Garage Conversions in California
This page is for people in California who currently have a garage and want something else there in that space (such as a sun room, office, or extra bedroom). Instead, if your primary interest is a conversion TO a garage (like from a carport), then click here: converting TO a garage.
Planning your garage conversion has two stages:
1) creating a basic plan for the actual process of converting the garage in to living space (including the costs and financing options) plus
2) carefully considering the consequences of the renovation.
What kind of consequences? You can read more about that on this page below. Or, if you simply want to schedule a consultation or request an estimate, use the purple buttons on the far left of this page.
Want to see some photos instead? If first you prefer to browse a variety of sample photos from converted garages, you can scroll to the very bottom of this page. Or, if you plan to use your garage for a specific kind of room, click one of these links to see lots of relevant photos: converting a garage to a bedroom,
to a family room,
to a living room, or to a stand-alone studio apartment or guest house.
On carefully considering whether or not to convert your garage to a room
Most people in California are aware of the potential for the garage conversion to greatly improve the resale value of the home. However you may want some input from an expert once you learn more about the potential complications involved with issues like complying with the city codes of California, preventing insurance coverage issues,correcting illegal garage conversions, and resolving legal barriers to selling a home that has an unpermitted conversion. In other words, you want to maximize the value of the converted space plus know that the garage conversion is being done in a way that avoids stressful surprises in the future.
When you contact a contractor through this site, you will have the comfort of knowing that you have an expert who can quickly give you a quick estimated price range plus help you organize every detail of the planning and
construction. Note that if you will be requesting a general estimate, sometimes it is sufficient for the renovation supervisor to simply see a picture of the existing garage plus ask a few simple questions, then the contractor can give you a broad price range. Of course, for a precise written bid including the specific materials that you select, a personal inspection of the home in California will need to be scheduled, plus the services of a designer or architect may be relevant. In summary, our contractors can help you recognize what you need and then manage the whole process for you.
Need a full garage conversion
or just a partial garage remodel?
For a few quick paragraphs on this topic, read below. Or, for a guide that details the many contrasts between fast, inexpensive remodeling and extensive renovations or "full" conversions, click here:
garage remodeling, partial garage conversions, & standard garage conversions
With a garage remodel
(or partial garage conversion), you can have a huge increase in functionality (and natural light) without removing the ABILITY to open the garage to the driveway. We can replace standard garage doors so that you have window panels or even a wall that is entirely windows. If relevant, we will suggest adding extra insulation (to make the room easier to cool or heat). To see a gallery of partial conversions, click the image on the right (and then scroll down the page that opens).
Or, a full garage conversion (removing the garage doors and building a full wall there) may be best for you. Because city codes do change, including their policies for exemptions, the best option is to contact us so we can review the current specifics for your city.
We are not intimidated by these details because we constantly refer to the various regulations of all the local cities for permit applications, building codes, and inspection requirements. Let us guide you through the process smoothly!
Our conversion pros in California
The most important thing with your
conversion project is that you are satisfied with the results for many years, right? When
converting your garage in California, wouldn't you value using professionals that have extensive experience with every element of the construction process? Not only should you choose a pro who is skilled, but who can communicate clearly and with respect for your time (and money).
have been converting garages for decades
When you hire our professionals to convert your garage in California, you will feel the interest and confidence of our specialists as you speak with your renovation supervisor about your priorities and questions. It can be very exciting for you to see the conversion get completed so smoothly and quickly. You may also be quite relieved to find out how little the entire project will be and how fast it can be completed.
Over time, our experienced contractors have developed great relationships with the city officials who issue permits for residential renovations and who conduct inspections at your home. Several different inspections may be required (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc...). The process of dealing with the paperwork and the inspectors can be stressful for many homeowners. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone else to handle all of that for you?
If you are just starting to plan a garage conversion and want to read our planning FAQs, click costs, codes, permits, etc.
We also have several galleries of photos, like garages converted to a family room, to a living room with an open floor plan, and a very special page that covers both
studio apartments and extra bedrooms. Next, contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Our licensed contractors service most people in California including
All of Southern California
All of the San Francisco Bay Area
Apple Valley &
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