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Why Trust Diamond Certified Remodeling and Addition Contractors Rated Highest in Quality?

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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a remodeling and addition contractor that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified remodeler and addition builder. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated additions and remodeling contractor and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

3) Full Disclosure: By clicking the name of a company above you’ll see the exact rating results in charts and read verbatim survey responses as well as researched articles on each qualified company.

4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) (http://www.ascconline.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (www.bbb.com)
California Building Industry Association (CBIA) (http://www.cbia.org/)
Contractors State License Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)
Home Builders Association of Northern California (HBANC) (http://www.hbanc.org/)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (http://www.nahb.org/)
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) (http://www.nari.org/)
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Know What You Want
Have Clear Goals and Requirements for Your Home Addition or Remodeling Project

Many homeowners find that it helps to know the scope of the project and their overarching goals before talking to home addition and remodeling contractors in Solano County. You’re more likely to be happy with the results of your home remodeling project if you know what you want to accomplish. So before contacting a local remodeling firm, ask yourself:

  1. Do I want a Diamond Certified company that is rated best in quality and backed by the ied.org/diamond-certified-performance-guarantee>Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  2. What is the problem or challenge I want this remodel or home addition to address? (i.e. a growing family, in-laws quarters, updating an older home or renovating unused space into a new family room.)
  3. What specific requirements or wishes do I have for this remodeling project?
  4. What is my budget?
  5. What characteristics and personal and professional qualities am I looking for in a Solano County remodeling and home addition contractor?
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What To Ask In Person
Questions to Ask Solano County Addition and Remodeling Contractors in Person

Once you’ve interviewed local remodelers via phone, meet with your top choices in person. You may find it beneficial to take notes and record each addition contractor’s answers, suggestions and general attitude.

  1. How much time will my remodel or home addition take?
  2. What is your approach to a project of this size? (This will help you know what to expect if you hire this company for your remodel or home addition.)
  3. Will I be able to stay in my home during the remodel/home addition?
  4. Will this home addition or remodel add value to my home?
  5. Do you have any recent projects in my area of Solano County where I can see how the house addition and home remodels look from the street?
  6. Do you have recent customer references I can call?
  7. Do you offer warranties and guarantees on your work? Will you put them in writing?
  8. How would I handle future service issues?
  9. Are you responsible for warranty work if there’s ever a problem with my home addition/remodeling project?
  10. What can I do to make the remodeling and addition process move faster?
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  • What To Ask References
    Talk with Previous Customers of Local Remodelers and Home Addition Contractors in Solano County Including the Smaller Cities of Bucktown, Collinsville, Nut Tree, Mare Island, Liberty Farms, Elmira, Scandia and Green Valley

    Diamond Certified remodeling and home addition contractors are the best choice, because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a Solano County remodeling company, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified remodeling contractor from the greater Bay Area.

    Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified addition and remodeling contractors. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.

    If you can’t find a Diamond Certified remodeling company within reach, do some research on your own. It’s wise to call references provided by the Solano County remodeling companies you’ve interviewed. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the home addition contractors are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process.

    That’s because companies cherry-pick references instead of randomly select names from all their customers, and so the references they give out are usually only those they know were satisfied. If you do call references, request a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you only the names of customers they know were satisfied. Then, use these questions to get you started in your interview of previous customers.

    1. Were you satisfied with the home remodel/home addition work from _(Solano remodeling & addition company name)_?
    2. What type of remodeling or home addition job did they do for you (bathroom addition, kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, sunroom addition, basement remodel, general home renovations, etc)
    3. Did the Solano County remodeling contractor and home addition company complete the work on time?
    4. Did the contractor keep you up-to-date on the status of the project?
    5. Were there unexpected costs? If so, were they avoidable?
    6. If you live in a smaller town such as Dixon, Elmira, Allendale, Nut Tree, Travis Air Force Base, Liberty Farms or the rural Bay-Delta region, did the remodeling contractors charge extra to travel to your home?
    7. Did the Solano County home remodelers show up on time?
    8. Did they clean up after finishing the home renovations?
    9. If you need home additions or remodeling work in the future, would you use this contractor again?
    10. Would you recommend them to friends or family?
    11. Can I see your completed home renovations and room additions?
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  • Review Your Options
    Hire Good Remodeling Companies and Home Addition Contractors in Solano County, Including Those in the Major Cities of Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Rio Vista and Dixon

