In October of 2020, after designing and completing the construction documents, I did the legwork- I got the city building permits and HPC approvals I needed. I found carpenters, a plumber, an electrician, framers, a roofer, wood flooring guys, concrete people, mechanical (HVAC), a great painter, a garage door guy, and other subcontractors. We demolished the old one-car garage. We brought in sewer and water from the street ($30,000.) It took about 10 months from start to finish and cost around $325,000 not including the contractor (me), finish carpentry (me), some painting (you guessed it) and architect (me). Now we have a two-car plus studio gym and mechanical room garage with an 800+ sq ft apartment above. The apartment has 1.5 baths, one bedroom, walk-in closet, laundry, balcony and full-sized kitchen, dining and living room. Our daughter loves it and gets the family discount on rent. Watch the video where we walk through it.