Category: ADU standard plans

We have got this question from many of our clients who live in West LA, California. Honestly, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) boost the value of your home more than any other home improvement project. And if you are asking yourself, “Can I get a great amount from ADU remodeling in West Los Angeles CA?” we are here with the answer for you!

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How Much Does ADU Remodeling Add Value to Your Home?

This answer is a little bit complicated! The value of your home depends on the overall size of the ADU you are about to get. Also, not every ADU can add equal value to your home.  

We have listed three different ADU types here according to the property value you can get. Such as:

Detached ADU

You may also know this as Granny Flat, which remains separate from the main home and offers the best value once the construction is over. Of course, the reason is not hard to see! A detached ADU allows you extra square footage with a liveable option that includes the overall property value to determine how much it’s worth.

For instance, while adding a granny flat of 1,000 sq ft for having a new livable space on your premises, the average cost may be around $500 per square foot in West LA. So, a detached ADU boosts your property value by $5,00,000.

Attached ADU

Suppose you add an ADU in your backyard attached to your existing home. This attached ADU is the second valuable type of remodeling. As this building is adjacent to your main home, you can expect less privacy than a detached ADU. On the other hand, the current size of your home expands by 50% only by adding an attached ADU to the existing home. Hence, the overall property value is less than the detached one for a less square footage increase.

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Garage Conversion

It’s best when you don’t have extra space on your property to add a detached or attached ADU. You can convert the current unused garage space into a livable space. Of course, it increases the property value of your home, but that may be less than a detached and attached ADU for losing the use of a garage for its actual purpose. Yet, it affects the property value a little!

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Are you seeking a way out to have an extra bedroom without spending on a full-scale addition? You can look over our ADU projects for car garage conversion into 1 bedroom! If we assume that you have unused space for a two-car garage, it will add nearly 600 square feet, which is sufficient to create a cozy bedroom. And the good news is that you don’t have to break your bank in this addition!

How Much Does a Car Garage Conversion Into 1 Bedroom Cost?

Converting your garage into a bedroom requires less investment because the foundation is already there. Using the existing structure, including walls, roof, and floor, you have to spend half the costs of a new room addition. Of course, you will need proper planning for a 2 garage conversion into 1 bedroom, and we are here to help you throughout the process, from design to execution.

Now, the overall costs of the garage conversion into one bedroom depend on the features you want to add here. Still, if we count the average, you may have to spend up to more or less $50,000 to transform a two-car garage. And if you want to include a bathroom plan there in your bedroom, add a little more, around $17,000 to $26,000. 

What Does the Two-car Garage Conversion Into Bedroom Involve?

Different garage conversion projects we have handled so far. From that experience, we can say that it can take nearly two months. After all, the project includes so much, like:

  • Floor height raised for insulation
  • Ceiling and wall insulation
  • Heating and cooling installation, like a mini-split system (ductless)
  • Open floor plan by knocking down the partition between the garage and home
  • Garage door replacement into insulated stud walls
  • Electrical upgrades 
  • Window and door additions

In fact, if you want to make your garage look like it was always a bedroom, we recommend eliminating the garage door openings and other evidence. Also, change the rooftop designs into something trendy, like dormer windows, while adding more windows than a bedroom has.

How to Set Up the Garage Space Into a Cozy Bedroom

While converting the car garage into your private space, a bedroom you have longed for days, pay attention to the setup before the project kicks off. For example:

  • Layered tray ceiling
  • Separate space for relaxation
  • Soundproof walls
  • Fibre optic lighting

So, are you ready for garage conversion ADU and transforming the space into a bedroom? Let us know! Stay in touch!

While having an unused garage, converting it into usable space can be the best thing to increase your square footage or utilize excess room instead of wasting it. And when it comes to the kitchen, the garage is large enough to turn it into a stunning cooking space. Of course, you may have started looking into different home improvement magazines or Pinterest for garage conversion kitchen ideas. But a few things you need to do before that, and we are here to tell you what!

What to Keep in Mind for Garage Conversion Into a Kitchen

Of course, while turning your old garage into a cooking space, you can save dollars for the foundation and walls as everything you have already. However, we, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, suggest taking a little time and doing the following to ensure a successful garage conversion kitchen. Such as:

Explain about the old kitchen

Before the project kicks off, make sure you sit with our builders and remodeling contractors over a coffee to share about your old cooking space. It will help them ideate what type of design you expect for a new one.

