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Building an ADU made easier

New laws went into effect in 2020 that revise the laws governing ADUs- e.g., eliminating maximum or minimum size for an ADU based on the percentage of the primary residence. In the past, the ADU area could not exceed 50% of the existing house.

Another change is that the local permitting agency must act on the submittal of an ADU application within 60 days.

Previously, agencies could take up to 120 days to review an application, delaying the process.

An ADU can be used for various functions:

Rentable Income – Who couldn’t use additional income and, in particular, add square footage you currently are using as storage! Converting your garage could result in monthly rentable income. KA-CHING!

In-Law Quarters – Having the option of accommodating the needs of your parents by providing a space on your property for them could be an incredible gift you give to them and to yourself.

Adding Square Feet – Create a more livable space for your family and get more room to socialize, entertain, use as a home office, and/or gym…. the options are endless!

An ADU can be used for various functions:

Rentable Income – Who couldn’t use additional income and, in particular, add square footage you currently are using as storage! Converting your garage could result in monthly rentable income. KA-CHING!

In-Law Quarters – Having the option of accommodating the needs of your parents by providing a space on your property for them could be an incredible gift you give to them and to yourself.

Adding Square Feet – Create a more livable space for your family and get more room to socialize, entertain, use as a home office, and/or gym…. the options are endless!

What You Need to Do to Build an ADU

As the size and construction of each ADU depend on your needs and property size, it is difficult to estimate the cost, but here are some steps to help you with this:

Architectural Drawings + Permits – Architectural Drawings need to be submitted for approval to obtain a building permit. NGI facilitates the drawings, showing a floor plan with all the specifications, and handling the application process.

Design the ADU – New Generation can design your space considering your style, whether you want to have color on the walls, wood floors, a shower with a bench, and so on.

Construction – Once permits are issued, construction can begin! New Generation has completed a number of garage conversions, and we are well equipped to handle building yours.