We Specialize in the Design of Accessory Dwelling Units

California state law now requires that city and county administrations allow Accessory Dwelling Units to be permitted. The term Accessory Dwelling Unit means self-contained, livable space which includes a kitchen and bathroom, and can mean a converted garage, wing of your house, or an entirely separate unit within your property line. This may be valuable as an income generating space on Airbnb, mother-in-law unit, or as home to an onsite caregiver. Contact us​ now to get started designing your ADU.

​Below are some sample projects we've completed:


Single Car Garage Converted to ADU

The clients needed a studio apartment for parent visits plus a home office. Their 10' x 35' detached garage was converted for both uses.

Front of Garage-turned ADU


Downstairs Rec Room Becomes 1-Bedroom Apartment

Behind the garage and next to crawl space, clients had a long recreation room with its own bathroom and laundry. A kitchen was added and a bedroom was partitioned off to create an ADU, which now generates significant rental income.

Inside Kitchen of ADU


ADU Over Garage

​ADU's can also be built as free-standing buildings on a homeowner's property. We proposed this building as a new two-car garage with a second-floor apartment.

ADU Over The Garage


Bedroom Suite Converted To Junior ADU

​This client's existing bedroom already included a full bathroom and walk-in closet. The closet was converted to a new exterior entrance, plus a unit kitchen to create an ADU.

Bedroom coverted to an ADU


At Marin County Remodel, every project starts with a FREE, one hour consultation.
To schedule one today, call Jim at (415) 825-0350 ​or submit your contact information here.

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