For example, suppose you have an old-fashioned home. And yet, the kitchen is here just like a small extension at the back of the house with old appliances and dark wall tiles, which make the room more cramped and dark. Hence, you may be looking forward this time to an open kitchen with an abundance of natural light access.

Have a clear idea of the new room!

Do you like a modern-style kitchen with clean decor or some contemporary style to have a timeless layout? If you love cooking but have no time to organize it often, you would love a design that can help you leave the cooking space as clutter-free as possible.

In that case, you should have great storage in the kitchen to keep the essentials. So, have a clear idea of which type of layout you exactly desire to make the room functional and stylish.

Talk about your favorite feature!

Be open with us and unfold your secret desire about the feature you want to include in the garage conversion kitchen. For instance, it can be folding doors on the entire wall that opens to the garden or knocking down the wall between the old kitchen and garage (if adjacent) and creating a family cooking space with dining.

Need more ideas? Look over our previous garage conversion kitchen projects on Yelp! Stay connected!

Are you looking forward to converting your garage? If yes, garage conversions are one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to add value and extra living space to your property. General contractors are always available if you want to add an ADU or garage conversion in your backyard.

A simple garage has more potential to enhance your home. With little effort and imagination, turn your cold and sober place into a peaceful and welcoming area…or not! The final result will depend on your wishes; the options are limitless.

What Does It Take For A Garage Conversion Into A Living Area?

Most garage conversion ideas involve quality designs and regular involvement to turn functional living spaces. You must have built your garage for house cars. But, with relatively long and narrow spaces, you can turn it into a habitable living space.

Whatever the reason is, MDM Custom Remodeling INC will help you remodel the garage according to your requirements. 

Ideas For Garage Conversion In 2022

You will get some quality ADU conversion ideas below:

1. Garage converted into a family play zone

You can hire our home remodeling contractors to convert your garage into a family play area. Kids are always full of energy, and why not utilize that energy in something valuable? Who knows, maybe they will gradually develop an interest in sports!

Climbing monkey bars, gym mats, swings, ropes are the perfect playground ideas, don’t you think?

2. Convert your garage into a guest house

As a homeowner, you always have to stay prepared for surprise visits! Do you have a friend living outside the town? Where will they sleep if they come to see you? Therefore, turn your garage into a cozy guest house.

3. Use the converted garage for your hobbies

Do you want to make space to enjoy your hobbies? Create a dedicated zone in your converted garage. You can include:

  • home cinema
  • games room
  • man cave
  • library/reading room
  • craft/hobby workshop, and more.

“Having a dedicated space for your hobbies means that you can kit out the room as required without impacting on your existing layout.” – says the professional room remodeling contractor.

For further information, you can check our other social media pages or view our 2 Car Garage Conversion into 1 Bedroom ADU project on Yelp. Was this helpful? Do you want to work with us? Then stop waiting and contact us now!

It’s just a wait of a couple of days, and 2022 will be here! Of course, this one is the most wonderful festive season when the closed ones, like parents, drop in your home to give you SURPRISE! Then, don’t you think you should prepare a place for them to sleep once they arrive? You have left with no extra space except for your garage. Is that possible? Actually, yes, it is if you turn your old ADU garage into a guest room. And we are here to tell you how to convert that so quickly, just in two days!

How to Convert Old ADU Garage Into a Guest Room

Honestly, there’s no time to renovate your unused garage space. But Here are some smart tips to convert your unused garage space into a guest room:

Clean and declutter:

Start with sweeping your garage floor and mop it after that! Then, turn your heads towards the corners where the spiders are staring at you from the cobs. Clean those all and call our designers and builders to install ceiling storage and wall shelves to make the place livable! We serve the areas in and surrounding Los Angeles.

Paint the garage:

While running out of time and looking for a temporary solution, hang curtains around the garage instead of a new door installation because it’s a matter of time and dollars. Or you can install wallpapers to cover the dull walls of your garage and once you have done with that, install insulation for temperature control. You can watch our videos on Youtube for more ideas!

