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Vista Garage Conversion

When it comes to designing a garage conversion in Vista, the possibilities are practically endless. Depending on your needs and preferences, we can transform your garage into anything from a spacious living area to a cozy home office or guest suite.

We will need to start by assessing your needs and goals, by considering the following questions:

  • What do you want to use the space for?
  • How much square footage do you need?
  • Do you need plumbing or electrical work done?
  • What permits and approvals do you need?

Once you have a clear idea of your needs and goals, we can start to plan your Vista garage conversion and offer the following design ideas and layout options:

1 Open floor plan

An open floor plan can create a sense of spaciousness and flexibility, allowing you to use the space in different of ways. By removing walls and barriers, you can create a more open and inviting atmosphere, which is ideal for entertaining or simply enjoying your new space.

2 Kitchen and dining area

This layout can provide the perfect space for hosting dinner parties, family gatherings, or other social events. You can choose from a wide range of kitchen styles and layouts, including modern and traditional designs.

3 Home office, fitness room or studio

If you work from home or need a creative space for your hobbies, consider turning your garage into a home office, fitness space or studio. We can include built-in shelves and cabinets to provide storage space for your supplies and equipment.

4 Guest suite or rental unit

This layout can provide a comfortable and private space for your guests or tenants, with a separate entrance and amenities. You can include a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette to provide all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.

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    Vista ADU Builders

    Our team is experienced in constructing ADUs and following ADU compliance for your ADU construction in Vista. We custom design each ADU to comply with the local Vista ADU regulations and meet your needs, besides adding more space to the main dwelling.

    Our common types of ADUs in Vista include

    • Detached (new construction) ADUs, often called in-laws suites, granny flats, or guest house.
    • Addition ADUs or “attached ADUs.”
    • Internal ADUs (room additions), where sections of the home are expanded or extended to add square footage.

    Benefits of ADU Construction in Vista

    In summary, ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) are a type of home that can be built affordably in Vista without additional infrastructure. They can serve as a source of income, provide living space for extended families while maintaining privacy, and allow seniors to age in place with the flexibility to share living areas with family members or caregivers.


    Vista Kitchen Remodeling

    As a kitchen remodeling contractor in Vista, we will first identify how you plan to use the space and then approach the planning stages, such as cabinetry and floor layout to fit your lifestyle.

    Whether you have a large family that needs extra counter space, a passionate chef who requires top-of-the-line appliances, or an entertainer who needs a functional and stylish space for hosting guests, we tailor our services to meet your needs.

    We offer a wide range of kitchen remodeling services, including:

    1 Kitchen Redesigns

    There are several benefits to our Vista kitchen remodeling and floor plan redesign. This often comes with newer appliances and a better layout to accommodate your household’s traffic. Not only will your kitchen be more functional for you, but there may also be a significant increase in energy efficiency.

    2 Kitchen Updates

    If you are happy with the overall layout of your kitchen but need some upgrades, we can provide a range of services, including new countertops, backsplashes, flooring, lighting, paint colors and updated finishes. Besides functionality, these kitchen updates may bring a sleeker, modern look or a warm traditional cozy feel.

    3 Reason for Kitchen Remodeling in Vista

    Whether you want a complete redesign or a few updates, here are three reasons for your kitchen upgrade:

    1. Kitchens are the top priority for homebuyers, and a modern, updated kitchen can significantly increase the value of your home and attract potential buyers.
    2. By renovating your kitchen, you can create a functional and stylish space where you and your loved ones can enjoy spending time together, whether for cooking, dining, or entertaining.
    3. Our Vista kitchen remodels service provides more space, upgraded appliances, and improved functionality, making cooking your favorite meals easier and more enjoyable.

    Vista Bathroom Remodeling

    Whether it is accessibility modifications (ADA-compliance) or just general upgrades, things like countertops, cabinets, or wall and flooring changes, our bathroom remodeling service in Vista will change the look of your space.

