D.R. Domenichini Construction Newsletter




We are very fortunate that business is going well and we are continuing to grow. With that, we are looking to expand our team and are in need of journeyman carpenters. If you, or someone you know is interested, please email Dave at: dave@drdcon.com.

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In this day and age, an increasing number of seniors are making the decision to stay in their own homes as they age. Staying at home allows for greater independence but can also lead to a number of complications. There is a variety of home health care providers who can help deliver companionship and other services but to be truly comfortable and safe in your home it may be necessary to make some physical alterations. As mobility, eyesight, and hearing decline, these alterations can allow you to stay in your home safely and securely. Some changes can be made on your own, like removing area rugs to avoid tripping, but others may require the help of a contractor. For this article, we will focus on the top 7 changes that will most likely require the assistance of a contractor.
Widening Doors
As mobility decreases the use of a walker or wheelchair may become necessary. I n this case, all e ntrance doors must be at least 36 inches wide and all interior doors must be at least 32 inches wide. If your doors are not the proper width it will make it difficult and sometimes impossible to maneuver, which mak es it necessary to widen doorways.
F lo or ing
Many types of flooring become tripping and falling hazards as mobility decreases. High pile carpets and slippery flooring can increase the risk of slips and falls and should be replaced with flooring that is easier, and safer, to walk on.
Raising Sunken Rooms
As eyesight and mobility weaken it may become more difficult to differentiate between levels, which creates a dangerous tripping hazard. Maneuvering between levels with a wheel chair, cane, or walker can be extremely difficult as well so it is best to raise the sunken room so all the floors are level.
Contrasting Flooring
If mobility is not an issue, it is possible to simply change the flooring between the rooms to contrasting colors. If there is any change in height or flooring texture that could result in a slip or trip it is important that you change the flooring to contrasting colors so that it is easier to see the transition.
Grab Bars
Another important addition for your home is grab bars. They can assist with balance and standing as well as provide assistance when sitting down. These are mostly found in bathrooms and kitchens but can also be placed around the house where needed if there is sufficient room. Though these can be installed by the home- owner, to insure they are secure and properly installed it is recommended that you get the help of a professional.

One of the most important changes to make as vision declines is increasing lighting. In some places, it may be possible to simply add lamps but due to limited space it may be necessary to install additional overhead lighting.
Lowering Counters and Cabinets
If a wheelchair has become necessary, countertops may be difficult to reach and accessing cabinets and storage may be more problematic. If necessary, counters should be lowered to an appropriate height and the installation of under counter cabinets may be required.


Here are some of the latest reviews we've received through GuildQuality within the past quarter. 

Review by Steve P.
" What I liked most about working with D.R. Domenichini Construction was that they laid out a schedule ahead of time so we knew everyday what was going to happen. I also liked that they were very responsi ve. ..."  Read more 

Review by Tom V.
" D.R. Domenichini Construction provided an outstanding level of service. Project Manager, Corbin King, is the key individual who followed the process from day one and continues to monitor every detail. The finished project is exactly to the standard... ." Read more

Review by William M.
" The project manager, Scott Calloway, ran a very professional operation. Excellent, timely communications - set proper expectations on... ."  Read more



Instead of sharing one of my cars for our quarterly car guy corner, we decided this time to highlight an employees car. One of our project managers, Corbin has been working on his 1970 Camaro that he purchased a couple years ago. He spent the first year or so saving his money and gathering parts. About three months ago, he started the hands-on portion of this project. Corbin's objective is to have this car up and running by his birthday in June.

Scope of work:
  • Install a high output fuel injected LS engine
  • Convert from two speed automatic transmission to a six speed manual
  • Convert from a 10 bolt, "one legger" rear-end to a 12 bolt posi rear-end
  • Convert to 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Install brand new high performance suspension

Click HERE for additional photos  from the project  


Whole Home Remodel
Before & After Slideshow

We remodeled this entire home in just about 4 months! The couple has lived in the house for 40 years and decided to have it completely renovated so they could continue living in their home and "age in place."  Check out this slidewhow with before and after pictures throughout the entire home. The transformation is truly incredible!   



You won't believe some of these home renovation fails! 




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Remodeling your home is a long-term investment. You want to choose a general contracting firm that will stand behind its work and materials for years to come.


At  D. R. Domenichini Construction, we transform homes, foster great relationships, and build clients for life.  


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D. R. Domenichini Construction
P.O. Box 1430

San Martin, California 95046




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