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 more cost-efficient and less stressful than having to sell their home and move to a bigger home. Design Everest can help you with the ADU design and ADU permit for your garage conversion into ADU and will help you navigate choices to find the balance of form, function, and budget.
ADUs are a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more person. 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 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.
A Junior ADU (or JADU) is a new category of dwelling units created by the state of California. There are several distinctions between a standard ADU and a JADU detailed in the table below. The main difference is that a JADU is not required to have a dedicated bathroom.
We provide these services for all types of Accessory Dwelling Units:
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.
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.
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 Garage Conversions 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 Garage Conversion builders in your area, so you can get started with your Garage Conversions construction right away.
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 structural engineering with expertise in a wide range of specializations in garage conversions and home ADU services as listed above. Our experienced engineers and architect partners design efficient garage conversions and Garage Conversions 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.