    • Bathroom Layout Upgrade – redesigning the layout of your bathroom to make it more functional and spacious, with the proper placement of every element, such as bathtubs, showers, and vanities.
    • Upgrading Plumbing Fixture – we offer a wide range of plumbing fixtures, including faucets, sinks, toilets, and showers. Our designers will also help you choose the best fixtures for your space.
    • Installing Custom Cabinets and Vanity – choose from a wide variety of cabinets and vanity designs, including custom-made options that can be tailored to your needs and preferences. We can tear out your old cabinets and replace them with modern and stylish ones.
    • Waterproof Surfaces (Floor and Wall) – installing modern water-resistant surfaces, including tiles, vinyl, hardwood, and durable wall treatments (painting), will make a massive difference in the appearance of your bathroom.
    • Install New Lighting and Electrical Systems – by evaluating the existing lighting and electrical and developing your bathroom’s new lighting and electrical plan, we can install the right lighting fixtures and ensure the wiring is up to code and safe.
    • New Tile backsplashes and Mirrors – add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your bathroom with our wide variety of mirrors and tiles, including ceramic, porcelain, and stone.
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    Vista Backyard Remodeling

    Better Place Remodeling creates plans that factor in all critical elements for your front yard and backyard upgrade in Vista, focusing on beautification and functionality.

    When designing your backyard landscape, no matter how large or small, our designers will consider the size and scale of the area, your preferred layout, the level of maintenance, and your property’s architectural style.

    As a result, our backyard remodeling service includes:

    Better Use of Space Backyard Remodeling
    • Landscaping is our art of projecting, planning, and modifying a space.
    • Hardscape design and installation
    • Outdoor kitchen and BBQ grills – creating elegant outdoor kitchen concepts that are stunning, practical, and balanced.
    • Driveways and Walkways from pavers, concrete, and other materials
    • Outdoor fireplaces and custom fire pits
    • Natural and artificial lawns for your general outdoor activities
    • Shade structure – designing and building beautiful, durable, functional custom shade structures.
    • Retaining walls construction to control soil erosions, water runoffs, and more
    • Custom water features – creating custom-designed pools, back and front yard water features

    Vista Outdoor Remodeling

    As your go-to outdoor remodeling contractor in Vista, we design and upgrade outdoor living spaces to make your yard beautiful and improve your property's overall appearance and value.

    For a successful outdoor space upgrade in Vista, we will focus on the following:

    1 Zoning Your Outdoor Living Spaces

    Zoning divides your outdoor space into functional areas that can be used for different purposes. This approach allows for more resourceful use of the available space and creates a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor living area.

    For example, we can create different zones for cooking, dining, relaxing, and entertaining.

    2 Improving the Landscape Layout

    As experienced Vista outdoor remodeling experts, we design your landscape layout to complement the entire property’s architecture and create a cohesive and harmonious outdoor space.

    Our landscape layout redesign considers natural elements, such as sun exposure and wind direction, besides including pathways, water features, retaining walls, and planting new trees and shrubs.

    3 Creating Focal Points

    To draw the eye and create interest in your outdoor space, we can create focal points to highlight unique features and add visual appeal. Focal points can be created using various elements such as fountains, sculptures, pergolas, or outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.

    4 Creating a Beautiful Garden Area

    A well-designed garden area can add color, texture, and fragrance to your outdoor space, making it more visually appealing. As much as we design the garden to compliments your home’s architecture, our garden area improvements include; adding flower beds, installing a garden path, creating a vegetable garden, and planting trees and shrubs.

    5 Outdoor Structures Durability

    Outdoor structures such as pergolas, patios, and decks must be durable and long-lasting. These structures are exposed to different elements and should withstand harsh weather conditions such as wind, rain, and sun exposure.

    6 Creating the Flow

    Creating the perfect flow between indoor spaces and outdoor living spaces is essential for a successful outdoor space upgrade. We achieve this by using similar materials and design elements for indoor and outdoor spaces, such as flooring and furniture.

    Residential Remodeling Services in Vista

    With close to two decades of experience, we will be able to make any arrangements and renovations to your home.

