Best Options to Design an ADU in San Diego

A great ADU starts with a great design. Learn about your options for designing an ADU in San Diego from the design-builder Specialty Home Improvement.

The Basics of Granny Flats in San Diego

Wanting to build a Granny Flat or ADU in San Diego, but don't know where to start? Here's a guide to the basics from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

What’s the Cost of Building an ADU in San Diego? (COVID edition)

The cost of building an ADU in San Diego has changed since COVID hit. Find out what the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement have to say.

Things to Consider When Planning Your San Diego ADU

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Thinking about building an ADU in San Diego? The experts at Specialty Home Improvement tell us a few things to consider when planning your ADU

Top 3 Reasons to Build an ADU San Diego

Why build an ADU in San Diego? The ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement provide the top 3 reasons to build an ADU.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Mythbusters

The rules and regulations behind the popular accessory dwelling unit (ADUs) or granny flat trend can be confusing - we're here to bust a few ADU myths.

Rethinking Contemporary Bathroom Design — Does It Have to be So Sterile & Linear?

When it comes to bathroom design and remodel, in fact, any design and remodel, often the first word we hear...
Mother again in place

Aging in Place—the original reason for building ADU’s

One of the traditional reasons for building independent living units is to house our aging parents. Are you planning ahead for aging in place?
Calculating ADU Earnings for a standalone structure

How Much Can You Earn with an ADU in San Diego?

ADU's are the hot-button topic in residential construction/remodeling. Our clients have questions concerning earning potential vs. costs of building an ADU.
SHI - Coastal Design Remodel

An Open Floor Plan with Nautical Flair — Whites, Blues, and a Touch of Brass

Our clients loved their home of 10 years, but they didn't like the segregated feel of the main living level. It was time lighten things up with a coastal redesign.
SHI-Why Build an ADU (Granny Flat)

Why YOU Might Build an ADU (Granny Flat)

In our last article, we discussed the broad strokes of building a granny flat in California. Due to a severe shortage in affordable housing, along with mandated housing requirements, building ADUs — also called Granny Flats — provides additional…

Building a Granny Flat in San Diego County - What You Need to Know

At Specialty Home Improvement, we’ve been building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) — or "granny flats" — for our clients for years. For most of those years, getting a permit to build a granny flat involved jumping through multiple hoops…