Small Home Renovations in San Mateo

Small Home Renovations. Professional Service.


We offer free on-site consultations and estimates with our professional team.


We are a local home remodeling company licensed and insured in the Bay Area.


We have a team of experienced builders, designers, and architects.


During the remodeling process, a project manager will be available at all times.
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Small Home Renovations in San Mateo, CA

A small home renovation can offer big returns on investment. At Spaces Home Remodeling, we specialize in the remodeling of smaller homes. We can make your home feel larger, uncover much needed square footage, and provide creative storage solutions to accommodate your specific needs.

Our team of professionals can handle everything from design to construction. We work closely with you throughout the process and keep you updated on the timeline of your home remodel so you will never have to guess how things are going. 

We also work closely with the local building and planning departments to ensure all permits are pulled and inspections are scheduled as needed.  

Open-Up Your Floorplan

One problem homeowners face is dead space in their homes. This can be magnified in a smaller home. Hallways and awkward transitions can take up a lot of valuable square footage that can be better utilized when redesigned thoughtfully.

Our goal is to maximize every square foot.

Opening your floor plan by removing non-bearing walls can make your home feel larger and optimize your space. This is not only a practical option, but it can completely transform the inside of your home. 

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Maximize Storage Space

Smaller homes tend to be short on storage space. It is a common complaint we hear from homeowners in San Mateo. We are experts in creative, built-in storage solutions. Our aim is to expand the use of your home while also helping you keep things neat and tidy.

From the kitchen cabinets to closets to the garage, we can customize a plan and build storage that optimizes space while taking into consideration your home’s style and design.

You will be amazed at the extra space our team can uncover.


What makes Spaces Home Remodeling unique is our design-build approach. We have a team of professionals who work together seamlessly to streamline your renovation. Our team consists of designers, architects, engineers, and builders so we have control over our projects from start to finish.

Our goal is to design and build spaces you’ve dreamed about and to create a home you will love for years to come. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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What You Need To Know Before Meeting With Us Or Any Other Contractor

Validating the following information before meeting with a renovation contractor can save you a lot of time and narrow your search:

  1. Visit the contractor’s website check for their license number.
  2. Check they have the right license class (General B12) and that the license is active. 
  3. Check that contractor is bonded
  4. Check that they have an active workers compensation insurance. 

Once you have the contractor’s license number all you need to do is to visit the CSLB (Contractors License Board) and perform a license search. All the information above will be available under the contractors license page.

Click here to check our contractor license information 

What is included in small home renovation estimates?

Our bid includes a detailed description of the scope of work that is involved in your renovation.

The total cost stated in the bid is for design services, architectural plans (if required and agreed upon), in addition to labor and rough materials. 
Finish materials are not included in the bid as we want to give our customers the freedom to control costs and choose the type and style of the materials to their liking.

How long does a small home renovation take to build?

The construction work involved in a renovation can take anywhere from one to several weeks depending on the scope of work involved.
If a permit was obtained as part of the project, scheduling inspections with a city/county inspector throughout the project, will be required.

The city/county inspection schedule availability can affect the overall timeline.

Does a small home renovation require a permit?

If the scope of work involved in your project includes one or more of the following, obtaining a permit will be required: 

* Electrical work
* Plumbing work (if needed)
* Changes to the layout of any existing garage.

City/County permit fees will range between $800-$1700. The city/county determines the fees according to the size and cost of the project.

You do not need to worry about obtaining permits, submitting plans, scheduling inspections or filling in any type of paperwork required by the city or county, as it is part of our service and will be taken care of by our office team.

How soon can we start working on your project?

Our renovation team can usually start the construction work 1-2 weeks from the day the work contract is signed.
In case a permit is required, work will begin 1-2 weeks from the day the permit is obtained and approved by the city/county  

What permits will I need for a small home renovation in San Mateo?

This depends on the type of renovation, but in general you will require a building permit (structural BLD), HVAC and plumbing permits. However if you are in a semi-detached then you will require signoff from the neighbor in the form of a party wall agreement.

Can I live at the property during the remodeling work?

Yes. Staying at home during a renovation is very common and most of our customers do so. In addition, we do everything possible to make you and your family feel comfortable during the process.

How do we communicate with our customers during the renovation process?

During the renovation process your project manager, the home remodeling team, and builders who are involved in the remodel, will be 100% available to you.

After signing the work contract, your project manager will open a group messaging system which includes you, our office and any team members related to your project. You can use this platform to ask questions and request updates. In addition, your project manager will visit the property on a daily basis. 

Our home remodeling team will arrive at the property every morning Monday- Friday (if that fits your schedule), in order to meet the project deadline.

Our main goal is for you to be happy with our work and your new home.

Can you also create the design for the small home renovation?

Yes. We are a full service Design-Build contractor, meaning we take you from concept to completion including architectural design, interior design, structural engineering, building permit acquisition, and of course construction.

Will a renovation add value to my home?

The ROI for renovations is quite high, especially if we are adding square footage to the home. Design plays a big factor in this and should never be overlooked! 

How Can We Help You With Your Small Home Renovation Project

At Spaces Home Remodeling, we will walk you through the entire renovation experience until you are satisfied. Located in San Mateo, CA, our team will design and customize your renovation according to your style. We can work with a range of designs and materials to create the space you want.

Whether you are looking to create a simple renovation or a move involved one, Spaces Home Remodeling can make it happen. We pride ourselves on developing excellent relationships with our clients. Our communication channels are always available and we involve our clients every step of the way in the renovation process.

The Process Of Our Small Home Renovation

Our renovation process involves several stages. During the Design Phase, our talented designers will work together with you to put your renovating ideas on paper. They will offer expert advice  and discuss the options available for renovating.  This is followed by the planning phase when our architects create a comprehensive plan and schedule of work to ensure that your daily routine remains uninterrupted. We will ensure that our renovation activities are done efficiently and effectively with the minimum of disruption to your everyday lives.  

 We promise each of our clients to provide excellent workmanship on every project we undertake.

Spaces Home Remodeling

(650) 409-9574
1900 S Norfolk St. Suite 395, San Mateo, CA 94403
License Number: License #1044595
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