Long Beach Garage Transformation into a Modern ADU by FTR Renovation

Long Beach | November 23, 2023

This Long Beach ADU project demonstrates FTR Renovation’s ability to innovatively convert conventional spaces into functional, independent living areas, complete with modern amenities and thoughtful design.

  • Completed Date

    November 23, 2023
  • Project Budget

  • Project Duration

    5 months
  • Conversion of a two-car garage into a one-bedroom, one-bathroom ADU with an open-floor kitchen and living room. Includes installation of AC units and a separate electric meter.

    Project Challenges

    1. Compact Space Optimization: Redesigning a limited garage space to house multiple rooms.
    2. Climate Control: Ensuring efficient and separate air conditioning for the bedroom and living area.
    3. Independent Utilities: Installing a separate electric meter for the ADU.


    1. Create a fully functional and stylish ADU within the existing garage footprint.
    2. Equip the unit with individual AC systems for the bedroom and living room.
    3. Establish separate electric utilities for the ADU, distinct from the main house.


    1. Efficient Space Use: Skillfully transformed a two-car garage into a multifunctional ADU.
    2. Custom Climate Control: Provided individualized air conditioning systems for enhanced comfort.
    3. Independent Metering: Successfully installed a separate electric meter, paving the way for potential rental income.

    Solutions & Strategy

    Design and Planning:

    Developed a blueprint that maximizes the utility of the garage space while creating an open and inviting ambiance.

    Construction Details:

    • Bedroom & Living Room: Implemented smart layout designs to ensure comfort and functionality. Installed dedicated AC units in each room for optimal climate control.
    • Kitchen & Bathroom: Designed an integrated kitchen and living area to maximize space, coupled with a modern, compact bathroom.
    • Electrical Work: Installed an independent electric meter to ensure the ADU’s utilities are separate from the main house.

    Timeline Management:

    Adhered to a streamlined 5-month construction plan, ensuring timely completion without compromising on quality.

    “We are thrilled with the conversion. FTR Renovation transformed our old garage into a beautiful, self-contained living space. Their attention to detail and adherence to the timeline was impeccable.”
    – Client