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Oceanside Garage Conversion

A garage conversion project in Oceanside can be an excellent way to add extra living space, improve your home's functionality, and increase its value.

The Conversion Details

Your garage transformation involves checking and approving the structural integrity of the walls and roof, stripping out the main structure, leveling the floor slab, infilling the door, upgrading the foundations, adding windows and doors, insulating the walls and roof, installing heating and electrical systems, and ensuring proper ventilation.

Garage Conversion

1 Checking and Approving Structural Integrity

Before starting any work on your Oceanside garage conversion project, we will check and approve the structural integrity of the walls and roof. This assessment should identify potential issues that could impact the project’s success.

2 Stripping Out the Main Structure

The first job in a garage conversion project is to strip out the main structure. This involves removing the existing fixtures and fittings for the new living space. Once the garage is empty, you will have a clear view of what needs to be done.

3 Leveling the Floor Slab

Garage floors tend to be lower than those in the main house, so it is essential to level the floor slab. This process involves damp-proofing the floor with a suitable membrane, insulating it to achieve the right thermal performance and for a step-free threshold between the two zones.

4 Infilling the Door

One of the most common solutions to convert a garage is to replace the main garage door with conventional walling that matches the rest of the structure, fully toothed and bonded into the existing brickwork.

5 Upgrading the Foundations

We assess whether the foundations need upgrading to take the new loads. The design stage assessment should identify potential issues and recommend the best solutions.

6 Insulation and Ventilations

Wall, floor and roof insulation are the simplest way to insulate a garage conversion in Oceanside, and this ensures the insulation meets the required building standards. For ventilation, windows fitted with trickle vents will be sufficient in most cases, but if you add a bathroom or kitchen, you will need better options to manage moisture build-up.

By having the right upgrades and complying with local Oceanside garage conversion building codes and parking requirements, we can help you create a valuable and functional new space.

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    ADU Builders

    Oceanside ADU Builders

    We specialize in ADU Construction and room additions and offer comprehensive solutions to help you add more space to your home.

    Our experienced Oceanside ADU builders are committed to helping you, from design, getting approvals and permits, scheduling inspections and constructing your new unit.

    • We will help you create a comprehensive plan and design that meets your specific needs and preferences.
    • Our team will guide you through selecting the right materials for your ADU and room addition.
    • We will handle all necessary building permits and ensure that your project meets all local regulations and requirements.
    • Our team of experienced contractors will handle all aspects of construction, from start to finish, to ensure the project is completed to your satisfaction.
    • Project Management: Our project managers will oversee the entire project, from planning to construction, to ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
    • Our team will work diligently to ensure your project is completed on time.
    • Our customer support team can answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the construction process.

    Oceanside Kitchen Remodeling

    Our kitchen remodeling service in Oceanside is founded on creating a functional and stylish design that meets your needs and takes care of all logistics, such as overseeing inspections and obtaining the necessary permits.

    Whether you are looking to update an outdated space, add additional storage, or create a more inviting atmosphere, here are over services for new design and layout for your kitchen remodel:

    Kitchen Remodeling

    1 Floor Plan Upgrade

    Includes removing or adding walls, reconfiguring the sink, refrigerator, and stove, or simply moving the cabinets around.

    2 Replacing Backsplashes

    Adds decorative elements to your kitchen.

    3 Countertops and Cabinets

    Explore our selection of countertops and cabinets, and learn which material will suit your daily routine and style.

    4 New Lighting

    Adding new lighting under the cabinets or above the sink enhances the look and feel of your kitchen.

    5 Adding an Island

    Whether it is a preparation area, a breakfast bar, or storage, transforms the look and feel of your kitchen, making it more functional and inviting.

    6 Upgrading Your Electrical and Plumbing System

    Our upgrades include improving the plumbing and electrical capacity needed to accommodate your modern appliances and electronics.

    Oceanside Bathroom Remodeling

    Whether you want it rustic or contemporary, our bathroom remodeling experts in Oceanside will turn your vision into reality. We will improve the visual appeal of your bathroom and enhance its overall functionality.

    Our specialists offer the right layout designs, take care of permits and inspections, and handpick the needed materials to meet your specifications.