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Before signing a contract with a good home renovation contractor or remodeling contractor in Solano County, make one final review of your choices and ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Can the remodeling contractors and addition builders meet your needs for scheduling, design and home construction preferences?
    2. Are the Solano County remodeling contractors knowledgeable about the scope and details of the home remodel/home addition you’re considering? Can they tell you which designs and products best suit your needs (i.e. whole home renovation, kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, basement addition, garage renovation, attic remodeling, new bathroom, bedroom addition, etc.)?
    3. Is the renovation and remodeling company sensitive to your budget?
    4. Can the remodelers offer various solutions and finish products that fit your resources? Most home addition contractors will give you bids for good, better and best options for of design and aesthetics, prices, brand names/manufacturers and services that are tailored to your home remodeling budget.
    5. Do the remodeling and addition contractors in Solano County offer warranties in the event of a product failure or construction/installation error? Will they put those guarantees in writing?
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  • How To Work With
    Get the Most Out of Your Solano County Remodel and Home Addition

    Before interviewing good home remodeling companies in Solano County, including those serving the larger cities of Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield, Vacaville and Benicia, decide the type of project you’re looking for and the scope of the work you want done. You should also know the budget range you’re looking to stay within. This will help you express yourself to the contractors you talk to, and will give each remodeling contractor and home addition builder the chance to bid on the same project. And it will help you define boundaries so that you don’t end up getting—and paying for—more work than you want or need.

    Knowing the scope of your home addition or renovation will give you a good idea of whether you want to stay in your home or relocate while the remodeling is in process. Home renovations and additions can be loud, dusty and disruptive, but some are more intense than others. Consider which rooms you’re having remodeled and the location of the new home addition. Is it close to the rooms you live in and use most? Will it impact the number of bedrooms or bathrooms you have available? If it’s a kitchen remodel, will it impact your ability to cook? Ask the home remodeling and addition contractors you interview whether you’ll be able to stay in your home during the work. You may want to consider moving to another location for the duration of the project if important rooms (like your kitchen and bathrooms) will be under construction, or if the contractor expects lengthy interruptions in electricity and water.

    Sign a Contract with a Good Solano County Remodeling Company
    Once you’ve found the Solano County remodeling and addition contractor that is best suited to your job, move forward by requesting and signing a detailed contract. The contract should include the price, start and end dates, and any requests you’ve agreed upon with your local home renovation contractor. Confirm warrantees and guarantees and make sure they’re written into the contract.

    Read through the estimate and understand all terms and limitations before you sign it. The contract you sign with your Solano County remodeling company is binding, so for your protection, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.

    Prepare for Your Home Remodel and New Home Addition
    You may be able to save time and money by planning for your home addition and renovation. The following items will help you find areas where you can simplify the job and protect your belongings.

    Provide adequate storage space. Some remodeling contractors in Solano County have facilities or travel trailers in which to store remodeling materials and building equipment, but others expect homeowners to provide a clean, dry and accessible storage area for these materials. Ask your home renovation contractor if you’ll need to have space for materials and, if so, how much space is needed.

    Supply clearance and parking space for work trucks. Construction vehicles are often oversized and may need special parking considerations. Ask your contractor how many work vehicles will need parking space, and whether trailers or other large vehicles will be on site daily. It may also be wise to walk through your property with your Solano County remodeling contractor and have them advise you of any clearance issues, lawn ornaments or potential hazards that you can move or minimize before the work begins.

    Prepare your home for construction dust. Remodeling and new addition construction is often a dusty job. Many contractors will provide taping and plastic barriers to prevent dust and construction debris from entering areas of your home that aren’t being remodeled or renovated, but you may be able to save time and money by preparing your home yourself. Talk with your remodeling contractor about steps you can take before the remodeling begins.

