Home Remodeling in Los Angeles

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If you are like most homeowners, then you probably have more than a few ideas about how to improve your home. If  you are like most homeowners, then you probably wonder how you are supposed to turn those ideas into reality. If you are like most homeowners, then Pacific Green Homes can make your dream room come true. We can accomplish any type of home remodeling project you desire.

From bathroom remodeling, to kitchen remodeling, to garage conversions, we can create the new from the old and give your home the fresh makeover it needs. We are a full service company that will help you with every aspect of the remodel; from the planning and design to the actual construction, we are there with you for every step of the process. In the end, your home remodel will not only improve the look of your home, it will increase its value as well.

Home Remodeling Primer

Know What You Want

Before starting the remodel project, its scale and intent should both be well realized. You should know how big the project will be and what it is meant to accomplish; is it meant to improve your lifestyle or is it meant to increase the value of the home for resale later on? The scale and the intent of the room will help to determine the budget and design direction of the remodel.

Prepare a Plan

This is best done with the assistance of the designer, but you can do it yourself with the help of computer programs. This is the case whether the renovation is a minor one or you are doing a massive overhaul, a solid plan of action will keep you on the right path. We will provide all the assistance you need, but ultimately the budget is your responsibility, so plan carefully and plan wisely.

Get The Details Right

When you deal with an experienced designer, they will request that you start shopping for the various elements you want to put in the remodeled room even before the final plans are complete. This is because the designer wants to get an idea of your vision for what the completed room will look like.

With smaller projects, these elements can be the molding or the window frames; on larger projects, you may need to start picking out things like kitchen countertops, floor tiles, appliances, and more. In addition to helping the designer get a better understanding of what you want, these purchases help to give you an idea of what the project will cost.

Do Not Be Afraid To Scale Back If Necessary

Even the best laid plans can end up going over budget, if you cannot absorb the excess expenditure needed to complete the project, then do not be afraid to scale it back before everything spirals out of control. Instead of canceling the remodel, you can purchase more inexpensive versions of the elements you planned on using in the first place. This can mean more affordable countertops, cheaper tiles, and so on; if the budget ends up too high, then just scale down the project instead of abandoning it altogether.

Avoid Any Last Minute Changes

An aphorism of the construction industry—and indeed most industries—is that the four most expensive words in the English language are, “while you’re at it…” The reason is that, trying to make changes once the project is well underway can cause all sorts of expensive problems. Last minute changes tend to eat up a large chunk of the budget and can contribute to cost overruns.

It is okay to make small changes if something unexpected comes up that requires an adjustment of plans. However, big unnecessary changes should be avoided altogether in order to keep the budget under control.

The Home Remodeling Jobs We Do

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling are some of the most requested remodel jobs by homeowners. It is not hard to see why, they are two of the most frequently used rooms in the home, and they are rooms that everyone wants to be aesthetically pleasing as well as highly functional.

We have years of experience performing kitchen and bathroom remodels that perfectly match the expectations of the homeowner. Whether your remodel is for your own personal satisfaction or it is to prepare the house for resale, Pacific Green Homes will complete the job to the highest of standards.

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen renovations are popular projects because of the big difference a new kitchen can make to the look and feel of the home. These projects can be as small as buying new appliances or cabinets, or as large as tearing down walls and rearranging the kitchen altogether. A new kitchen can also have a huge effect on the value of the home by drastically increasing its resale value.

In Los Angeles a kitchen remodel is about $2000 to $4000 more expensive than in the rest of the country. The upside to this is that a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles can increase the market value of the house by 96% to 102% of the construction costs, compared to 80% to 85% in the rest of the country.

Bathroom Remodeling

Homeowners are rarely satisfied with their generic bathrooms and usually want to upgrade them so that they look better, function more efficiently, and are more water and energy efficient. Even though it is generally one of the smaller rooms in the house, a bathroom remodel can be one of the more expensive because it can be one of the more complex.

That is because of the the plumbing and electrical work that sometimes needs to be done. Also, modern homeowners tend to like to have more space in the bathroom, and achieving that goal requires significant construction work. A Los Angeles bathroom remodel ranges in price from $14,500 to $43,000, but can recover over 100% of the construction costs in the retail value of the home.

