Los Angeles has an urgent need for affordable housing, and the cost of living is skyrocketing. This situation is causing residential property owners to seek out-of-the-box solutions for creating supplementary income while raising their homes’ value. The solution? Attached ADU. Los Angeles conversion from a garage to an in-law flat is an effective solution for homeowners with limited lot space. If you think an attached ADU is the right choice for your financial and lifestyle objectives, here are a few factors to take into account. EcoSmart Builders offers full project management services for the construction of attached ADUs in Los Angeles County.
Constructing an attached ADU is a great plan for making the most of your home’s layout. If you ultimately rent the addition or decide to use the new unit for your immediate or extended family, an attached ADU or garage conversion offers abundant opportunities at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new home. You will also boost your property’s value considerably and offer long-term revenue if you decide to rent the unit.
- Outline how you intend to use the space. Converting a garage into an apartment involves more than just adding the necessary features to create a basic living space. In addition to the design, style plays a significant role. The design needs to be aesthetically pleasing so the space can be rented in the future, even if it’s not with a tenant immediately. The central theme of the unit must also be taken into account. Is the bedroom going to take center stage? Will there be enough space to cook in? Will there be parties and entertainment? Take your time to think about the design.
- Have the project evaluated by a professional. An apartment conversion involving a garage is an endeavor that requires professional expertise. Even if you’ve renovated a bathroom or built an outdoor deck, you should still keep in mind that converting one space into another can be a challenging endeavor. Providing expert assessment requires experience and know-how. Professionals possess these attributes. Another great thing about having a fresh pair of eyes on a project is that it keeps things in perspective. By paying extra attention to details, you might be able to save yourself time, frustration, and money in the long run.
- Don’t rush. Major construction projects should not be rushed. If you want to proceed with construction, you want to make sure you have everything in order, which includes starting construction during the best time of year. Halting construction until you have assurances that the undertaking will be relatively hassle-free is the better option than starting immediately, only to have it take weeks or months longer than initially predicted.
We will be more than happy to provide you with a complimentary consultation if you think that converting your garage into an apartment may be the best choice for your financial and personal goals. For more information about EcoSmart Builder’s services, please visit our information page.