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Things to Consider When Building an ADU

Are you thinking about building an ADU on your property yourself? Our team at Garage Conversion CBI in Orange County applauds you! However, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind when you are building your own ADU on your property. Keep reading to learn more or reach out to our team at Garage Conversion CBI for our ADU services and we’ll take care of everything.

Are you thinking about building an ADU on your property yourself? Our team at Garage Conversion CBI in Orange County applauds you! However, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind when you are building your own ADU on your property. Keep reading to learn more or reach out to our team at Garage Conversion CBI for our ADU services and we’ll take care of everything.

Permits

When building anything on your property, you’ll need to be aware of zoning laws and acquire the appropriate permits for your specific project. Things you’ll make sure you want to double-check are:

  • Density

  • Structure Height

  • Setbacks

  • Utility Easement

  • Floor Area

  • Walkways

Parking

For those converting their garage rather than building an ADU on their Orange County property, it may seem obvious, but don’t overlook the parking situation. If you have cars that you will need to park/store, ensure that you have an alternative place to park. You may have to invest in a parking permit or consider providing a parking permit for your renter if you are renting out the garage conversion.

Code and Regulation

Similar to permitting and zoning, code and regulation compliance are important to consider when building an ADU or converting your garage. Not only is code and regulation compliance important for keeping Big Brother happy, but those regulations are also often in place for the safety of you and your property. Code and regulations are typically in regard to things like ceiling height, California’s Building Efficiency Standards, California Green Building Standards Code, fire regulations, and more.

ADU Type and Function

This one may also sound obvious, but it may not be to everyone. Make sure to go into your ADU project with a game plan. This means knowing what type of ADU you plan on building, the specs, its primary function, and any secondary functions it may serve.

Timeline

While ADU construction and garage conversions don’t take years by any means, the process isn’t instant. Make sure that your projected timeline will work out. If you plan on moving, are expecting company, or have made other plans that could complicate things, it may be best to reschedule or modify the timeline.

Budget

Last but certainly not least, you’ll want to keep your budget in mind. There’s nothing worse than getting partway through an ADU construction on garage conversion and realize you’ve burned through your entire budget. Before you get started, be sure to create a thorough and comprehensive budget that considers each and every possible cost for the project. This may sound tedious, but it’ll be worth it down the line when things turn out exactly as planned within the predetermined budget.

Let Garage Conversion CBI Take Care of Everything

Building your own ADU or taking care of your own garage conversion can be rewarding, but also exceedingly difficult if you don’t have much experience. Instead of stressing and doing all the work yourself, hire our professionals at Garage Conversion CBI in Orange County! We have years of experience providing quality ADUs and garage conversions and we take care of everything from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more and to get started with your professional ADU and garage conversion services in Orange County!