Let Pacific Green Homes Perform Your Home Remodel

Home remodel costs in Los Angeles are among the highest in the nation, so when you remodel your home, you want it done right. Pacific Green Homes has years of experience executing room remodels that fit our clients’ exact expectations. Once you are ready to remodel any room in your home, contact us and we will give you the dream room that you have always wanted.

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Bathroom Remodeling in Los Angeles

A remodeled and renovated bathroom can leave you with a feeling of warmth and satisfaction that overwhelms all the stress and turmoil that it took to achieve that goal. At Pacific Green Homes, we can provide that feeling of warmth and satisfaction without any of the stress. We will work with you to give you the bathroom of your dreams and we will ensure that the journey is just as satisfying as the destination.

Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Costs

Expect the Unexpected

You don’t need to break the bank to attain the perfect bathroom, but you do need to prepare for the unpredictable. There could be water damage that you cannot see or procedures like plumbing repair that need to be done. There is no way to find out about these potential problems until one of our contractors performs a thorough examination of the bathroom space.

Since unforeseen problems could crop up, it is important to add a cushion of 10-15 percent to your proposed budget to can take care of any unpleasant surprises. With any remodeling project, you will likely end up spending more than you intended, so you should have provisions in place in case something happens.

Creating a Budget

While you should certainly set aside some money for unanticipated problems, the majority of your budget will be about the actual remodel. In terms of design, here are some of the things a bathroom remodel can entail:

  • Cabinetry
  • Faucets and Plumbing
  • Flooring
  • Countertops and Sinks
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Doors and Windows
  • Walls and Ceilings
  • Paint

It is up to you to decide how much of your budget you want to allocate to each area of design. Our designers and contractors at Pacific Green Homes can help you to decide which area needs the most attention and come up with design ideas that fit your budget. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but we are happy to provide all the help we can.

Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Areas of Interest

The Toilet

The first priority of your bathroom remodel should be practicality, if the space isn’t used efficiently and nothing works properly, then it does not matter how attractive it is. One of your primary concerns should be the toilet; we all need it, we all use it, so it should function flawlessly and be placed in a sensible position. You can indulge in accoutrements like heated seats or bidets if your budget allows, but ultimately, the toilet has to work properly. Our contractors will make certain that the form and function of your toilet are equally impeccable.

Bathroom Cabinetry

You will be opening and closing these constantly, so it is important that they be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. They should also be water resistant, easy to clean, and of course, they should have more than adequate storage that is easily accessible. This encapsulates everything from linen storage to the medicine cabinet. Our designers can provide you with effective, cost efficient cabinetry solutions that work for you.

Flooring

There are a few considerations to take into account when choosing your bathroom floor. A non-slip surface is a must since it will always be getting wet. Tile is usually used to surface bathroom floors, but there are other options, like sealed hardwood flooring, vinyl, and even water-resistant, stain-resistant carpeting. We can help you find flooring options that are as safe as they are attractive.

Sinks and Countertops

The sink and the countertop get used frequently so it is paramount that they both be of high quality. There are a wide variety of sink styles to choose from, such as:

  • Wall-hung sinks – These are supported by the wall and leave a lot of space beneath them.
  • Vessel sinks – A bowl that sits on the countertop, these sometimes need custom faucets because of their height.
  • Integrated sinks – They sit flush with the surface of the countertop and provide a nice uniform look.
  • Pedestal sinks – As the name suggests, the sink sits on a thin column. This is a stylish choice for smaller bathrooms.

These are just few of the sink styles to choose from. One thing to note about choosing a sink is whether you will need new faucets as well, since that could affect your budget if you did not consider it beforehand.

Countertops should be durable enough to stand up to the rigors of everyday (and night) use. This can involve the spilling of water, soap, and cosmetics, as well as the heat of hair dryers or curling irons. It should also be spacious enough to support all, or most of those things, so that they are easily within reach when you need them. A surface that is easy to clean, does not stain easily, and is attractive is ideal. Granite and quartzite are two choices that fit the bill, and they both have affordable options that can save you money.

Bath and Shower

With a bath or shower, there are a few considerations: do you want a bath and a shower, or one or the other? Will it be used one person at a time or more at once? Do you plan to install spa-type accessories or just use it as a bath/shower? The decision you make has a big impact on the layout of the bathroom, and on your budget, so choose carefully. Our designers and contractors can help you sort those issues out and find you a happy solution.

