Greenberg Construction is a California General Contractor that specializes in new construction, room additions and full home remodeling servicing San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. The decision to do a home addition is a huge undertaking. Extending your home’s square footage will undoubtedly boost its value. Selecting the right details and materials should be taken seriously and planned out well to get the maximum positive impact. Consider whether you want to build up or out. Adding a second story may be the perfect way to go; however if you have the acreage to spare, expanding your square footage on to the existing level makes perfect sense.
We deliver high-quality, cost-effective projects on schedule by employing and supporting motivated, flexible, and focused teams. We are thoroughly familiar with the permitting process. We always work with our clients offering solutions to budgeting challenges, and provide a highly detailed estimation.
Room additions are a fun and unique way to increase the visual appearance, functionality and value of your home. Our team of consultation aim to best educate customers on the many options that are available and to eventually plan and budget an addition that best fits their needs.
Before you can build a second story home addition, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration; local codes must be reviewed, laws may prohibit the building of second floors because they can create shade issues for neighboring homes, general aesthetics of the area.
Greenberg Construction will help you understand whether or not it is allowed to build a second story addition in your zoning. Requirements will usually differ depending on the type of home; for example, a second floor on a ranch style structure will create much more stress on the footings and foundation than some other styles of building. Because of this, footings and foundations are usually built much stronger and wider for two story buildings and some foundation work might need to be done before the addition can begin.
Keep in mind that second story additions are always a little bit more expensive than a first floor addition due to additional reinforcements that are needed to be done and permits which must be attained.
Bedroom additions normally involve a large number of design factors. Building a master bedroom suite includes extra planning, because plumbing might be needed in order to add fixtures such as sinks, shower, bathtub and toilet. These fixtures may increase the value of the addition dramatically, especially if fixtures such as a spa tub or a custom shower are included. These fixtures will also increase the value of your home, so more often than not it is a worthy investment.
When building a kitchen / bathroom addition, we will review your existing home’s plans to make sure that nothing will impede the kitchen / bathroom addition’s construction. Checking items such as the location of underground utilities, the drainage easements, septic tank and leach field if there is one. Although in some cases it is possible to move existing pipes, the location of all these items could impact the addition.
There are so many reasons that adding a fully contained living space to your property might make sense. It could be that an older member of your family may need a place to stay. Maybe you have houseguests that stay just a little bit too long? Twenty something “child” that isn’t ready to leave the nest? Or maybe it’s just an opportunity to rent the unit and make some extra money.
Building a home extension for the purpose of adding a family room is a great way to increase both the value and functionality of any home, a family room when designed correctly, can be the focal point of a home, it is a space where anything goes allowing flexibility unlike any other type of home addition.
The idea of having a home office is getting more and more popular. So many companies are lowering their carbon footprint by offering telecommuting to their employees. With the age of the internet we are lucky to be able to be entrepreneurs from our own homes.
Greenberg Construction is Build-It-Green certified and every decision we make takes green building best practices into consideration. That includes not only material selection, but also the construction process. Green building involves minimizing impact to the environment and protecting you and your family from any negative impact, as well as proper recycling and hazardous material disposal.
Green building is rapidly becoming a vital way of reducing the carbon footprint of any community. Buildings account for almost 80% of all greenhouse gas emissions and making them not only more energy efficient, but also built in a more sustainable manner goes a long way to reducing Global Warming.