Kitchen Remodeling

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

March 22, 2023

The prospect of building an above garage ADU is enough to make anyone excited. Creating your very own customized space from design to finishing materials allows you to make something truly unique. With a project this big though, you may be wondering what the build process looks like before you jump in feet first. Who can blame you?

Luckily, there’s more than enough information to put your fears to rest before starting your project. Stick around and find out the different uses for ADUs, benefits and challenges of the build, the process of building, and the estimated costs. Armed with the full knowledge of the process laid out below, you can step confidently into your above garage build!

What is an ADU?

An ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is a second housing structure that’s built on the same lot as a primary living unit. Generally, they act as a fully functional living space to include a bathroom, kitchen, rooms and the like. ADUs come in many shapes and sizes to fit the lifestyle and needs of all homeowners; There’s something to fit every existing structure!

For example, an ADU can be attached to a ground level structure like most envision when they think of a home addition. They can also be attached above a garage or upper floor. Converting a garage or creating a basement are also ADU options. Finally, you can have a detached ADU that offers an entirely separate structure from the original. All in all, for the purposes of this article we’ll be focusing on the above garage ADU.

Uses of an ADU Above Garage

One of the best parts of building your above garage ADU is that it can accommodate whatever you need. While there’s no set use for your ADU garage, here’s some of the common ones that might spark some inspiration.

  • Home Gym: These spaces can be the perfect set up for the home gym of your dreams. No more long trips to the gym or waiting for equipment!
  • Home Office: A quiet retreat to get all your work done, an ADU is often used as a home office; Take calls and get work done in the solitude you need.
  • Rental: Many homeowners use an above garage ADU as a rental space, producing extra income for their families while keeping their own home private.
  • Mother-in-law Suite: An ideal space for an elderly parent, have peace of mind as they live close in your above garage ADU.
  • Guest Suite: Give your guests the comfort of their own living space while keeping your privacy, but still having them close by.

Benefits of an ADU Above Garage

What’s in it for you? A great question for such a big investment. Luckily, there’s enough benefits to this project that you can rest assured it’s a worthy expenditure.

  • Extra Space : The most obvious benefit of an above garage ADU is the extra space you’ll gain. As mentioned above, this space has unlimited uses, some of which can even make you money! A little extra square footage never hurts, especially when it comes time to sell.
  • Increased ROI : Speaking of selling, you’re sure to see return on investment when it comes time to put your home on the market. Buyers love homes that have unique features or a little something “extra”. An above garage ADU easily fits that bill and will undoubtedly add value to your home.
  • More Eco-friendly : Any kind of construction has undeniable impacts whether through the actual build process itself or materials used. Even so, building up instead of taking up more green space on the ground’s surface makes it a bit more eco-friendly.
  • Added Privacy : A traditional ADU is typically built ground level and attached to the primary home. While the extra space is still valuable, it doesn’t lend itself to privacy when guests are in the home. An above garage ADU can be built in such a way that it has its own entrance, cook space, and the like; All equaling more privacy for you.

Challenges of Building an ADU Above Garage

While building an ADU above the garage will without doubt provide you with plenty of benefits, it’s not without its challenges. You should consider these before jumping into your project; Nothing’s worse than starting a project of this size only to run into major obstacles that cost you more time and money.

  • Cost : As with most things, your budget will determine whether or not you can take on a project like this. Considering the fact that you’re adding an entirely new area to your home from top to bottom; It should come as no shock that the price tag will reflect the magnitude and that might not be feasible for some.
  • Height Restrictions : Building codes aren’t always straightforward. While it may not seem like you’re disturbing much by building up instead of out, that’s not always the case. You’ll need to check local rules and regulations to ensure your above garage ADU is done legally.
  • HVAC Requirements : These days, most people rely on HVAC systems to keep them comfortable with both cooling and heating. Unfortunately, your existing system isn’t likely to support an above garage space. The existing HVAC unit will either need to be modified or an alternative installed like a split unit.
  • Exterior Style : Think about how an above garage ADU will look when it’s all said and done. Adding to an existing structure isn’t an easy task when it comes to style for the simple fact that the same materials aren’t always available. Architectural features will also need to be well thought out to be sure it blends in.
  • Plumbing : Providing proper plumbing to this area of the home can be quite a headache depending on what you’re dealing with. The location of your home’s main sewer pipe connection is what will determine the most. If it’s close to your garage, it could be a fairly simple connection. If it’s not, it could mean trenching out certain parts of the existing haedscape in order to plumb the ADU correctly.

