Bay Area Home Renovation Services
If you want to update your Bay Area living space, you have various options, including renovation, building upward or expanding outward. Regardless of your approach, you need expert Bay Area home renovation services to ensure the project is executed safely, on time, within budget and in alignment with building regulations. At Valley Home Builders, we can discuss the different ways you can renovate your Bay Area home and offer advice on which option may be best for your needs and budget.
Our highly skilled team of architects, designers, project managers and builders has served homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, giving us a deep understanding of the local building environment. From the Bay Area climate to permits, prominent architectural styles and design trends, we ensure your renovation maintains your home’s integrity and enhances its value in the local market.
Major Home Renovations and Whole-Home Renovations in the Bay Area
Our solutions include transforming existing homes into attractive modern spaces through our home renovation service. Whether you would like a revamped floor plan, sustainable features, a spacious open design or an enhanced outdoor space, Valley Home Builders has you covered. Undertaking a comprehensive renovation project can significantly uplift your home’s interior aesthetics. It also offers you a chance to refresh outdoor areas such as patios and outdoor kitchens for added curb appeal.
If you are unsatisfied with your current living space, the first solution that may come to your mind is selling your home and buying a new one. However, renovating your home is an alternative solution that often makes more sense. If you love the neighborhood, schools, stores, restaurants and other amenities in your area, renovating your home means you can continue to enjoy them all.
Other advantages of renovating your home with Valley Home Builders instead of moving include the following.
Planning Your Future
If you anticipate any significant life changes in the near future — such as having kids — you can remodel your home with these changes in mind. This can allow you to stay in your home longer than you may have otherwise. If you plan to stay in your house for the rest of your life or house aging relatives at some point, you can make your kitchen, bathrooms and entryways more accessible.
Another good reason to renovate is that it usually costs less than buying a new home. Even with a large-scale renovation, you will usually end up spending less while enjoying an end result tailored to you. You can even break your renovation into chunks and pay for it one piece at a time to make it more financially feasible.
Avoiding Possible Mortgage Penalties
Selling your home can be especially expensive if it means having to break your mortgage contract. If your mortgage is closed and fixed-rate, paying it off early can cost you tens of thousands in penalties. Then, you have to consider the extra costs that come with purchasing a new home, including legal fees and estate agent commissions.
By remaining in the home you have, you can use these funds to turn the space into the house of your dreams.
Bay Area Second-Story Additions
If you want to build an addition to your Bay Area home, it often makes more sense to build up, particularly if you are building more bedrooms. Our experienced team of structural engineers, designers, framers and foundation crew will ensure your second-floor addition is sturdy and integrated beautifully into your home’s design.
While tearing your roof off and putting an addition on top of it may sound like an extreme way to gain space, there are various instances where it makes the most sense. For example, you may want to stay in your neighborhood, but your lot is too small to expand your house outward. Other reasons to opt for a second-floor addition include:
- Preserving yard space: Even if you have enough space to expand your house outward, you may want to continue using your outdoor space for activities like gardening, or you may like having that extra space between you and your neighbors. Your yard may also have landscape features, like an impressive pergola or a big tree, that you would prefer not to give up.
- Increasing the first-floor ceiling height: Since second-story additions involve removing the roof, you can take this opportunity to increase the ceiling height of your first floor before adding a second floor on top. Also, if you plan to add bedrooms on the second floor, you can merge smaller rooms downstairs that will no longer be used for sleeping once the second floor is finished.
Room Additions to Your Bay Area Home
Expanding your home with additional rooms enhances your property value and living experience with more space for you to use and enjoy. From the family room to the bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and garage, our skilled team is ready to breathe life into these areas and help them become beloved spaces. You could choose from several room addition options.
Room Additions and Bump Outs
A single-room extension or room addition comprises adding a standalone room to the side of your dwelling and is usually built for a specific purpose. On the other hand, a bump out refers to the expansion of the dimensions of an existing room, such as adding 80 square feet to your dining room to create more entertainment space. Both options typically involve introducing a new roofing structure, most often with a flat or shed-like design.
