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Solana Beach Garage Conversion

At Better Place Remodeling, we have converted hundreds of garages across Solana Beach, and we can help you make use of the possibilities your garage has. You can choose to transform the space into a new office, guest suite, ADU, bedroom, extended kitchen, playroom, or dining room, perfect for your family’s needs.

Whether you have a single, double, standalone, or attached garage, the potential is there to convert it into extra living space.


Building a Seamless Transition from Garage to Home

We understand that a garage conversion in Solana Beach involves adding walls, a new door, and interior finishing. It is about seamlessly integrating the new living space with the rest of your primary home so it feels like a natural extension.

To accomplish this, we work closely with you to create a design that complements your existing home and lifestyle.

We may need to raise or lower the floors for that smooth transition between the garage and the rest of the home. We also install new windows and doors to bring natural light into the space and make it easily accessible.

Our team is well-versed in local Solana Beach building regulations for garage conversions, including proper wall insulation, damp proofing, drainage, ventilation, and infilling the existing garage door with the right, well-supported framing.

Even if you have a detached garage, we can help you navigate the regulations to create a beautiful and functional new space.

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    Solana Beach ADU builders

    Adding square footage to your property greatly impacts your home’s value. Our professional team of Solana Beach ADU builders will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your dream add-on is feasible and useful.

    We specialize in planning, designing, and building high-quality ADUs, through the most efficient processes, like pulling permits, material selection, and passing inspections.

    Our design and construction team remains well aware of the current editions of Solana Beach municipal legislation, permit requirements, and other legal challenges to guarantee a safe and secure project from the start.

    • Feasibility and usefulness assessment: We will review your property, consider local zoning laws and regulations, and provide recommendations based on your needs.
    • Planning and design: our team works with you to plan and design your ADU by considering size, layout, and materials.
    • ADU Permitting and legal compliance: we are well-versed in local municipal legislation and permit requirements and would easily navigate the complex process of obtaining building permits and legal compliance.
    • Efficient construction and quality assurance: From the selection of materials to the final inspection, we will ensure that your project is of the highest quality and built to last.

    We work with you for different types of ADUs, including

    • Attached ADUs
    • Detached ADUs
    • Junior ADUs
    • Stick-built ADUs
    • Modular ADUs
    • Panelized ADUs
    • Prefab ADUs
    • Hybrid ADUs
    • ADUs on a slab/foundation/slits
    ADU Builders

    Solana Beach Kitchen Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling can bring your dream kitchen space into a reality. Whether we are gutting the entire kitchen and starting over or your project consists of a few cosmetic changes, we can do it all. Our team will help you take your kitchen renovation from concept to completion with the highest quality.

    1 Enlarged Kitchens

    If you want a spacious kitchen, we can help. We are experienced in expanding kitchen areas to a wide floor plan with multiple sections, removing walls, and providing support beams to replace any necessary support from removing any walls.

    We also line up any cabinetry and replace your flooring to give a seamless look to your expanded Kitchen.

    2 New Kitchen Design

    Tired of your dated kitchen space? Does your kitchen lack functionality and need a new layout? As a design-build operation in Solana Beach, we are available to assist you with your project’s design and construction.

    3 Cabinets

    For modern kitchen remodeling in Solana Beach, consider modern design ideas that let you break up too much monotony. These include:

    1. Frameless cabinets
    2. Floating shelves
    3. Colored cabinets
    4. Open cabinets
    5. Simple handles
    6. Frosted glass

    4 Customized Kitchen Finishing

    We do our best to finish your kitchen remodel project quickly without sacrificing quality. We are also here as a resource for finding/selecting finishes and recommending the best designs.

    5 Kitchen Countertops

    We can assist you in selecting the best custom kitchen countertop type for your space, flow, size, and aesthetic. When you are satisfied with the concepts, we will install the countertop.

    6 Kitchen Islands

    A free-standing kitchen island is one of the best ways to create a centralized gathering spot for your family in the heart of your home. For our modern Solana Beach kitchen upgrades, not every kitchen island needs to be rectangular shaped, and we give you the freedom to be more creative within a confined space.

    7 Kitchen Flooring

    Our kitchen floor upgrades should complement the rest of your design choices for the space. Hardwood, concrete, and tile are good simple choices that make use of modern materials for modern kitchen upgrades.

    8 Kitchen Sinks and Faucets

    Your kitchen remodel will include a sink, which will be your kitchen’s centerpiece. We ensure it makes a bold statement that stands out with faucets, which are best when they feature long gooseneck angles.

    9 Backsplashes

    A backsplash is also perfect for installing around the entire parameter of where your kitchen counters and cabinets run along a lengthy section.

    Remodeling your kitchen is a big job; that is why Better Place Remodeling offers you (and other Solana Beach homeowners) complete project management service to help oversee the project from design to completion.

