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Carlsbad Garage Conversion

Better Place Remodeling's Carlsbad garage conversion service is the simplest and most-effective way to add living space to your home.

Basically, it involves examining the existing garage space and its structural integrity (checking the foundation, walls, and roof stability), developing designs, obtaining the necessary permits, and finally transforming the space with quality materials.

  • Assessing the site or property to determine if it is suitable for a garage conversion.
  • Developing a comprehensive plan for the conversion, covering aspects such as size, location, access, and interior and exterior design.
  • Creating architectural plans for the conversion.
  • If required, we obtain structural engineer plans based on the type of ADU.
  • Submitting the plans for city review and approval.
  • After approval, obtain construction or remodeling permits from the city.
  • Carrying out the conversion and construction by the approved plans.
  • Undergo city inspections during the garage conversion process.

With nearly two decades as a Carlsbard garage conversion contractor, we understand that every garage conversion project is unique, so we work closely with you to understand your vision for the new space.

Whether you want to create an extra bedroom, a home office, or a guest suite, we will work with you to provide customized solutions and design a space that meets your needs.

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    ADU Builders

    Carlsbad ADU Builders

    For nearly two decades as a Carlsbad ADU builder, we can manage every aspect of your new ADU construction process, including permitting, compliance with state laws and ADU ordinances, and acquiring building and zoning documentation.

    Our project managers can provide professional project management to help you navigate the complex regulatory landscape, ensuring that the construction process is efficient, effective, and timely.

    You can count on us for the following:

    • ADU Construction Management – from planning and design to obtaining permits and construction.
    • Room Additions/Extensions – including simple bump-outs and extensions, standalone additions, and second-story additions, among other options.
    • Permitting and Legal Requirements – as a full-service ADU builder in Carlsbad, we can handle the entire process, ensuring that all the necessary documentation is obtained and that the project complies with all applicable state laws and ADU ordinances issued by the city of Carlsbad.

    Carlsbad Kitchen Remodeling

    At Better Place Remodeling, we understand kitchen remodeling is not just about updating the look of your kitchen. It is about creating a functional and spacious for your comfort.

    Our team of experienced Carlsbad kitchen remodeling professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your dream kitchen by taking care of every step of the renovation process, from the initial design to the final installation. With our expertise and attention to detail, we can turn your vision into a reality.

    Kitchen Layout Design

    Whether you want an open-concept kitchen or a more traditional layout, we have the expertise to make it happen. Our team of kitchen remodelers in Carlsbad will work with you to create a design that suits your needs and preferences to impact your kitchen’s functionality, traffic flow, and overall appearance.

    Complete Kitchen Remodeling

    With the layout design ready, our team will take care of every aspect of the renovation, from demolition to the final installation.

    Kitchen Remodeling

    1 Custom Cabinets

    Get custom-designed cabinets that look beautiful and are functional and efficient.

    2 Kitchen Island Installation

    Our kitchen island designs come with fitted sinks, stovetops, and other features to give you additional counter space, storage, and a new focal point for your kitchen.

    3 Countertops

    There are so many options for kitchen countertops, including granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, and more.

    4 Kitchen Backsplash

    We have several backsplash design options for kitchen remodeling.

    5 Storage

    Consider adding pull-out cabinets, drawers, racks, and shelves to your kitchen.

    6 Lighting

    Include bright, illuminated lights above all your countertops, the stove, and other work surfaces.

    Carlsbad Bathroom Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling offers a complete design and build process for your bathroom renovation. We work closely with you to understand your requirements and preferences.

    From the initial consultation, the team will guide you through the design process, including selecting the right materials, fixtures, and finishes. We also create a 3D rendering of your new bathroom design, so you can see what your space will look like before construction begins.

    Practical Layout

    Our Carlsbad bathroom renovation solutions are designed to create the best layout to maximize available space. We will consider the existing plumbing and electrical systems and the placement of fixtures to ensure that your bathroom is functional and efficient.

    Quality Finishing

    From elegant fixtures to high-quality cabinetry, we will ensure that your bathroom is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Better Place Remodeling uses the best materials and finishes, including marble, granite, and quartz, to create bath spaces that are both durable and beautiful.

    Bathroom Remodeling
    Bathroom Remodeling

    Waterproof Surfaces

    To deal with mold and mildew buildup due to the steam from showers and baths, we offer wide-ranging solutions for water-resistant surfaces, from waterproof tiles to water-resistant paint and other wall treatments.

    Other Bathroom Remodeling Services

    Here other ideas we can help you include in your custom bathroom renovation:

    • Feature Wall – creating a decorative feature wall in your bathroom helps to tie all your décor together and gives the eye a focal point when entering the room.
    • Walk-In Shower – our popular recommendation for space-saving and slip-resistant alternatives to bathtubs.
    • Double Vanity – an excellent choice if more than one person often uses the bathroom at a time.
    • Freestanding Bathtub – serves as a beautiful centerpiece in a spacious bathroom, and we can place it anywhere in the room.
    • Bathroom Closet – a storage closet in the bathroom is more convenient than a hallway linen closet.