    Move and store fragile and unnecessary items. Remove furniture, decorations, rugs and other objects from the rooms to be remodeled. This will protect them from dust and damage, and will allow your remodeling contractors to move freely and avoid injury to personnel and your home. Temporarily store heirlooms or expensive items that are located in high traffic areas of your home to prevent accidental breakage. Also, keep in mind that floor and wall vibrations from heavy construction can cause items to shift and fall from shelves and walls, and take down any artwork or decorations.

    Contain children and pets. Your remodeling and home addition contractors shouldn’t be expected to watch out for kids and pets. So for their safety, keep any household pets or children out of the area when your remodeling contractors are working. It’s wise to keep everyone away from the construction area even when no remodelers are working as building tools, unfinished construction and exposed wires may pose a safety hazard.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    Be a Good Remodeling Company Customer

    The best local remodelers and home addition contractors in Solano County have superior remodeling and building skills that enable them to do good work and offer a fair value. You also play a part in the success of your remodel and home addition.

    Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Solano County remodeling contractor and home addition company.

    • Be upfront with the remodeling and renovation specialist. Tell them what you want from your home renovation or room remodel, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and ways they can meet your needs.
    • Remember, a smile goes a long way.
    • Before you hire a Solano County remodeler or home addition contractor, restate your expectations and goals, and reiterate to the remodeling company representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local remodelers and home addition contractors occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your remodeler if he will call you with updates on your home addition and how often you can expect an update.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times. The addition process will move along more smoothly if your contractor can contact you with updates, questions or for work authorizations.
    • When your remodeling contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the home addition or remodel on schedule.
    • Pay your remodeling and addition contractor promptly.

    How does being a good customer benefit you? Solano County home addition and remodeling contractors in the larger cities of Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield, Vacaville and Benicia, and all of the smaller towns appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your behavior sets the tone from your end and creates a positive work environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Verify the Remodeling and Home Renovations Satisfy Your Contract

Once the remodeling or home renovations are completed, walk though the job with your home renovation contractor. Check the work against the invoice and ensure it stands up to your expectations and is what was promised in your contract.

The invoice from your Solano County remodeling contractor should include the following:

  • The name, physical address and state license number of the remodeling contractor.
  • A complete list of all work performed.
  • An itemized list of all construction materials.
  • The total cost for your home renovation or home addition, including an itemized amount due for labor.

A written explanation of warrantees or guarantees.

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Written Warranties
Top Service Requests in Solano County

The most popular types of remodeling and addition projects for contractors in Solano County are listed below, including examples of each kind of remodeling job.

Kitchen Remodeling
Kitchen remodeling includes renovations to the design, style and structure of a kitchen. A kitchen remodel may comprise new kitchen design plans, kitchen counters, kitchen cabinets, new kitchen appliances, new flooring and new kitchen lighting.

Bathroom Remodeling (Bath Remodeling)

The most popular types of remodeling and addition projects for contractors in Solano County are listed below, including examples of each kind of remodeling job.

Kitchen Remodeling
Kitchen remodeling includes renovations to the design, style and structure of a kitchen. A kitchen remodel may comprise new kitchen design plans, kitchen counters, kitchen cabinets, new kitchen appliances, new flooring and new kitchen lighting.

Bathroom Remodeling (Bath Remodeling)
A minor bathroom remodel will change the appearance of an existing bathroom, while a full bath remodel will change the size and features of an existing bathroom. Most bathroom renovations in Solano County include new bathroom fixtures, paint, bathroom flooring, bathroom tile, bath cabinets, new showers and bathtubs, new bathroom mirrors and even new bathroom floor plans.

Home Addition Building
Home additions, including master bedroom additions, family room additions, garage additions, in-laws quarters, mud room additions, second-story additions, kitchen extensions, sunroom additions, dormer additions, front porch additions and bonus room additions, are a great way to add value and extra space to existing homes.

Basement Remodeling
Basement renovations are a popular home remodeling project. Most basement renovations turn unused basement space into a finished basement with a family room, bedroom, basement bathroom, recreation room (rec room), or other usable space. Solano County basement remodeling plans may include basement design, new basement walls, basement carpeting and flooring, a basement fireplace and a basement bar or entertainment area.

