Housable ADU Project Case Study:
Design Challenge: The existing detached garage was just over 400 square feet and was built within the side and rear setback area, limiting expansion options. The homeowner also wanted a very budget friendly conversion.
Process and Solution: The customer chose to renovate the existing garage into a modern, bright, and efficient living space. A tempered glass door and skylight were added to bring more natural light into the space. The design utilized a semi-open floor plan with one living area adjacent to the dining bar and a sleeping area visually separated from the rest of the ADU with a structural beam.
The final ADU was a studio with a sleeping nook, a living/dining area, a full kitchen, a bathroom with a large shower, and a separate laundry and utility area accessed via the former garage door. This project salvaged usable materials from the garage, saving on the final construction costs.
Unique Project Traits:
See an early ADU Design for the project below. Customers may provide mark ups to request changes and confirm information about their project throughout the process.
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