Lighting

You want everything to be well illuminated and for all the lights to be positioned in a useful way. You want all the illumination to be bright enough to apply makeup, shave, etc. without creating unflattering shadows. The lighting should not generate too much heat as that could make the bathroom uncomfortable. Lighting should ideally be energy efficient since you do not want the bathroom to end up costing you money even after the renovation is complete.

Bathroom Remodel Los Angeles: Other Considerations

Other sizeable factors include whether you plan to change the layout of the bathroom. Walls, doorways, and windows might have to be added or removed, and new plumbing might have to be installed. If you have the budget for it, then you can also consider indulgences like heated floors, bidets, shower seating, or more. Whatever you want or need in your new bathroom, Pacific Green Homes can provide it with the efficiency you need.

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Kitchen Remodeling in Los Angeles

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It is where you get the day started and where the family gathers. It can be a place of activity and chaos or a place of calm and tranquility.

The overall mood and energy of the home is often filtered through the kitchen: it can be warm and inviting, sleek and modern, rustic and old fashioned, a combination of the above, or something else entirely. Pacific Green Homes can help you design a kitchen that perfectly reflects the unique character of you and your home.

Kitchen Remodel Planning

The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home, so a full or partial remodel should be carefully considered. You should think about how you are using your current kitchen, the kind of form and functionality you want in your new kitchen, and, of course, your budget. You should have contingencies in place for any unexpected expenses, such as structural, electrical, or plumbing problems.

Houses built over fifty years ago could have asbestos that needs to be removed or may have an electrical system that isn’t designed to support multiple, modern appliances. You should allocate some of your budget to cover unexpected costs. A smart option is to have less expensive backups to some of your initial choices when it comes to tiles, countertops, appliances, and so on. If you are flexible about your choices, then you will be able to roll with the punches if an unforeseen circumstance occurs.

Considerations of a Kitchen Remodel

These are the big picture factors you should work out when planning your kitchen remodel. Our designers can help you finalize the smaller details, but you should have a general framework that will allow them to help you more easily.

Size and Layout

The space in the kitchen should be utilized so that it is as efficient as possible, regardless of its size. For example, you should think about whether there is room for an island, or if you would be better off with a peninsula; that is a countertop attached to a wall that turns an L-shaped kitchen into a U-shaped kitchen.

If you need extra space, think about whether removing a wall is an option. Think about how you move in the kitchen, whether the outlets are conveniently located, and where the various appliances are located in relation to each other. Once you’ve determined how you want the room to flow, we can help you with the finer details.

Existing Infrastructure

You should check to see if the infrastructure can manage any of the renovations you have planned. This means checking the wiring, the walls, and the flooring, especially in older houses. Any repairs could add to your budget, so this is one of the first steps you should take.

Know your Lifestyle

Do you have a big family? Are you more of a host than a cook? Are you more of a cook than a host? Large families need lots of storage. Home chefs need space for appliances and preparation. Hosts may need wine fridges, wet bars, or warming drawers. Once you know how the kitchen will primarily be used, you can start planning.

Elements of a Kitchen Remodel

Countertops

There are affordable and expensive options for you to choose from, but no matter the choice, you should be cognizant of how the countertop will be used. Here are a few countertop options for various lifestyles:

  • Quartz – this surface is great for families because it is scratch, stain, acid, and heat resistant, which makes it easy to maintain. It is also more shock absorbent than other surfaces, so glass, and other brittle materials, have a smaller chance of breaking.
  • Stainless steel – a great option for avid cooks because it is easy to clean, heat resistant, and does not stain. Many restaurant kitchens use stainless steel because it does not harbor bacteria from raw food.
  • Glass – a good option for entertaining because it is stylish and eye-catching, plus spills are easy to clean. Tempered glass is used in glass countertops, so there is little risk of it cracking or breaking. Recycled glass is also a viable, eco-friendly option.
  • Laminate – a popular surface because it is affordable, practical, and comes in a wide variety of styles.

Cabinetry and Storage

With cabinets, there are features that are necessities, and those that are extravagances—if you have the budget for them. Plywood shelves and siding are a must because particleboard can sag under heavier weights. For the cabinet material, you can save money by going for veneer instead of solid wood. Soft close drawers are also essential to reducing impacts and noise. If you want a more lavish choice, you can opt for custom made cabinets instead of stock models.