    Carlsbad Backyard Remodeling

    If you want to transform your backyard or front yard into a relaxing, beautiful space, you can count on our professional Carlsbad backyard remodeling experts. We help you with the entire process from design to completion, ensuring you get the backyard or patio you have always wanted.

    Backyard Landscaping Services

    Transforming your yard into a lush, green oasis by installing new plants and trees to create a water-efficient garden.

    Backyard Hardscaping

    This will involve adding structures and features to your backyard and front yard, such as paved/concrete pathways, patios, retaining walls, and outdoor water features to make the space functional and visually appealing.

    Backyard Remodeling

    Carlsbad Outdoor Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling understands that creating a beautiful outdoor living space requires a balance between your interior style, the surrounding environment, and the design elements that tie everything together.

    With years of experience and expertise as a Carlsbad outdoor remodeling contractor, we can help you create a functional and visually stunning outdoor space while seamlessly complementing your primary dwelling.

    Whether you want a complete outdoor kitchen or a cozy porch, here are some of the ways that Better Place Remodeling can help you discover your new outdoor design and upgrade:

    Outdoor Kitchen
    • Evaluation of adjacent structures – before embarking on any outdoor remodeling project, our experts will first evaluate the project’s scope and determine what needs to be done to create a seamless transition between your interior and outdoor living spaces.
    • Carlsbad Outdoor Upgrade Regulations– In addition to evaluating your property and neighborhood, the design and construction teams will understand your local building regulations to create the best design approach and ensure your outdoor living space complies with local regulations
    • Coordination of design elements and seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces – we will help you coordinate the design elements that will tie your outdoor living space to your interior style for a seamless transition. This could include matching color schemes, incorporating similar materials and textures, or creating a seamless flow from one space to the next.
    • Customized outdoor design and remodel – from choosing the right materials to incorporating the latest design trends, we will work closely with you to create a customized outdoor living space that meets your specific needs and reflects your style.

    Some of the recommendable outdoor features include:

    • Full Outdoor Kitchen – complete with a grill, quality worktops, refrigerator, sink, and more.
    • Outdoor Fire Features – can consist of modern fire pits and traditional fireplaces with gas lines.
    • Pool – whether you want a classic rectangular pool or a more elaborate custom design.
    • Green Landscape – we can bring in your preferred plants or install artificial turf.
    • Porches – we design and build the perfect patio for your space.
    • Gardens – have a flowery lawn to add color, texture, and fragrance to your outdoor living space.

    Custom Home Improvement Solutions

    Whether you have recently purchased an older property or want to upgrade your current home, a general home renovation (interior, exterior, and outdoor) is a great way to achieve the desired results.

    As a Carlsbad remodeling contractor, our renovation solution involves careful planning, attention to detail, and the expertise of our professional team.

    1 Project Management

    Our remodeling service in Carlsbad is based on creating detailed project plans and timelines, managing permits and approvals, and ensuring that all work is completed to your satisfaction.

    2 Design Services

    The design team will work with you to create a custom design that meets your needs and preferences. We use the latest 3D software to visualize your space and ensure you are satisfied with the final design.

    3 Material Procurement

    We work with trusted suppliers to ensure that you receive high-quality materials for the right results. Our team will manage the procurement process to ensure that all materials are delivered on time.

    4 Warranty and Insurance

    As a remodeling contractor in Carlsbad, we have liability insurance to protect you and your property during the renovation process and still ensure you have a warranty on all materials you purchase and work completed.

    5 Attention to Detail

    To ensure your interior and outdoor renovation is completed to your satisfaction, Better Place Remodeling pays close attention to small details. We are also flexible in making adjustments to meet your expectations.

    Financing Your Home Remodeling Project

    Better Place Remodeling believes everyone should be entitled to renovate their home. That’s why we work with the best financing companies to provide our customers with different financing plans so they can find the one that best fits their needs.



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    We’ll arrive at your home to get a better understanding of your vision and to discuss your ideas, budget and needs.



    Design & Planning

    We’ll make sure to get and prepare all documentation and permits required to proceed with your home renovation project.

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    Construction Documents & Building Permits

    We’ll make sure to get and prepare all documentation and permits required to proceed with your home renovation project.

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    Construction Phase

    Once the plan has been agreed on and finalized we’ll begin the construction phase. We will work relentlessly to make your vision a beautiful, efficient, and long-lasting reality. All our San Diego home renovation projects are built to the highest standards.

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    Final Walkthrough

    Before we hand you back your keys we’ll do a final walkthrough to ensure that every detail is of the highest quality, and that you have received every item on the project plan and is to your satisfaction.