Estimated Costs of Building an ADU Above Garage

With every ADU build comes its own set of detailed plans, materials, and labor needs. That makes the task of estimating ADU building costs a bit more difficult. Even so, there’s a few ways you can get an idea of what your above garage ADU may cost. TO start, here’s estimated costs based on size:

  • 400 square feet: $180,000 to $220,000
  • 600 square feet: $260,000 to $320,000
  • 750 square feet: $340,000 to $420,000
  • Average cost: $250,000

There’s plenty of factors that impact costs aside from square footage, material costs being one of those. Check out the main ones below:

  • Framing
  • Beams and Trusses
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Cabinetry
  • Trim
  • Paint

There’s a few other costs to keep in mind despite all of the above. From labor costs to miscellaneous fees, these aren’t aspects of your build you’d want to ignore.

  • Permitting
  • Demolition
  • Architect
  • Structural Engineer (foundation)
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Project Clean-up
  • HVAC Installation

The Process to Build an ADU Above Garage

When you’re investing so much, it’s natural to be curious about what the actual building process looks like. While it’s an intricate project with no lack of moving parts, the steps below give you a birds eye view of the operation.

  1. Acquire Contractor: One of the most important decisions you’ll make in the ADU build process is your choice in contractor. It’s important to pick someone who is known for meeting deadlines and who communicates well. Be sure they’re licensed and insured and someone who specializes in or is at least familiar with the ADU building process. Price is always on consideration as well. To ensure you’re not being taken advantage of, try getting multiple bids on the project for comparison purposes.
  2. Financial Review: You’ll want to review your contractor’s bid. If you’re looking to cut costs, use the bid to see where you might be able to trim. Adjusting the overall design of your ADU may also cut the cost of your project’s total cost. In this phase, you’ll also need to decide which financing option best fits your needs. Between grants, loans, and lines of credit you have options.
  3. Feasibility Study: This study is a crucial part of the build process as it ensures your build is doable given the utilities from the main house, available lot space, local requirements, and the like. Ensuring that your space is viable for the project and meets building code will save you a huge headache in the end, avoiding possible pitfalls that are identified in the study itself.
  4. City Consult & Permitting: If all is well with the feasibility study, your contractor can now submit a complete set of drawings to the city. Alongside these drawings, they’ll begin working on the permitting needed for everything. Pulling these permits allows the work to be done legally and safely for all involved.
  5. Finalize Aesthetics: Probably the most fun step in the process is finalizing the materials used in your ADU build. Most people already have an idea of how they’d like their ADU to look both inside and out. If not, their contractor can supply them with 3D mock ups and material options from siding to flooring.
  6. Construction Begins: Finally, with all the nitty gritty details pegged down, your build out can officially begin! Completion times vary depending upon how big or small your project is and what customizations are being added. You can usually expect a build from beginning to end to take anywhere from 7 to 16 months.

Ideas and Tips for an ADU Above Garage

There’s no shortage of ideas and tips for your above garage ADU build. From prepping for your project to the details of your design, consider the ideas below as you move forward.

