The Elbow Room Process

Choose Your Design & Size

Use the "Build & Price" tool or look on the Prices Page to get a rough estimate for your Elbow Room. We're turn-key builder and the foundation is part of the price. Even the permitting fees are included. Plus, we do all the permitting work for you. And that's priceless. Please keep this in mind when evaluating all of your options. It's literally like getting a little house in your backyard. The only outside costs are a separate quote for utility hook-ups, since every property is unique. 

First Visit

Talk with one of our reps to request a site visit or meet us at one of our current buildings. You can see us in action on-site, go to our design center, or we can visit your home.

Feasibility Study

Elbow Room builds the entire structure from the ground up. This includes foundation, framing, roofing, insulation, A/C, electrical wiring, flooring, and interior finishes, as well as options like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, bedrooms, and decks. We'll conduct multiple third-party and in-house inspections to ensure the quality of your build, and schedule a final walk-through for your official stamp of approval. You'll then receive the keys to your gorgeous new Elbow Room.

Sign Agreement & Solidify Selections

You'll meet the wonderful project manager who will coordinate all aspects of your build. No worrying about tedious paperwork, we handle the permitting and HOA applications. We'll also order materials and assign a building team to your project.

Permitting & Preparation

To secure a place on our schedule you'll deposit $1000. A portion goes to a feasibility study. The study let's you know what is required to permit and build an accessory structure at your unique address for your intended purpose. It will also cover the costs of arranging utility quotes. We'll refund your money less any costs for the study if you decide not to move forward. (It's usually about $200.) Otherwise we'll apply the amount towards building your Elbow Room. 

Construction

 Elbow Room builds the entire structure from the ground up. This includes foundation, framing, roofing, insulation, A/C, electrical wiring, flooring, and interior finishes, as well as options like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry, bedrooms, and decks. We'll conduct multiple third-party and in-house inspections to ensure the quality of your build, and schedule a final walk-through for your official stamp of approval. You'll then receive the keys to your gorgeous new Elbow Room.