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    My wife and I hired Better Place Remodeling on May 7, 2020, and our project was completed on August 31, 2020. Evi was the first person with whom we made in-person contact, and let me tell you, he exuded nothing but professionalism, courtesy, and respect to both my wife and me! Having hired F.A.T. Construction prior under the general foreman Tony Chavez and having a VERY POOR experience with that contractor, my wife and I were very skeptical, to say the least. Evi quickly earned our trust and our business through his constant contact and updates. He always kept my wife in the loop with all major decisions during the project. Had I not continuously kept adding more to the project, Evi and his crew would have finished a lot sooner than expected. Evi even went so far as to bring us his favorite type of coffee direct from Israel as we had a good working relationship. The one time I got frustrated at the job was nothing to do with Better Place Remodeling, but rather the City of Escondido with their slow permit approval process due to COVID-19. Even though this wasn't Evi's fault, he even brought me Starbucks coffee one night and further explained the backlog of permits. I also would like to send a shout-out to Barr and to Evi's top Landscaper Herman. Barr stepped in and helped Evi with our project when Evi's plate was full. Barr also exuded the same professionalism, courtesy, and respect to both my wife and me! Herman? What can I say? The guy has landscaping skills! Let him make suggestions to you and be open-minded about them-you will not be disappointed! Thanks, Evi, Barr, and Herman for such tremendous work on our home!

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      1 Do You Finish on Time or have a Timeframe?

      Though timelines vary depending on the scope and type of project, we will have a timeframe for your project. At Better Place Remodeling, we start by creating a work schedule that takes care of your timelines, and we are usually good with completing the project according to it.

      2 Will You Be Reachable Throughout the Job on My Home?

      Yes, you will have direct contact with the lead project manager! We pride ourselves on having excellent supervision, open communication on your project, and always being reachable by phone, text, or email.

      3 Do You Pull the Necessary Permits?

      Yes, we can take care of the permit-pulling process and schedule inspections with the city inspectors.

      4 Can You Build an Outdoor Living Space on a Sloped Property?

      Yes, it is possible to build outdoor structures on a sloped property. As a skilled Carlsbad outdoor remodeling contractor, we will assess the site and determine the best approach for building on the slope.

      This may involve building retaining walls or other structures to create a level foundation or using piers or footings to support the outdoor living space. It may also be necessary to incorporate drainage systems or other measures to manage water runoff.

      5 What Does a Gutted House Mean?

      Gutting a house refers to the process of completely demolishing the interior of the building, leaving only the foundation, wall framing, sub-floor framing, and roof/attic structure intact. This process involves replacing all the building’s systems, including electrical, plumbing, gas, and HVAC.

      6 Can I Have a Retractable Roof over My Outdoor Living Space?

      As per Carlsbad regulations, you can have a retractable roof over your outdoor living space as long as it doesn’t function as an extension or addition to the primary dwelling unit.

      We offer different types of retractable roofs, including fabric, metal, and glass, and we can customize them to fit your space and design preferences. We can also integrate them with other outdoor living space features, such as lighting, sound, and heating and cooling systems.

      7 Can You Help with the Structural Design of My Garage Conversion?

      At Better Place Remodeling, we can help with the structural design of a garage conversion. Our architectural and structural designers have extensive knowledge and expertise in designing and implementing structural upgrades, including garage conversions. We ensure the design meets your needs and preferences while complying with Carlsbad building codes and regulations.

      8 What Common Permit and Zoning Issues arise during a Garage Conversion Project?

      The most common permit and zoning issues during a garage conversion project include compliance with local building codes, adherence to fire safety regulations, and ensuring the project meets all necessary zoning requirements.

      It is also important to ensure that the project does not violate deed restrictions or homeowner association rules.

      9 Can I Build an ADU on any Residential Property in Carlsbad?

      No, not all residential properties in Carlsbad are eligible for an ADU. The city has specific zoning regulations that determine which properties are eligible. Generally, ADUs are allowed in single-family residential zones, subject to certain size and setback requirements.

      10 What is the Maximum Size of ADU I Can Build on My Property in Carlsbad?

      The maximum size of an ADU that can be built on your property in Carlsbad depends on various factors, including the size of your property, the existing structures on the property, and the zoning regulations in your area.

      According to local ADU construction laws, the maximum size of an ADU in Carlsbad is 1,200 square feet or 50% of the total living area of the main house, whichever is smaller.

      11 What Types of Materials are Commonly Used in Hardscape Installation Projects?

      The materials we commonly use in hardscape installation projects in Carlsbad include concrete, pavers, brick, and stone. Each material has different properties and benefits, and your choice will depend on aesthetics and intended use.

      12 What Factors Should I Consider When Designing a Backyard Landscape Layout?

      For your Carlsbad backyard upgrade, our design solutions takes care of the size and shape of the space, the intended use of the area, and the existing landscaping and features on the property.

      Other important considerations include your area’s climate and weather patterns, the amount of maintenance required, and relevant zoning or building regulations that may affect the design.

      13 What are the Different Kitchen Design Styles in Carlsbad?

      Carlsbad’s most popular kitchen design styles include; traditional, contemporary, transitional, and coastal. Each style has its floor layout, features, and aesthetics, and the choice of style will depend on your preferences and the overall design of your home.

      14 How Can I Improve the Ventilation for My Bathroom Remodel?

      When remodeling your bathroom, we offer different solutions to improve the ventilation, including installing a ventilation fan, opening windows or doors, and using a dehumidifier. Our team can help you assess your current ventilation needs and recommend the most effective solution.

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