  • Clean out the attic: It sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised the amount of people who forget they’ve stored items in their attic; Then in comes their demolition crew only to find their workday delayed by having to get the homeowners to move their items out of the workspace. Check your attic before!
  • Choose timelines wisely: While an ADU garage build doesn’t cause as much disruption as a full second story addition, it’s still going to affect your day to day life. Consider the fact that your contractor will need your driveway and likely surrounding space for materials and equipment. Select a time of year that works best for your family, keeping in mind the short inconveniences of less parking, more noise, and the like.
  • Don’t neglect the light: An above garage ADU will undoubtedly provide you with added square footage but the space is still likely to be small. That’s where the power of natural light comes in as it can make the space feel bigger. Try to keep this in mind when designing your ADU garage to maximize light in your space.
  • Consider skylights: Speaking of natural light, skylights are both an excellent and unique way to introduce it into your space. They’re also a great way to ventilate your new ADU garage. Many skylights have the ability to open, so you have the added benefit of fresh air flowing through your unit.
  • Pick a functional design: What are you using the space for? It’s critical that you plan your ADU with this question in mind. Remembering your overall goal for your ADU will help you make design choices that make the most sense for how you plan to use the space. Do you need storage or shelving? Maybe a wide open space or a few separate rooms? Even a small cook space or built in seating.
  • Stair location: Depending on the size of your existing garage and the surrounding elements of your exterior, you may have the ability to choose whether you’d like the stairs to your ADU inside or outside. You can have a set inside the ground level of your garage that leads to the ADU’s door or a set of stairs on the exterior of the home that lead up to an exterior door.
  • Matching windows: A common mistake in above garage ADUs is mismatched windows. It’s a dead giveaway on the exterior that the space above the garage is in fact an addition and not original. To make the home’s exterior look cohesive, choose the same window size for your ADU garage as you have for the rest of your home.
  • Consider roof features: Another common error in above garage ADUs is building the roofline without features. Again, you can usually spot a second story addition easily when the roofline has been neglected. Choosing unique featured gables or dormers help solve this problem while creating an exterior that doesn’t look boring and boxy.

Why choose Structura Remodeling for your ADU garage in Los Angeles?

You may be asking yourself why you should choose Structura Remodeling for your project. There’s no shortage of contractors to choose from, so what sets Structura apart? Here’s more than enough reasons to make Structura your number one choice:

  • They have over 16 years of experience in the construction industry with the owner being a third generation contractor.
  • Their team is made up of the most qualified individuals in the field, between designers and craftsmen, you’re working with the best in the business.
  • They operate each project via a comprehensive process, starting with your vision, to full estimates, home design and the like.
  • The company is extremely detail oriented, making your dreams come to life down to every cabinet pull and color. With the help of 3D renderings and project planning, you can be sure your vision will come to fruition.
  • The level of professionalism on site is unparalleled. The team works to keep their work space clean while taking care of surrounding job site elements like pets, family schedules, and your possessions.
  • Structura Remodeling truly cares about the customer’s experience and end result so much so that they always aim for 100% satisfaction with each customer.
  • If all of these combined haven’t convinced you, let the reviews speak for themselves! Countless happy customers have rave reviews for Structura Remodeling!


An above garage ADU may be costly, but the price is definitely worth the reward. A versatile space you can use for nearly any purpose, it fits the needs of every family. Not every contractor can take on an intricate project like this though. You want an experienced company that can guide you through every step of the way.

Ready to get started on your above garage ADU? We’re ready to assist! Get a FREE ADU consultation in the Los Angeles area! Call Structura Remodeling at 1-800-922-4613 or schedule a free consultation here:


*Serving Los Angeles county and surrounding areas*


Is it cheaper to build out or up?

While above garage ADUs make an awesome addition to any home, building out is by far the cheapest option. Sure, when you build out you have to fork over money for excavation, surveying, added foundation and the like. Even so, starting from scratch helps to mitigate some major obstacles that adding a story to an existing garage just doesn’t present.

The fact is, building up requires a lot more detailed work to ensure the structure is on solid foundation and built to fit seamlessly into the existing home’s style. Extra materials and labor also add to the cost of building up. While it has its benefits, they come at a cost.

Are ADUs worth the investment?

An ADU is no small project and with it comes a price tag that may scare off some. For those who can see the long term value though, ADUs are well worth the investment. Surveys on the return on investment for these structures report an average of a 35% bump in sale value.

