Aside from Silicon Valley, Saratoga’s location is close to the foothills and lush forests. Its rows of suburban homes get to enjoy nature and be within distance of a thriving, bustling city. Residents often describe it to be the best place to live in California. It has a safe, welcoming neighborhood and offers a wide array of reputable schools, charming restaurants and cafes, enjoyable parks, and inspiring libraries. With its convenient position and inviting atmosphere, its population continuously increases with a large number of families relocating to the city. This list of the best design-build firms in Saratoga, California can help incoming residents develop their soon-to-be forever homes. City residents can also turn to these firms for their remodeling and renovation needs. These firms have proven themselves as experts in designing and building through their portfolios and distinctions.

Next Stage Design + Build

2157 O’Toole Ave. #70, San Jose, CA 95131

Next Stage Design + Build offers design-build, home addition, and a variety of space remodeling projects, including kitchen and bathroom, interior and exterior, and complete house remodeling. It primarily serves Santa Clara County and a section of San Mateo County. Case Design/Remodeling of San Jose was the previous name of the firm, and it was founded by Jim Kabel in 2004. Its team consists of highly qualified trade specialists with a client-centered approach and a wide range of skills. The firm is deeply committed to supporting the neighborhood. It has participated in the Rebuild Together program in Silicon Valley, a free neighborhood home repair initiative.

This California Tropic Kitchen was previously a part of the home’s living room. The homeowner wanted to move the kitchen’s location. The Next Design team thought of this brilliant idea of using the living room’s brick wall, which became the new range wall. The firm then designed the space with intricate wood design and multi-toned colors to create a traditionally styled kitchen.

Timeline Design+Build

14401 Big Basin Wy. Saratoga, CA 95070

Timeline Design+Build’s mission is to become the most trusted builder in Silicon Valley. It was founded in 1990 by Matthew Harrigan, a Green Building Professional certified by Build It Green and a recognized Residential Interior Designer by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC). His hands-on experience in construction and extensive knowledge in interior design and architecture allowed the firm to offer a wide range of design-build services. Composed of in-house architects, interior designers, and builders, the Timeline team works with the clients to develop their dream homes. This has enabled the firm to become the most trusted builder in Silicon Valley.

Among the firm’s notable works is this Blue and White Transitional Kitchen. The project’s main objective is to create a spacious kitchen, dining, and family areas with an open floor layout and access to the backyard garden. The Timeline team designed the space by drawing inspiration from a fairytale house perched on the side of a stunning mountain range. It used matte blue glass tiling to depict the sky, while the Berwyn waterfall countertop represents the breathtaking mountain ranges during wintertime.

Gilmans Kitchen and Baths

2039 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

Recognized for bringing client visions to life, Gilmans Kitchen and Baths has made itself a reputable design-build firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was previously a window and door screen company founded by Dick Gilman in 1954. Larry Lowenthal bought the firm from Gilman and developed it to accommodate the design and building needs of the community. Its services expanded and now offers kitchen and bath design, design-build, installation, handyman, plumbing, outdoor kitchen construction, and cabinetry.

This traditionally-designed kitchen was created by the Gilmans team led by Janis Manacsa. It features a U-shaped eat-in kitchen with porcelain tilings and quartz countertops. The team used beige and white for the color palette to radiate a luxurious and timeless look. It installed a spacious countertop that is great for cooking and family meals.

Harrell Design + Build

944 Industrial Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94303

Harrell Design + Build is a full-service, Employee Owned, design-build residential remodeling company based in Palo Alto, California. For 38 years, the firm has been focused on providing Bay Area homeowners with innovative design, meticulous craftsmanship, and high-quality, personalized service. Iris Harrell founded the company in 1985; it all began with a single employee. Today, Harrell Design + Build employs nearly 50, including award-winning designers and accomplished craftspeople.

Currently leading the firm is Lisa Sten, who has guided private, commercial, and public-sector clients with architectural designs and construction objectives. She holds an interior design degree from Paier College of Art in Hamden, and a B.A. from Boston College. She is recognized as a Certified Interior Designer (CID), a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP), and a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP).

May Construction

115 Phelan Ave. Ste. 3, San Jose, CA 95112  

Since 1977, May Construction has fulfilled Santa Clara Valley’s construction and design demands. The firm provides design-build services, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, home additions, and complete house renovations. Greg and Debbie May serve as its leaders. Together, they manage the talented May team that helps clients get their homes in order and provides guidance. They uphold the firm’s core values of vision, integrity, dedication, and commitment. In addition to the customized design, they carefully prepare the strategies by developing backup plans for probable setbacks and exploiting opportunities.

The May team demolished the existing walls that divided the crowded, G-shaped kitchen from the living room as the family desired more space. This resulted in a light and airy space that made room for a new custom island and bar area. Neutral, comfortable colors now cover the walls, along with stained barn doors and a large kitchen island. The center island emanates a welcoming atmosphere ideal for family meals and entertaining guests.

Decor Builders

2375 Zanker Rd. Unit 205, San Jose, CA 95131

Decor Builders has served the Bay Area for 15 years. It has catered to the area’s building and design needs, focusing on kitchen and bathroom remodeling, room addition, exterior remodeling, new construction, and architecture. Co-owners Tal Buchnik and Guy Kramarski formed a team that is passionate about developing homes. The Decor Builders team will support homeowners in navigating the building process and help them create knowledgeable decisions. Additionally, the firm’s one-stop-shop approach, as well as its creative strategies and technologies, have allowed it to become one of the leading firms in the area.

This Hillsborough new custom home was constructed by the Decor Builder crew. It has four exquisitely designed bedrooms, a large kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, a pool, and a spa. It also features a unique wine wall with a full glass enclosure and custom fireplaces. The contemporary-styled home has several massive windows that also serve as an energy-saving feature by bringing in plenty of natural light.