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A Few Notes About Garage Conversion Ideas to Remember
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have been an easy way to add a living space to a home for many years. If you have a garage that you don't necessarily use for the intended purpose, opting to convert your garage to an apartment or otherwise with the help of an ADU Los Angeles contractor may be a logical change.
Convert Garage to Living Space
With an attached garage, converting the space to yield more living space is definitely doable. ADU garage conversion may not always be about adding full-on separate dwellings, but the change can add more functionality for you as the property owner. For example, you could:
- Convert the garage to an office
- Utilize the garage as a family room or den
- Add a bedroom
Convert Garage to Apartment
Garage conversion to apartment is perhaps the most common ADU garage conversion. The process tends to involve creating a complete alternative living space that can act as a fully functional space for someone to live. Therefore, an ADU garage conversion to an apartment will usually involve:
- Creating a full floor plan that includes sleeping quarters, a kitchen or kitchenette, and a bathroom
- Changing the entry door to a more logical access door
- Implementing windows and other traditional living space features
Some homeowners with a large enough garage may also choose to leave the garage on the lower level but to implement an apartment over the garage.
Convert Detached Garage to Guest House
If you have a detached garage, choosing an ADU Los Angeles contractor to transform the structure into a guest house can offer a lot of value. Whether you consistently have overnight guests or have an aging family member who you want nearby but want them to have their privacy, an on-site guest house may prove more valuable than a detached garage.