Cover the windows and floor

Maybe your garage floor is not tiled, and the windows are broken. Then, don’t think twice about covering those. Pick the curtains and block the window to avoid the inside view, while a patterned rug carpet can add elegance to the floor.  For more ideas and customers’ feedback, you can check on Yelp. Stay in touch!

Maybe you have never thought of it, but a garage conversion is a best and most affordable alternative to add square footage to your existing space! You need not spend a dollar for foundation, roof, and walls because all are in their place already. In fact, if you need some ideas, look over our projects on garage conversions on Yelp for that! You can find some garage images attached to the home that means the entrance is also there.

What to consider for garage conversions

Before you consult our ADU designers to convert your garage space into a new kitchen space or a living room, understand the possibilities of garage conversions! And we suggest doing that with an assessment. Such as: 

Garage door

While talking about single or double garage conversions into a small cooking space or an entire guest room (one bedroom, one bathroom, one kitchen, one laundry room, one closet, and one dining/living room), start with the entrance! Most homeowners find this question concerning, “What Should I do with the garage door?”

Once you have removed the door, the best thing you can do is create a new wall with a bay window or install a new patio door. Also, you can make an entire new entryway if having no budget limit!

Loss of storage and parking

Admit it or not, but when the garage is no use to keep the car, you fill it with unwanted or rarely used items. Now, if you have decided to make a garage conversion, store those stuff in the attic, basement, or sell them. But if you have a car but converting the garage space is essential for extra space, build a new carport. 

And if you have enough space on the premises, go for a new garage and covert the old one! On Instagram, you can follow us for such ideas!

Plumbing, Flooring, and wiring

  • First, expect additional electric usage and higher utility bills for the newly converted garage space.
  • Adding new plumbing lines or extending those is another considerable expense. 
  • The garage floor level is generally low than other room’s floors. Extra outlay to level the floor and protect the wall from moisture!

We hope our guidance proves to be useful for you! If you are interested, let us know! We, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, offer well-planned garage conversions where the rooms blend seamlessly with your existing home design. Stay in touch for more ideas!

Are you on a plan to construct a granny flat this New Year to have some extra storage? Then, before you sit with our experts to finalize the ADU designs, have a clear idea of the hidden costs you may overlook once the project kicks off! And our today’s blog may be helpful here!

What are the ADU design hidden costs to plan for?

Before you build ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit), consider these hidden costs. Or else it may sneak up on you! Such as:

Site works

Maybe you haven’t anticipated this one as another cost in your project. Let’s say you have a plan for a 2 car garage conversion into 1 bedroom ADU. Then, you need to prepare your property for that, like removing the tree or leveling the slop in the back yard. And how much you need to spend for the site work depends on the overall layout of your premise. 

Upgrade the utility:

Suppose you built this home two decades ago. Hence, from the electric panel to the interior decor- all get outdated to support the current lifestyle and living space! So, include a few thousand dollars for the additional utility bills required now for upgraded electricity panels.

Interior decor and finishes!

Yes, you can look over our more ADU projects on Yelp to ideate the interior designs and finishes for your ADU unit! Before you choose, be sure to consider the purposes, like how you want to use the space. For instance, you can splurge on unique interior finishes or go for a durable one on a budget! For the former line, you have to double your expenses!

We, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, hope that our tips help you choose ADU designs from our gallery! Also, for more home renovation-related ideas, keep on reading our blogs!

Having an outdoor kitchen may be the best thing if you love cooking and spending time outside! And when you have a garage that is not in use, look into our projects of the kitchen in ADU garage conversion in Los Angeles County. And you need to hit your pocket not much but a little bit around $35,000 that is, no doubt, worth spending!

Things to do to make Kitchen in ADU Garage Conversion

Yes, our team of designers and contractors are here to guide you in the entire project from A to Z! Still, you need to take some steps to ease the process. Such as:

Get some inspiration!

In simple words, you should look over different outdoor kitchen ideas that fit your preferences and taste. It will help you provide our designers with a clear idea of your renovation needs. For instance:

  • The placing of windows and doors
  • Cabinet designs
  • Countertop material and style
  • Sink and wall color
  • Kitchen appliances and more

Make a list of your amenities:

Once you have got a few perfect design ideas for your cooking space, it’s time to list all your preferences! You can include here:

  • Which type of flooring do you need for your kitchen?
  • The plumbing needs, including faucet finishes and designs
  • Cabinets and countertop materials
  • Paint and more

In fact, we, MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, suggest a consultation with our experts to ensure if your choices suit your space and budget.

