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Cost of a Garage Conversion to an Apartment or Accessory Dwelling in Near San Francisco

This two car garage is being converted to an guest house that will be rented out.



This garage conversion is just over 25% completed at the time of this article.  


The owner of this home is a young recent Berkeley graduate who bought a home near a local BART station.  He can commute to downtown San Francisco in about 30 minutes (when there aren't BART delays... a big "if")

Michael plans to rent the home out.  Other clients with projects like this have collected $2,000+ per month and paid off the entire project in 5 years.  

This is a tricky project as it is built on the property line. This is allowed when converting an existing space.  The structure that is there will technically remain in order to meet permit requirement however the wood is all rotten and useless so it is just an added challenge that complicates construction and makes building a big more expensive. 

The full project cost including design, engineering, permits and construction is $175,596.  For the full budget you can download it here: Garage Conversion Budget

 

 



 

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