Check out a few purposes for building a guest house on your property.

Years ago, it was incredibly difficult to obtain a permit to add a guest house or convert your garage into a studio. Thanks to a new state law, California is now issuing homeowners permits to build accessory dwelling units (better known as guest houses, back houses, cottages, granny flats, secondary dwellings, in-law units, and garage conversions) and homeowners all over the state are rejoicing.

Many homeowners are looking to add a guest house to their home for a multitude of reasons. From modern to traditional designs, to farmhouse and cottage styles, get inspired by these guest house ideas!

  • Two car garage converted into a guest house
  • California farmhouse style guest house with wooden exterior
  • Craftsman vintage garage converted into a guest house
  • Mediterranean style guest house by the pool
  • Lake guest house space – with full-length glass windows to reflect the water!
  • Modern guest house with sliding doors, stonework, and downward lighting
  • Design studio for artists
  • Open concept floor plan for a modern feel
  • Space for family members, making the guest house wheelchair accessible
  • Add luscious shrubbery around the wooden exterior to create a tropical island style guest house

Are you thinking of adding a guest house to your home? Schedule a consultation with our team at Levi Design Build so that we can go over your vision and ideas. Even if you don’t have all the details ironed out yet, we can work together to draft a plan of action. Contact us today for your Californian home construction needs!

Featured Posts

Dos and Don’ts of Home Additions

Building the Best in Home Additions As families grow and needs change, a home can start to feel compact and inadequate. While the option of moving home isn’t available for everyone, there are some great home additions that can help improve the existing living...

What an Open-Plan Addition Can Do for Your Old Home

Reinvent your old home by updating it to modern living standards. It’s no secret that modern families live differently from how they once did, even just a few years ago. As a result, older homes in established areas with boxed-in, individual rooms simply doesn’t...

Complete Home Rebuild Case Study

Studio City Complete Home Rebuild - [Case Study] Complete Home Re-Builds, especially in Los Angeles, are always our favorite projects. Not because we do not enjoy a home addition, or a complete house remodel, but because it gives us the opportunity, with our client,...

Tips for Designing and Building a Guest House

Tiny Tips for Building Small Houses ADUs are hot right now. High land costs and permitting concessions have made the thought of building an Accessory Dwelling Unit or a Guest House popular among homeowners and want-to-be homeowners in the last couple of years. If...

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...

3 Step-Guide On How to Build a Room Addition

3 Step-Guide on How to Build a Room Addition When it comes to adding a whole new room to your home living space, there are many different aspects to conscientiously consider to enable your project to be an utter success. Through this guide, we will highlight, to what...

How To Convert Your Garage Into An Apartment

If you want to turn your garage into an apartment, you will find that it can add around an additional 400 square feet of living space. Of course, qualified garage conversions contractors will walk you through the process, but it is important to understand everything...

What is an ADU: Accessory Dwelling Units Explained

If you’re a homeowner in Los Angeles, you might have heard the term “ADU” or “accessory dwelling unit” lately. An accessory dwelling unit, usually just called an ADU, is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot. When you’re considering on taking...

3 Reasons You Should Consider Garage Conversions

Your garage can be used for a lot more than storing bikes and boxes of leftover tools and supplies. If you have a garage that is rarely used and need extra living space at home, garage conversions are probably the best solution to putting your garage to use and...

Benefits Of Building An ADU On Your Property

The current real estate market offers high prices, smaller inventory, and fewer new builds, forcing homeowners to find alternatives to optimize space and spend less. It also forces potential buyers to look for new housing arrangements like ADU. An accessory dwelling...