Sunrooms are additions to homes that tend to serve as supplemental living spaces. You can usually use doors to close them off from the rest of the house.
Sunrooms are not alternatives to conventional additions. They are usually made with pre-fabricated materials like thermal-resistant glass and aluminum. Sometimes sunrooms are stick-built using concrete, lumber and various other materials, resulting in a solid structure that matches the rest of your home.
A sunroom is not, by code, built to serve as a permanent living structure, so you cannot install bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchens in them. However, there are items you can add to sunrooms, like oversized glass, that are less common to use with conventional additions.
Exterior Space Remodels
Though outdoor spaces may not be considered “rooms,” you can still expand and remodel them to serve your lifestyle and needs better. Perhaps your deck or patio could benefit from extra space to accommodate gatherings. Or maybe you would love an outdoor fireplace or kitchen to enjoy more time in the fresh air with loved ones. You could even add accordion doors to a room to transform the space into an outdoor and indoor combination area.
With Valley Home Builders, you have incredible options to give exterior spaces the facelift and functionality they need.
Bay Area Home Expansions
Valley Home Builders provides comprehensive home expansion solutions, which include the addition of several rooms to your residence. This may incorporate everything from living rooms to bedrooms, guest rooms and bathrooms. Expansion projects typically exclude kitchens unless the intention is to create an apartment-like space.
All-encompassing home extensions usually yield a significant property value relative to the construction expenses. If you are torn between opting for an extension or a renovation, consider whether you would like more room or if there are elements of your present design you would like to change.
If you are satisfied with your square footage but feel that several rooms need to be bigger, you do not necessarily have to expand your home. You might consider other solutions, like knocking down walls to combine the small rooms with other underutilized spaces like an attic or garage. If you could benefit from increased square footage, a home expansion could give you the space you desire. At Valley Home Builders, our design experts can help you determine how to fine-tune the space in your Bay Area home.
ADU Construction in the Bay Area
We also design and build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) as part of our home renovation services. These spaces serve as a secondary living space adjacent to your primary residence. Along with serving as a residence for aging parents, ADUs can provide additional guest space, be used as a workout room or home office or offer a living area for adult children before they officially move out.
Depending on your needs, there are several different types of ADUs to choose from:
- Attached: Built attached to your existing home, using adjoining walls.
- Conversion: Converts a specific area of your home, like the garage, into a new unit.
- Detached: Built separate from your home, adding more independence and privacy to the space.
Why Choose Us for Your Bay Area Additions and Renovations?
If you are planning a significant renovation, turn to Valley Home Builders. We are committed to delivering the highest-quality additions and renovations with exceptional customer service. Here is why you should choose us for your next renovation project at your home in the Bay Area:
- Quality work: We provide custom building with the utmost attention to detail on each project and offer a one-year guarantee on our work.
- Expert team: Valley Home Builders has an in-house design team made up of designers, architects, builders and project managers who are well-equipped to handle all your needs.
- Design/build partner: We will work with you every step of the way to ensure we create the living space you have been dreaming of.
- Bay Area building permits: As Bay Area home renovation experts, Valley Home Builders can assist you in obtaining your building permits to ensure your renovation project complies with all relevant building codes and regulations.
- San Francisco Bay Area specialists: Having conducted numerous building and renovation projects in the Bay Area since 2005, our seasoned team has a wealth of expertise and knowledge related to design and building projects in the region.
Learn More About Our Bay Area Home Renovation, Addition and Expansion Projects
Whether you live in San Mateo, San Jose or anywhere in between, you can trust Valley Home Builders for all your Bay Area home renovation needs. For your convenience, our design and build process allows you to work with a single contact for the entirety of your project. We offer custom craftsmanship and attention to detail to make your home project a tailored concept.
Our design team — which is completely in-house — can create the living space of your dreams through a collaborative and transparent process from start to finish. Learn more about our design and build services by contacting us or visiting our office in Santa Clara.