Design & Build Services
Remodeling your home — whether it’s an addition, whole-house renovation or something in between — is an important decision as a homeowner. Choosing the right design/build firm is your first step. Valley Home Builders is an award-winning firm with a full range of services. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, we have helped many Sunnyvale homeowners incorporate beauty, function and comfort into their home remodeling projects. We can help you with:
- Architectural Design & Build
- Home Additions
- Major Kitchen & Bath Renovations
- New Construction
Sunnyvale Home Remodeling
If you’re one of the 150,000 people who already live in Sunnyvale, then you are well aware that it’s a hidden gem in Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale is home to 18 prize-winning parks, quality schools and also has great transport links to various blue chip companies like Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, Juniper Networks and Tesla.
Valley Home Builders is familiar with the twenty-seven neighborhoods within Sunnyvale’s city limits. We’ve completed numerous remodeling projects and have deep experience in navigating the design and build process that meet the City of Sunnyvale’s construction requirements.
Unique Challenges to Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale poses a number of challenges for homeowner looking to add square footage or renovate rooms. Seismic code is one important consideration, especially if you are making structural adjustments to the home. For example, it is important to carry out lateral analysis on any changes to interior or exterior walls. Additionally, many Sunnyvale homes have shallow foundations, which can pose a risk in the event of an earthquake. As part of your Sunnyvale remodeling project, we’ll analyze if any retrofitting is necessary to strengthen your home’s foundation or wall structure so it meets current building codes.
We’ve also found that Sunnyvale has many homes designed by (or inspired by) the famous architect Joseph Eichler. Popular in the 50s, Eichlers has unique design features which eliminated attic or crawl spaces. That meant all plumbing and electrical wiring were run through walls. Hydronic heating systems are also prevalent, so any renovation work needs to work with the delicate piping that runs from a boiler throughout the home’s walls and flooring. Of course we’re familiar with other popular architectural types located throughout the Sunnyvale, including historic Craftsman and Queen Anne styles, Spanish and Tudor buildings as well as ranch-style homes.
The City of Sunnyvale offers a one-stop permit center, which we find to be a useful tool during a remodeling project. The center provides several online services including e-permits and building inspection scheduling, major components of a home renovation project. The City of Sunnyvale’s website also provides a comprehensive list of downloadable PDFs on various related topics, from interior remodeling to residential construction standards and exterior improvements.
Sunnyvale Remodeling Experts
When you work with Valley Home Builders there’s no need to sift through all of regulatory forms and approval processes. We manage all the details, handling all of the design and building details of your Sunnyvale home renovation project. During the design phase, we’ll create remodeling solutions that meet Sunnyvale’s building codes. Then we’ll keep you informed each step of the way, through the permitting and construction phases.
Here are some examples of our design/build and remodeling work in Sunnyvale:
Award Winning Valley Home Builder
At Valley Home Builders we are committed to excellence. If it’s building a home from the ground up, renovating an older property, remodeling your kitchen and baths, we pride ourselves on working to the highest standard.
We have been recognized by the NARI for our custom design and remodeling projects. Valley has been featured in Remodeling Magazine’s Top 50 Building Contractors. In 2013 we were received an Angie’s List award for excellent service. Over the years we’ve been consistently recognized for our ability to deliver a consistently high level of customer service.
Interested in hearing more about Valley Home Builders and how we can help work transform your Sunnyvale home? Contact us to schedule a free consultation. An experienced representative will be in touch to arrange an appointment.