5 Things to Know Before Choosing an ADU General Contractor

With building any structure for living purposes, there can be a lot of stress involved in just making sure everything is being done correctly. That’s one of the main reasons we emphasize the importance of hiring a good experienced ADU general contrac [...]

5 Things to Know Before Choosing an ADU General Contractor2020-09-15T14:37:51-07:00

The Truth About Tiny Homes

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding tiny homes in recent years, especially as so many homeowners reach retirement age and start looking for ways to downsize.  We’ve all seen those Pinterest boards flooded with image after image of whimsical lookin [...]

The Truth About Tiny Homes2020-09-04T10:12:08-07:00

What Cities Are On Our ADU Hit List?

With the new slew of new legislation passed in 2019 and going into effect in 2020, we've seen a huge improvement for homeowners and the opportunity to build an ADU explode. Previously, it had been heartbreaking telling homeowners wanting an ADU that [...]

What Cities Are On Our ADU Hit List?2020-08-28T10:31:46-07:00

Universal Design: The Most Critical Design Element You Didn’t Know About

Universal design is on everyone's mind these days, as more homeowners build ADUs to house their parents. "Universal design" loosely means construction and interior design with a focus on accessibility. It makes life easier not just for older and diff [...]

Universal Design: The Most Critical Design Element You Didn’t Know About2020-08-11T12:17:18-07:00

The Problems with ADUs: DEBUNKED

ADUs have been on a major upward trajectory in recent years, but with any new growing trend comes the haters. They're what we like to call NIMBY (not in my backyard). These are typically people holding strong to the traditional values of a single-fam [...]

The Problems with ADUs: DEBUNKED2020-08-05T12:50:32-07:00

How to Convert Your Garage to an ADU: 15 Crucial Questions

Homeowners everywhere are seeing the huge potential that's sitting at the end of their driveway: garage conversions. If your garage is just collecting dust or you don’t have enough space for a new unit, a garage conversion is perfect for achieving yo [...]

How to Convert Your Garage to an ADU: 15 Crucial Questions2020-06-03T13:08:37-07:00

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and is it Worth it?

Whether it was on the news, on the radio, or over a cup of coffee with friends, we’re almost certain you’ve heard “accessory dwelling unit” or “ADU” mentioned somewhere. With the launch of six new state ADU laws making it easier as ever to add one of [...]

What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and is it Worth it?2020-06-02T13:42:13-07:00

A Letter From Our CEO

Shortly after I was born, my parents bought a home in La Mesa, California, which had a tiny granny flat attached to the garage. My mom had just stepped away from being a reporter to raise a screaming needy infant (me). Money was really tight.  My pa [...]

A Letter From Our CEO2020-09-15T16:40:19-07:00

5 Steps to Legalizing Your Granny Flat

Thinking about legalizing your granny flat, but are worried about consequences? Don't be! You’ll be surprised to know that one of the most common requests we get is to help people legalize their granny flats.  These people are not alone. Studies show [...]

5 Steps to Legalizing Your Granny Flat2020-01-06T15:34:16-08:00

Berkeley ADU Regulations

If you live in Berkeley, you’ve likely heard the horror stories of working with the city to get anything built. Luckily for you, there have been some big changes in Berkeley ADU regulations that will dramatically improve the process from what it used [...]

Berkeley ADU Regulations2020-01-06T14:13:51-08:00
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