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San Marcos Garage Conversion

At Better Place Remodeling, we specialize in garage conversion services in San Marcos, and we have everything you need to transform your unused garage into a beautiful, functional living space.

We work closely with you from the initial consultation through project completion, ensuring your garage conversion project is completed to the highest standard.

Types of Garage Conversions in San Marcos

There are various types of garage conversions that you can consider for your San Marcos property. Here are some popular options:

  • Home gym: Create a fitness area customized to your workout preferences.
  • Home office: Transform your garage into a private and quiet home office, allowing you to focus on work away from the distractions of the main living area.
  • Guest suite: Design your garage into a comfortable, private space for family and friends to stay when they visit.
  • Studio or workshop: With more dedicated space for your creative or craft projects, you can pursue your passions.
  • Entertainment room: Get the ultimate relaxation space featuring a game room or home theater.
  • Conversion ADU: With structural and architectural upgrades, you can transform your garage into a separate living space with all amenities, perfect for multigenerational living or rental income.

Elements of Garage Conversion Design

Before starting to design your garage conversion, there are several critical elements to consider to make the most of your space. Here are some of the essential details that we take into account when designing your San Marcos garage conversion:

  • Layout: Understanding how you would like to use the space and design a layout that caters to your needs.
  • Structural Modifications: Ensuring your garage is habitable by taking care of all structural modifications such as flooring upgrade, insulation installation, installing new ventilation and HVAC systems, partitioning the space, installing windows and doors, and more.
  • Electrical Wiring and Plumbing: Making sure the right electrical wiring and plumbing systems are installed for your new living space.
  • Built-in Storage: Creating built-in storage solutions to maximize the available space and keep the interior neat and organized.
  • Interior and Exterior Finishing: Ensuring your San Marcos garage conversion is finished to the highest standard, hiding unsightly areas and making the exterior aesthetically pleasing.

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    San Marcos ADU Builders

    We understand that constructing an ADU can be overwhelming, but our team of professional ADU builders in San Marcos is here to guide you every step of the way.

    With years of experience in residential construction and remodeling, we have developed a proprietary process that simplifies the entire ADU building journey.

    1 Understanding Your Demands

    Building an ADU starts with understanding your unique requirements and vision. Our team takes the time to listen to your needs, preferences, and goals. We can tailor the ADU design and construction process by comprehensively understanding your goals.

    2 Custom ADU Layout

    Our skilled designers collaborate with you to develop a layout that maximizes the available space while fulfilling your desired functionalities.

    Whether you envision an open-concept design, multiple bedrooms, or a versatile living area, our team will transform your ideas into a well-designed ADU.

    3 Material Selection and Finishes

    As experienced ADU builders in San Marcos, we assist you in selecting high-quality materials that align with your style preferences. From flooring options to cabinetry, countertops, and fixtures, we ensure that every element of your ADU reflects your vision and contributes to its overall appeal.

    4 San Marcos ADU Design Approval and Permitting

    Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with the regulations and requirements of San Marcos. We handle the necessary paperwork, permits, and interactions with the local authorities, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

    With our expertise, we strive to expedite the approval process and minimize any potential delays.

    5 Streamlined ADU Building Process

    At Better Place Remodeling, we have refined our ADU building process based on our years of experience.

    Our proprietary approach ensures efficiency, transparency, and effective communication throughout the project. From initial concept development to the final touches, we keep you informed and involved, making the construction journey a collaborative and stress-free experience.

    San Marcos Kitchen Remodeling 

    Does your kitchen space feel outdated and worn out? Do you envision a kitchen update that will restore your passion for your kitchen? Better Place Remodeling can turn your dream into a reality.

    With a professional team of space designers and kitchen remodelers in San Marcos and over 15 years of experience, we can solve all your kitchen space problems and create a beautiful, highly functional kitchen unique to your home.

    The Modern Kitchen Design

    We understand that your kitchen needs to combine maximum functionality and aesthetically pleasing design to provide you with a space you will love spending time in for many years.

    That is why we use the latest tools and technology to deliver smart solutions, space-saving concepts, and energy efficiency, all within a beautiful, modern kitchen design.

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    Kitchen Remodel

    Full Gut & Kitchen Remodel

    Here, we remove everything from the kitchen and completely re-building it from scratch. This involves reconfigurations with or without changing and moving walls and doorways!

    If required, we will prepare and submit plans to the city of San Marcos for permitting and work with our designers and project manager to select all your finished materials and be part of the remodeling process.