    • Space Optimization – with years of experience as an Oceanside bathroom remodeling contractor and the right strategies, we can make even the smallest spaces look big and functional.
    • Sinks and Commodes – our specialists will replace old and damaged sinks and commodes with the latest versions on the market.
    • Waterproof Flooring – we offer a wide range of flooring options, including marble, tile, and more, to match your style.
    • Waterproof Walls – from textured walls to accent walls, our team will enhance the visual appeal of your bathroom with the best materials.
    • Fixtures – we will match all the elements in your bathroom to maintain a cohesive theme and ensure the final result is to your specifications.
    • Anti-Slip Accessories – we install anti-slip accessories to ensure the safety of all users.
    Bathroom Remodel
    Front and Backyard

    Oceanside Backyard Remodeling (Front Yard Included)

    With the help of our professional team of designers and well-versed professionals, we ensure you get the upgrade and functionality you need for your backyard. If you would like to know how we can revamp your home’s exterior, reach out to us at Oasis Builders in Los Angeles to set up a time for a free quote for your project.

    1 Driveway Upgrade or Concrete Pavers Installation

    Paver stones come in different design options to complement your outdoor space; whether you need a new walkway, driveway, or patio, we will show you the paver stone options and bring your ideas to life.

    2 Outdoor Fireplaces, Barbecues, Ovens, and Kitchens

    Take outdoor cooking endeavours to the next level with a fully functional backyard barbecue, outdoor kitchen, or brick oven. With the help of our Oceanside bathroom remodeling service, your patio or backyard can continuously extend your interior kitchen.

    3 Outdoor Water Features and Pool Renovation

    In addition to a well-designed pool, waterfalls, small ponds, water fountains, and water walls are also impressive statement pieces when added to any landscape. Entrust us so we can breathe new life into your private oasis with pool renovation and pool area remodeling.

    4 Natural Landscaping and Artificial Turf Installation

    Give your lawn a new life with natural plants and artificial turf that is easy to maintain. We have solutions for your preferences and whatever you need to give your landscape that new look.

    5 Retaining Walls and Other Structures

    Our design team can help you draw up the plans and build retaining walls and new outdoor structures (such as pergolas and patio enclosures).

    Oceanside Outdoor Remodeling Service

    Better Place Remodeling is a reliable outdoor remodeling contractor in Oceanside, specializing in curb-appeal upgrades, landscape layout upgrades, and structural engineering of outdoor structures.

    The key elements of our landscaping and yard upgrades in Oceanside include the following:

    • A wide range of landscaping and yard upgrade services, including garden design, retaining walls, and more.
    • Each project is tailored to your specific needs and preferences for a functional and beautiful outdoor space.
    • Using new layout, mapping tools and techniques in the design process ensures that your project is planned and designed precisely and accurately.
    • Using high-quality materials, including pavers and natural stones, ensures that each project is durable and long-lasting.
    • The combination of commercial-grade materials and natural stones guarantees that your project is beautiful and built to last for a beautiful and functional outdoor space.

    Home Upgrade Design Service

    As an Oceanside remodeling contractor, we offer comprehensive design and renovation services from conception to completion. Our designers have the skill, commitment, and expertise to turn your ideas into plans that align with your lifestyle, personal style, and budget.

    Our designers will provide full project management, including:

    Home Design
    • Schedule a meeting to assess your requirements and preferences
    • Create initial design sketches, including floor plans and elevations, based on our meeting
    • Design your space to ensure optimal efficiency, convenience, functionality, and aesthetic appeal
    • Help you choose products, such as cabinets, countertops, and appliances, for your project
    • Schedule a follow-up meeting to review the initial sketches and make necessary changes
    • Develop detailed final drawings for your remodeling project, including dimensions for installation.

    Oceanside Remodeling Regulation and Permits

    All Oceanside's interior and outdoor remodeling projects must comply with the local building codes and regulations established to ensure your property's safety and structural integrity.

    The codes cover various aspects of construction, including electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, fire protection, and more. Additional regulations, such as zoning and setback requirements, may apply to outdoor remodeling projects.

    1 Remodeling Inspections in Oceanside

    Before, during, and after the remodeling project, we schedule different inspections to ensure compliance with the building codes and regulations. These inspections may include rough framing, electrical, plumbing, insulation, and final inspections.

    2 Obtaining Oceanside Remodeling Permits

    As an experienced Oceanside remodeling contractor, we will help you apply and obtain the necessary permits for your indoor and outdoor projects. The process involves:

    1. Determining the project’s scope, including the type of work to be done, your location, and materials to be used.
    2. Preparing the permit application with site plans, architectural drawings, and other documentation.

    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.

    Design & Planning


    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.

    Construction Phase


    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.

    Final Walkthrough

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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 I Need to Move out of My House during the Remodeling?

