Best San Diego ADU Builders

Best ADU Builders in San Diego

Are you experiencing any of the following scenarios?

“My family is expanding, the layout no longer works for us, or it’s time to build that dream home. I’m happy to select the finishes and make design decisions. But I need someone to manage the project on a day-to-day basis.”

Choose Elevated Remodeling as your ADU architect in San Diego! We’ll coordinate all the vendors and artisans, leaving the vision and decision-making to you!

Need to increase the total square footage of your living space?

Consider an ADU.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s), Casitas, In Law Suites, or Granny Flats, are all excellent options for adding to your single-family home.

Any of these options are optimal for a growing family, adding square feet, or, securing a bit more independence in a multi-generational living situation. To build an ADU in San Diego County, reach out to Elevated Remodeling.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

We specialize in high-quality Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) remodeling and construction projects of all sizes. We can help you with your project, whether building small accessory dwelling units (JDUs) or constructing new ones from scratch. Our experienced team can provide affordable and tailored ADU design and build solutions to suit your needs.

Affordable Solutions

Not only does Elevated Remodeling have an eye for cutting-edge design and construction innovation. We are also committed to offering affordable ADU solutions for our clients in San Diego. We’ll help you design and build the perfect attached ADU or detached ADU for your property.

With You, Every Step of the Way!

Our team helps you with every step of your ADU project, from planning to construction. We’ll maximize your San Diego property’s space and maintain your desired look and feel. Contact us today to learn more about how we can transform your space with our superior ADU contract services!

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A casita or a small self-contained dwelling is an unattached home on the same property as the main home. Sometimes called a “Tiny Home”, a Casita is a perfect addition to your San Diego property. Whether it is for another family member or added rental income, your casita can be tailored to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What type of utilities will be required for the casita/tiny home (water, power, sewer)?

  • Are there any zoning regulations or other local ordinances to consider before building a casita?

  • Will you build an outdoor kitchen, living space, porch, or patio space as part of your design build?

  • Before beginning a construction project, will you need any additional permits or approvals from the city or county?

  • What type of building permit is required?

When you use Elevated Remodeling services to build your San Diego Casita, we’ll manage the entire process. As experienced casita contractors, we know the ins and outs of adding a casita to your residential property.

home Additions

Add a room, home office, or porch/deck! Or even a second-story addition!

We plan ahead and develop a schedule that works for you. We use construction materials that limit dust and debris and keep the job site clean. On our home addition projects, we minimize noise, alert you when disruptions will happen, and treat your home as our own.

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ADU Builders Near Me

If you’re looking for an affordable and highly recommended ADU builder in San Diego, look no further. Elevated Remodeling is skilled in adapting your primary residence or creating a fully functioning separate dwelling.

Our Services Include:

  • ADUs

  • Bump Out Addition

  • Casitas
  • Construction Project Management

  • Detached Addition

  • Garage Conversion

  • General Construction Services

  • Guest House

  • Home Addition Second Floor

  • Home Additions
  • Home Extension
  • Home Office Spaces
  • JADUs
  • Mother-in-law Suite
  • Pool House
  • Residential Addition/Remodel

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How much does it cost to build an ADU
in San Diego County?

Cost to design, plan, and build a detached ADU in San Diego, California:

Type Square Footage Builder Grade Finishes High-End Finishes
1 bedroom/ 1 bath 500 SF $325,000 $375,000
2 bedroom/ 1 bath 750 SF $315,000 $406,000
2 bedroom/ 2 bath 1,000 SF $350,000 $500,000
3 bedroom/ 2 bath 1,200 SF $420,000 $570,000

Updated January 2023. Cost varies by site needs (grading, utilities, access).

How much does it cost to DESIGN

Type Square Footage Builder Grade Finishes High-End Finishes
2-car garage conversion 500 SF $125,000 $150,000
3-car garage conversion 750 SF $180,000 $225,000

Updated January 2023.


Square footage of existing
single family residence (SFD)
Maximum allowed square
footage for detached ADU
Maximum allowed square footage
for attached ADU (up to 50% of SFD)
1,450 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft. 725 sq. ft.
1,800 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft. 900 sq. ft.
2,000 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft. 1,000 sq. ft.
3,000 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft.
4,500 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft. 1,200 sq. ft.

Attached ADU – directly connected to the existing dwelling
Junior ADU (JADU) – a smaller type of attached dwelling unit typically no more than 500 square feet
Detached ADU – a stand-alone dwelling separate from the house


  • Conversion of Existing Space

  • Additional/Bump-out ADU

  • Above Garage ADU

  • Garage Conversion ADU

  • Stand-Alone ADU

Does the city of San Diego offer
a preapproved set of plans for ADUs?

Yes, the city of San Diego currently is offering 6 sets of preapproved plans for ADUs ranging from 600-1,200 square feet:

How Long does it take to build an ADU?

Design and planning stage of ADUs usually takes about 3 months before work begins.
Building of the ADU can usually take 6-12 months.

Why Choose Elevated Remodeling?

Our design build team offers a unique approach to remodeling that prioritizes the client experience. We provide customized plans and creative solutions that cater to the individual needs of each customer. Our experienced team will work with you every step of the way, ensuring that the remodel is efficient, cost-effective, and exceeds expectations. Furthermore, we follow all necessary permit processing, and safety protocols to ensure a smooth construction process with minimal disruption.

When you choose Elevated Remodeling as your San Diego ADU builder, your home will be transformed into something beautiful.

Are you a Design Consultant, Architect, Real Estate Agent, Estate Attorney or Financial Planner
looking to work with a reliable and competent contractor?