Guide to ADUs in San Jose


According to a report by US News, San Jose is among the top 50 places to live in the USA in 2021-22. The city was also ranked the ‘Best Small Business City in America’ in 2020 in a Biz2Credit report. With many families looking to move to San Jose for work and education, this means an […]

How Do I Get a Permit to build an ADU?


According to state laws, the screaming high housing shortage in California is increasingly getting people to build attached or detached units to their homes, often taking the route of basement and garage conversions. This is an accessory dwelling unit or an ADU. There are several ways to build an ADU, and depending on the type […]

What is a Granny Flat?


Commonly known as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), a granny flat is an additional space in your house that can be used as a small apartment. Granny flats usually have their own living area, kitchen space, bathroom, and separate entrance. It can be attached to the main house or be a detached unit on the […]

Why ADUs are Becoming so Popular

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It’s no news that even as job numbers are on the rise, and the economy is firing on all cylinders, a housing and homelessness crisis continues to grip California. There are several reasons for this.  Jobs, jobs, jobs. Home to Silicon Valley, the state has experienced a burst of economic opportunities and the inescapable influx of […]

How can you increase your home space?

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Why add space to your home? Does your home feel cramped? Adding a room or extending the space of an existing room can really help create a larger, more open space. Adding something like a sunroom can augment the natural light in your home as well as bring the outdoors in. Adding square footage can […]

The California ADU Program and its Benefits

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When families grow, additional space and comfort become more of a necessity than a luxury. A home addition can address the needs of homeowners looking to maximize and optimize their existing living space. What if a homeowner, staying in California, needs another living space within his property? What if he wants to convert a part […]

What Factors Go into Calculating Home Addition Costs?

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When it comes to assessing the quality of life in a home, the comfort and conveniences within the building matter the most. Who doesn’t love ample space and smarter functionalities? A cramped home places restrictions on its residents and they are forced to make compromises accordingly. What this means is that they may not be […]

10 Things to Consider Before You Build an ADU


If you’re a homeowner in California, chances are you’ve heard of building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) – independent residences located on the same lot as the main dwelling. Also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, or simply ADUs in California, these tiny homes can do a lot. They can generate rental income, house […]

What You Should Know Before Converting a Garage in California


Have you ever wondered if your underused garage could serve a better purpose than storing clutter? Whether you’re after rental income, need space for an adult child or an aging parent, or want to add resale value to your home, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) make efficient use of wasted garage space. If you live in […]

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