Garage Addition Contractors in San Francisco
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Garage Additions and Conversions in San Francisco, CA
If you want to add space and value to your home, garage additions are a great way to go. Garages are versatile spaces and can be used for more than just storing your vehicles. Homeowners in the Bay Area have used garages for bedrooms, in-law suites, a workshop, or a recreational room. We can convert an existing garage or design a creative option known as a bump-out addition if space is limited.
Whatever you envision, we have you covered. Our San Francisco remodeling team will handle everything from design to construction, to permitting. We work closely with you and the local municipalities to ensure your project is completed with the attention to detail it deserves.
A common choice for garage additions is the second-story garage. This option offers homeowners quite a bit of versatility. The extra square footage above a garage can be used as a home office, gym, extra bedroom, in-law suite, or even an efficiency apartment to rent for extra income.
Another option is a one story, free-standing garage to use for your vehicles, extra storage, or as a space for a workshop or art room. In some cases, homeowners have added a covered pathway that links the garage to their home. This adds a unique touch and makes the garage feel like part of the original design.
The third consideration is to attach a garage to your home. Our team will offer their professional advice while keeping your budget, vision, and particular needs in mind. Spaces Home Remodeling will work efficiently to build the garage you both want and need.
Garage conversions open a world of possibilities. When you need extra living space, an existing garage is a great option to consider. Adding another bedroom or a home office are two popular garage conversion choices, but we can design your garage to fit your needs. This can include a recreational space, guest suite, or even a rental apartment.
Whichever choice you make, we work closely with you to bring your ideas and vision to life. Garage conversions a smart use of existing space, a great return on investment, and they are fun projects to work on.
Our remodeling team looks forward to creating an updated space that is both practical and beautiful.
Bump-Out Garage Addition
If you have an existing garage and need more room, a creative and cost-effective solution is to add a bump-out. A bump-out addition will increase the footprint of your garage by extending a wall. These types of additions can add just enough space for a workshop, storage, or an art studio.
Our team of San Francisco professionals will pull permits (as needed), consider setbacks and building codes and provide you with a beautiful, updated garage that accommodates your needs.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
What You Need To Know Before Meeting With Us Or Any Other Garage Addition Contractor
Validating the following information before meeting with a garage addition contractor can save you a lot of time and narrow your search:
- Visit the contractor’s website check for their license number.
- Check they have the right license class (General B12) and that the license is active.
- Check that contractor is bonded
- Check that they have an active workers compensation insurance.
Once you have the contractor’s license number all you need to do is to visit the CSLB (Contractors License Board) and perform a license search. All the information above will be available under the contractors license page.
What is included in our garage addition estimates?
Our bid includes a detailed description of the scope of work that is involved in your garage addition project. The total cost stated in the bid is for design services, architectural plans (if required and agreed upon), in addition to labor and rough materials.
Finish materials are not included in the bid as we want to give our customers the freedom to control costs and choose the type and style of the materials to their liking.
How long does a garage addition take?
The construction work involved in a garage addition can take anywhere from one to several weeks depending on the scope of work involved.
If a permit was obtained as part of the project, scheduling inspections with a city/county inspector throughout the project, will be required. The city/county inspection schedule availability can affect the overall timeline.
Does a garage addition require a permit?
If the scope of work involved in your project includes one or more of the following obtaining a permit will be required:
* Electrical work
* Plumbing work (if needed)
* Changes to the layout of any existing garage.
City/County permit fees will range between $800-$1700. The city/county determines the fees according to the size and cost of the project.
You do not need to worry about obtaining permits, submitting plans, scheduling inspections or filling in any type of paperwork required by the city or county, as it is part of our service and will be taken care of by our office team.
How soon can we start working on your project?
Our garage addition team can usually start the construction work 1-2 weeks from the day the work contract is signed.
In case a permit is required, work will begin 1-2 weeks from the day the permit is obtained and approved by the city/county
What permits will I need for a garage addition in The Bay Area?
This depends on the type of addition, but in general you will require a building permit(structural BLD), HVAC and Plumbing permits. However if you are in a semi-detached then you will require signoff from the neighbor in the form of a party wall agreement.
Can I live at the property during the remodeling work?
Yes. Staying at home during a garage addition project is very common and most of our customers do so. In addition, we do everything possible to make you and your family feel comfortable during the process.
How do we communicate with our customers during the garage addition process?
During the renovation process your project manager, the home remodeling team and builders who are involved in the remodel, will be 100% available to you.
After signing the work contract, your project manager will open a group messaging system which includes you, our office and any team members related to your project. You can use this platform to ask questions and request updates. In addition, your project manager will visit the property on a daily basis.
Our home remodeling team will arrive at the property every morning Monday- Friday (if that fits your schedule), in order to meet the project deadline.
Our main goal is for you to be happy with our work and your new home.
Can you also create the design for the garage addition?
Yes. We are a full service Design-Build contractor, meaning we take you from concept to completion including architectural design, interior design, structural engineering, building permit acquisition, and of course, construction.
Will a garage addition add value to my home?
The ROI for garage additions is quite high when compared to most other renovations because you are adding actual square footage to the home. Depending on the type of addition you build, some actually create an ROI higher than the investment itself. Design plays a big factor in this and should never be overlooked!
How Can We Help You With Your Garage Addition Project
At Spaces Home Remodeling, we will walk you through the entire garage addition experience until you are satisfied. Located in San Francisco, CA, our renovation team will design and customize your garage according to your style. We can work with a range of designs and materials to create the garage addition you want.
Whether you are looking to create a small garage addition or a complete two-story, detached garage, Spaces Home Remodeling can make it happen. We pride ourselves on developing excellent relationships with our clients. Our communication channels are always available and we involve our clients every step of the way in the garage addition process.
The Process Of Our Garage Additions
Our renovation process involves several stages. During the Design Phase, our talented designers will work together with you to put your garage renovation ideas on paper. They will offer expert advice and discuss the options available for your garage addition. This is followed by the planning phase when our architects will create a comprehensive plan and schedule of work to ensure that your daily routine remains uninterrupted. We will ensure that our garage addition activities are done efficiently and effectively with the minimum of disruption to your everyday lives.
We promise each of our clients to provide excellent workmanship on every project we undertake.