Need More Living Space? A Garage Conversion Could be Your Best Option

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An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your Los Angeles property offers many benefits. It can provide rental income or space for extended family members while increasing your home’s value. When choosing an ADU, garage conversions are popular for a number of reasons, here’s why.

  1. There’s already a structure in place

The fact that you have an existing structure will save you time and money. With the framework already in place, all that’s left is to convert the interior into usable space. Many garages are also outfitted with electricity, heating, and cooling, which makes them even easier to convert.

  1. Allows for versatility

Many homeowners are excited about the prospect of adding more living space. At the same time, they are not always happy about losing the use of their garage. Perhaps you too are wondering how you will store things or where you will park. If so, you’ll be glad to know garage conversions can be very flexible. A few ideas for multi-use garages include: • Creating a loft apartment over top of the main garage • Closing off one side for use as a dwelling and leaving the other one open for storage • Building a covered carport elsewhere to be used as a parking space • Adding on a storage closet to the back of your garage

  1. It offers a variety of uses

Garage conversions are a great way to add more living space. However, many Los Angeles clients use them for other purposes. For example, a converted garage could be used for entertaining, crafts and hobbies, or a home-based business. If you need to house out-of-town guests or have a college student returning for the summer, a garage ADU could provide short-term housing and then be used for other activities the rest of the time.

A variety of convenient living options

With the right planning, your newly converted garage will be a place where people will enjoy spending time. It’s also easy to outfit your garage with amenities such as high-quality cabinets. If you are looking for kitchen cabinets in Los Angeles that are perfect for your newly-renovated garage, please stop by the LA showroom.