As for storage, large families will find a separate pantry useful. Extending cabinets to the ceiling is another choice that can provide extra storage without using up too much space. Pullout trash bins and recycling centers are a good option for any home. If you have the budget, you can splurge on things like appliance garages or utensil drawers.

Appliances

You should always choose energy efficient appliances no matter your lifestyle since they save you money in the long run. Lifestyle does dictate the kind of appliances you will find useful. Large families need a large fridge and an efficient dishwasher. Home cooks may need larger cooktops and ovens with advanced features.

There are also smaller appliances to consider. Most homes can use a blender, toaster oven, and a food processor. Whereas, steam ovens, beverage centers, and warming drawers are more specialized options. As with every aspect of your kitchen remodel, your choice of appliance depends on your lifestyle and your budget.

Backsplash

This is not always considered a necessity, but it adds function and visual interest to any kitchen. They often serve as the finishing touch to any kitchen remodel, here are some of the materials you can choose from:

  • Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles – one of the most common options because of its affordability and versatility.
  • Decorative Vinyl – affordable, functional, and easy to install. A good choice for the budget-minded customer.
  • Metal – available in various types like stainless steel, tin, and copper. They are stylish, but expensive to purchase and install.
  • Wood – they give a nice natural look to any kitchen. They are a green choice since they are usually salvaged from old wooden structures.
  • Stone – it gives a warm, elegant look to any kitchen but it can be quite high maintenance.

Flooring

Since the kitchen is typically a high traffic area, flooring options are usually durable and easy to clean, so the choice typically comes down to budget and style. Low budget options include linoleum and laminate flooring, the latter of which comes in styles that can look like other materials, such as hardwood or stone.

Some mid-range options are tile and hardwood floors, both of which can stand up to the wear and tear of regular kitchen traffic. If you have the budget, you can opt for high-end options like stone or wood, each of which will last for a long time.

Lighting

With kitchen lighting, you can focus on a single light, or set of lights, for the main preparation area. However, there are also specialized lights that add style and practicality to the kitchen, here are some of the lighting options available:

  • Ambient Lighting – this is the light for the whole kitchen. You can choose pendant lighting, which is great for high ceilings, or a ceiling fixture, which is a pragmatic, affordable choice.
  • Task Lighting – this type of light is located under the cabinets and is helpful when preparing food or reading recipes.
  • Accent Lighting – recessed lights, toe kick lights and lights placed inside glass-fronted cabinets help to create a bright, inviting look to the kitchen.

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The kitchen should bring contentment to everyone who uses it, no matter how busy it gets. It is the heart and soul of the home, and its design should reflect that. Pacific Green Homes guarantees that your remodeled kitchen will be a true display of the character of you and your home.

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Room Additions Los Angeles

California has loosened the rules regarding room additions, aka attached ADUs (accessory dwelling units), which now makes it easier than ever to add a room to your home. So what kind of room can you add to your home? Any kind you want! It’s up to you, and at Pacific Green Homes we will help to make your proposed room addition a reality.

There are many different reasons why someone would need a room addition; Los Angeles is going through a housing crisis and a room addition that can be rented out can help people looking for an affordable place to stay. Or it can be used to accommodate a growing family, friends or relatives who drop by unexpectedly, and even as a personal place for work or fun; there are few limits to what you can do with a room addition in Los Angeles.

The Basics of Room Additions in Los Angeles

No matter the type of room being added to the home, it has to fit and flow with the rest of the home, both inside and outside. From the inside, utilities like plumbing, electricity, and HVAC need to flow smoothly into the new room without feeling like they were shoehorned in.

The interior style of the room addition also needs to match the style of the rest of the home. The same thing goes for the exterior style of the room addition, it needs to look like it is a part of the original home, or else it will stick out like a sore thumb. When a room addition is done perfectly, it will look like it was always a part of the original house.

Where On the Home Does the Room Addition Fit?

An addition can fit anywhere on the home where there is space, so you can build out or build up; that means adding a room addition to the first floor, or to the second floor of a house. If the home does not have a second story, then one can be added via a room addition. Both are viable choices, but they have different advantages and disadvantages.

First Floor Room Additions

This increases the overall size, or footprint, of the home and is usually a room addition like a guest room or even an extra kitchen or bathroom. In most cases, a new foundation needs to be laid down in order to support the room addition.

