In-Law Suite Contractors in San Francisco

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During the remodeling process, a project manager will be available at all times.
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In-Law Suites in San Francisco, CA

For families who need additional living space for a loved one, an In-law suite, also known as a mother-in-law suite, can be the perfect solution. At Spaces Home Remodeling we build beautiful in-law suites that offer privacy, comfort, and accessibility. Whether we convert an existing garage, room in your home, or build a brand-new structure, our team can handle everything from design to permits to construction.

With years of experience in the San Francisco area, we create spaces our clients will enjoy for years to come, and an in-law suite is no exception. Read on to learn more about in-law suite options and how to proceed.

In-Law Suite Conversions

When you make the decision to move another family member into your home, there are many things to consider. Our remodeling team understands this and will work with you to create a vision and plan around your specific needs. There are several conversion options to choose from: renovating a basement, converting a garage, or updating an extra bedroom. We will go over your budget, gather style ideas, and keep your wish list in mind as we design your in-law suite.

Spaces Home Remodeling has years of experience with room conversions and we recognize how important it is to get renovated spaces right.  

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garage to apartment conversion

In-Law Suite Additions

Sometimes you need more space for an in-law suite than your current home allows. In this case, we have a couple of options. We can add a second floor above an existing garage or build a separate, stand-alone structure if there is space on your property and zoning laws allow us to.

For those with a garage, we can add a studio-like apartment, which is a popular choice. This is best for family members who are independent and self-sufficient. Here, we can add a kitchenette and full bathroom.

The other option is to build a stand-alone structure which can be customized to fit your needs. Our team of architects, designers, and builders will work with you to create a plan and walk you through the process from start to finish. It is our goal to not only build you a lovely space that supports your family, but also add value to your home.

Planning Your In-Law Suite

Because there are many design options available, our team will meet with you to determine your needs, vision, budget, and the project must-haves. Our goal is to create an in-law suite that feels like a natural extension of your home. 

From a simpler solution, like a room conversion, to a more involved addition with a bathroom and kitchenette, we will provide design, style, and architectural insights to make the space efficient, beautiful, and comfortable.

Our team has years of experience creating in-law suites in the San Francisco area and we look forward to creating yours. 

Contact us today for your free consultation.

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What You Need To Know Before Meeting With Us Or Any Other In-Law Suites Contractor

Validating the following information before meeting with an in-law suite contractor can save you a lot of time and narrow your search:

  1. Visit the contractor’s website check for their license number.
  2. Check they have the right license class (General B12) and that the license is active. 
  3. Check that contractor is bonded
  4. 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.

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What is included in our in-law suite estimates?

Our bid includes a detailed description of the scope of work that is involved in your in-law suite 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 an in-law suite build take?

The construction work involved in an in-law suite can take anywhere from 1-3 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 an in-law suite 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 in-law suite 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 an in-law suite in San Francisco?

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 an in-law suite 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 in-law suite project 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 in-law suite?

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 an in-law suite addition add value to my home?

The ROI for in-law suite 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 In-Law Suite Project

At Spaces Home Remodeling, we will walk you through the entire in-law suite addition experience until you are satisfied. Located in San Francisco CA, our renovation team will design and customize your in-law suite according to your style. We can work with a range of designs and materials to create the space you want.

Whether you are looking to create a small in-law suite or a complete, detached structure, 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 in-law suite process.

The Process Of Our In-Law Suite Additions

Our renovation process involves several stages. During the Design Phase, our talented designers will work together with you to put your renovating ideas on paper. They will offer expert advice  and discuss the options available for your in-law suite 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 in-law suite project 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.

Spaces Home Remodeling

954 Taraval St. #108, San Francisco, CA 94116
License Number: License #1044595
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