    • Kitchen Floor plan update
    • Kitchen Countertops
    • Kitchen Cabinetry
    • Kitchen Island
    • Kitchen Flooring
    • Kitchen Lighting
    • Kitchen Plumbing
    • Kitchen Appliances
    • Kitchen Fixtures

    Kitchen Expansion

    This includes removing structural/load-bearing walls, if necessary. As professional kitchen designers and remodelers, we assess your home’s structural members from the foundation to the ceiling, prepare the drawings for permitting, and handle the construction.

    San Marcos Bathroom Remodeling

    If your bathroom is outdated, too small, or does not fit your overall style, Better Place Remodeling is here to help! We can transform that blah bathroom into something you will love to fit your style.

    From your first consultation, design, and permitting to the final walkthrough, we are dedicated to offering you the right San Marcos bathroom remodeling service.

    Some of the bathroom upgrades we can do include:

    • Flooring – replacing your bathroom floor with something new and modern can completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom. We offer various flooring options to suit your space, including tile, vinyl, and hardwood.
    • Countertops – updating or adding countertops can be a huge game-changer if you have older ones or need a vanity space. Our team can help you select the perfect countertop material, such as granite or marble, which will complement your bathroom style.
    • Fixtures – installing new fixtures can significantly affect your bathroom’s functionality and aesthetic appeal. We can help you choose and install new faucets, showerheads, and fixtures.
    • Showers – upgrading to a new shower can improve your bathroom space and make your daily routine more comfortable, and our team can help you choose the perfect shower.
    • Bathtubs – we offer and install a variety of bathtub styles, including freestanding, drop-in, and alcove, that will enhance your bathroom’s functionality and aesthetic appeal.
    • Toilets – getting a new low-flow toilet can help save on your water bill while improving the look of your bathroom.
    • Painting and Tiling – give your bathroom a fresh look as we can repaint, add backsplash tiles, and ensure that everything is exactly how you want it to look.
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    San Marcos Backyard Remodeling

    Would you like a professional, lush front yard and backyard that looks lovely throughout the year? Then hire our qualified San Marcos backyard remodeling team to help you design and maintain your backyard landscaping and install outdoor features that perfectly complement your home.

    Some of the services that we provide are:

    Backyard Remodeling
    • Front Yard and Backyard Design – Balancing and making the most of your front yard and backyard space to suit your needs will provide the best long-term outdoor living experience.
    • Landscape Design – Our experience in backyard remodeling in San Marcos plays a big part in what works in landscape design. Our ideas include deciding on the best layout, types of features to compliment the space and maximize beauty, usability, and the introduction of color.
    • Plant Consultation and Selection – we need to ensure you pick the right plants to grow in your environment.
    • Hardscape Design – concrete or paved pathways and driveways are the perfect touch to your front yard and backyard space
    • Water features – add more identity to your outdoor space with fountains, streams, pools, and other decorative water features that can transform your backyard into an oasis.
    • Retaining Walls – designed to offer structural support to soils in a sloped terrain by holding back the load being applied to it from the soil (preventing erosion or slope failure).
    • Outdoor Kitchens – boost your backyard with a functional outdoor kitchen to make your BBQ an amazing experience.

    For a successful backyard remodel in San Marcos, you are guaranteed of:

    • Extending living spaces to the outdoors for enhanced functionality that better suits your lifestyle
    • Higher property values because potential homebuyers take notice, and your property value is likely to increase.
    • Well-constructed hardscape and landscape that improves the appearance of your property.

    San Marcos Outdoor Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling has nearly two decades of experience in all types of outdoor remodeling in San Marcos and neighboring areas, from upgrading the landscape and creating more space to installing functional outdoor structures and features.

    We have divided our outdoor living space planning and remodeling into five key elements that we consider for any project.

    1 Purpose of Your Outdoor Space

    The main question here is how you want to use your outdoor space. We will consider how and who will use the space. Would it require heat, lighting, and shelter? What hobbies and activities do you want to enjoy in your yard?

    Based on your preferences, we can design your outdoor space in distinct, purposeful zones for different activities, like a lounge, bar, dining, or play area.

    2 Your Preferred Outdoor Features

    When deciding on the right features, we look into your preference, landscape layout and size, and what elements will be of great value.

    Some of the common features included in San Marco outdoor remodeling include:

    1. Pathways and driveways
    2. Outdoor water features
    3. Firepits and fire places
    4. Garden walls
    5. Retaining walls
    6. Patios and decks
    7. Outdoor kitchen – grill, counter space, fridge, storage
    8. Built-in seating – sectional-style
    9. Natural lawns and artificial turf

    3 Your Location and Environment

    As much as we want to help you implement your outdoor remodeling goals, we ensure everything you do on your San Marcos property suits the environment and complies with local municipal and HOA regulations.