Pros of a First Floor Room Addition

  • Less disruption – it is possible to live in the house while the addition is being constructed
  • More variety – more and different kinds of rooms can be added
  • Less complexity – a ground floor addition is complicated, but not as much as a second floor addition

Cons of a First Floor Room Addition

  • Reduced yard space – adding a room means subtracting from the yard space and could mean uprooting trees and removing or reducing gardens
  • Potential red tape – since the size of the home is increasing, various zoning variance rules and setback regulations need to be followed, which can be
  • quite strict and can potentially limit the scale of the new room

An Alternate First Floor Addition

If you do not want to worry about adding a new foundation, then you could try a Bump-out instead. This is a smaller room addition—more of a room extension really—that hangs off the side of the house and does not require a foundation. It might not even need a roof if the current roof extends far enough, if it does not, then the roof might need to be extended to cover the bump-out. A bump-out is a safe, secure, less expensive form of extending a room, it can be used to create a walk-in closet, extend a kitchen, and more.

Second Story Room Additions

A second story does not increase the footprint of the home and does not need a new foundation to be laid down. However, the existing foundation may need to be reinforced in order to support the additional weight of the new room.

Pros of a Second Story Room Addition

  • No loss of yard space – the size of the yard will be unaffected by the new room
  • Less red tape – Building up means that there is no need to worry about zoning restrictions or floor area limit restrictions

Cons of a Second Story Room Addition

  • Highly disruptive – it is unlikely that you can live in the house while a second story is being added, so you will need to find a place to stay until it is complete
  • Staircase construction – the building of a staircase can reduce a lot of the downstairs living space
  • Less room variety – second story rooms are typically restricted to bedrooms or bathrooms

The Steps of Building a Room Addition

Building a room addition is like building a house, but on a smaller scale, so similar planning needs to take place.

  1. Decide on the size and scale of the room addition.
  2. Secure a budget – remember to allocate 10% to 20% of the budget to an emergency fund to take care of any unexpected surprises.
  3. Meet with the contractor and architect – they will help you to finalize the design and budget of the room addition.
  4. Permit procurement and site preparation – the contractor will obtain the proper permits and prepare the building site for construction.
  5. Foundation establishment – the foundation of the room addition is laid down at this time.
  6. Framing – once the foundation is finished curing, the walls of the room addition go up, this is closely followed by the wall panels and roofing.
  7. Extension of utilities – the plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems are connected to the new room.
  8. Window installation – windows are added to the new walls of the new structure.
  9. Insulation and drywall installation – the new room must have the same level of insulation as the rest of the home, so this step is very important.
  10. Flooring and painting – at this stage, the room addition starts to more closely resemble the rest of the home.
  11. Doors and trim work – these are the finishing touches of the room addition, once they are complete, so is the new room.

The Benefits of a Room Addition in Los Angeles

In addition to making the home a bigger and better place, a room addition can increase its value; the reason being that more rooms generally means more money on the real estate market. So, the money spent on the room addition can be paid back by the value it adds to the house.

The extra space and brand new room are of course the main benefits of the addition. Finally having the space you need is a liberating feeling that cannot be replicated. The wide variety of rooms, or room extensions, that can be created via an addition means that there is a room addition perfect for you and your home. Contact Pacific Green Homes and let us make your room addition into a reality.

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Garage Conversion Los Angeles

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The rent in Los Angeles is among the highest in the nation, which puts affordable living spaces at a premium; a solution had to be created and so the California Senate approved Senate Bill-1069, which eases the restrictions on building ADUs (additional dwelling units) on existing property. Now, it is easier than ever for homeowners to build expansions onto their homes.

One of the best types of ADU is a garage conversion; as the name suggests, this is simply converting the garage into a functional living space. This is one of the best types of ADU because there is no need to add a new foundation, extra walls, or any of the other necessities involved in building attached or detached ADUs.

It does take some work to convert a space meant for vehicles into a space meant for humans, but in the end the homeowner will appreciate the garage conversion. Los Angeles renters looking for affordable housing will appreciate it even more. Any homeowners interested in converting their garage into a living space—or any other kind of space—needs to contact Pacific Green Homes to get the expert advice and services they need to transform their car’s home into a comfortable, inviting home for a lucky resident.

