Did you know that the governor of California has just passed a new law allowing him to convert his garage into an apartment with kitchen and bathroom? In homefor2 we make that process fast and effective. With more than 17 years of experience, we will take care of everything. Design, plans, permits, loans, construction, and income. Did you know that your garage can generate an average of $ 1200 per month in rent?
PERMITS AND CONSTRUCTION CODES
If you plan to renovate any part of your home, you will have to find out if you need building permits. Although there are some exceptions to these laws, a garage conversion will definitely need permits. You are creating a new living space that will require the alteration of the walls and the rewiring of the electrical panels. Both things require the permission of your local municipality. While it may seem that you are doing an internal job, and therefore it does not matter, you may face significant fines for not acquiring the proper permits. The construction code has the same importance. Construction code is a collection of safety noes that all buildings must comply with. If you plan to rent your new apartment to tenants, you will be required to comply with the building code. Your space can not pass inspection without complying with these security requirements. Even if you are not planning to rent your garage, you will want to comply with the building code if you ever plan on selling your home.
DURING THE RENOVATION
There are several steps and considerations that go into converting a garage into an apartment. When you look at the original purpose of the building, it was a storage unit for your car. However, you are creating a living space and that requires an important construction. Your garage begins as a blank canvas, and you are rebuilding the interior structure to create the space in which you want to live. This includes everything from basic construction elements to utilities.