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Chula Vista Garage Conversion

Garages are a common feature in Chula Vista homes. Better Place Remodeling is a local Chula Vista garage conversion contractor offering modern garage conversion and renovation services.

If you have been thinking about utilizing the unused space in your garage to create a new bedroom, home studio, or reconfigure your home’s layout, talk to one of our Chula Vista garage conversion and building contractors.

Why Convert Your Garage?

Converting your garage into a livable space has several benefits. First, it allows you to use your existing space more efficiently, especially if you have an underutilized garage. Second, it adds value to your home, which can be beneficial if you plan to sell your property.

Lastly, converting your garage into a living space can provide additional living quarters for guests or family members.

The Process of Converting a Garage

Converting a garage into a livable space is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution.

At Better Place Remodeling, our comprehensive services include acquiring necessary permits, demolition, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and installation of finishes. Converting a garage includes considering your home’s size, location, interior features, and exterior features.


1 Determine the Purpose of the Space

The first step in designing the floor layout of your garage conversion is to determine the purpose of the space. Will it be a new bedroom, a home office, a family room, or a studio? The purpose of the space will determine the size, layout, and features needed to make it functional and comfortable.

2 Acquiring necessary permits

Handling all the paperwork and permit applications required to convert your garage into a living space.

3 Demolition

Knocking down walls, removing flooring, and other garage features to prepare the space for conversion.

4 Electrical and plumbing

Installing new electrical and plumbing systems ensures your new living space is functional and meets all safety requirements.

5 Roofing

Installing a new roof to protect your new living space from the elements.

6 Installation of finishes

Fitting and installing flooring, walls, and other finishes to make your new living space comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

By choosing us as your Chula Vista garage conversion contractor, you can rest assured that your project will be completed on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction.

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    Chula Vista ADU Builder

    With our expertise as a Chula Vista ADU builder, we can construct different accessory dwelling units, including attached or detached units and garage conversions.

    We take full responsibility for your project, from the planning and development of the site to the vertical construction phase and obtaining zoning and building permits.

    Our services include providing creative ADU design concepts, efficient layouts, and excellent workmanship to improve your property’s overall value and livability.

    • Attached ADU – connected to the main house and can share some of the same utilities, such as water and electricity.
    • Detached ADU – separate structure from the main dwelling and can be located anywhere on the property as long as it meets the zoning and building requirements.
    • Room Additions – home extension/addition options, ranging from bump outs, sunrooms, and second-story to conventional house addition.

    Chula Vista Kitchen Remodeling

    With years of experience in kitchen remodeling in Chula Vista, we can help you identify what your kitchen needs, create a plan and assist you through the decision-making process—ensuring the final product is both stylish and functional.

    Our team understands the modern touches, customizations, and design elements that turn a kitchen remodeling and design idea into the centerpiece of your home.

    • Layout Redesign – we consider your preferred layout, amount of traffic, storage needs, and overall working zones.
    • Cabinets – choose from stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinets in different styles and finishes.
    • Countertops – our kitchen countertop remodeling solutions include different surfaces from granite, quartz, marble, and stainless steel to laminate.
    • Backsplashes – draw eyes with glass tiles or panels, granite, marble, glossy monochromatic ceramic tiles with geometric accents, or even mirrors.
    • Built-ins – take your layout upgrade with built-in appliances, such as pot racks, warming drawers, and wine coolers.
    • Additions – introduce new functionality to your kitchen with an island, a walk-in pantry, and reworked cabinets.
    • Appliances – let us work with you to find and install appliances that complement your cabinets and the needed features.
    San Diego Design and 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.

    Chula Vista Bathroom Remodeling 

    Whether you want to add more space, update the fixtures, or create a spa-like atmosphere, working with a seasoned bathroom remodeling contractor in Chula Vista can help make the process smooth and stress-free.

    We offer a complete range of services for custom bathroom renovations and the expertise to manage your project from start to finish.

