If you are trying to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit for your home in Oakland California. We provide the following Services for Whatever your needs are, like
ADUs are a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more people. They are an innovative, affordable, and 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 Oakland, California as they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators. Further, they can provide an additional source of income for homeowners.
To help expand housing options for Oakland residents, the City is streamlining the process for property owners to build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on their lots. As of January 1, 2020, state and local laws surrounding ADUs have changed.
We provide the following services for all types of Accessory Dwelling Unit
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.
New ADU Law for Multi-Family Buildings Launched in Jan 2020
The first time, the new ADU laws launched in January 2020 allow units to be added to your existing multifamily buildings. All Cities in California must permit these types of units in multifamily buildings without applying any local development standards:
Some of the Examples of Accessory Dwelling Units:
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.
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. Read more
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.
Grow your space with affordable home additions through ADUs
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 structural engineering 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 of the Accessory Dwelling Unit that you may submit to the city to obtain the required ADU permits. Our fixed fee includes addressing all city comments (if any) on our plans until the ADU permit is approved. Next, we can connect you with reputable ADU builders in your area, so you can get started with your ADU construction right away. Read more
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 engineering with expertise in a wide range of 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.
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.