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Need More Space? Consider a Finished Garage For Your Home

Need More Space? Consider a Finished Garage For Your Home

A finished garage is a relatively simple way to expand the amount of usable square footage in a home without having to build an all-new addition. And thanks to California’s new ADU laws, garage conversions are easier than ever. Here’s everything you need to know about...

What Is a Detached ADU? Everything You Need To Know For 2022

What Is a Detached ADU? Everything You Need To Know For 2022

Ever wish you had a little more space? With a detached accessory dwelling unit — also called a detached ADU, granny flat or in-law suite — it’s easy to expand the amount of living space you have to work with. For some, a simple garage conversion is all you need to...

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Orange County ADU Contractor

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Orange County ADU Contractor

If you're planning on building an Orange County ADU, it's crucial that you find the right contractor for the project. And while you're searching for the best ADU contractor in Orange County, there are a number of steps you can take to sort the good from the bad and...

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

Which ADU Financing Option is Right For You? An ADU, otherwise known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit is defined as a second unit on a residential lot in addition to the main house (or main multifamily building). Recently, both in California and in Los Angeles, these...

Los Angeles Garage Conversion ADU in 2022 – Your Complete Guide

Los Angeles Garage Conversion ADU in 2022 – Your Complete Guide

(Updated August 16, 2022) I recently did a garage conversion with a detached garage behind my home.  The garage was 468 square feet with dimensions of 18’ x 26’. I always wanted to convert my garage into a living space, but I didn’t know where to start. I've known...

Studio Garage Apartments: What To Know About Converting a Garage

Studio Garage Apartments: What To Know About Converting a Garage

According to a report by the American Housing Survey, about 80% of American homeowners have a garage or carport. Yet the majority don’t actually use them for parking their cars. For many, they’re simply cluttered storage spaces. Sound familiar? Now consider the fact...

Tips & Guidance on Adding a Bathroom to Your Garage

Tips & Guidance on Adding a Bathroom to Your Garage

Since the start of the pandemic, homeowners have been looking for ways to get the most out of their spaces. For many, this means renovating the garage to eke out some extra square footage — and with good reason. Dreaming of a decked-out home office? Gym? Workshop?...

Will 4 New California ADU Laws Help First-Time Home Buyers?

Will 4 New California ADU Laws Help First-Time Home Buyers?

Anyone who’s been searching for a home in Los Angeles will tell you how expensive it is, even for an entry-level house.  It really is hard to find that perfect home for a reasonable price, especially in places like West LA. This is especially burdensome for first-time...

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

Homeowners might know that the California state government has relaxed the rules and restrictions around building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit or Additional Dwelling Unit) in Los Angeles & throughout Southern California. This is exciting, as you can now...

5 Benefits of Garage Remodeling in Los Angeles

5 Benefits of Garage Remodeling in Los Angeles

Personalize your home and expand your living area with a garage conversion by a professional garage remodeling company in Los Angeles. If you need an additional bedroom, home office, or accessory dwelling unit, then review these five benefits today. Here at...

How to Convert Your Garage to Living Space

How to Convert Your Garage to Living Space

If you're reading this, you may be considering adding space to your home. Perhaps you need extra, independent space for your child coming home from college. It might be that your children are all grown up and you need more space for an entirely different reason,...

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

How Do You Find the Best ADU Contractors? Make sure to ask for contractors that do the kind of work you need. A recommendation to a plumbing contractor won’t help you if you need a kitchen remodeler. Also, if you seek recommendations on Facebook or any other online...

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Granny Flats and Garage Conversions in Orange County An ADU (see ADU definition here) is an accessory dwelling unit, otherwise referred to as a granny flat, additional dwelling unit, or garage conversion. It can be defined as a second...

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2022

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2022

New California laws have made it easier than ever to do a garage conversion on your property. Most homes in Los Angeles and Southern California either have an attached or detached garage, and both are suitable for a conversion. Homeowners today have many options to...

Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

When it comes to building an ADU, there are a few different construction options: stick-built and prefab ADUs are the two most common.  The term ‘stick-built' refers to the traditional method of construction; building the entire structure on site from the foundation...

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

You’ve probably heard about the new laws and regulations in Orange County regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and garage conversions.  A garage conversion is the most cost-effective way to create a ‘second home’ or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property because...

Garage Conversion and ADU Insurance Info for 2022

Garage Conversion and ADU Insurance Info for 2022

When it comes to building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) or even just a garage conversion, there are many details to consider and a lot to know. This blog is specifically about ADU insurance, but you can find more info on my other blogs about building an ADU or a...

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