    Solana Beach Bathroom Remodeling

    Whether you are looking for a complete bathroom redesign or want to expand your bathroom space, our professional Solana Beach bathroom remodeling service is here to help. Our team can handle everything from modern upgrades to classic styles and renovate bathrooms to match the overall style and flow of the rest of your house.

    Let Better Place Remodeling take your bath from simple to sublime with our expert designers and experienced installation teams. Upgrade from "builder-grade" to luxurious space with custom flooring, countertops, doors, tubs, sinks, showers, cabinetry, and lighting.

    Bathroom Design

    Before progressing with planning your bathroom remodel, we will need to sort out the basic theme or design you want to use. We offer several styles for Solana Beach bathroom design and remodeling, including:

    • Mid-Century Modern Bathroom
    • Luxury Bathroom
    • Minimalist Bathroom
    • Industrial Bathroom
    • Victorian/Vintage Bathroom
    • Country Farmhouse Bathroom
    • Rustic/Nature Bathroom
    Bathroom Remodeling

    ADA-Compliance (Accessibility)

    To ensure an all-inclusive Solana Beach bathroom renovation project, we consider more accessible bath enclosures and fixtures. Replacing the shower/tub combo with a walk-in shower is a popular choice. We can help you with the following:

    • Pick out sink faucets with large, easy-to-use handles.
    • Add brighter lighting with visible switches.
    • Install a higher toilet seat.
    • Install a bench seat in the shower.

    Some of the bathroom remodeling options we offer include:

    • Bathtub Replacement
    • Shower Replacement
    • Tub & Shower Conversions
    • Walk-In Tub Installation
    • New Bathroom Floor Tile
    • New Backsplashes
    • New Bathroom Vanities

    Solana Beach Backyard Remodeling

    Whether you want a complete backyard upgrade, are thinking about a simple layout to boost your home's value, or want an elaborate design with a full outdoor kitchen with all the built-in features, Better Place Remodeling can customize Solana Beach backyard remodel to fit your lifestyle and space.

    For us, every backyard upgrade and landscaping project in Solana Beach is unique and begins with a consultation to discuss your vision and what you would like to see happen.

    • Pavers and Concrete Works: With different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, pavers not only allow you to add your personalized touch to your backyard, but they also eliminate the all-maintenance associated with cutting your lawns.
    • Plants, Grass & Artificial Turf:  Shrubs, Flowers, and synthetic turf add a nice aesthetic to your front yard and backyard, and you can add your personalized taste depending on the types and colors of options you choose.
    • Outdoor Water Features: Adding an in-ground pool with water features, such as streams, fountains, and ponds, will increase your overall property value and give you the ultimate oasis.
    • Outdoor Kitchen and BBQ Areas: If you have enough space for entertaining family and friends, an outdoor kitchen with an outdoor fridge, food prep area, built-in barbecues, grill tops, pizza ovens, appliances, and more, are perfect additions to your backyard.
    • Garden and Retaining Walls: On top of the functionality to withstand the load pressure exerted by the retained materials, retaining/garden walls add visual interest and create a definite space that is utilized to plant trees, shrubs and/or flowers.
    • Patios and Decks:  Finishing off your front yard or backyard with an area to enjoy all weather conditions. Patios and decks are great structures that create a definite space, provide shade & privacy, and are durable.

    Solana Beach Outdoor Remodeling

    When you invest in a new outdoor space upgrade, you want the updates and features to stay at their full potential – year in and year out.

    At Better Place Remodeling, we share the desire to help achieve customized outdoor remodeling in Solana Beach to create landscapes and spaces that look great. We ensure your project is done the right way with the following:

    1 Land Care Services

    Investing in Solana Beach outdoor remodeling is the beginning of proper landscape design, upgrade, and maintenance. This is essential to the long-term health and appearance of your property.

    From introducing low-maintenance and drought-resistant plants to comprehensive artificial options and landscape care, we offer upgrade solutions that will keep your landscape healthy and attractive all year.

    1. Low-maintenance natural lawns
    2. Drought resistance plants, including trees and shrubs
    3. Quality artificial turf, comfortable outdoor living

    2 Landscape Upgrade

    For quality landscape upgrades, we start by understanding your site conditions and identifying what will work best for your space. Based on the findings, we then provide professional landscape layout recommendations to improve the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space.

    3 Hardscape Construction

    Our outdoor remodeling experts in Solana Beach will help you redefine your outdoor space and bring symmetry with hardscape elements. We will organize and execute site preparation, including assessments, grading and excavation, installation and restoration.

