Developing an ADU is very much like developing a house, only on a smaller scale. There are a lot of moving parts and for a successful development it’s important to have all your bases covered in the right sequence.

Trying to do one before the other will create delays, cost overrun and a lot of frustration. That is why we created a series of videos covering 7 essential steps of developing and ADU:

  1. ADU Costs and Budgets – set budget for your ADU based on information of various costs of development.
  2. ADU Feasibility – inquire ADU feasibility, create site map and research with your planning department.
  3. ADU Design Plans – create floor plans and 3D rendering to visualize and set expectations for your ADU.
  4. ADU Construction Plans – issue construction drawing plans and calculations based on your ADU design.
  5. ADU Construction Permit – submit your plans to your local planning department for review and approval.
  6. ADU Contractors and Estimates – create scope of work and solicit to receive estimates from contractors.
  7. ADU Construction – go through construction and inspections, receive certificate of occupancy.

Featured Posts

How to Prepare for a Whole House Remodel

Where to start when preparing to remodel your whole house. Are you ready to remodel your aging home but aren’t sure where to start? You’re not alone. Many homeowners in California look to update their homes to keep up with the changing styles, safety features, and...

How to Maximize Your Whole Home Remodel

Top tips to help you get the most out of your full home remodel. Is your home lacking? Whether it lacks in style, function, energy-saving features, you may be considering a whole home remodel. While this isn’t a fast process, there are some easy steps to take to...

9 Main Room Addition Mistakes to Avoid in Every Home Addition

There are many reasons why a homeowner would consider a home addition or a complete home rebuild. Families grow, and as their needs change, so does their living space. In other cases, family members may leave for college, and some areas that were solely their...

Why a Home Addition is Really a Home Remodel

A home remodel can be an addition that reconfigures your entire home to finally work for you. If you’re starting to think that your home is no longer working for your needs, you may be tempted to put up the ‘for sale’ sign. While you could trade it for something...

Home Additions To Explore

Space is an ongoing challenge in today's real estate market, as many houses have small square footage with outrageous pricing. Getting a home that can fit your family, furniture, and other belongings is difficult unless you are willing to go over budget. Luckily, home...

How Much Does A Garage Conversion Cost?

If the size of your family has increased and you are desperately looking for ways to add more space, then all that you need to do is convert your garage into a living area. Converting your existing garage into a new living space is a prudent way to add more space for...

What to Consider When Planning a Home Addition

Consider these factors before planning a home addition. Every year, thousands of homeowners decide to add an addition to their home for increased living space, more functionality, or simply to add a new look to their home. But before you give the home addition the go...

How to Build a Renovation Plan to Match Your Budget

Stay on target with your budget when renovating your property. When it comes to home remodels, homeowners may feel they have little influence on whether the project stays on budget and is finished in time. However, you may have more control than you think. The scope...

Layout of A Granny Flat: Essentials Of The Unit

Granny flats are self-contained living units on a property that are a part of or separate from the main house. Granny flat is just another name for an ADU (Additional Dwelling Unit).  People, not just grandparents, can live in a granny unit independently and...

9 home remodeling design trends of 2018 in Los Angeles

Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects for your family. It will utterly transform your home from antiquated to a modern and more personalized living space that will increase your property’s value and will also improve your quality of life. The...

The Right Choice

Contact us now and schedule a free consultation.

Reach Us

Schedule your free consultation with us today.

21118 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, California 91303

Leave A Message