Sunroom Addition
Known as four-season rooms or sun porches, sunrooms generally cost less than other home additions. They are a supplemental home addition that provide extra space for reading and entertaining. Many sunroom additions come in the form of a prefabricated kit and do not include central heating or cooling systems.

Home Remodeling
Home remodeling, done either as a single-room remodeling project or as an entire home renovation, includes changing the appearance and even the design of the home. Most home remodels in Solano County include new home floor plans and home improvements such as new flooring, new windows, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, attic renovations, new paint, new appliances and other home interior renovations.

Home Renovations
Like home remodeling, home renovations can change the design, functionality and appearance of your homes interior. Home renovations, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, bedrooms or living rooms, often start with home renovation plans from a qualified Solano County remodeling contractor and include new house interior designs, new flooring and wall coverings, new countertops and cabinets, construction of new walls and home improvements like new fireplaces and new lighting.

Solano County Room Additions
Room additions can be any size and may include bathroom additions, family room additions, modular home additions, sunroom additions, garage room additions and bedroom additions. Since the room addition plans should match your existing home and must correctly connect to the existing structure, its wise to hire an experienced Solano County home addition contractor to draw up your room addition plans and complete the new addition.

Garage Additions
Garage additions create more space for vehicles, storage and even future living space. Garage plans can be drawn to add on to existing garages and existing homes, or can be free-standing garages. If you have future plans of adding a bathroom or renovating your garage to create living space, you can have your Solano County addition builder install plumbing and electrical in your new garage addition.

Custom Remodeling Plans
Home remodeling contractors in Solano County can create custom remodeling plans based on your existing home and your requirements and wishes for your home remodel or addition.

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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests in Solano County

The most popular types of remodeling and addition projects for contractors in Solano County are listed below, including examples of each kind of remodeling job.

Kitchen Remodeling
Kitchen remodeling includes renovations to the design, style and structure of a kitchen. A kitchen remodel may comprise new kitchen design plans, kitchen counters, kitchen cabinets, new kitchen appliances, new flooring and new kitchen lighting.

Bathroom Remodeling (Bath Remodeling)
A minor bathroom remodel will change the appearance of an existing bathroom, while a full bath remodel will change the size and features of an existing bathroom. Most bathroom renovations in Solano County include new bathroom fixtures, paint, bathroom flooring, bathroom tile, bath cabinets, new showers and bathtubs, new bathroom mirrors and even new bathroom floor plans.

Home Addition Building
Home additions, including master bedroom additions, family room additions, garage additions, in-laws quarters, mud room additions, second-story additions, kitchen extensions, sunroom additions, dormer additions, front porch additions and bonus room additions, are a great way to add value and extra space to existing homes.

Basement Remodeling
Basement renovations are a popular home remodeling project. Most basement renovations turn unused basement space into a finished basement with a family room, bedroom, basement bathroom, recreation room (rec room), or other usable space. Solano County basement remodeling plans may include basement design, new basement walls, basement carpeting and flooring, a basement fireplace and a basement bar or entertainment area.

Sunroom Addition
Known as four-season rooms or sun porches, sunrooms generally cost less than other home additions. They are a supplemental home addition that provide extra space for reading and entertaining. Many sunroom additions come in the form of a prefabricated kit and do not include central heating or cooling systems.

Home Remodeling
Home remodeling, done either as a single-room remodeling project or as an entire home renovation, includes changing the appearance and even the design of the home. Most home remodels in Solano County include new home floor plans and home improvements such as new flooring, new windows, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, attic renovations, new paint, new appliances and other home interior renovations.

Home Renovations
Like home remodeling, home renovations can change the design, functionality and appearance of your home’s interior. Home renovations, whether in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, bedrooms or living rooms, often start with home renovation plans from a qualified Solano County remodeling contractor and include new house interior designs, new flooring and wall coverings, new countertops and cabinets, construction of new walls and home improvements like new fireplaces and new lighting.

