Your One-Stop Shop San Diego ADU Builders

Unlock your free estimate

Why us

Local, Family-Owned, ADU Builders.

Competitive & Transparent Pricing.
Locally Based in San Diego.
Family-Operated Construction Company.
Full Service: Design, Permit, Build.
300+ Five-Star Reviews

139 Reviews on Yelp

Avg 4.9

44 Reviews on Google

Avg 4.9

48 Reviews on Houzz

Avg 5.0

50 Reviews on HomeAdvisor

Avg 5.0


We make the ADU process easy for you

  • Feasibility

  • Design & Plan

  • Permit

  • Build

Peek inside

Stunning craftsmanship you can see. Detailed quality you can feel.

For our team at Better Place Design & Build, ADU construction is as much about the journey as it is the destination. Whether that’s an ADU garage conversion or a private backyard getaway, we guide you through a seamless process you’ll love as much as the finished product.


Floor Plans

Start with some inspiration

When it comes to building an ADU, a little inspiration goes a long way. Here are just a few of our favorite ADU floor plans to showcase the possibilities.

Browse all
A 3 bedroom adu floor plan showing a residence layout
Torrey Pine
  • 1192 SQFT
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
Comprehensive 2D floor plan of a 1020 sq ft ADU, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen, living room, and terrace.
  • 1020 SQFT
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
2D floor plan showcasing a 750 sq ft ADU with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Designed for comfortable living, it includes a spacious kitchen and living area.
  • 748 SQFT
  • 2 Bed
  • 2 Bath
2D layout of a 400 sq ft ADU with one bedroom and one bath, optimized for stylish and simple living.
  • 400 SQFT
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
A simple floor plan of a small apartment
  • 360 SQFT
  • Studio
  • 1 Bath


Building ADUs now simpler than ever

As ADU builders San Diego homeowners know and trust, we pride ourselves on making the latest regulations accessible and understandable.

smaller adu setbacks

Relaxed setbacks

Making more of your property available for building.

No parking requirements

Enabling you to rent out your ADU without a parking spot.

Reduced ADU Fees

Enjoy reduced construction fees.

Multiple ADUs

Allowing ADUs and Junior ADUs on one lot for greater ROI.

Streamlined approvals

Accelerating the approval process for permits.

Larger square footage

Adding space for improved quality of life.
Adu Home

Let's Talk

We believe in turning ADU designs into dynamic spaces

Request a free estimate


Pairing expertise with energy

We’re excited to breathe life into your ADU house plans as the ADU contractors San Diego homeowners recommend to family, friends, and neighbors alike.

Modern ADU living room by a top San Diego ADU contractor near me, featuring stylish furniture and contemporary decor.


Let’s reimagine what’s possible for your property. With details woven into every square foot, we leave you with a personalized space at the crossroads of beauty and innovation.

Learn More
Bright and modern garage conversion ADU featuring a cozy living area with a sleek white couch, a spacious kitchen with light wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a dining table, all illuminated by recessed lighting and accented with wooden beams.

Garage Conversions

Your garage is teeming with untapped potential. Together, we can work hand-in-hand to transform this space into a custom-crafted conversion that perfectly complements your home.

Learn More
A cozy living space with a vaulted ceiling and ample natural light, featuring large windows that overlook a wooden deck outside. The room is tastefully decorated with a beige sofa adorned with a striped pillow, a matching armchair, a wooden coffee table, and a patterned rug. A floor lamp and framed artwork add to the inviting ambiance, making it a perfect example of a well-designed room addition by a skilled room addition contractor.

Room Additions

You’ve always dreamed of what you’d do with an extra room. Whether to achieve your goals, accommodate guests, or add space for your growing family, our room additions make it happen.

Learn More

our reviews

Yelp Review

“I can see why this business has five stars. If you're looking to build an ADU, I can assure you that you will get someone you can trust.”

Edwin G

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Google Review

“Better Place Remodeling takes care of everything, they make the process so much smoother. You can actually enjoy seeing your project come to life without the stress.”

Jen S

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Yelp Review

“From start to finish, they demonstrated exceptional professionalism and expertise. The final result exceeded our wildest dreams, and we couldn't be happier with our new ADU!”

Karen L

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Google Review

“I am incredibly pleased with the results! The team was very professional and knowledgeable. They completed the project quickly and efficiently. The materials used were high quality, and the finished product looks great. I would highly recommend Better Place Remodeling to anyone who needs an ADU contractor. They are the best in the business!”

Frank L

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Yelp Review

“Better Place Remodeling is the absolute best choice for a start-to-finish ADU project! If you want a seamless ADU project experience, look no further.”

Valeria A

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Yelp Review

“Better Place Remodeling is the go-to San Diego ADU builder if you're considering an ADU project. Highly recommend!”

Daniel E

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner

Celebrated by homeowners

“Better Place Remodeling was the best choice for our ADU project. As top ADU builders, they understand the big picture and support us at every step.”

Randy C

Better Place Remodeling Homeowner
Watch the video

Get your Free Consultation

Let’s begin with your vision


Schedule a free consultation


Consult with your project manager


Receive an estimate

Start with a free consultation


No shortcuts.

No Surprises.

Fixed Price Guarantee

Enjoy financial clarity with our fixed price guarantee—no hidden fees or surprise costs, just peace of mind with expert ADU builders.

Transparent Contracts

Our clear, detailed contracts prevent surprises, ensuring seamless ADU construction by experienced ADU contractors.

Constant Communication

Stay informed and involved from start to finish. Trust Better Place Design & Build as your top choice for San Diego ADU builders.