Accessory Dwelling Unit


At TMA Design, we specialize in providing comprehensive services for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). From initial design to final construction, our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality, efficient, and eco-friendly ADUs that meet your needs and comply with all local and federal regulations. Our expertise ensures that your ADU project is handled with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

With California laws now allowing the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), they have become a popular investment choice due to their low cost and high efficiency. Our ADUs feature modern architectural designs and incorporate green building principles, including net-zero structures. We offer prefabricated ADUs that are eco-friendly, quick to install, and provide you with a sustainable and stylish living space in no time. Explore the future of home expansion with TMA Design's innovative ADU solutions!

ADU Services

1. Design

Our design services focus on creating functional and aesthetically pleasing ADUs that blend seamlessly with your existing property. We work closely with you to understand your vision and requirements, ensuring that the final design meets your expectations.

  • Custom Designs: Tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

  • Architectural Plans: Detailed drawings and 3D models to visualize your ADU.

  • Eco-Friendly Design: Incorporating sustainable materials and energy-efficient features to qualify for local and federal incentives.

2. Permitting

Navigating the permitting process can be complex, but our team has extensive experience in obtaining necessary approvals.

  • Permit Acquisitions: Handling all paperwork and submissions to local municipalities.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring your ADU meets all zoning and building codes.

  • Expedited Processing: Fast-tracking your project through efficient permit management.

3. Construction Management

We provide full construction management services to oversee every aspect of your ADU build.

  • Project Planning: Detailed timelines and milestones to keep your project on track.

  • Contractor Coordination: Managing subcontractors and ensuring quality workmanship.

  • Budget Management: Keeping your project within budget without compromising on quality.

4. Cost Estimates

Accurate cost estimates are essential for budgeting and planning your ADU project.

  • Detailed Breakdown: Comprehensive estimates covering all aspects of the project.

  • Material Costs: Evaluating options to find the best balance between cost and quality.

  • Labor Costs: Transparent pricing for all labor involved in the construction process.

5. Project Inspections

Regular inspections ensure that your ADU project meets all safety and quality standards.

  • Pre-Construction Inspections: Assessing site conditions and preparing for construction.

  • Ongoing Inspections: Regular checks during construction to monitor progress and compliance.

  • Final Inspections: Ensuring the completed ADU meets all regulatory requirements.

6. Project Oversight

Our project oversight services provide comprehensive management to ensure your ADU is built to the highest standards.

  • Quality Control: Ensuring all work meets our high standards of quality.

  • Schedule Management: Keeping the project on schedule with regular updates and adjustments.

  • Issue Resolution: Quickly addressing any issues that arise during construction.

7. Permit Acquisitions with Municipalities

Our experience with local municipalities allows us to efficiently handle permit acquisitions.

  • Local Expertise: Knowledge of local regulations and building codes.

  • Relationships: Established connections with municipal authorities for smoother processing.

  • Documentation: Complete and accurate submission of all required documents.

Additional Features
Eco-Friendly Design

We incorporate eco-friendly designs to qualify for local and federal incentives, making your ADU both sustainable and cost-effective.

  • Sustainable Materials: Use of recycled and environmentally friendly materials.

  • Energy Efficiency: Installing energy-efficient appliances and systems.

  • Water Conservation: Incorporating water-saving fixtures and landscaping.

Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

We offer solutions for integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging stations into your ADU.

  • EV Charger Installation: Planning and installation of home EV chargers.

  • Electrical Upgrades: Ensuring your electrical system can support EV charging.

  • Future-Proofing: Preparing your ADU for future advancements in EV technology.

ADU as an Office

Transform your ADU into a functional office space.

  • Workspace Design: Creating a productive and comfortable work environment.

  • Technology Integration: Installing necessary tech infrastructure for a modern office.

  • Privacy and Comfort: Ensuring a quiet and private space for work.

ADU for Residential Use

Design your ADU for residential purposes, whether for family, guests, or rental income.

  • Living Space Design: Optimizing space for comfort and functionality.

  • Kitchen and Bath: Designing efficient and stylish kitchens and bathrooms.

  • Privacy: Ensuring privacy and independence from the main dwelling.

Why Choose TMA Design?

TMA Design provides precise, reliable drafting solutions. As a Los Angeles-based firm, we know local codes, ordinances, and municipalities, with strong ties to local professionals. Using advanced technology, we ensure accurate, fast results. Choose us for exceptional service and dedication to your project’s success.

To ensure accurate project delivery cost and time estimates, we invite you to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with us. Use the link below to book your session today.