      In most cases, no. Though remodeling projects can be somewhat messy and inconvenient, at Better Place Remodeling, we go to great lengths to keep the mess to a minimum, dirt and dust from entering different parts of your home, and the project moving along schedule.

      However, for large-scale projects, it can be in everyone’s best interest for all or some of the work to be performed while you are not living in the home. We will discuss this upfront before work begins.

      2 Can I Convert My Garage into a Short-Term Rental, like an Airbnb?

      Generally, you can rent out your units in Oceanside. You must also check with your HOA office if short-term rentals are allowed and what permits or licenses are required.

      3 What Types of Inspections are required during a Garage Conversion Project?

      For Oceanside garage conversions, the city officials will run the floor, roof, plumbing, electrical, and building inspections before grading. These inspections ensure the garage transformation is completed as per local building code requirements.

      4 What are the Best Space-Saving Design Ideas for a Small ADU Layout?

      To ensure you use your ADU space to its full potential, we recommend using smarter storage ideas (wall or vertical storage), built-in storages, pocket doors, multifunctional furniture, and room dividers instead of walls.

      5 How Can I Ensure My ADU is Earthquake-Resistant?

      Our structural designers will work with you to design and reinforce the foundation, walls, and roof with earthquake-resistant features such as shear walls, hold-downs, and seismic straps.

      6 How Can I Create a Kitchen Design that Adds Value to My Home?

      Consider updating the cabinetry and countertops, adding a kitchen island or breakfast bar, installing quality appliances, and investing in energy-efficient features such as LED lighting or tankless water heaters.

      7 What is the Best Layout for a Small Bathroom?

      As remodeling contractors in Oceanside, our layout recommendation for small bathrooms is often a functional floor plan that will capitalize on the available space. The most popular layout option for small bathrooms is the three-fixture layout, which includes a toilet, sink, and shower/tub in a compact configuration.

      8 What is the ROI for Outdoor Remodeling/Upgrade?

      The return on investment for outdoor remodeling or upgrades will depend on the specific project and your local real estate market. However, in most cases, outdoor upgrades such as adding a deck, installing a patio, or adding outdoor lighting can guarantee an ROI of up to 80%.

      9 Which are the most Popular Outdoor Kitchen Layouts in Oceanside?

      The common outdoor kitchen layouts in Oceanside and neighboring cities include the U-shape, L-shape, and galley layout.

      1. The U-shape offers ample counter space and is great for hosting large groups.
      2. The L-shape is perfect for smaller outdoor spaces and can include a grill, sink, and refrigerator.
      3. The galley layout is best for long, narrow outdoor spaces and can include a built-in grill and bar seating.

      10 How Can I Add a Focal Point to My Front Yard Design?

      Our landscape designers will help you add a focal point to your front yard design by incorporating striking features such as quality driveways, water features, sculptures, or large trees.

      We will also recommend landscaping elements such as colorful flowers or well-designed pathways to draw the eye to a specific area of your yard.

      11 Will You Keep the Job Site and Other Parts of My Home Clean?

      Although remodeling can often be very dusty and dirty, we take measures to reduce the mess while your project is under construction. We install plastic dust barriers and drop cloths to isolate the construction area as much as possible.

      We also cover HVAC registers in the work areas and do what we can to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.

      12 How do I create an outdoor kitchen area in my backyard?

      Considering our experience as a remodeling contractor in Oceanside, we understand local outdoor space upgrade regulations, and we will help you with the following:

      1. Determine the location.
      2. Plan the layout.
      3. Choose the right materials.
      4. Get the necessary permits.
      5. Assemble the kitchen.

      13 What are the Best Plants for a Low-Maintenance Landscape in Oceanside?

      For a low-maintenance landscape, some of the best plants to consider are:

      1. Succulents – require little water and can thrive in sunny or partially shady locations.
      2. Perennials – once established, they come back year after year, reducing the need for replanting. Examples include coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, and ornamental grasses.
      3. Shrubs – provide structure to the landscape and can be low-maintenance if chosen carefully. Examples include boxwood, junipers, and holly.
      4. Drought-tolerant trees – can thrive with little water and provide shade. Examples include oak, maple, and elm.
      5. Ground covers – spread to fill in empty spaces and can reduce the need for mulching or weeding. Examples include sedum, periwinkle, and vinca.
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      Ready to Take on Your Oceanside Remodeling Project

      As a full-service Oceanside remodeling contractor, we are ready to meet your renovation needs with functional designs and expert installations. Schedule a free consultation to start your renovation project today.

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