D. R. Domenichini Construction Newsletter




Please help us welcome Jessica to the DRD Team!  Jessica joins us as our newest project manager.  She is originally from the area and recently moved back after living in Southern California for a couple years.  We are very excited to have her on the team!  

We also want to wish a very happy birthday this month to Corbin & Memo!

Home improvement projects are an excellent way of increasing the value of your home. However they can be pricey. Here are a few ideas to assist you in covering the costs of updating your home:

Many people dip into their savings accounts to pay for their home renovations, particularly if they're undergoing a minor update.  If you don't want to go into debt renovating your home, set a date you'd like to start your renovation and save whatever you can until then, including additional money for any windfalls.
Retirement Savings
Tapping into your 401(k) to pay for a home renovation may be an option for some homeowners.  Just be aware of any possible stipulations or penalties involved.  You may be able to withdraw from your 401(k) if you pay it back within a specific time frame; however, if you don't pay it back on time and you're under 59 ½ years of age, you'll pay a 10% penalty and your withdrawal will be subject to regular income tax.  Also, if you lose your job, you'll be on the hook for the full amount within 30 to 60 days, depending on the guidelines of your plan. 
Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
If you have equity in your home, a home equity line of credit allows you to borrow a portion of the total equity amount.  This is often a less expensive way to borrow money, and provides a maximum amount of credit that can be used over a period of time.  Instead of making payments on the entire amount, you'll make payments on the amount you've borrowed, similar to a credit card.  A line of credit is ideal when you're not sure what the total cost of the project is, or if you anticipate that your borrowing needs may vary.
Home Equity Loan
These loans allow you to borrow against the value of your home.  A home equity loan is different than a HELOC in that you borrow one lump sum and the payment is amortized over the terms of the loan, if you qualify.  However, there are risks involved, such as the possibility of losing your home if you can't make your payments.
Personal Loan
If you know how much your renovation will cost, a personal loan will give you a lump sum of money to use, which you'll repay over an agreed-upon period of time.
Credit Cards
If the project is small-scale or DIY, you may consider using your credit cards to pay for it.  This method gives you an added benefit of accumulating points and rewards quickly.  Additionally, your credit score may get a boost when the amount is paid back in a timely and responsible way. 

Source: Marian Tankersley with RE/MAX Gold and ImprovementCenter.com. 


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

Review by Dan O.
"Absolute top notch residential contractor. They are knowledgeable, gave an accurate initial ballpark estimate on the project, followed up with a detailed quote, provided a detailed schedule and finished the job on budget, on time. I work for a commercial contractor and know the importance...."  Read more

Review by Jeff U.
"This was the first big remodel we have been through and we were nervous how it would go. Dave and all his staff were incredibly professional and Amber produced an amazing design for our new Master Bathroom....." Read more 

Review by Anonymous
"DRDomenichini Construction did an outstanding job remodeling our kitchen! We highly recommend this company! We are delighted with our beautiful, new kitchen and very pleased with the whole construction process--the detailed quote on the job, the day-by-day work schedule that was followed reliably, excellent daily communication...."  Read more


    Well my latest acquisition is certainly a bit different than my usual "Sports Car" or "Muscle Car". I bought a 1965 American Motors, Ambassador "Cross Country" 
8-passenger Station Wagon. It's got an inline 6 cylinder engine with a "three-on-the-tree" manual transmission.
Nostalgia has gotten the best of me and I have been longing for a 60s wagon with the 3rd row "Way Back" seat. You know... the seat where the teenage boys can stare out the back window while at a red light, and try to intimidate the driver in the car behind. 
These wagons were the mini-vans of yesteryear. Back when a family of 6 with a dog or two, would load up into the family wagon and head to the Grand Canyon for a 
2 week road trip. 
Here is a cool vintage car ad for a similar wagon, 
just for fun:



Time-lapse Video

Below is a time-lapse video of an outdoor kitchen remodel.  You'll be amazed at the before & after! 

Before & After Slideshow

Wow! Please check out our 
1-minute "Before and After" Compilation! It's an impressive collection of some of our recent transformations.



Don't do this at home! 




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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.  


Call us today to discuss your next remodeling project!  



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

San Martin, California 95046




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