Solano County Room Additions
Room additions can be any size and may include bathroom additions, family room additions, modular home additions, sunroom additions, garage room additions and bedroom additions. Since the room addition plans should match your existing home and must correctly connect to the existing structure, it’s wise to hire an experienced Solano County home addition contractor to draw up your room addition plans and complete the new addition.

Garage Additions
Garage additions create more space for vehicles, storage and even future living space. Garage plans can be drawn to add on to existing garages and existing homes, or can be free-standing garages. If you have future plans of adding a bathroom or renovating your garage to create living space, you can have your Solano County addition builder install plumbing and electrical in your new garage addition.

Custom Remodeling Plans
Home remodeling contractors in Solano County can create custom remodeling plans based on your existing home and your requirements and wishes for your home remodel or addition.

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Glossary Of Terms
Solano County Glossary of Terms

Below are some common terms and descriptions associated with remodeling and home additions that will help you navigate your way through your home renovation process.

bathroom remodel
A bathroom remodel will change the size and appearance of an existing bathroom. Most bathroom remodels in Solano County include new bathroom floor plans, updated bathroom fixtures, flooring, tile, bathroom cabinets and countertops, new bathtubs and shower enclosures.

Also known as: bathroom remodeling, bathroom remodels, bathroom redesigns, basement bathroom remodels, small bathroom remodel, master bathroom remodeling, basement bathroom remodeling, bath remodels

basement renovations
Basement renovations turn unused basement space into finished basements with a family room, extra bedrooms, basement bathroom, recreation room (rec room), game room, or other usable space. Solano County basement remodeling contractors provide basement design, basement wall installation, new carpet and flooring, basement fireplaces and basement bars.

Also known as: basement remodels, basement remodeling, basement remodeling plans, basement bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, finishing a basement, basement designs, basement remodel design

bedroom addition
Adding a new bedroom to an existing home through the process of a room addition is known as a bedroom addition. Bedroom additions can be added on top of an existing home as a second-story addition, above a garage or alongside the existing structure.

Also known as: bedroom additions, master bedroom addition, master bedroom addition plans

bedroom remodeling
Remodeling an existing bedroom can include new bedroom floor plans, the addition of a master bathroom, new bedroom designs and bedroom redecorating.

Also known as: bedroom renovation, bedroom designs, bedroom renovations, master bedroom remodeling, master bedroom remodel design

change order
Work that is changed during construction and differs from the work contracted for. Change orders require an addendum to the renovation and addition contract and ay result in additional charges.

Also known as: construction change orders, remodeling change order, home renovation change order, change order request, contract change order, remodeling change request

custom remodeling plans
Custom remodeling plans are based on your existing home and your requirements for your new home remodel and home addition. Good Solano County remodeling and addition contractors can provide customized home remodeling plans for every project.

Also known as: custom home remodeling plans, custom house plans, custom basement remodeling plans, custom home remodeling floor plans, custom kitchen remodeling plans, custom home addition plans, custom home renovations, custom home addition floor plans

garage addition
Garage additions can add on to existing garages and homes, or can be free-standing. If you have future plans of adding a bathroom or turning your garage into living space, a Solano County addition builder can install plumbing and additional electrical wiring in your new garage addition.

garage remodel
Existing garages can be renovated into living space, additional rooms, mother-in-laws quarters, game rooms or storage space by SolanoCounty remodeling contractors.

green remodeling
Many Solano County home addition and renovation contractors offer green remodeling services. Green remodeling can be defined as home remodeling with an emphasis on sustainability, maximizing natural resources and efficient and ecologically-responsible design and construction techniques.

Also known as: eco-friendly remodeling, green home remodeling, green building, green remodels, green remodeling designs, green kitchen remodel, green bathroom remodel, sustainable remodeling

home additions
Home additions, including master bedroom additions, second-story additions, kitchen extensions, sunroom additions, family room additions, modular home additions, garage additions, in-laws quarters, mud room additions, dormer additions, front porch additions and bonus room additions, can add value and space to existing homes.
Also known as: room additions, second-story additions, adding-on, add-on home, addition to home, building an addition, addition building

home remodeler
A home remodeler is a remodeling contractor that specializes in renovating existing homes. Many home remodelers in Solano County are also home addition builders who can add new rooms, second story additions and new garage additions to existing homes.