    • Redesign the Layout – working with you to create a vision for your new bathroom, considering your style, and helping you choose the suitable materials, fixtures, and finishes to achieve your desired look and functionality.
    • All-Inclusive project management – from obtaining permits to coordinating with subcontractors, we manage the entire project for you.
    • Custom showers – from steam showers, body jets, and shower heads with multiple spray options to ADA-compliant features, transform your bathroom into a comfortable spa experience.
    • Waterproof tile surfaces – no matter the type of tile you choose for your bathroom remodel in Chula Vista, we can create a design that will highlight your style and provide the most visual impact.
    • Eco-Friendly improvements – your remodel can include low-flow shower heads, on-demand water heaters, water-saving toilets and faucets, natural lighting via windows and skylights, energy-efficient lighting fixtures and ventilation systems, and other sustainable features.
    Bathroom Remodeling

    Chula Vista Backyard Remodeling

    At Better Place Remodeling, we specialize in full-service landscape design packages that transform your backyard and front yard into the perfect outdoor space.

    Whether you want to create a peaceful retreat, an entertaining area, or a functional workspace, our Chula Vista backyard remodeling team can help you achieve your vision. Our landscaping services include softscaping and hardscaping design to ensure that the outdoor space is functional.

    Backyard Design and Remodel

    Whether you want a peaceful retreat, an entertainment area, or a functional workspace, our Chula Vista backyard remodeling services can help bring your vision to life. We work with you to understand your needs and design a backyard that meets them. These can include:

    • Designing an outdoor kitchen
    • Creating a shade for your outdoor patio
    • Adding outdoor lighting fixtures
    • Building water features
    • Upgrading your landscaping

    Front Yard Design and Remodel

    To achieve privacy and aesthetic appeal in the front yard, we take a subtle landscaping approach to strike a balance. Rather than completely blocking the view, we design while considering viewing angles from the street.

    The primary goals of front yard landscaping for privacy could be:

    • To provide a level of privacy that allows selective views of the house from various angles,
    • To create an attractive setting that showcases the house in the best possible light.

    We have several solutions that employ a combination of built structures and plant groupings:

    • Full interlocking stone driveway detail
    • Front walkway
    • Porch Overlay
    • Front Yard Seating Area
    • Seat Walls & Columns
    • Natural Stone Accents
    • Gardens
    Front Yard Renovation

    Chula Vista Outdoor Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling will add life and functionality to your outdoor living space by adding useful features.

    As a professional outdoor remodeling in Chula Vista, our process includes determining the eligibility of your project, developing a project plan, site analysis and designing, obtaining approvals and permits, and implementing your outdoor upgrade.

    1 Outdoor kitchen

    We will consider your vision and design a kitchen that can work around the available space and regulations.

    2 Fire pits and fireplaces

    Can include wood-burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and fire pits.

    3 Retaining walls

    We consider the soil or foundation that the wall will sit on before making any design decisions.

    4 Patio covers and pergolas

    Can be used in conjunction with other outdoor living features such as an outdoor kitchen, ceiling fans, or a fireplace.

    5 Patios and pathways

    These two important pieces of your landscape design can vary greatly depending on the style you want your space to have and the materials you choose to work with.

    Remodeling Contractor in Chula Vista

    We at Better Place Remodeling have been remodeling homes for the past 15+ years and can handle all types of projects, whether large or complex.

    Our team of professional Chula Vista remodeling contractors knows exactly what questions to ask, what permits to pull, and how to remodel any space in your home. Our responsibilities include the following:

    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:

    • Planning the development and implementation of significant projects, including the design phase.
    • Determining and estimating various components in the project, such as needed materials and equipment.
    • Securing project approvals and permits, scheduling inspections, and fulfilling other legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Monitoring the project in terms of schedule, safety, work quality, and other project-related details as specified in the project contract.
    • Making sure that the project complies with all necessary legal and regulatory requirements is essential.

    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 How Long Will My Remodeling Project Take?

      Whether it is an interior or outdoor renovation, it depends on the amount of work involved, the degree of difficulty, and what features you need to incorporate. Once we discuss your needs and expectations, we can provide you with a guaranteed project timeline.

