Today’s Versatile Accessory Dwelling Units Meet Multiple Purposes with Inspiring Design

Once referred to as “mother-in-law” suites, today’s accessory dwelling units, or “ADUs” are more versatile than ever. These home additions or additional structures on your property can be used as a: 

  • Short or long term rental unit
  • Guest house
  • Office Space
  • Personal sanctuary
  • In-law suite, Granny flat

We design and build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), in-law suites, backyard cottages, secondary units, Granny flats, and Mother-in-Law Suites. Our experienced team helps you arrive at the best solution for your lifestyle. If you’re concerned about how an addition will affect the appearance of your home, you can rely on Jackson Design and Remodeling’s expert team, which specializes in additions and independent structures designed to blend architecturally with the design of your original home.

New, Easier Process in San Diego
The number of granny flat (sometimes called “companion unit”) applications received by San Diego increased from 19 in 2016 to over 600 in 2019. In 2020, California rule changes make the process faster and easier if you are a homeowner planning to build an accessory dwelling unit on your property. Contact us for details. 

The San Diego City Council approved a package of housing reform measures and sped up the permitting process, making it easier for homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The law is meant for homeowners with an existing home who want to build second dwellings in their yard or garage area. The JDR team will help you navigate these guidelines to create an ideal space for your loved one by building your new ADU or remodeling your existing one.

Benefits of ADUs

  • Significant increased property value in comparison to investment
  • Quiet office to work from home
  • Space for yoga & meditation or hobbies
  • Private space for visiting guests
  • “Separate but together” space for family members

Learn more about how JDR’s unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals can guide you through the design build process for accessory dwelling units, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and Granny flats.