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468 Sq Ft, 1 Bedroom ADU Perfect for Your Backyard Space

An eye-catching, budget-efficient 1 BR / 1 Ba detached accessory dwelling unit for any homeowner looking for room for more on their property.

Caleb LeeMarch 16, 2021

Who says that elegant can't be efficient? Cottage designed this ADU space for San Jose to match specific homeowner needs, from form work to finishes. By laying out the bathroom, kitchen, and washer & dryer along the same wall of the accessory dwelling unit, we are able to unlock cost savings from consolidated plumbing that we pass directly to you as the homeowner.

The result is a stunning 1 bedroom space perfect for an in-law unit, granny flat, backyard cottage, or additional rental unit.

San Jose 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Accessory Dwelling Unit In-Law Unit Granny Flat - Exterior Design

We designed the exterior of the unit with a vertical board-and-batten siding to create a charming Cottage feel to enhance the ADU while still matching the craftsman style homes of the Bay Area. In the 468 square feet interior, we were able to fit:

  • A full kitchen with full-sized appliances (including a dishwasher!)
  • An open living space perfect for entertaining, and
  • A spacious and private bedroom large enough for a queen bed and a full closet
  • A full bathroom with a full bath,
  • A dedicated space for a stackable washer and dryer

San Jose Accessory Dwelling Unit 1 Bedroom - Floor Plan and Layout Design

Entering the ADU, the space opens up into an open kitchen, dining, and living room space, while skylights in the kitchen/dining space and bathroom allow for ample light to flow naturally into the unit. Full-sized windows throughout the unit provide light and views of the outdoor space surrounding the cottage. We love designing ADUs that connect with the surrounding yard helping the space feel significantly larger than the efficient 468 square feet unit.

San Jose In-Law Unit - 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom - Interior Design and Finishes

Homeowners have many choices for the finishing details and design for your project, and we are here to help! From fixtures to flooring, window trim to tile, we help homeowners manage the process from start to finish. The below image is an example of that: the skylight allows morning light to fill the space, while the bathroom tile complements the contemporary feel of the space without breaking the budget.

San Jose Granny Flat - 1 Bed 1 Bath - Interior Design Bathroom Skylight Custom

Contact us today using the link below for a Free, No-obligation Consultation & Estimate for your ADU vision with one of our ADU experts!

Project Budget: starting at $175,000

Disclaimer: Pricing may vary based on site conditions, utility connections, and finishing selections.

Services Included: Custom Design, Full Permitting Services, ADU Construction (from foundation to finishes)

Get your free consultation and estimate today!