ROI aside, they’re worth the investment when it comes to extra space alone. They’re perfect for expanding families and a place for your out of town guests. Not to mention the possibility of using ADUs for an AirBnB site. They have endless potential!

What is a JADU?

Similar to an ADU, a JADU or junior accessory dwelling unit, is also a housing structure built with the intent for living with one caveat: it’s no bigger than 500 square feet. As a rule of thumb, JADUs are attached to the home and because of the smaller space they don’t have the full amenities of an ADU.

For instance, you’ll find JADUs likely share a bathroom with the main living quarters, not always a separate bathroom as with ADUs. Similarly, JADUs will have some type of space for prepping food but not a full kitchen for cooking.

What is a UDU?

A UDU, or unpermitted dwelling unit, is an ADU that has not been built under proper permitting. This is often the result of a DIY with the best intentions. While it can be tempting to construct an ADU on your own, the risk is not worth the reward in this case. Using a trusted contractor like Structura Remodeling ensures everything’s done legally.

If not, you run the risk of having to revert back to legalizing your ADU which is not only a hassle, but not always doable. You’ll need to study county codes, bring the unit to standard, submit plans, undergo inspections and so forth. If you’re lucky, you can make things right, but it’s not a chance you’ll want to take.

Kitchen Remodeling

2023 Kitchen Remodeling Cost Guide Los Angeles

2023 Kitchen Remodeling Cost Guide Los Angeles

March 21, 2023

Kitchens are one of the most used rooms in the home. Meal making aside, they’re a space for gathering friends and family; Often the focal point of any in home entertaining. It’s for that reason that kitchens are usually at the top of remodeling wishlists. Afterall, who wants to usher their guests into an outdated space they’re not happy to be in themselves?

If you find yourself reading this, I’m guessing you can relate. Even so, the remodeling process can be confusing, especially when it comes to cost. How much is a kitchen remodel? Which materials make most sense for your budget? Does your kitchen really need remodeling? All of these questions and more will be answered right here! Stick around and find out everything you need to know about kitchen renovation cost in Los Angeles in 2023.

Signs Your Kitchen Needs Remodeling

If you’re questioning whether or not your kitchen truly needs a remodel, the signs below are undeniable indications that it’s about time. Take a look below and use these signs as your ultimate guide.

  • Old Appliances: Lacking space and efficiency they’re not effective.
  • Broken Cabinets: Broken pieces point to too much wear and tear.
  • Poor Layout: If your kitchen isn’t functional it’s likely due to the layout.
  • Lack of Counter Space: Little prep and cooking space isn’t practical.
  • Outdated Style: A main reason for remodel is the worn out aesthetics.
  • Leaking Fixtures: Leaking may cause water damage to surrounding surfaces.
  • Rusty Fixtures: A sign of serious erosion that’s an obvious eyesore.
  • Safety Hazards: Poor lighting and electrical issues are red flags.
  • Long Term Use: If you plan to stay in your home you might as well enjoy it.

Benefits of a Kitchen Remodel in Your Los Angeles Home


Kitchen remodels don’t just offer the obvious benefit of a fresh, new style. They also come with these other benefits below:

  • ROI: The ROI, or return on investment, is how much you’ll gain in profit from your bathroom remodel when it comes time to sell. Remodeled kitchens are without doubt a desirable feature for prospective buyers; That said, you can see a profit when you sell if you’ve re-designed in a way that will appeal to the masses.
  • Efficiency: Older appliances and fixtures can easily take away from the efficiency of your kitchen. Updating appliances can drastically lower your bills, same with updating fixtures. Leaky faucets and sinks are not just a waste of water but they’re a drag on your finances. Remodeling is the time for upgrades!
  • Storage: Nothing’s worse than a lack of storage space, especially in the kitchen which requires room for storing food and cookware. Remodeling a kitchen is the best opportunity to remedy this limitation. Whether you install bigger cabinetry or redesign the space altogether, added storage is a huge remodel benefit.
  • Functionality: Some kitchens just aren’t as functional as they could be. This is often a product of wasted space, lack of storage, or poor design. When you look to remodel, you can solve all of these issues! For instance, the addition of an island can create more cook space, storage, and functional design all at once.
  • Safety: There’s a lot going on in the kitchen and when you combine cooking messes, appliances, and the like, accidents can happen. During your remodel you can aim to make your space more safe by selecting anti-slip flooring, moving plugs and switches away from water sources, and adding in more lighting.

