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Turning garage into mother in law suite

Kyle Smith
Posted May 11 2022, 01:02

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could shed more light into how much it would cost to change a garage into a mother in law suite with a little kitchen and bathroom. . Thanks ! 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Jim K.
  • Handyman
  • Pittsburgh, PA
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Jim K.
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
Replied May 11 2022, 01:45

Is the garage attached or detached?

Is the garage tied into existing power, water, and sewage? Usually a sewage tap is a big-ticket item.

What's the design of the garage cum ADU? Different designs cost different amounts to pull off.

What are the building and permitting requirements of the area the garage is in?

I know you want a ballpark figure, but it's really tough to give you anything useful. This is something you should ask a local contractor, preferably one with a lot of experience doing this in your area.

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John A Murray
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  • Long Beach, CA
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John A Murray
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  • Long Beach, CA
Replied May 16 2022, 16:45

$200-$275 sf all in hands off good-not custom-quality garage conversion.