Also known as: house remodeling contractors, remodelers, home renovation contractors, remodeling construction company, home contractors, home addition contractors, remodel contractors, remodeling construction, remodelling contractor, home improvement contractor

home remodeling
Home remodeling can refer to a single-room remodeling project or an entire home renovation. A full house remodel includes changing the floor plan or design of the home to modify the appearance of the home. Most house remodels in Solano County include new home floor plans and home improvement renovations such as new flooring and windows, kitchen and bathroom renovations, basement finishing, attic remodeling, fresh paint, new appliances and other home interior changes.

Also known as: home renovation, home makeover, renovations, house remodeling, home additions, remodel a home, home remodel, construction remodeling, home restoration, home remodeling services, room remodeling

home restoration
A home remodel that is done to preserve the original structure of the house is referred to as a home restoration. Home restorations may also restore the original style, structure and historic relevance of a home.

Also known as: historical home restoration, historic home remodeling, antique home renovation, house repair and restoration, home restoration companies, home restorers, restoration for homes, house refinishing, house restoration services

kitchen remodel
Kitchen remodeling in Solano County often involves renovating the design, style and structure of kitchens. A good kitchen remodel may comprise new kitchen design plans, kitchen counters, kitchen cabinets, new kitchen appliances, new flooring and new kitchen lighting. Some remodeling companies in Solano County specialize in kitchen remodeling and only do kitchen designs and renovations.

Also known as: kitchen remodeling, kitchen designs, remodeling for kitchens, kitchen remodels, remodel kitchen, new kitchen plans, kitchen renovations, kitchen style renovations

remodeling estimates
An initial bid that lists the anticipated costs and expenses of a home remodel or home addition. An estimate should include itemized lists for labor and materials. Once signed by the remodeling contractor and homeowner, an estimate is a binding document.

Also known as: home remodeling estimate, home renovation estimates, home addition estimate, kitchen remodeling estimate, home remodeling cost estimate, bathroom remodel estimate

room addition
Room additions may include bathroom additions, family room additions, modular home additions, sunroom additions or conservatory additions and bedroom additions. Room additions are often a complex process regardless of the size of the room addition. Since new room addition plans should match the existing home and must correctly connect to the existing structure, it’s wise to hire experienced Solano County home addition contractors to draw up room addition plans and complete new additions.

Also known as: home additions, new room additions, large room additions, small room additions, home addition plans, addition to house, adding on to a house

subcontractors
Subcontractors are construction professionals who are hired by construction companies to perform specific tasks or complete work for the contractor. Some Solano County home renovation contractors hire subcontractors to complete certain phases of home additions and remodeling projects, including plumbing, heating and cooling, electrical and finish work. Sub-contractors should be qualified and carefully vetted by the remodeling contractors to ensure a quality home renovation or remodel.

Also known as: subs, independent contractors, assisting contractors, general contractor subs, construction workers, individual contractors, sub construction contractors, subcontracting employee

sunroom addition
Also called four-season rooms, sunroom additions are generally less expensive to build than room additions for homes. Sunrooms are considered supplemental home additions that provide extra space for reading and entertaining rather than functional or necessary home additions, like bathroom additions, kitchen and bedroom additions that add living space to homes. Some sunroom additions are available as prefabricated kits and do not include central heating or cooling.

Also known as: four-season rooms, 4 season rooms, enclosed porches, conservatory additions, sunporch additions, screened porch additions, screened-in porches, solarium additions, patio enclosure, screened enclosure additions, screened rooms, pool room additions, three-season rooms, 3 season rooms, patio room additions, California rooms, garden rooms

whole house remodel
Whole house remodels are remodeling projects that renovate an entire home rather than just one or a few rooms. Whole house remodels may involve gutting and rebuilding the interior of a home from the subflooring to the ceiling and might include moving, adding or removing walls. Whole house remodels can be a cost-effective way to completely renovate an old house to make it feel like a brand new home.