6 Factors to Consider in Your Kitchen Remodel


Remodeling your kitchen is a huge undertaking with lots of moving parts. That said, it can be easy to oversee some of the main components you need to think on. Don’t forget to take these 6 factors into consideration during your remodel planning. 

  1. Materials: Picking all the materials for your remodel is definitely the most exciting part of remodel planning. The ability to choose everything down to the cabinet pulls and countertops gives you the chance to create the kitchen you’ve been hoping for. As exciting as it is, you still have to consider which materials you’ll choose based upon your budget. For example, marble is a gorgeous kitchen countertop choice but it’s also hugely expensive compared to others and requires maintenance. Similarly, you’ll need to prioritize materials like appliances, cabinetry, countertops, fixtures and the like. That said, don’t blindly select materials; Keep cost in mind.
  2. Scheduling: Start thinking about a timeframe when this project is actually feasible for you and your family. While the kitchen is a critical part of the home that’s often in use, you can still pick a slower season that will make the renovation less stressful for everyone. Also, have in mind your expectations and timeline for the kitchen remodel and bring that to your contractor when you’re interviewing them. This gives them an idea of what you’re looking for and allows them to tell you what’s realistic based upon the scope of the work.
  3. Scope: Speaking of the scope of the work, you’ll need to think in depth about all aspects of your kitchen renovation. Begin narrowing down the design and materials. Are you looking to change the layout? Will you switch out all appliances? What fixtures will you install? From top to bottom, make a to-do list. If you’re unsure where to start, it’s best to consult your contractor. They will likely have a checklist and 3D software to help you make your final decisions on everything from wall color to flooring.
  4. Fee Structure: Fees pertaining to specific labor needs, the contractor, timeline overages and the like can send any well budgeted remodel into a tailspin. Structura Remodeling takes the guesswork out of the equation up front, utilizing a one lump sum contract price that puts others to shame. Unlike other contractors, they’re not looking to surprise you with fees or nickel and dime you when the moment presents itself. Their lump sum price includes the use of subcontractors, designers, project managers, labor, and rough materials with complete transparency on total kitchen renovation cost.

    Other contractors may have fees built into their contractor for project delays as well; Not so with Structura! If a delay causes them to go over the approximate timeline given for the project, there’s no fee. In fact, they pride themselves on being proactive in the pre-construction phase to mitigate this possibility altogether. By prepping material lists, requesting the homeowners selections, and pre-purchasing materials they’re able to avoid unnecessary delays that many other contractors would try to turn into a pay day.

  5. Budget: Your budget is a major factor to consider, though not a particularly fun one. It acts as the guide for nearly every aspect of your kitchen remodel. What contractor you can afford, the type of materials, the scope of the project, literally everything! Decide on how much you can realistically spend on your remodel and that’ll determine the specifics of your plan.
  6. Los Angeles Trends: When you remodel, it’s important to know what’s going on in your neighborhood with regard to trends. If you plan to stay in your house for good, then using any style and material you like is probably a safe bet. However, if it’s not your forever home and you plan to sell within the next five to ten years, it’s crucial to think ahead.

Find out what’s popular, what might attract most people, even aiming for materials that have always been timeless. That way, when you go sell your home your property has far more appeal. If you’re not sure what’s on trend in the Los Angeles area, your contractor can help! After all, they’re the ones involved in local building and remodeling. They can help direct you to the designs and styles that will stay on trend for years to come.

