Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Building & Design - Los Angeles

WE DESIGN & BUILD
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
IN LOS ANGELES

We guide you step-by-step through the ADU design and construction process to ensure you get the perfect ADU for your property, lifestyle, and budget.

INCREASE YOUR PROPERTY VALUE

ADUs provide a phenomenal Return on Investment (ROI) and make your property more valuable.

EXPAND YOUR OPTIONS

Have the flexibility to rent the ADU, host guests, or care for an aging loved one.

PUT YOUR BACKYARD TO USE

A Guest House, Granny Flat, or Rental Home will put your underused backyard to work again.

AN ADU SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA...

But most people don't know where to start.

Too many Architects and General Contractors do not understand the new ADU laws and often give bad advice. We focus 100% on designing and building ADUs to help you take advantage of the ADU laws and increase the value of your home.

Our ADU Designers will help you design the perfect ADU and our ADU Builders will turn that design into reality.

ADU SERVICES - LOS ANGELES

How Can We Help You?

ADU PLANS

We will help you determine what type of ADU best fits your lifestyle and budget, and prepare a detailed ADU floor plan just for you and your property.

We have a wonderful team of Architects and Designers who understand the Los Angeles ADU ordinance and design beautiful, efficient homes. We will meet with you to discuss your new ADU design and make your design ideas come to life with high quality ADU construction services.

PERMITS

Leave the approvals and permits up to us - the professionals. Our designers can match your existing home style, or can create an all new ADU floor plan based on your ADU goals.

We get your ADU plans approved through the City of Los Angeles, City of Beverly Hills, City of West Hollywood, and many other cities throughout Los Angeles County.

CONSTRUCTION

Let's face it, construction projects can be a pain in the neck. Do you wish you had an ADU builder that would guarantee the price and time line for your new ADU?

We are expert builders and will get your ADU, Guest House or Granny Flat completed on-time and on-budget. If we do not, we will pay you for every day your project is delayed!

IMAGINE AN ADU, GUEST HOUSE OR GRANNY FLAT IN YOUR BACKYARD

How will you use yours?

GUEST HOUSE

Treat your overnight guests to a luxurious stay in your new ADU.

RENTAL INCOME

You can make a lot of money providing safe and comfortable rental housing.

GRANNY FLAT

ADUs are perfect for aging-in-place and allow your loved ones to remain close to their family.

HOME OFFICE

A dedicated home office can help you stay productive while working from home.

HOW TO BUILD AN ADU IN LOS ANGELES

This is our process for creating happy clients.

1

Schedule A FREE Consultation

Book a FREE 15-minute call with us to discuss your project.

We'll chat about your project and see if we are a good fit.

2

We Design & Build For You

We provide you with a plan and budget based on your wants and needs. Our 20 years of custom construction expertise will ensure your project is built right.

3

Enjoy Your New ADU

Now that your backyard has a spanking new ADU, you can enjoy all its benefits.

And make sure you refer your friends and family so we can help them too!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUILD AN ADU?

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Detailed costs for planning and building an ADU in Los Angeles County.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions related to Accessory Dwelling Units and their design and construction.

If you have a question that you don't see asked below, please don't hesitate to contact us.

An Accessory Dwelling Unit is a secondary living structure that occupies the same property as an existing single family residential property. ADUs have their own independent areas for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.

In most cases, the answer is Yes. But, there are some restrictions that very between municipalities that will determine how big your ADU can be, etc.

Contact us today to discuss your property and project. We will investigate what type of ADU can be designed and built on your specific property and discuss your alternatives.

You do not need to occupy your new ADU and it can be built and used for investment purposes. You just can't sell the ADU individually from the main house.

Yes, we are happy to work with you to create your ADU plans. After the plans are finished you can use whoever you would like to actually build your ADU.

Visit our ADU Plans page to learn more about our ADU drafting and design services.

Yes! We love working with other talented ADU Architects and Designers. We build exactly what your Architect designed, and we do it on-time and on-budget.

Contact us and email us your complete ADU plans. We will then jump on a phone call to discuss your new project and projected budget, etc.

A Detached ADU is a great option for you if you have the room for one.

Detached ADUs provide the most privacy due to their separation from the main residence. Your new ADU will not share any walls with the main house and will be a welcome addition to your backyard.

The Return On Investment (ROI) for a detached ADU is off the charts.

Attached ADUs are great when your current home is on a small lot, and the set backs required by the zoning code make it hard to fit a detached unit on your property. You can create an awesome attached ADU by carving out a portion of your existing home, or really increase the value of your property by adding an attached ADU addition.

Attached ADUs allow homeowners the ability to add an ADU without sacrificing a large portion of their property.

Garage conversion ADUs are the least expensive to build and are the fastest to get approved. Garage conversion ADUs are also the quickest of any of the ADUs to build. If you want to add some quick cash flow to your property, or just need additional living space quickly, a Garage Conversion ADU might be your perfect solution.

No, covered parking is not required for the new ADU. In fact a tandem parking spot in an existing driveway is sufficient in most instances.

Yes, if your property meets any of the following criteria you can waive the parking requirement for your new ADU.

  • The ADU is located within one-half mile of public transit, including transit stations and bus stations.
  • The ADU is located within an architecturally and historically significant historic district.
  • The ADU is part of the existing primary residence or an existing accessory structure.
  • When on-street parking permits are required but not offered to the occupants of the ADU.
  • When there is a car share vehicle located within one block of the ADU.

For attached ADUs the ADU may be up to fifty percent of the existing living area of the primary residence, with a maximum total floor area of 1,200 square feet. For detached ADUs the ADU may be up to 1,200 square feet.

Everything! Well, more accurately, everything you will need to be comfortable and healthy in your new Accessory Dwelling Unit.

But if you want super fancy tile... or professional quality appliances... those are considered upgrades and we can supply those based on your budget. We can talk about upgrades to your Granny Flat during our initial consultation.

All of our guest homes come standard with really cool features like airtight building envelopes, upgraded insulation, and real plywood sheathing - just to name a few.

We use only the best quality material and the finest ADU craftsmanship - guaranteed.

And the best part... we can have a new ADU designed and built in as little as 6 months!

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

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GENERAL INQUIRIES

3705 W. Pico Blvd #1635
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(213) 423-0470 info@cali-adu.com


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8am to 5pm


SERVICE AREA

Los Angeles Metro Area