Altadena ADU Remodeling (1 bed, 1 bath)

Altadena | July 13, 2023

This ADU project in Altadena highlights FTR Renovation’s capabilities in small-scale, high-impact projects. It also underlines our commitment to ensuring every aspect, from design to legalities, is handled with utmost precision.

  • Completed Date

    July 13, 2023
  • Project Budget

  • Project Duration

    10 months
  • Construction of a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).

    Project Challenges

    1. Space Optimization: The ADU needed to be functional yet compact.
    2. Legal Logistics: Navigating the local zoning laws and permit processes for ADUs.
    3. Design Harmony: The ADU had to blend with the aesthetics of the main residence.


    1. Create a compact yet inviting 1-bed, 1-bath ADU.
    2. Ensure the design complements the existing main residence.
    3. Navigate all permit and zoning requirements successfully.


    1. Smart Use of Space: Every inch of the ADU is designed to be functional yet aesthetically pleasing.
    2. Seamless Aesthetic: Achieved a look that complements the existing primary residence.
    3. Permit Success: All necessary legalities were addressed, securing required permits without delays.

    Solutions & Strategy

    Planning Stage:

    Detailed client consultations led to the creation of a design that maximized the utility of each square foot without sacrificing comfort.

    Construction Phases:

    • Bedroom: Focused on smart storage solutions to make the most of the available space.
    • Bathroom: Integrated modern fixtures within a minimalist aesthetic.

    Permit Handling:

    Took complete charge of acquiring all necessary permits, ensuring compliance with Altadena zoning laws.

    “FTR Renovation turned a daunting project into a dream come true. Our ADU is a beautiful extension of our home, and we couldn’t be happier.”
    – Karen and Alan