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Transform Your Space, Enhance Your Place

ADU Builders Group Garage Conversion in Los Altos, CA

Ready to reimagine your garage in Los Altos? We're here to turn your vision into reality with unmatched expertise and guaranteed satisfaction. Let's start your dream project today!

We Are Your Local Garage Conversion Contractor in Los Altos

ADU Builders Group specializes in transforming unused garages into functional and stylish living spaces, serving homeowners in Los Altos, CA. With two decades of experience in the construction industry and a track record of over 100 successful home improvement projects, they offer a thorough garage conversion service that emphasizes innovation, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Clients can expect a seamless experience, backed by a three-year warranty on services and a ten-year warranty on structural components, ensuring each converted space is not only beautiful but also built to last. The firm has consistently earned 5-star reviews, reflecting their commitment to client satisfaction and quality craftsmanship.

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Why Is a Garage Conversion an Important Consideration for Homeowners?

Garage conversions are an increasingly popular choice for homeowners looking to maximize their living space without the expense and hassle of building an entirely new structure. In Los Altos, where real estate prices are premium, making the most of every square foot is vital. We've seen firsthand how converting a garage into a living space can not only enhance the functionality of a home but also greatly increase its value. This process transforms often under-utilized areas into vibrant new spaces like home offices, guest rooms, or rental units, providing both immediate benefits and long-term returns.

We understand that every home and homeowner's needs are unique. That's why we emphasize a personalized approach to each garage conversion project we undertake. Whether it's creating a cozy nook for your growing family, designing a sleek new office space, or setting up an independent living area that can generate rental income, we're here to bring your vision to life. Our experience in completing over 100 home improvement projects across Los Altos and surrounding areas ensures that we can tackle any challenge and deliver results that exceed expectations.

Sustainability and efficiency are at the heart of our approach. We're committed to using materials and methods that not only meet current building standards but also ensure that your converted space is both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. This commitment helps in reducing the overall carbon footprint while also cutting down on energy costs for homeowners. By choosing to convert your garage, you're not just making a smart investment in your property; you're also contributing to a more sustainable future.

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Why Choose ADU Builders Group As Your Garage Conversion Builder in Los Altos

- 20+ Years Construction Expertise
- Over 100 Projects Completed
- 3-Year All-Inclusive Service Warranty
- 10-Year Structural Warranty
- Serves Los Altos Area

At ADU Builders Group, we're dedicated to transforming your garage into a stunning and functional space that perfectly suits your needs. With over 20 years of expertise in the construction industry and more than 100 home improvement projects under our belt, we've built a reputation for delivering innovative and reliable solutions. Serving the Los Altos area, we're here to guarantee your project runs smoothly from start to finish. We're proud to offer a 3-year warranty on our services and a 10-year warranty on structural components, giving you peace of mind in the durability and quality of our work. Plus, our consistently satisfied customers and 5-star reviews speak volumes about our commitment to not just meeting, but exceeding expectations. Choose us for your garage conversion, and we'll show you how cost-effective and hassle-free the process can be!

Fun Facts About Los Altos California

Los Altos, California, is an affluent city known for its village-like ambiance, featuring serene, tree-lined streets and high-quality boutiques. It boasts a high quality of life with a strong focus on community and numerous family-friendly activities. The city is celebrated for its excellent schools and expansive parks, making it an attractive place for families and professionals seeking a tranquil yet connected lifestyle.

