ADU can be the best idea if you want to increase space in your home. If you want to keep your parents near you or if you have growing children then you should think about building an ADU unit on your property. However, ADUs are of different types such as attached ADU, detached ADU, garage conversion ADU, and basement conversion ADU. You can go with detached ADUs if you want to build a separate dwelling unit on your property. However, you can convert your garage into an ADU unit if you want to save on the construction expenses. With garage conversion ADU, you will have an already existing construction that you will have to convert into a dwelling space. So, this way, you can save on construction expenditure.
Your garage is a small space where you need to build a bedroom, kitchen, living space, and bathroom. Hence, you need to prepare a layout plan to make sure your ADU unit has ample storage space. Generating more storage in your ADU can yield you more floor space thereby making your ADU unit look spacious and airy. You can take the help of our ADU experts to prepare a 3D layout plan while converting your garage. You can add foldable tables, functional storage cabinets, built-in shelves, and floor-to-ceiling storage units to make sure you have made the optimum use of the space in your ADU unit. This will ensure you can store a lot of things even in a small space. This way, you can also be able to make your ADU look airy and breezy without making it too clumsy.
A home remodeling project without a floor plan becomes a disaster. So, you need to prepare a layout plan before starting the ADU project. While converting your garage space, you need to be very careful about the floor plan as you will have a small area that you need to plan accordingly. Making optimum use of the space and keeping every aspect functional will be the key to converting your garage into a functional ADU unit. So, you can think about hiring our professionals who will guide you on how to prepare a layout plan. In fact, they will prepare a computerized 3D layout that will make you understand how your ADU will look after the project is over.
Electrical Wiring and Plumbing
Garages do not have proper plumbing and electrical connections done in them. So, you can take the help of our ADU experts to complete the plumbing and electrical connections in your ADU unit. Our experts will make you understand the areas where you can access your electrical and plumbing connections. The most important aspect that you need to focus on is the load capacity that your circuit breaker can sustain. This will ensure your ADU unit will remain safe from any electrical hazards in the future.
Your garage has a wide open door that you will not require while converting your garage into an ADU unit. This can be inconvenient for you if you continue with the garage door. So, you need to convert this wide door into a small one that will be appropriate for your ADU unit. Our experts will guide you on how to convert that wide open gate into a functional small door.
Height of the floor
Usually, garages have comparatively lower floors. So, this may create problems for you if you do not match the level of your garage floor to the floor of your main residential unit. However, you need to consider the distance of the roof of your garage from the floor while increasing the floor level of your garage. This will ensure your garage unit do not look clumsy and compressed.
You can use the garage space to build an ADU unit if you do not use that space for parking your vehicles. This will also be very cost-effective as you are not required to spend on the construction part. So, you can focus on the installing doors, windows, flooring, and paint. Moreover, you can think about planning your bathroom, living room, bedroom, and kitchen properly so that you can make the optimum use of the small space available in your garage. Do not forget to insulate the garage conversion ADU as garages are not properly insulated.
However, you need to hire an expert ADU builder who can help you with all the necessary information. You can contact if you want a hassle-free service in Cupertino. Our professionals are skilled enough to guide you with all the necessary information regarding ADU construction. Moreover, they will make you understand the ADU ordinance that applies to your location. So, let us know what you should consider before you convert your garage into an ADU unit.