Components of a Kitchen Remodel in Los Angeles

When you’re planning for your kitchen remodel, it’s best to know all the parts of the project you’re planning for. While it’s not comprehensive, the elements below can act as a starting point for each part of your project.

  • Demo and cleanup work of old materials.
  • Removing walls – open up the space
  • Basic interior finishing materials (drywall, millwork,paint etc).
  • Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work.
  • New flooring and flooring materials.
  • New cabinetry, countertops, and kitchen sink.
  • Backsplash installation.
  • Baseboards and trim.

It’s important to remember that this list is assuming you’re gutting the kitchen altogether for a full remodel. That means that not every step on this list may apply to your remodel.

Cost to Remodel a Kitchen in Los Angeles by Size


It’s most common for remodel cost to be estimated based on the size of the space. It’s also no surprise that the bigger your space is, the bigger your kitchen renovation cost. Of course, material selection will play a big role in the final numbers as well. Regardless, keeping in mind the square footage of your kitchen will give you a general idea of how much you can expect to spend on the remodel.

Small Kitchen Remodel – ($30,000 to $35,000)

  • Space for 1 cook
  • 60 to 90 square feet
  • Corner layout or one wall
  • Compact fridge, 4 burner range, and microwave

Medium Kitchen Remodel – ($50,000 to $60,000)

  • Space for 1 to 2 cooks
  • 90 to 120 square feet
  • U or L shaped
  • Possible island
  • Normal fridge, 4 burner range, microwave, and dishwasher

Large Kitchen Remodel – ($80,000 to $100,000)

  • Space for 2+ cooks
  • 120 to 200 square feet
  • Bar space
  • Island or peninsula
  • Normal fridge, 4 to 6 burner range, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Optional wine fridge, double oven, and warmer

Cost to Remodel a Kitchen in Los Angeles by Finish Level

A ballpark estimate of your kitchen renovation cost can be determined by finish level too, not just project size. The finish level of a remodel refers to the type of materials you use to complete the project. For instance, a budget remodel might repurpose some existing material whereas a more high end remodel may gut the space and start with all new materials. No matter your budget, finish level can help you determine where you stand in estimated project costs.

Budget Kitchen Remodel – ($35,000 to $45,000)


If you’re looking to give your kitchen a much needed facelift but you’re low on funds, that’s not a dealbreaker. There’s still plenty of creative remodel ideas that’ll fit your style and budget. For this level remodel you’re likely to spend anywhere from $25,000 to $35,000. On a budget remodel you won’t be moving any walls or appliance positioning.

That means to stay within your budget, your main focus is keeping the cost of materials down.

Using cheaper materials doesn’t mean your renovation will look cheap. For instance, updated lighting, fresh paint, new hardware, and ceiling molding are all examples of small, economical changes with a big effect. Also consider refinishing what you already have like floors or cabinets. You can also use prefabricated countertops and cabinetry to keep down costs.

Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel – ($55,000 to $65,000)


With a mid-range budget, you have more freedom to truly transform the space. The average cost here usually falls between $55,000 and $65,000. That means more wiggle room for new fixtures, backsplash, upgraded cabinetry, and flooring. This level of remodel is really what takes an older space and turns it into something unrecognizable in the best way; All because you have access to materials that aren’t plausible for a budget remodel.

For example, engineered stone and laminate counters are better on a budget but with a mid-range budget you can now go next level; Think granite and marble! Maybe add storage and shelving, interesting lighting, and cabinet accents. You can also make customizations to the layout, creating a more functional flow.

High-End Kitchen Remodel ($90,000 to $120,000)

Kitchen Remodeling Los Angeles

A high-end kitchen remodel is where the magic really happens. Without a budget holding you back, you can make your dream kitchen a reality. For high-end remodels, people generally spend between $90,000 and $120,000. A remodel of this size usually involves completely gutting the old and starting from scratch. This gives homeowners the opportunity to change the layout and even expand their kitchen square footage.