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  • Are you licensed?
    Yes, we are! We operate under the license of our sister company Imagine Unique Remodels with License No. 1019318. ADU Builders Group is managed by the same team running Imagine Unique Remodels.
  • How long have you been working in this industry?
    We have been in the construction industry for over 20 years and over 5 years in the ADU industry.
  • What is an accessory dwelling unit?
    An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a secondary housing unit that can be built on a single-family residential lot. It is also known as a granny flat, backyard cottage, or in-law unit. ADUs may be attached to the primary residence, such as a garage or basement conversion, or they can be detached structures. They offer an innovative and effective option for adding much-needed housing in densely populated areas, and they can also provide rental income or housing for family members.
  • What are the benefits of having an accessory dwelling unit?
    The benefits of having an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) include additional living space, rental income, increased property value, affordable housing, multigenerational living, and sustainable living practices.
  • How do I build an accessory dwelling unit?
    The process of building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) varies depending on state and local regulations, but generally involves the following steps: Check Zoning and Building Codes: Check local zoning and building codes to determine if building an ADU is allowed on your property. Design: Work with an architect or design professional to create a plan for your ADU that meets local building and zoning requirements. Permits: Obtain the necessary permits from the local government to build the ADU. Construction: Hire a contractor or builder to construct the ADU. Utilities: Connect the ADU to water, sewer, electricity, and gas utilities. Inspection: Have the ADU inspected by the local government to ensure it meets safety, health, and building standards. Occupancy: Once the ADU passes inspection, it can be occupied by tenants or family members. It's important to follow all local regulations and obtain any necessary permits before starting construction on an ADU.
  • How do I get permits for an accessory dwelling unit?
    Getting permits for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) involves the following steps: Research local zoning and building codes to determine if ADUs are allowed on your property. Check with the local government to determine what permits are required for an ADU. Submit an application and required documentation, such as architectural drawings and floor plans. Undergo permit review by the local government to ensure the ADU meets safety, health, and building standards. Receive final approval for the ADU permit, which allows construction to begin.
  • How long does it take an ADU and JADU application to get approved?
    Whether or not a local agency has adopted an ordinance, applications to create an ADU or JADU shall be considered and approved ministerially within 60 days from the date the local agency receives a completed application.
  • What are the requirements for an accessory dwelling unit?
    The requirements for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally include the following: The ADU must be located on the same lot as the primary residence. The ADU must have its own living, sleeping, cooking, and bathroom facilities. The ADU must comply with local zoning and building codes. The ADU may need to meet certain size and height requirements. The ADU may require additional parking spaces. The ADU may need to be inspected and approved by the local government before it can be occupied.
  • What is the minimum lot size requirement in order to build an ADU?
    There is none. State ADU Law prohibits local agencies from including in development standards for ADU requirements on minimum lot size. Further, lot coverage requirements cannot preclude the creation of a statewide exemption ADU of at least 800 square feet, 16 feet in height, and with four-foot side and rear yard setbacks.
  • What are the unit size requirements for ADUs?
    Local agencies are prohibited from establishing a minimum square footage requirement for either an attached or detached accessory dwelling unit that prohibits an efficiency unit which has a minimum floor area of 150 square feet. More to that, local agencies shall not establish maximum square footage requirement for either an attached or detached accessory dwelling unit that is less than 850 square feet, or 1,000 square feet for ADUs with more than one bedroom. For local agencies without an ADU ordinance, maximum unit sizes are 1,200 square feet for a new detached ADU and up to 50 percent of the floor area of the existing primary dwelling for an attached ADU (at least 800 square feet).
  • Can maximum unit sizes exceed 1,200 square feet for ADUs?
    Yes, but double-check with your local agency first. Maximum unit sizes can exceed 1,200 square feet for ADUs through the adoption of a local ADU ordinance.
  • What are the restrictions for an accessory dwelling unit?
    The restrictions for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally include the following: The lot size must meet certain requirements. The ADU must comply with local zoning and building codes. The ADU may have size restrictions or limitations on the number of bedrooms. The ADU may require additional parking spaces. The ADU may need to be owner-occupied. The ADU may have restrictions on the use of the unit, such as prohibiting short-term rentals.
  • How much does it cost to build an accessory dwelling unit?
    The cost to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) varies depending on several factors such as the size, location, and materials used. According to recent estimates, the typical price to build an ADU is between $60,000 and $360,000. However, the cost can be as low as $30,000 or higher than $400,000 depending on the project's specifics. It's important to obtain detailed cost estimates and account for all associated expenses. Free to consult with us and get a quotation.
  • Are there any financing options for an accessory dwelling unit?
    As of June 2023, there are financing options available for building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Some of the financing options include cash-out refinancing, renovation financing, home equity loans and lines of credit (HELOCs), construction or renovation loans, unsecured loans, and ADU-specific loans. It's important to research and compare various financing options to determine which one is best suited for your particular situation. AS of March 01,2023, CalHFA has closed grant reservations for March 1st.

Areas We Serve

Campbell, CA

Los Altos, Hills CA

Los Gatos, CA

Mountain View, CA

San Jose, CA

Santa Clara, CA

Saratoga, CA

Sunnyvale, CA

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