Change In LA County LAW

Since the State of California signed a bill in September of 2016 that amended requirements for garage conversions on residential properties, it has become a real estate trend for homeowners to turn garage units into additional housing.

Senate Bill No.1069 allows cities to govern requirements for constructing second units in single-family and multifamily residential zones. These second units are now officially being recognized by The Planning and Zoning Law as Accessory dwelling units

While converting garages into living spaces also provides a solution that could benefit Los Angeles homeowners in several ways:

1. It allows homeowners to turn what could be large unused spaces into extra living areas. For homeowners, this is one of the best ways to raise property value in today’s market. Not only does it require minimal to no disruption in the current home, but these projects can easily add additional square footage to the home. Whether you have a one or two car garage, the right layout can maximize on space to creative a comfortable studio.

2. Adding an accessory dwelling unit in Los Angeles brings opportunity for additional income as the need for rental units increases. With the number of renters on the rise, it’s one of the best ways to create additional income opportunities and can quickly pay for itself and then some.

3. Converting a garage into an ADU can also allow for extended families to live together without compromising on privacy. Second dwellings can be a perfect in-laws quarters so you can help parents or grandparents and keep them close and keep on budget.

4. Improving home aesthetics. Garage studios don’t have to be boring! Some of our reps have worked together with clients to create envy-worthy garage conversions that have turned garages into apartments or studios. If designed well, your contractor can fit in not only a bedroom and kitchen and bathroom areas, but also leave enough room for an office or game room.

This bill has made the accessory dwelling unit permits more accessible than ever, and turning your garage into extra living space is only a phone call away.

If you’ve been sitting on the idea of expanding your home by converting a garage, now is the time- it’s not certain how long it will remain intact

WHY Choose Ground Up Builders for your Garage Conversion

For over a decade, Ground Up Builders has been the premier garage conversion, building and garage-remodeling specialist. We utilize only the highest quality materials and advanced technologies to when we take on any garage remodeling or garage conversion project. Whether you are looking to convert your garage into a living room, convert your garage into a bedroom, build a garage addition or do a complete garage makeover.

We offer a satisfaction guarantee on all our services. Choosing us for all of your garage project needs is one decision you will enjoy for a lifetime!

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Convert Garage – Is it worth it?

Converting a garage correctly as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) will add square footage to your home. In Los Angeles, the average home square foot is worth $350 - $450 and in Some areas in Los Angeles its can go up to about $750-$900 per Sq Ft . The cost for 400 sqft of garage conversion could be worth worth $160,000, while the cost of converting the garage may cost 40%-60% less! If you're asking yourself if earning more than 50% on your investment is worth it, it sure is! Converting a garage to living space or just building an ADU is one of the most cost effective ways to generate passive income or to simply enlarge your home. A garage conversions’ cost will rise in conjunction with the house price, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Type

Cost to build

Sq Footage

Cost Pre Sq Footage

Cost Per Month

Rental Value

Increase of value

Attached ADU

$102,000

500

204

1009.8

1615.68

225000

Attached ADU

$167,000

660

253

1653.3

2645.28

297000

Basement ADU

$100,000

799

125

990

1584

359550

Basement ADU

$150,000

610

246

1485

2376

274500

Basement ADU

$150,000

659

227

1485

2376

296550

Basement ADU

$261,000

795

328

2583.9

4134.24

357750

Detached new construction

$200,000

720

278

1980

3168

324000

Detached new construction

$200,000

794

252

1980

3168

357300

Detached new construction

$202,000

607

332

1999.8

3199.68

273150

Detached new construction

$205,000

656

313

2029.5

3247.2

295200

Detached new construction

$208,000

754

265

2059.2

3294.72

339300

Detached new construction

$265,000

750

353

2623.5

4197.6

337500

Detached new construction

$285,000

750

380

2821.5

4514.4

337500

Detached new construction above a garage

$128,000

800

160

1267.2

2027.52

360000

Garage conversion

$80,000

576

138

792

1267.2

259200

Garage conversion

$110,000

325

338

1089

1742.4

146250

Detached new construction

$230,000

746

308

2277

3643.2

335700