Look for the route design:

After deciding on the kitchen layout, find some ideas on magazines or the web to connect the outdoor cooking space to the main house. It might be:

  • Via adding a small home or hallway
  • Open archway connecting exit and new kitchen
  • A passage to the living space from the new kitchen

Also, we offer double-garage conversion into one bedroom. For such ideas, follow us on Facebook! Stay connected!

So, you need additional space at your home. The reasons could be any of these, like guests, elderly parents, home office, or something else! In fact, a  complete ADU remodeling in West Los Angeles is quite in a craze because of becoming a source of earning for many homeowners! They rent the backyard cottage or granny flat, whatever you call it, and make their wallet full of dollars.

But before you consider building one, make sure you keep the things in mind that we are here to disclose in today’s blog.

What to keep in mind for a Complete ADU Remodeling

Here are the things you can’t miss even for a second while planning for ADU on your premises. Or else you will end up experiencing challenges after the project kicks off! Such as:

Parking lot

Do you have a plan of parking space attached to the ADU? If so, you may need permits to do so! Not every area in Los Angeles has the same regulations about parking space. Before you come to any decision, talk to our ADU contractors. 

At MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we handle the building permits, including the parking lot of ADU! But when your home is close to any public transportation system, you need not worry about it!

Easy access

While asking our ADU designers to make the ADU floor plan or choosing a design over the web, keep this in mind! The space must have easy access to get in and out for the person living there. Make sure that the unit has a simple passage to the street that should be clutter-free too! For such design ideas, you can follow us on Facebook and look over our past projects!

What’s about privacy?

No matter if you want to rent the ADU or plan a workshop here, privacy should be a concern here! Now, it depends on who lives here. For instance:

  • If the unit is for your elderly parents, you need not worry that much about privateness.
  • While renting the ADU, be sure to provide them complete privacy as much as possible! They shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, after all!
  • Even for your workshop, you may not prefer any invaders peeping into your tasks in your absence.

We hope you will find these tips quite helpful during the project! Anyway, if you need an ADU in Los Angeles at your place, let us know! Our contractors will handle the ADU design and construction from start to finish. Stay in touch!

No matter if you need to make your pocket a little bit full, need privacy, or reserve your guests for a few more days, having additional room is a MUST! Do you have the same wish? Then, add an ADU (Accessories Dwelling Unit) in your backyard if you have enough space there! 

Accessories Dwelling Unit can offer you a great space to relax or having fun with your family and friend. On the contrary, you can rent it out and boost your monthly income! Options are plenty, and the choice is up to you!

How to utilize the space by adding ADU in your backyard

An ADU can fit any space in the backyard, depending on your needs. On the 0ther hand, you can keep it detached and separated from the primary home while getting extra square footage.

In fact, even if you have a small space, you can build a functional ADU with our space-saving ideas! Here’s HOW you can utilize the space:

Guesthouse

Do you love to spend your weekend or summer holidays with your friend and family? If so, an ADU can allow you to have a great entertaining space in your backyard to host such small parties! From 3D design and construction to plumbing and electrical- we will get you all covered!

Creating the rental unit

Adding the ADU to your backyard can be a great way to have supplemental income for homeowners. You can give this space in rent and utilize it as a flexible housing solution as well.

Having a multi-purpose room!

If you have looked over our clients’ reviews on Yelp, you may find most people asking for ideas to utilize their backyard space for multi-purpose use. And yes, with an ADU addition, you can get that so!

It not only adds beauty to your premises but meets your space requirements for any purpose! For instance, you can use this space to create a workshop, home office, or gym to keep you fit every day!

Granny flat

It’s a great idea to keep your elderly parents near you on their last days! Building an ADU in your backyard can give you that opportunity while providing your parents or relatives with their own living space. They will be just a step away from your home in the same lot!

So, which one will you prefer to add to your backyard? That doesn’t matter! But you can count on us for any of our services for Greater Los Angeles. Stay in touch to learn more!