Utilizing existing walls and roof structure is a great way to save some money. Garage foundations are slanted for proper drainage. Floor framing, some concrete modification or a complete repour will be necessary in most projects. Enjoy some photos from a Garage to Additional Dwelling Unit we recently completed.
went down on a layer of compacted sand.
Being close to Cal Poly the owners already knew they wanted to build this San Luis Obispo Additional Dwelling Unit to accommodate two students. Onsite laundry and all the kitchen amenities are very important to renters so we found space for all of it. We built an extra large island to serve as an eating area but also to provide ample study space.
If you have a garage you are interested in converting to an ADU please do not hesitate to reach out. We would love to discuss your potential project and review any of our previous Additional Dwelling Unit projects more in depth.