A remodel of this magnitude equals some serious amenities. For instance, adding an island for more prep space and storage. A walk in pantry for easy access or a warming drawer for entertaining. Replacing floors with natural stone or hardwood flooring. Pot fillers, smart appliances, and wine fridges are also common additions to high-end renovations. There’s not much you can’t do at this finish level.

Rip-and-Replace vs. Gut Renovation

Not all remodels look the same in scope, especially when it comes to the scale of what you’re doing. You can choose to rip-and-replace, meaning the bones and main structure stay in place. The other option is to completely gut the kitchen and start from scratch.

The best part of gutting everything is getting to choose your layout. What was once cramped, wasted space can be transformed into an open, functional kitchen. On the other hand, gutting can be far more expensive and you may run into issues with rewiring or moving plumbing.

A rip-and-replace is much less work while still offering you remodel options that fit your needs. The downside is, most if not all elements stay in their same space. For example, replacing countertop material, not redesigning their placement; Or installing a new oven, just in the same space as the old one.

What method you choose hinges on what your overall goals are for your remodel and of course, your budget.

Why choose Structura Remodeling for your kitchen remodeling project in Los Angeles?

You may be asking yourself why you should choose Structura Remodeling for your kitchen remodel. There’s no shortage of contractors to choose from, so what sets Structura apart? Here’s more than enough reasons to make Structura your number one choice:

  • They have over 16 years of experience in the construction industry with the owner being a third generation contractor.
  • Their team is made up of the most qualified individuals in the field, between designers and craftsmen, you’re working with the best in the business.
  • They operate each project via a comprehensive process, starting with your vision, to full estimates, home design and the like.
  • The company is extremely detail oriented, making your dreams come to life down to every cabinet pull and color. With the help of 3D renderings and project planning, you can be sure your vision will come to fruition.
  • The level of professionalism on site is unparalleled. The team works to keep their work space clean while taking care of surrounding job site elements like pets, family schedules, and your possessions.
  • Structura Remodeling truly cares about the customer’s experience and end result so much so that they always aim for 100% satisfaction with each customer.
  • If all of these combined haven’t convinced you, let the reviews speak for themselves! Countless happy customers have rave reviews for Structura Remodeling!


A kitchen remodel can take your builder grade cook space to a custom culinary dream in the blink of an eye. No matter your budget, the sky’s the limit with choices in style, layout, and material options. To get the job done right though, you need an experienced and reliable contractor you can trust

Ready to get started on your kitchen remodel in 2023? We’re ready to assist! Get a FREE kitchen remodel consultation in the Los Angeles area! Call Structura Remodeling at 1-800-922-4613 or schedule a free consultation here:


*Serving Los Angeles county and surrounding areas*


Are permits needed to remodel a kitchen in the Los Angeles area?

Permits can be tricky seeing as they vary from city to city based on local requirements. Even so, if you’re doing a complete kitchen overhaul you can expect to need a permit. Especially if you’re moving walls or doing something to the structural integrity of the home.

Some contractors like to say if you have to open up any part of the wall, you probably need a permit. Regardless, this is where your contractor comes in handy. They know all the ins and outs of permitting, so you can rest assured your project will be up to all appropriate standards.

Can I finance my kitchen remodel?

Renovating a kitchen can be expensive but there’s plenty of financing options if you don’t have the cash on hand. Renovation loans are also fairly common; They offer fair requirements like low credit score and small down payments, so they’re a viable choice.

HELOCs or a home equity line of credit are also a great financing option for several reasons, no closing costs and lower interest rates being among a few. Government programs are another option. Though a little harder to navigate, they’re worth the hassle if you meet the loan requirements.

What’s the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

When you’re measuring which aspect of a kitchen remodel is most expensive, appliances may come to mind. While they definitely earn a top spot on the list of high kitchen renovation costs, they’re not number one. To the surprise of many, cabinetry is usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel.

This is usually due to the sheer amount needed for the average kitchen, along with any customizations required. For instance, choosing a pantry wall or extra ceiling height cabinetry for storage will inevitably tack on more to the overall kitchen renovation cost.