    Our hardscape capabilities include the following:

    1. Pavers
    2. Complete outdoor kitchens/grill areas
    3. Landscape lighting
    4. Water features
    5. Retaining walls
    6. Fire pits and fireplaces
    7. Driveways and walkways
    8. Patios and Decks
    9. Wood structures, pergolas

    Solana Beach Remodeling Contractor

    Better Place Remodeling turns your ideas into workable designs and plans, then into solid spaces you can experience and appreciate. As your remodeling contractor in Solana Beach, we ensure your project(s) are completed at the highest quality, safety, and value levels.

    Our roles include:

    Front and Backyard Transformation
    • Project management: Overseeing the entire remodeling project, from planning and design to construction and completion.
    • Schedule management: creating and managing the project schedule, ensuring all activities stays on schedule.
    • Design and planning: Our professional designers will work with you to create a design layout for your home for the remodeling project.
    • Obtaining remodeling and building permits: Preparing the needed design documents, submitting the application, scheduling inspections, and obtaining the necessary permits and approvals from your local Solana Beach building department.
    • Material selection, procurement and delivery: We liaise with different vendors to help you choose the right materials and products as per your preferences.
    • Construction Management: Managing/supervising the construction process and ensuring the project is completed successfully and to the right quality standards.
    • Quality control: Ensuring the work follows all building codes and regulations and is completed to the highest quality standard.
    • Bring the Right Professionals: We also pull our able professional team together, including electricians, plumbers, and carpenters.
    • Problem-solving and Safety management: addressing any issues or challenges during the remodeling project and ensuring all safety protocols are followed on the job site to protect workers and your property.
    • Communication: Our project manager and the team will maintain open and clear communication with you throughout the remodeling process.

    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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    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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    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 home renovation take?

      There are several variables to say. The time will depend on the space, customization, materials, building regulations, etc.

      2 Can I Track the Progress of the Remodel Projects?

      Certainly, we are always open to providing you with updates regarding the progress of your home remodel. This will help you stay informed about whether we are on track to complete the project within the initially estimated timeline.

      While we will proactively provide regular updates throughout the process, you can request updates anytime.

      3 Will the Remodeling Process Create a Lot of Mess?

      Remodeling your home inevitably involves some degree of mess inherent to the project. However, we understand the importance of tidy and organized living space, so we ensure that all the debris and clutter are cleared up at the project’s end.

      4 Will My New Garage Conversion be Damped-Proofed?

      Yes, all garages in Solana Beach are designed to be damp-proofed and insulated to protect against environmental factors.

      5 What is the Best Focal Point for My Front Yard Design?

      Based on your home’s architectural style, some popular front yard focal point options include a striking sculpture, a unique entranceway, or a decorative water feature.

      6 How Can I Add Privacy to My Front Yard?

      We recommend tall hedges for a natural barrier while enhancing your property’s visual appeal and installing a fence or a trellis to create a more defined space.

      7 How Do I Choose the Right Type of Outdoor Bar for My Backyard?

      Depending on the layout and available space, we recommend a built-in bar for larger yards, as it can provide ample counter space and storage. A portable bar or bar cart may be a better option for smaller yards.

      8 How Do I Properly Maintain and Care for My Artificial Turf?

      • Remove debris, such as leaves and branches, regularly to keep the turf smooth.
      • Raking the turf regularly can help to restore its appearance.

      9 Are there any Specific Requirements for Insulation in a Garage Conversion?

      The California Energy Commission recommends an R-value of at least R-19 for walls and R-30 for ceilings in Solana Beach. However, it is important to consult us to determine the specific insulation requirements for your project.

      10 Are there Any Tax Implications for Building an ADU in Solana Beach?

      Yes, depending on your area, there may be tax implications for building an ADU in Solana Beach, including property tax increases and income tax implications if you choose to rent out the space. It would be best if you talked to a tax professional to understand the specific tax implications for your situation.

      11 What are the Primary Structural Considerations When Designing an ADU?

      When designing your ADU, we will make sure the foundation, framing, roofing, and electrical and plumbing systems are designed to comply with Solana Beach building codes and zoning regulations.

      12 What Should I Consider When Choosing Kitchen Cabinets?

      You will need first to know your kitchen’s overall style and storage needs. This way, you can choose custom cabinets for a personalized look, while semi-custom and stock cabinets for a more budget-friendly upgrade.

      It is also important to choose high-quality materials that are durable and easy to maintain.

      13 What Design Style is Best Suited for a Large Bathroom?

      1. Use natural materials such as stone or wood to create a luxurious and spa-like atmosphere.
      2. Choose fixtures and finishes that complement the overall style of your home.
      3. Ensure you have ample storage and counter space.
      4. Consider using large windows or skylights to bring in natural light.
      5. Installing a large soaking tub or a walk-in shower for added comfort and relaxation.
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      We are here to help you design, build or remodel your indoor and outdoor spaces. No matter where you live in Solana Beach, we can get you through the entire process from design to home on time. We look forward to hearing from you! Call (858) 217-4429 or email today.

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