    To ensure your San Marcos outdoor remodeling project is approved, we begin by evaluating your property, consulting the proper authorities on the project, developing designs and landscape layouts, obtaining the permits, and scheduling city inspections.

    4 Utilities and Special Considerations

    We can develop different outdoor upgrade solutions for your home based on your requirements. Whether you want a fully accessible place for seniors and people with disabilities, we will consider all ADA-compliant design/upgrade recommendations.

    We also have several solutions to make the space fully functional with all utility systems connected. Not forgetting to mention our child-friendly upgrade solutions.

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    San Marcos Remodeling Contractor

    At Better Place Remodeling, we pride ourselves on having a professional work ethic when it comes to managing all types of home improvement construction in San Marcos.


    Generally, our San Marcos remodeling contractors are responsible for taking care of your remodeling for the duration of your construction project.

    We work together as a team with our design professionals and craftsmen to maximize our ability to provide accurate designs, practical scheduling, efficient permitting, the right materials, and creative remodeling and construction solutions.

    With more than 15 years of experience behind us, we can anticipate and proactively manage the challenges of remodeling and construction projects.

    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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    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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    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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    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 Does a Remodel Project Take?

      It depends on what upgrades you want to be accomplished in your home. Some basic remodeling jobs have taken a few days, while the more complex transformations have spanned over a few weeks.

      We make it a priority to provide you with a timeframe estimation before starting any project.

      2 Is Interior Home Remodeling Disruptive?

      The level of disturbance caused by a renovation may vary depending on the project’s scope. However, your project manager can provide a clear idea of how disruptive the remodel will be, allowing you to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

      3 How Do You Keep Dirt and Dust out of Other Areas of My Home?

      Remodeling and construction can be messy. As caring remodeling contractors, we take pride in keeping your home tidy by using protective floor coverings and plastic wall curtains to cover all work areas and sections with high foot traffic from our crew.

      4 Will a Garage Conversion in San Marcos Affect My Property Taxes?

      The assessed value of your property may increase as a result, so we suggest reaching out to your nearby tax assessor’s office to gather more details on the matter.

      5 How Can I Maintain My Landscape Design after Completion?

      Landscape maintenance includes regular watering and fertilizing your plants, pruning shrubs and bushes, and removing weeds. We recommend hiring a professional landscaper for regular maintenance to ensure your landscape design stays healthy and beautiful.

      6 Do I Need a Permit for a Small Outdoor Renovation Project?

      In San Marcos, small outdoor renovation projects may require a permit, depending on the project’s scope. The City of San Marcos Development Services Department has a guide on what permits are needed for your specific project, and we will help you obtain the permits.

      7 How Can I Create a Low-Maintenance Backyard Design?

      1. Choose plants that are native to the area and require less water and maintenance.
      2. Consider using hardscape materials such as rocks, pavers, and concrete to reduce the amount of lawn and plant beds.
      3. Drip irrigation systems reduce water usage and provide targeted watering to specific areas.
      4. Adding mulch to plant beds can help retain moisture and reduce the need for frequent watering.

      8 How Can I Incorporate a Water-Efficient Front Yard Design?

      Go for drought-tolerant plants that can thrive in a dry climate, especially native plants such as succulents, cacti, and California poppies, which are adapted to the San Marcos’ climate.

      You could also reduce the amount of lawn by using hardscape features such as gravel paths, boulders, and decorative rocks. Installing a rainwater harvesting system could also capture rainwater for irrigation and reduce overall water usage.

      9 What are the Ways to Make My Garage Conversion Floor Plan Spacious?

      We recommend removing walls to create an open floor plan, creating built-in storage to maximize space, installing large windows for plenty of natural light, and using light colors on the walls, ceiling, and flooring to make the space feel larger and brighter.

      10 What Types of Permits are required for an ADU Construction in San Marcos?

      You will need a building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permit.

      11 Can I Use Prefabricated or Modular Construction Methods for an ADU?

      Yes, you can use prefabricated and modular ADU construction methods, but it is important to ensure that the materials and construction methods meet the San Marcos building code and other local regulations.

      12 How Do I Maximize Space in a Small Kitchen Remodel?

      1. Install efficient appliances and use space-saving storage solutions.
      2. Use custom cabinets that are designed to fit your specific space and needs.
      3. Open shelving or glass-front cabinets also creates an open feel.
      4. Lighting is also important in a small kitchen, so consider adding under-cabinet lighting or pendant lights to brighten the space.

      13 What Type of Wall Material is best for a Bathroom Upgrade?

      For a bathroom, we recommend moisture-resistant materials such as porcelain or ceramic tile for the walls. Using a waterproof membrane behind the tile is also important to prevent moisture from penetrating the walls.

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