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As families are growing in size, there’s the need for more living space at home by doing some space adjustments and modifications, within. Therefore, the services of specialist ADU contractors becomes necessary to help carve out that new space. And, here in Los Angeles, CA, there are some notable general contractors and home remodeling companies that excel in ADU OR ‘Granny Flat’ construction that are like separate family suites or dwelling units. What’s more, they are built within the premises of a property for getting access to new spaces, similar to acquiring a new property or house without having to spend fortunes. This is a wise decision on the part of the homeowner that was seriously looking for new space at his/her home. Thus, bespoke ADU construction provides a credible solution to all space-crunched residences.

The New ADU Construction Guidelines of 2020

With the new California state guidelines in-place, building an ADU or a ‘Granny Flat’ at home, is now much easier than before. The restrictions regarding size & dimensions have been relaxed considerably by the local permitting agency. So is the time taken to get a ‘Go Ahead’ or ‘No-Objection’ from the local land & private housing development authority. Previously it was 120 days, but now it has been reduced to 60 days for getting a permission to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit, which is half the time. Now, if you want to build a ‘detached ADU’ of upto 800 sq. ft. in size, and by having a ceiling height of 16’, you don’t require an approval. And, there are professional ADU contractors in Los Angeles, CA, that provide you with all the information regarding the latest rules & guidelines. There would be NO ‘Impact Fee’ for an ADU below 750 sq. ft. Today, you can construct an ADU in the size of 450-1050 sq. ft with an average ceiling height of 14’, which is quite a significant change. Also, you can now build two separate ADU’s in a single property, one being a Junior ADU.

How to Go About a Granny Flat Construction

Call a local home remodeling contractor or general contractor to first assess the ground situation at your residence. They would suggest the best place to construct a separate family suite or a rental accommodation unit. A feasibility study is conducted and a price quotation is offered. Mostly, it is an unused lying garage that is converted into an ADU. Else, the courtyard or the space above your house can be converted into an independent dwelling unit, with all the standard furniture & furnishings. It is best suited for accommodating your kids, grandparents, or simply letting it out on rent. Everything is planned, organized and professional executed by the contractor. So, you can well understand why ADU construction in Los Angeles, CA, is now easier and effortless than before.



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