    We work with you to develop a floor plan and landscape layout that suits your style and space management needs. Our Vista remodeling contractors will walk you through the whole process, from the first concept and design to adding the finishing touches and handing it over.


    Construction Management and Coordination

    At Better Place Remodeling, we have the expertise to manage your construction project from start to finish. We work with you to develop a plan and handle all aspects of your project, from design and planning to construction and finishing touches.

    We will work with you to schedule construction activities and ensure that all aspects of your project are completed on time.


    No Charge Estimate & Consultation

    We offer a no-charge estimate and consultation to help you start your project. Our experts will meet with you to discuss your renovation goals, provide you with an estimate, and help you make informed decisions about your renovation project.


    Design Optimization

    Get professional design services for your indoor and outdoor home upgrade as we work with you to optimize the design of your renovation project. We will help you choose the right materials, colors, and finishes to create a cohesive and functional space.


    Obtaining Permits and Approvals

    As a remodeling contractor in Vista, we understand the importance of obtaining the necessary permits for your renovation project. Our team will handle all aspects of the legal review process and ensure all permits are obtained before construction begins.


    Material and Equipment Procurement

    With the expertise to procure the right materials and equipment for your renovation project, you can count on us to select the best materials. Ensuring your project is completed satisfactorily, matches your vision, and complies with all local laws and regulations.

    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 Who is the Point Person for My Project?

      We assign a dedicated project manager to oversee and manage every aspect of your project. They will be responsible for communicating with you regularly, keeping you informed of the project’s progress, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

      2 Can You Handle All Necessary Permits For My Project?

      We offer permit services as part of our package. This can include obtaining necessary permits and coordinating inspections with local authorities.

      3 How long does completing the Design and Remodeling Process take?

      Although there are always exceptions, the average time usually ranges between 4-8 weeks. This timetable depends on the complexity of your design, the level of detail, your ability to make decisions, and your availability to schedule meetings.

      4 Do I Need a Permit to Convert my Garage in Vista?

      Yes, you do need a permit to convert your garage in Vista. The city of Vista requires permits for any construction, alteration, or repair work done on a building. Our team can assist you with obtaining the necessary permits for your garage conversion project.

      5 Will Converting my Garage Increase the Value of My Home in Vista?

      Yes, converting your garage can increase the value of your home in Vista. A well-done garage conversion can add extra living space to your home, which can be attractive to potential buyers. Additionally, a garage conversion can add functionality to your home, making it more desirable.

      6 How Do I Insulate the Walls of my Garage Conversion Project?

      The best way to insulate the walls of your garage conversion project is by using insulation batts. The insulation batts should be placed between the wall studs before installing drywall. In addition, it is important to seal any gaps or holes in the walls to prevent air leakage.

      7 How Long Does Building an ADU Construction Take?

      The time it takes to build an ADU in Vista can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. On average, it can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months to build an ADU. Our team will work with you to create a timeline and keep you updated on the progress of your project.

      8 What Design Options are Available for a Modular ADU?

      Many design options are available for a modular ADU, including traditional, contemporary, and modern designs. We will work with you to create a custom design that suits your needs.

      9 What type of Foundation is required for an ADU?

      The type of foundation required for an ADU can vary depending on the soil conditions and other factors. Common foundation types for ADUs include slab-on-grade, crawlspace, and full basement foundations. Our Vista ADU builders will help determine the best foundation type for your ADU project based on your specific needs and local building codes.

      10 What are Some Popular Design Ideas for a Kitchen Remodel in Vista?

      The popular designs for a kitchen remodel in Vista include open concept kitchens, modern kitchen designs, farmhouse style kitchens, and transitional kitchens. The popular designs for a kitchen remodel in Vista include open-concept kitchens, modern kitchen designs, farmhouse-style kitchens, and transitional kitchens. Other design ideas include:

      1. Adding an island or breakfast bar.
      2. Upgrading to stainless steel appliances.
      3. Installing new cabinets and countertops.

