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  • Explore Garage Conversion Financing Solutions

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  • Inspire Your Garage Conversion Design Ideas

From permits to construction, convert your garage into functional and valuable living space with FTR.

Why start the garage conversion process?

  1. Add Value: Elevate your property’s worth by converting your garage into functional living or storage space.
  2. Versatile Spaces: Economically transform it into offices, playrooms, studios, or gyms to suit evolving needs.
  3. Trusted Craftsmanship: Count on FTR Renovation and Build for quality garage conversions that maximize potential.

What even is a Garage Conversion?

Garage conversions, a subset of ADUs, transform your garage into functional living or storage space, increasing property value and adaptability. Craft offices, playrooms, gyms, or studios economically with FTR Renovation and Build’s seamless expertise.

What do Garage Conversions provide?

A garage conversion process substantially increases your home’s value, providing a versatile additional space ideal for a home office, bedroom, gym, or even a self-contained guest suite with a bathroom and kitchenette.


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A comprehensive roadmap for a successful conversion journey – start to finish!

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Let’s start your Garage Conversion

Experience the journey of transforming your vision into reality with our comprehensive Garage Conversion services.

1. Craft Garage Conversion Blueprints

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Embrace your vision. In local Los Angeles cities and unincorporated areas, homeowners need plans approved by local building and safety authorities. Whether starting from scratch or upgrading, precise diagrams and measurements are essential. For intricate projects, a licensed architect’s expertise may prove invaluable.

2. Obtain Permits

Estimated Time: ~ 4 months

In R1 zones, turning your garage into a livable dwelling unit is permitted in California. This accessory to your primary residence is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). NEO Builders is your comprehensive guide throughout the permit process. We handle every aspect to ensure a seamless journey.

3. Tailor Your Design

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Forge your unique Garage Conversion style. With our expertise, we navigate regulations while customizing your space. From design choices to layout considerations, we’re here to transform your ideas into a viable plan.

4. Manage the Project

Estimated Time: ~ 1 month

Transparency is our cornerstone. We keep you informed at every stage. From cost breakdowns to timelines, we ensure your journey is free of uncertainty. Our goal: your peace of mind.

5. Construct Your Vision

Estimated Time: Varies based on project details

Upon permit approval, construction commences. Our skilled team transforms blueprints into reality. Exterior and interior finishes, utility connections, and final inspections are all orchestrated for a successful build.

6. Experience a Seamless Delivery

Estimated Time: Varies based on project details

Welcome home. Your ADU is constructed and delivered by our expert contractors. The meticulous process unfolds over a few months, culminating in a home ready for your personal touch. Step inside, adorn your space and savor the achievement – your new garage conversion is here to stay.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

View our answers to the most important questions when looking for an Garage Conversion contractor in your area!

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  • How to apply for ADU in Los Angeles?

    1. Initial Research: Familiarize yourself with the ADU requirements in Los Angeles by consulting the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) website.
    2. Pre-Application Meeting: It’s recommended to schedule a pre-application meeting with the planning department to review your proposal.
    3. Submit Plans: Submit your architectural plans and other required documents to the LADBS for review.
    4. Plan Review: Your plans will undergo multiple reviews including planning, building safety, fire safety, etc.
    5. Permits: After approval, you will receive your permits to begin construction.
    6. Inspections: Throughout the construction process, periodic inspections will be carried out to ensure compliance with the approved plans.

  • Why is ADU so expensive?

    • Land Costs: In California, and particularly in cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles, land is expensive, which impacts the overall project cost.
    • Labor Costs: Construction labor in California tends to be more expensive than in other states.
    • Materials: The cost of construction materials has been rising, further increasing expenses.
    • Permitting and Fees: The permitting process can be lengthy and expensive, including costs for architectural drawings, engineering, and various city fees.

  • How much does it cost to build an ADU in California?

    1. Prefabricated Units: Costs for prefabricated units can range from $50,000 to $100,000, depending on size and features.
    2. Custom-Built ADUs: Custom units are generally more expensive, ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 or more.
    3. Conversion ADUs: Converting a garage or other existing structure can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $80,000.
    4. Additional Costs: These estimates do not include costs like permits, utility connections, or site preparation, which can add thousands to the final cost.

  • What is the cheapest ADU?

    1. Prefabricated Units: Prefabricated or modular ADUs tend to be the cheapest options. These are units that are manufactured off-site and then installed on your property.
    2. Conversion ADUs: Another cost-effective option is converting an existing structure like a garage into an ADU.
    3. Tiny Homes: A tiny home, which meets all the local and state building codes, could also be a more affordable ADU option.