      2 What Features is My Property Eligible for in Chula Vista?

      To determine what outdoor upgrades your property is eligible for in Chula Vista, we will help you review the city’s zoning regulations and building codes to determine the types of structures and outdoor features permitted in your area and what restrictions may apply.

      We also consider homeowner association (HOA) rules and historic preservation regulations.

      3 What are the Popular Features of an ADU in Chula Vista?

      The most popular features of ADUs in Chula Vista include a full kitchen, bathroom, living area, and separate bedroom. You could also include laundry facilities, outdoor living areas, and additional storage spaces to make the unit more functional and appealing.

      4 Will I Need to Pay Property Taxes on My ADU / Standalone Garage Conversion?

      Yes, property taxes may apply to ADUs and standalone garage conversions in Chula Vista. However, the amount of tax will depend on several factors, including the value of the additional structure, the size of the property, and local tax laws.

      5 What Zoning Regulations must be considered when planning a Garage Conversion?

      When planning your garage conversion in Chula Vista, we consider different laws, which may include zoning requirements for accessory dwelling units, building code requirements for structural changes, and any homeowner association (HOA) rules or deed restrictions that apply.

      Contact us for further guidance on your zoning laws and building codes.

      6 How Can I Ensure My Outdoor Living Space is Dog-Friendly?

      We recommend installing secure fencing, non-toxic landscaping, and shade structures to create a pet-friendly and safe outdoor living space. You could also want to incorporate designated play areas, water features, and outdoor pet beds to make the space more comfortable and enjoyable for your pets.

      7 What is the Difference between Softscapes and Hardscapes in Landscape Design?

      Softscapes are the organic aspects of landscape design encompassing vegetation, such as shrubs, flowers, and trees. In contrast, hardscapes encompass inorganic features like walkways, walls, and outdoor constructions.

      Integrating softscapes and hardscapes is vital in achieving a harmonious and visually appealing outdoor living space.

      8 How Can I Create a Sense of Privacy in My Outdoor Living Space?

      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?

      To ensure your front yard and backyard are well-concealed, we recommend fencing, walls, and hedges to create a barrier between your property and neighboring properties. We also consider using tall plants, shade structures, and water features to help create a sense of seclusion and privacy.

      10 What Types of Flooring Options are Available for Outdoor Living Spaces?

      The most popular outdoor flooring material include; natural stone, pavers, brick, and concrete. Each material has unique properties and benefits, and your flooring choice will depend on the type of structure, your preferred aesthetics, and your intended use.

      11 How Can I Make My Bathroom More Accessible?

      As professional bathroom designers and remodelers, we can make your bathroom more accessible for disabled persons by installing grab bars, non-slip flooring, and walk-in showers or tubs.

      We also change the layout by widening doorways and installing accessible sinks and toilets to make the space more user-friendly.

      12 How Do I know if a Kitchen Addition is Right for My Home?

      The decision to add a kitchen to your home will depend on your home’s current layout and design and your preferences. Our team can help you assess your current living space and recommend the most effective solution for your home.

      13 What Permits Do I Need for Outdoor Remodeling in Chula Vista?

      The permits required to build an outdoor living space in Chula Vista will depend on the scope of the project and the local building codes and regulations.

      In Chula Vista, outdoor living spaces are considered accessory structures, and you need permits for any new accessory structure or any alteration to an existing one. Some of the permits you may need to obtain in Chula Vista include:

      1. Building permit
      2. Electrical permit
      3. Plumbing permit
      4. Mechanical permit
      5. Grading permit (if you’re altering the topography of the site)
      6. Zoning permit

      We can help you navigate the permit application process and ensure that your project complies with all relevant building codes and regulations.

      14 Will You Keep Me Informed During the Renovations?

      At Better Place Remodeling, clear and consistent communication is vital to a successful remodeling project. We will inform you at every project stage, from the initial design phase to the final walkthrough, via in-person meetings, phone calls, emails, and text messages.

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      Whether you are making lifestyle changes or want a modern update, our indoor and outdoor remodeling experts in Chula Vista will improve the functionality and appearance of your home. Call us or fill in the form below to talk to our in-house designers.

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