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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are an affordable and effective option to extend the space of a home and enhance its value. In the current scenario, an ADU not only functions as a living unit but also serves the following:

  • Earn rental income to help pay the mortgage

  • Provide an adjacent yet isolated place for children or aging parents

  • Serve as a home office, an artist’s studio, a game room, or a “man cave”

  • Increase the property’s resale value

ADUs are also known by many other 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.

Earlier, strict permit procedures and burdensome code requirements kept this dream from becoming a reality. However, many of these regulations have recently been lifted. As a result, most single-family homes in California now qualify for conversion or addition. Have a look at the California ADU Program

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Location - Palo Alto, CA


  • Conversion of existing garage and office space into an ADU and addition of bedroom and bathroom at the rear of the existing structure

  • Complete structural engineering of both the conversion and addition 

  • The ADU has a total living area of 860 sq ft.

Location - Walnut Creek, CA


  • A new ground-up ADU with a basement 

  • Complete architecture and structural engineering of the ADU

  • The ADU has a living area of 1200 sq ft. and consists of three bedrooms, living cum dining cum kitchen, and two baths

Location - Los Angeles, CA


  • A new ground-up two-story ADU over garage 

  • Complete architecture, structural engineering, and energy calculations of the ADU with garage

  • The ADU has a living area of 731 sq.ft. consists of one bed, living cum dining cum kitchen, and one bath

Location - San Diego, CA


  • A new ground-up two-story ADU over garage 

  • Complete Design and Structural Engineering of the ADU with garage

  • The ADU has a living area of 776 sq ft. and consists of two beds, living cum kitchen, and one bath 

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About Design Everest Engineering

Design Everest is a pre-construction management service provider, highly experienced in all types of residential and commercial engineering and design services. We have completed 4500+ projects since 2005. We are a One-Stop-Shop for complete Design and Engineering services required for addition, remodeling, ADU, commercial tenant improvement, residential and commercial seismic retrofits, and residential and commercial ground-up construction projects.

We provide the following services:

  • 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling

  • On-Site Evaluations

  • Structural Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • MEP Engineering

  • Permit Submission

  • Construction Administration Support at the time of Construction

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