expected — delighting the homeowner!


NBR Design-Build is successful project after project because the Designer is also your Builder. NBR delivers creative, elegant solutions from a designer who knows and understands construction first hand. We eliminate the conflicts between the architect, designer and contractor during the construction process which is a common complaint and a leading cause of extra costs and delays in remodels. We do san francisco apartment interior design also san francisco interior design services, and our clients, are convinced that Design-Build is the best way to achieve the highest value while still meeting schedule, cost and quality goals.


Alex Nerland, Founder/Principal of NBR Design-Build, has been buying and remodeling houses in San Francisco for more than 14 years. Alex got his degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley in 1990 and his Contractor License in 2002. Alex has hands-on experience and is personally skilled in all aspects — from city permits to finish carpentry, from Auto CAD to plumbing — giving him the expertise to manage projects, employees and sub-contractors efficiently and to deliver projects on time. Alex’s wife, Lisa, is the Co-Designer and Project Manager for all projects. Lisa has been designing projects with Alex for NBR for 10+ years and is a licensed California Real Estate Broker.

NBR has 5 steps in the planning and creating of your perfect space. We take care of your entire project from beginning to end– from initial concept right through construction.

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Tackling our first major remodel project was made much easier by working with Alex and Lisa. Before my husband and I began researching whom to work with, we spent time learning about the difference between a traditional Design-Bid-Build process and a Design & Build firm. We  had apartment interior design, construction management services, renovation services provider, commercial general contractors,   had heard agonizing tales of disappearing and difficult contractors and subcontractors from friends who'd completed remodels of various sizes and frankly didn't have the patience for such woes. So when we learned it was possible to work with a smaller pool of identifiable players who would be on board from start to finish, we were intrigued.


NBR has been featured in multiple articles in a number of nationwide magazines such as Fine Homebuilding and Consumer Reports. NBR has also been featured in a many Houzz editorials including multiple “Kitchen’s of the Week”. Please click on the Press link to read the full articles.

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