      11 Can I Keep using my Kitchen During the Remodel?

      Yes, you can keep using your kitchen during the remodel. However, there may be some restrictions on certain appliances or areas of the kitchen while the work is being done. We will work with you to create a plan that minimizes disruption to your daily routine and allows you to continue using your kitchen as much as possible.

      12 How Can I make the most of A Small Kitchen Space?

      There are several ways our design team can help you make the most of a small kitchen space during a remodel, such as installing cabinets that reach the ceiling for extra storage, using light colors and reflective surfaces to make the space feel larger, and maximizing natural light with windows or skylights.

      Another option is a galley or U-shaped kitchen design, which can be more efficient in smaller spaces.

      13 What are the Popular Design Ideas for a Bathroom Upgrade in Vista?

      The most common designs for a bathroom layout upgrade in Vista include modern bathroom designs, spa-like bathrooms, and traditional bathrooms. Other design ideas include adding a walk-in shower or soaking tub, installing new lighting fixtures, and upgrading to a double vanity.

      14 How Do I address Moisture and Ventilation Issues in My Bathroom?

      At Better Place Remodeling, we can address the moisture and ventilation issues by installing proper ventilation, such as an exhaust fan, and using materials that resist moisture, such as ceramic tile or vinyl flooring.

      It is also important to properly seal and caulk around fixtures and the shower or tub to prevent moisture from seeping into walls and causing damage.

      15 What are Your Modern Design Options for a Bathroom Upgrade?

      Our design options for a bathroom upgrade include installing new fixtures, such as a new sink, toilet, or bathtub, upgrading to a walk-in shower or Jacuzzi tub, adding storage solutions such as built-in cabinets or shelving, and upgrading lighting fixtures to create a more spa-like atmosphere.

      Out additional design solutions include adding a new vanity, updating the flooring and wall tiles, and installing new hardware and accessories. We will work with you to create a custom design as per your preferred style.

      16 What are the Privacy Options for a Modern Backyard Remodel?

      Regarding privacy options for a modern backyard remodel, there are a few options to consider. We recommend installing a fence or privacy screen as a physical barrier between your yard and neighboring properties.

      You can also use landscaping to create privacy, such as planting tall trees or shrubs. Another option is to create an outdoor room or enclosure, which can provide both privacy and shelter from the elements.

      17 What are Some Space-Saving Tips for a Small Backyard?

      If you have a small backyard, you can use several space-saving tips to maximize your outdoor living space. Our first option is to use multi-functional furniture, such as benches with built-in storage or tables that can be folded down when not in use.

      We can also use vertical space by installing hanging planters or a vertical garden. Creating zones for different activities, such as dining and lounging areas, can also help make the most of your space.

      18 How Do I Incorporate Sustainable Landscaping into My Backyard Remodel?

      Incorporating sustainable landscaping into your backyard remodel can be a great way to create an eco-friendly outdoor space. This can include using native plants that require less water and maintenance, using permeable paving materials to reduce runoff, and installing rain barrels or a rain garden to capture and reuse rainwater.

      Solar-powered lighting or a renewable energy source for outdoor lighting can also help reduce your carbon footprint.

      19 What is the Best Outdoor Space Design to Complement my Entire Property?

      When determining the best outdoor space design for your property, we consider both the style and function of the space. Our design team will consider factors such as the size and shape of your yard, the existing landscaping and architecture, and your lifestyle and outdoor activities.

      Besides, you will want to incorporate elements such as an outdoor kitchen or fireplace, a pool or spa, or a covered patio or pergola.

      20 What Common Mistakes Should I for my Outdoor Space Upgrade?

      One mistake is not considering the overall design of your home and landscape, which can result in a disjointed or unappealing outdoor space. Another mistake is failing to properly plan and budget for the remodel, which can lead to unexpected costs and delays.

      Finally, it’s important to ensure that the remodel meets local building codes and zoning regulations to avoid any legal issues down the line.

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      Custom Indoor and Outdoor Upgrades

      Whether you need an urgent remodel done or want to discuss ideas for your next home improvement project, we are your local Vista remodeling contractor and are always a simple phone call away.

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