I converted my detached garage to a nice 400-square foot house for my mother-in-law to live in. I was kind of impresario or “developer” for the project, which was rather more complex than 400 square feet might suggest, but the cool results (especially that dishrack :) made it all worthwhile. It cost approximately $73,000, which includes permits, design fees, and city systems development charges. The architect was John Perkins.
Here follows a listing of all the posts about the project, in chronological order.
Design considerations: an extra foot makes a difference
Design considerations: the necessary loft
Design considerations: skylights
And when you’re done with that, come check out:
my most recent bottleworld post