Design & Build Services
Choosing to embark upon a Menlo Park remodel is both an exciting and serious decision. Homeowners should work with a design and build firm that can weigh specific needs against property limitations and city requirements. The award-winning team at Valley Home Builders has experience working with Menlo Park homeowners from rebuilds to extensive additions to single-room remodels. If you’ve decided to remodel your Menlo Park property, Valley Home Builders can assist you with the following:
- Major Renovations & Additions
- Whole-House Remodels
- Interior Design Renderings & Material Selections
- Permitting & City Requirement Considerations
Living in Menlo Park
Nestled between Redwood City and Palo Alto, today Menlo Park has a front row seat to Silicon Valley’s tech-fueled growth. In fact, the city’s location on the Peninsula has long played a role in its development. In its earlier years, many wealthy San Francisco families chose rural Menlo Park as the ideal place to build their extensive country homes. The area retained its rural roots until the first World War when 43,000 soldiers came to train at Camp Fremont. Much like other Silicon Valley cities, Menlo Park only continued to grow during the post-war boom economies.
Latest US Census estimates show Menlo Park to have a population of 33,449 individuals. More than 70 percent of those residents boast at least a bachelor’s degree, a figure that bumps Menlo Park to the head of the class in higher education. That’s not altogether surprising considering the area’s proximity to Stanford University and the city’s famed Sand Hill Road, the original hotbed for VC firms.
With so much financial success in Menlo Park—the average household income is $115,650—it’s no wonder median prices are so high. Zillow’s Home Value Index for September 2016 puts that number at $1,941,500, with anticipated growth in the coming year.
Menlo Park Remodel Considerations
Remodels and whole-house rebuilds are not uncommon in Menlo Park, but permitting requirements remain fairly stringent. The City of Menlo Park follows California Building Standards, including CALGreen codes, but also includes various specific local amendments.
Fortunately, the city’s Building Division provides clear guidelines online, broken down by project type. For instance, additions over or under 500 square feet may require an arborist report if there are heritage trees on the property or a FEMA worksheet depending on the applicable flood zone. Likewise, any bathroom or kitchen updates must adhere to strict water conservation standards.
In all instances, the city recommends homeowners work closely with professional designers familiar with Menlo Park’s specific building process. We at Valley Home Builders pride ourselves on adhering to all permitting standards while exceeding homeowner expectations in both our design and architectural experience. Our expert team members will assist you with every phase of your Menlo Park remodel project no matter how big or small.
Check out a few examples of Valley Home Builders design and build work below: