A Garage Turned Income Generator in Long Beach by FTR Renovation

Long Beach, CA | October 1, 2023

This Long Beach ADU demonstrates FTR Renovation’s knack for seamless conversions, timely executions, and budget discipline, ultimately converting an underused garage into a profitable venture.

  • Completed Date

    October 1, 2023
  • Project Budget

  • Project Duration

    6 Months
  • Conversion of an existing garage into a one-bedroom, one-bath ADU, complete with new driveway and interlocking pavers for the patio.

    Project Challenges

    1. Approvals Maze: Navigating the bureaucratic landscape for plan approval within a 6-month timeframe.
    2. Budget Allocation: Keeping the project within a $188,000 budget while ensuring high-quality outcomes.
    3. Revenue Focus: Designing the ADU to be an attractive rental property for generating income.


    1. Overhaul the garage to create a fully functional and stylish ADU.
    2. Construct a new driveway and patio with interlocking pavers.
    3. Complete all work in a manner that maximizes the property’s rental income potential.


    1. Swift Approvals: Cut through the red tape to secure necessary approvals well within the 6-month window.
    2. Cost Efficiency: Met all design and quality expectations while adhering to the $188,000 budget.
    3. Income Stream: The finished ADU is now rented and providing a steady income for the owners.

    Solutions & Strategy

    Initial Analysis:

    Engaged in meticulous planning sessions to detail every aspect of the conversion, driveway, and patio.

    Highlighted Features:

    • One Bedroom & Bath: Ensured cozy yet spacious living quarters.
    • Driveway: Laid out a sleek, durable driveway that enhances curb appeal.
    • Interlocking Patio Pavers: Installed pavers to offer a visually appealing and functional outdoor space.


    Mapped out a structured timeline to achieve plan approvals in 6 months and complete the ADU in an additional 5 months.

    “FTR Renovation has turned our unused garage into a revenue-generating asset. The process was smooth, and the results are beyond what we ever expected!”
    – Sophia & James Miller