Pre-Approved ADU Plans: The Most Common Misconceptions

Many cities across California are recognizing the desperate need for ADUs in the midst of the state’s housing crisis. To help get those hammers working, some are rolling out pre-approved ADU plans.  While we can appreciate the efforts these cities ar [...]

Pre-Approved ADU Plans: The Most Common Misconceptions2020-08-20T15:34:47-07:00

Granny Flat Over the Garage: Is It Right for You?

A granny flat above the garage is private and romantic—perched in the treetops far from the main house.  Renters love them! An above-garage ADU is also the ideal way to add housing while saving the garage itself, with its valuable storage space and s [...]

Granny Flat Over the Garage: Is It Right for You?2020-08-03T12:37:07-07:00

Building an ADU with a Loft

Everyone loves an ADU loft!  It’s like an indoor treehouse where you can curl up and read a book, take a nap, or get some work done.  Just check out Gypsy’s loft in her ADU! It’s enough to give anyone loft envy.  But there's a lot of confusion around [...]

Building an ADU with a Loft2020-07-28T09:05:52-07:00

Meet Maxable’s Lead ADU Designer

Maxable is thrilled to welcome Jared Basler as a co-founder at Maxable. He will continue his work advocating for new ADU legislation and lead the design team. Prior to joining Maxable, Basler ran Basis Studio, which specialized exclusively in ADU des [...]

Meet Maxable’s Lead ADU Designer2020-09-01T08:39:32-07:00

How Do Prefab Granny Flats Work?

Prefab granny flats are one of the quickest and easiest ways to add an ADU to your property, but we’ve found there’s a lot of common misconceptions about this building technique. Concerns such as price, durability, customization, and more are often m [...]

How Do Prefab Granny Flats Work?2019-10-30T12:23:46-07:00

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative

It’s no secret that San Jose is in the middle of a housing crisis due to the recent tech boom in Silicon Valley. The most recent census reports that San Jose has even surpassed San Francisco as the most expensive city in the United States at an avera [...]

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative2020-08-12T09:34:08-07:00

Stunning 490 Square Foot ADU: Check out these Granny Flat Design Ideas

ADU’s are on the rise and Josh and Keely Montgomery from Portland have caught a lift up. Having recently just completed their new ADU, they are already reaping the benefits of their completed project. Josh and Keely were very excited to tell us their [...]

Stunning 490 Square Foot ADU: Check out these Granny Flat Design Ideas2019-07-19T16:32:58-07:00

Moving Elderly Parents Into Your Home

Photos courtesy of Inspired Independence architecture firm. We showed you the three most popular granny flat designs, but what are the most popular reasons for building a granny flat? One of them is that it is a great space for aging in place. There [...]

Moving Elderly Parents Into Your Home2019-03-25T12:08:52-07:00

Spacious 435 Sq Ft Companion Unit Home Tour

With the new laws that California just passed for companion units, or more commonly known as granny flats, many are unaware of this new feature as a way of helping the statewide housing crisis. In a statement from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, he [...]

Spacious 435 Sq Ft Companion Unit Home Tour2019-03-25T12:36:07-07:00

Real Estate Investor Turns a Tear Down into 2.1 Million

Austin presents homeowners with a real estate investment opportunity unlike anywhere else in the country. Homeowners may build a granny flat, also known as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), on their property and then subdivide the lot and sell each h [...]

Real Estate Investor Turns a Tear Down into 2.1 Million2019-03-25T13:01:13-07:00
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