An Inside Look at Projects

Transforming a home from mundane to magnificent
Penryn, CA

These homeowners wanted to completely update their 1970s house, take advantage of hilltop views and use recycled materials wherever possible. We turned a boxy living space into a light-drenched great room and a loft study.

The floor of the new master bedroom is actually the original second-story deck that was strengthened and reinforced. Two new, second-story decks were added off of the new bedrooms.

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‘60s ranch style home updated to light and family friendly
Granite Bay, CA

The boxy design of this formerly two-bedroom, 1960s ranch-style home created limited space for a growing family.  We expanded it up and out, creating a light-filled, 4-bedroom/3-bath home featuring vaulted ceilings and lots of energy efficient windows. The addition of purposely designed open space, a great room and modern kitchen turned the home into a comfortable environment for family and friends.

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Single-story turns into energy efficient, 2-story home
Davis, CA

We took a drafty, 1960s home and made the homeowners’ vision of expanded space and energy efficiency a reality. After knocking all of the original walls to the ground, we increased the home’s square footage by one-third and transformed it into a two-story featuring all of the elements the homeowners defined.

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Total transformation doubles home size, energy efficiency
Davis, CA

This project truly was a total transformative remodel. Our designer completely reconfigured the home’s floor plan to fit the homeowner’s needs and lifestyle. It doubled in size, and two bedrooms and a bath were added. And talk about reusing materials: Even the roof was recycled. In the end, the home had a whole new look and feel.

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Van Gelder Construction Company takes pride in designing and remodeling homes to fit the client’s needs, making the best use of available resources.

Building Green Factoids:

Inefficient windows are to blame for 5% of U.S. wasted energy.

Hard surface flooring and shoe removal at entrances can reduce indoor dust and dirt by up to 50%.