KN Remodeling & Supplies INC

Detached Garage Conversion ADU in Van Nuys

Studio, 3/4 BA | 360 SQFT

Van Nuys, Los Angeles, USA

Plans $7490

Est. Construction $145000

Transforming this underused 2-car garage into a fully functional accessory dwelling unit ( Garage Conversion ADU) was more than a home improvement project for our client in Manhattan Beach; it was an investment in their family.

This newly constructed studio apartment offers a comfortable home-away-from-home for our clients’ aging parents. A private and comfortable place within steps of the main house.

When our clients approached us about designing this ADU, they wanted an ADU that blended seamlessly with the existing home. They wanted to retain the look of their single family home, and they wanted the ADU to be almost undetectable by people passing by.

We took those desires and designed an ADU that converted their existing attached garage into a ADU that made no changes to the exterior of the home. The entrance to the ADU was tucked into the side yard, the the existing garage door was replaced with a modern insulated exterior wall that was designed to look exactly like the garage door it replaced.


The Challenge: Maintaining the Home’s Character

Our clients approached us with a specific vision. They desired a Garage Conversion ADU that seamlessly integrated with the existing home’s architecture. Their goal was to preserve the single-family home’s aesthetic and ensure the ADU remained virtually undetectable from the street.

A Design Solution: Garage Conversion ADU

Taking their desires to heart, we crafted a solution that transformed their attached garage into a functional Garage Conversion ADU without altering the home’s exterior. The ADU entrance was cleverly tucked away in the side yard, maintaining the home’s original curb appeal. Additionally, the existing garage door was replaced with a modern, insulated exterior wall, meticulously designed to replicate the original door’s appearance.

A Seamless Transformation: Building a Garage ADU

Understanding the client’s vision, we meticulously planned a transformation that converted their detached garage into a fully functional Garage ADU while preserving the home’s architectural integrity. Our design aimed to provide an additional living space without disrupting the aesthetic harmony of the main residence.

The ADU entrance was strategically positioned at the rear of the garage, offering a private entryway that maintains the existing curb appeal of the home. This thoughtful placement ensures that the new unit remains discreet and does not detract from the primary structure’s appearance.

To further blend the new structure with the existing home, the original garage door was replaced with a modern, insulated exterior wall. This new wall was designed to mimic the appearance of the original door, featuring matching materials and design elements that harmonize with the existing façade.

Inside, the Garage ADU was outfitted with all the amenities of a modern living space. We incorporated energy-efficient appliances, high-quality finishes, and a smart layout to maximize the available space. The result is a cozy, functional dwelling that enhances the property’s value and utility without compromising on style or comfort.

This project showcases our commitment to creating innovative, practical solutions that meet our clients’ needs while respecting the architectural integrity of their homes.

The Result: A Perfect Balance of Comfort and Aesthetics

The final product is a testament to thoughtful design and meticulous execution. The newly created ADU provides a comfortable and private haven for the clients’ parents, offering them the independence and proximity they desire. Importantly, the ADU seamlessly blends with the existing home, preserving the overall aesthetic and maintaining the neighborhood’s character.

Unlocking Potential in Your Own Home

This inspiring Manhattan Beach Garage Conversion ADU showcases the possibilities of maximizing existing space. Are you a homeowner with an underutilized garage or backyard area? Perhaps you dream of creating a guest retreat, a dedicated home office, or a rental unit to generate additional income. Our team of design experts can help you unlock the potential within your property. Contact us today to discuss your vision and explore the exciting possibilities of creating a functional and beautiful ADU in your own home

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Who We Are

KN Remodeling is a certified and qualified renovation company that provides renovation services to all people of Los Angeles, Woodland Hills, Simi valley, Thousand oaks, and its environs. As a full time company, we offer a wide range of services and products tailored to make your home beautiful. From replacement of kitchen counter-tops to bathroom flooring, KN Remodeling, does it all. We take pride in what we do and we are always glad to put a smile on your face each time you ask for our services. That is why we have a showroom with certified designers and kitchen remodelers who guide you in deciding what’s best for your bathroom or kitchen. We make our customers feel at home by giving them a wide range of remodeling designs to choose from and we always renovate your home with your needs and wants in mind.