Why Choose a Garage Conversion?

Here are the top reasons to convert your garage into an extra room:

  • Extra Income Source – By renting out the room to desperate renters looking for a reasonably priced abode, you can recoup the cost of the conversion fairly quickly. Once the conversion cost has been paid back, the new room will begin generating money for the homeowner.
  • Increased Property Value – A home with an extra living space is always valuable, because it can be used as a rental unit or as an extra room for a loved one. That versatility and functionality adds appeal to prospective buyers.
  • Ease of Transformation – Out of all the different types of ADUs, a garage conversion is the easiest and most convenient. The reason is that the room already exists, so it does not have to be built from scratch or expanded upon. Interior necessities like electricity, windows, and plumbing have to be added, and the garage door has to be changed to a normal door, but that is still less work than either a detached or attached ADU entails.

Are There Any Disadvantages to a Garage Conversion?

First of all, there is the consideration of where to put the car if it is still in use, as well as any elements that are stored in the garage. If there is space on the property, then an additional garage can be constructed; in the more realistic scenario that there isn’t, then a small shed can be built to store any extraneous items from the garage. In the case of the car(s), a carport can be built, which is basically a simple canopy that covers part of the driveway. It is a simple, efficient solution that can be erected quickly and safely and will protect the vehicle from most of the elements.

A garage conversion could also create problems with the flow of traffic throughout the home. If the garage is being converted into a living space, then entering it via the kitchen, or whatever room is attached to the garage, could take some acclimation. Even though an extra living space does add value to the home, the lack of a garage could lessen the value to some homeowners, especially if there is no other place to store vehicles. If the homeowner plans to sell their house in the future, then this is something to think about.

Where to Start with a Garage Conversion in Los Angeles

  • Permits and Red Tape – Even though Senate Bill-1069 makes it easier to perform a garage conversion, it is still necessary to obtain permits to initiate the project. Additionally, the local homeowners association may have their own rules and regulations regarding changes to the home that need to be followed.
  • Budget – As with any home remodelling project, a budget needs to be allocated towards it. This budget needs to take into consideration the scale of the project; the garage can be converted into a living space, a home office, a home gym, or a hangout room—like a man-cave—each of which have different budget and design considerations. As always, with any home remodelling project, an emergency fund that is 10% to 20% of the budget should be set aside in case the homeowner has to deal with any unforeseen circumstances.
  • Window Placement – Garages are normally very dark, and while additional lighting will have to be added to the room, natural light should also be added through the addition of windows. Where to place these windows is one of the considerations of the garage conversion since they may need to be used for ventilation as well.
  • Insulation – Regardless of how the newly converted garage is used, it needs to be insulated. Otherwise, it will become an unpleasant place in which to spend any length of time. There will likely be building codes that have to be followed, especially regarding the R-value, which is the ability of the insulation to withstand heat loss. The enclosing parts of the room need to be insulated, they are the walls, roof, and floor.
    • Floors: Tile is a good choice, especially if the homeowner is doing the work themselves, wood flooring is more demanding, and may need to be done by professionals. Before the flooring is applied, the concrete slab of the garage floor should be sealed to prevent any moisture from seeping out through tiny cracks in its surface.
    • Walls: The insulation of the inside walls depends on the type of material used on the outside walls. In most cases, fiberglass insulation is used, but there are situations where spray-foam insulation is used instead.
    • Ceiling: The procedure is similar to that of wall insulation. However, it is necessary to make sure that there are not any small cracks that will allow moisture to enter the room.
  • Plumbing and Electricity – New outlets will have to be added or moved around if the new space will use regular appliances and electronic equipment. If the garage is being converted into a living space, then plumbing lines will need to be added. The addition of additional plumbing and electricity increases the cost of the conversion, but also makes the room—and the home—more valuable.

Consider a Garage Conversion for Your Los Angeles Home

Since it is easier than ever to obtain a permit for a garage conversion, now is the best time to take advantage of the opportunity—particularly if the garage is converted into a living space. A garage is the easiest of all the different kinds of ADU, so it is one of the best ways to add value to the home without needing to use up any additional space on the property.

If you are interested in converting your garage into a new room, then contact Pacific Green Homes. We will help you to take advantage of the opportunity that the California government has provided to residents that are ready and willing to add a new room to their home.

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