Also known as: whole house remodeling and addition, whole house remodeling project, entire house remodel, complete house remodel, complete home remodeling, complete home makeover, complete renovation, whole home redesign, top-to-bottom remodel, home renovations, whole home renovating, small home remodeling, small home expansion, large home remodeling

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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ for Remodeling and Additions Customers

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified remodeling contractor and addition builder?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a home remodeling contractor with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only remodeling companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most home addition companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with in-depth and ongoing research and ratings. Additionally, your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified remodeling contractor and addition builder from Solano County and the Bay-Delta Region.

Q: Why would I want to remodel or add to my home?
A: Remodeling can modernize your home, improve home energy efficiency, and give you a new sense of pride in your house. Many Solano County homeowners find that home remodeling projects allow them to upgrade their current home so that they’re happier living in their home and increase the resale value of their home. Like home renovations, home additions can add more usable space to a home. Whether you add a sunroom, a new garage or a bedroom addition, home additions add square footage and usability to your house.

Q: Should I hire a remodeling and addition contractor for my project?
A: DIY stores and home improvement centers may carry many of the tools and materials for your home remodeling and addition project, and some homeowners certainly can take on these projects themselves. However, many homeowners find it saves them time, money and frustration to hire a competent, experienced remodeling contractor for their home renovation. A good remodeling and addition contractor will help you plan, execute and finish the project with much less hassle than you can expect when taking on a project yourself.

Q: How much will my remodeling project/home addition cost?
A: The cost of home renovations depends on the size and scope of your project and the quality of materials used for the addition or remodeling. When getting estimates from local remodeling contractors and home addition builders in Solano County, make sure you’re asking the contractors to big on the exact same scope, size and materials in order to get accurate bids.

Q: I have three estimates and they vary greatly in price. Why is this?
A: It’s not uncommon for prices to vary from contractor to contractor. But if the gap between the highest price and the lowest price seems too substantial to be correct, or one bid is much higher or lower than the others, talk with the contractors again. It may be that one contractor didn’t understand the scope or details of the project they were bidding. Ask the remodeling contractors to fully explain their bids, and if they are vague about their answers, move on to the next contractor. Beware of bids that seem artificially low, as some home renovation contractors purposely underbid jobs and then tack on expensive change orders during the construction.

Q: How long do home remodels and additions take?
A: Depending on the size and scope of your project, your remodel may take a few weeks to a few months and room additions can take several months. Problems found during demolition, unforeseen challenges and the skill of your contractor can also add to the timeline. It’s important to get a clear and reasonable timeframe estimate from your Solano County remodeling contractor and home addition builder when getting initial cost estimates.

Q: How much value will my addition or renovation add to my home?
A: The amount of value added to your home depends greatly on the renovation you choose and the quality of the workmanship and materials. If you’re planning to live in your home long-term, you may find that your room addition and home renovation will add more to your quality of living in your home, even if it doesn’t add to the resale value of your home. On the other hand, if you’re planning to sell your home soon, you may want to consult with contractors and real estate agents about which home additions and remodeling projects will add the most value to your home. For an idea of the added value of some of the most common remodeling projects, you can visit this site that compares cost and value of remodels.

Q: Can my Solano County remodeling contractor and addition builder create my home renovation designs?
A: Depending on the size and scope of your project, there are pros and cons to hiring an architect to draw up home remodeling plans and hiring a remodeling contractor who offers design/build services for home renovations. Here are a few to consider:

  • A general rule of thumb that many builders follow is to hire an architect if you’re tearing down walls and moving walls, or if your renovation project includes an addition or new construction.
  • Architects look beyond the outward design and consider the usability of a space, local building codes and zoning regulations, and draw complete home remodeling and home addition plans.
  • Some design/build remodeling contractors in Solano County can offer lower costs and shorter construction timeframes by providing both home designs and building services.
  • Some Solano County remodeling contractors prefer to do their own designs in-house and have the ability to draw home remodeling and addition plans in-house.
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