ADUs are a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more persons. They are an innovative, affordable, effective option to increase the value and space of your home. Today ADUs are known by different names: granny unit, granny flat, in-law unit, in-law cottage, mother-in-law apartment, sidekick home, laneway home, backyard guesthouse, backyard cottage or secondary dwelling unit. ADUs are affordable in San Francisco California as they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators. Further can provide an additional source of income for homeowners.
Please Check Out San Francisco Accessory Dwelling Unit Program per Ordinance 162-16
A Junior ADU (or JADU) is a new category of dwelling units created by the State of California. The main difference is that a JADU is not required to have a dedicated bathroom.
Some of the Examples of Accessory Dwelling Units:
A granny flat is a self-contained living area for one or two persons usually located on the grounds of a single-family home. A granny flat can be detached and independent or it can be attached to the other dwelling. It is called a granny flat because it is a popular way for families to accommodate aging parents. Other terms include granny pod, mother-in-law unit, in-law apartment, bonus unit, casita, carriage unit, and ohana unit. Most granny flats fall into the tiny house category and the surge in interest in tiny house living.
As multigenerational housing becomes more accepted, granny flats are likely to become more prevalent. Realtors and builders report that they are already a good selling point.
Garage Conversion is a great way to increase your home’s value or increase the house living space and this new space can be used in a variety of ways. For homeowners adding a room is less cost-efficient and stressful than having to sell their home and move to a bigger home. Design Everest can be helpful in helping you with the ADU design and ADU permit for your garage conversion into ADU and will help you navigate choices and decisions to find the balance of form, function, and budget.
Dominating the San Francisco for the past decade Design Everest has accumulated years of experience and knowledge thus speeding up the process and successfully obtaining approval of our blueprints to perform garage conversion. Our team of Engineers, Designers, and Architects are well experienced and know all the city guidelines and limitations in any of our servicing areas.
The first step of creating an ADU is to have an architectural plan. If you do not have a plan handy, we are happy to connect you with one of our trusted Architect partners in your area. Our partner architects specialize in various architectural styles and can create an Architectural Permit set for any design styles you have in mind.
We have you completely covered when it comes to the engineering required for the ADU. Our engineers can take your ADU vision and iron out the details to ultimately create the ADU plans for construction. We then work with you across the ADU construction and oversee every step of the project.
We have huge experience in the ADU space and have helped many of our clients by transforming their current house into their dream space with ADU additions. Each ADU we create is custom built and tailored to your specific needs by our trusted team of engineers.
To start, a Design Everest associate schedules a consultation with you to fully understand your needs.
Once we understand your needs, we deliver plans and architect drawings for your project. We have quick turnaround time, with the option to track your project in real-time
We will provide a set of drawings that you may submit to the city to obtain the required architectural permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the permit is approved. Next, we can also provide you with the necessary engineering.permit sets.
Design Everest's list of projects, services, and clients highlight the breadth of 14+ years of experience on projects of all sizes. Our local structural engineers are committed to providing solutions that fulfill the aspirations of our clients. Clients repeatedly come back to us for our high quality structural engineering design services renowned for analytical creativity and cost-effective solutions.
We are a true one-stop architecture and s with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing home ADU Services as listed above. Our experienced Engineers and Architect partners design efficient ADUs and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs, etc.engineering in ADU service
Unlike most firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?
Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means our structural engineers in California can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.
We hired Design Everest for an addition project. Project was challenging since they took over the project midway from a previous firm with whom we had a very unpleasant experience. Project involves adding a kitchen, family room with a deck over the addition which involves specific features since it is a deck over a living space. DE architects and engineers worked with the city to cover all aspects of the design in detail. The owner, Aakash, and project manager, Mayank, gave timely responses to our questions and we are overall happy with their service.
Design Everest created architectural and structural plans for the ADU I'm building in Walnut Creek. Regardless of the slow and long approval process, dictated by the county building department, Jessica stayed on top of her game every time, delivering the changes as requested and providing all the necessary detail. I am very happy with the service and would recommend the firm to anyone starting from scratch, whether you are an owner-builder or a professional contractor.
Design Everest made us a set of high quality architectural plans for a proposed home remodel with addition. They were responsive, professional, and prompt. Gotta have your drawings to get your quotes, and Design Everest delivered
Design Everest company with Jessica P. as the Project Manager always are ready to solve problems and making things easy for my architectural blueprints, energy title 24 reports, structural blueprints & calculations, etc. for my submittal to the city planning departments!!!
I would rate them 10 Stars in quality but I guess Yelp's system is just maxing out a 5 Stars!!! AAAAA+++++
Jessica P. always is ready to quickly turning around working with various engineers, designers, architects, and structural engineer with almost immediate responses!!! A great merit to the home owners' world!!!!