Long Beach’s Guest House ADU by FTR Renovation

Long Beach, CA | November 10, 2022

We converted an existing garage to one bedroom ADU separate unit. The permit processes took 6 month to RTI , construction 5 month for CofO, and the cost of construction $154k. This Long Beach ADU stands as a testament to FTR Renovation’s adaptability, attention to detail, and commitment to client satisfaction. We successfully turned a small plot into a cozy, functional living space, all while meeting regulatory demands.

  • Completed Date

    November 10, 2022
  • Project Budget

  • Project Duration

    6 months
  • Designing and building a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU).

    Project Challenges

    1. Small Lot Size: Making the most out of a constrained space.
    2. Municipal Policies: Complying with Long Beach-specific regulations for ADU construction.
    3. Design Synchronization: Creating an ADU that matches the look and feel of the main residence.


    1. Deliver a well-designed, space-efficient ADU.
    2. Fulfill all legal requirements, from zoning to permits.
    3. Maintain visual and functional consistency with the main home.


    1. Spatial Ingenuity: Maximized the use of available space without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.
    2. Regulatory Success: Cleared all permit and zoning hurdles without setbacks.
    3. Design Fluidity: Created an ADU that harmoniously coexists with the main house.

    Solutions & Strategy

    Conceptual Planning:

    Conducted client consultations to understand requirements, followed by meticulous planning to make the most of limited square footage.

    Key Construction Elements:

    • Bedroom: Introduced space-saving furniture and storage options.
    • Bathroom: Achieved a modern, chic vibe with high-quality fixtures and minimalistic design.

    Legal Matters:

    Efficiently navigated the permit application process to comply with Long Beach’s ADU regulations.

    “FTR Renovation did an exceptional job. Our ADU feels like a natural extension of our home, perfectly mirroring its character.”
    – Emily and Robert Williams