Sensible Builders

Who We Are

East Bay-based Sensible Builders, Inc. is a residential-focused design-and-build company specializing in designing and creating spaces that bring your home design vision to life.

What We Do

Sensible, simple, and stylish – our services include additional dwelling units (ADU), outside, inside, and kitchen builds and remodels.

Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs)

ADUs provide additional living spaces to meet the needs of your life and family. With nearly endless possibilities, ADUs are a resourceful transformation using your existing space to create separate living quarters for visitors, aging parents, grown children, or tenants.


Multi-functional outdoor spaces bring new meaning to how you relax, entertain, read, cook, play, and even work. Outdoor living areas include the design and building of rooftop backyards, pools, courts, gardens, bars, and functional outdoor kitchens using sensible, weather-friendly materials.


Interior living spaces should reflect the distinct needs of your life and family. Turn any interior space into an enjoyable experience with a smart, efficient, personalized remodel. Transform any interior into a space you’ll love where design meets functionality.


Kitchen remodels have risen in popularity and remain a popular remodeling project for many homeowners. Often recognized as the heart of the home, kitchen remodels can bring style and function together to create a modern space that reflects your lifestyle.

Great design starts with Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be working under a single contract for design and construction services. We have an in-house team to ensure the projects are completed efficiently and timely, leading to faster delivery, cost savings, and fewer chances of costly construction changes and unexpected fees.
Sensible Builders will handle the required permits for the project. We will also manage revisions to permit if significant changes are needed to the design.
Sensible Builders is hands-on with all of our projects. It starts with an on-site consultation. During this time, we also provide an estimate. We will then craft a design and budget plan. With our company, you can ensure a focused approach as we handle no more than 2 to 3 projects simultaneously.
It will be determined in the contract before the execution of the project. If owner-directed changes result in overruns, the project owner will be responsible. For overruns that are not the result of the owner-directed change, the company will take responsibility within the scope of the contract.
A design-build team can work for you if you want your project to be prioritized and completed quickly. The firm and owner should be able to agree upon technical requirements before the design and construction. Projects that cannot be clearly defined from the start or need several inputs and decision-making for the owner throughout the process may not be suitable for design-build.


Sarah M.
Berkeley, CA

“Working with Sensible Builders on our first remodel was a truly fantastic and stress-free experience. This was our first remodel, and we were nervous about the process. Vlado is awesome! He always went above and beyond in making sure that we felt supported throughout every step. We would highly recommend them to anyone interested in a remodel, especially if this is your first time doing one!”

Blake W.
Berkeley, CA

“Sensible Builders made things easy from start to finish. We were excited but nervous about our kitchen renovation, but they answered all our questions and even gave us a heads-up on things we never thought of. They made an intimidating process as stress-free as possible, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. We will definitely use them again for future projects.”


Great design starts with Q&A