Learn what it costs to build a garage apartment ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) in Minneapolis or St. Paul, and what drives those costs.
South Minneapolis ADU
Building a Garage Apartment in South Minneapolis
Follow along as we build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) above a new garage in South Minneapolis.
Drywall & Painting
Painting the ADU Interior
Time to get out the drop cloths, rollers, and painter’s tape. In order to save some budget in their project, Cate and Jason are painting the ADU interior themselves including the walls, ceiling, and doors. Professional White Crane trade partners will enamel the trim and baseboards, as this requires advanced skills.
Choosing the Interior Paint Colors
Cate and Jason spent time on Pinterest researching color palettes for their new modern feeling ADU. They really gravitated toward bright whites with cool toned accents. They chose a bright white and contrasted it with a dark blue accent wall and entry door. When choosing the paint colors, they looked for tones that would work with the floor, the stained door, and the natural window shades they just ordered.
Painting Is Hard Work!
With a lot of late nights, weekends, elbow grease, and multiple coats Cate and Jason finished the painting the ADU. The homeowners said although they did save money, the task was not easy. In hindsight, after all the work and time they put into painting the ADU, having a professional paint sounds like a fantastic idea!
Finishing The Pocket Door
Jason took on the staining of the interior Bath pocket door. A dark rich stain was chosen, inspired by another pocket door from their primary home. Compared to painting this was a little easier task. Once he had the materials to do the job he made quick work of staining and poly-ing the door.