The Knowledge of ADUs
The accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are self-contained residential units on a lot of a pre-existing property. In other words, they are affordable types of homes to construct in the state because they do not require paying for land, major new infrastructure, structured parking, or elevators. They can also provide a source of income for homeowners. From time-to-time the accessory dwelling units are called tiny houses; however, not all of those tiny houses are ADUs. This is why they must have foundations and utility connectors, and while they can be freestanding, and they can also be attached to the main house or fully integrated into the home.
Pros of ADUs:
- They can provide extra income if rented.
- They add more value to the property.
- More space gets added to them like a workshop or a guest suite.
Cons of ADUs:
- They can take up space that could have been used for storage, or a garage.
- Good maintenance is required in case it is used as a rental.
- Building one will cost money, there is the possibility of an increase in property taxes, and utilities resulting in bigger monthly expenses.
What ADU fits me?
While planning for your ADU, consider all of your options on where it will be.
These are the 4 types of ADUs
- Interior conversion
- Garage conversion
Getting Started with ADUs
Here are five steps to get started with your ADU.
1: Decide on the ADU that suits your wants and needs.
2: Finalize the budget for your project.
3: Collaborate with our architect to design your ADU and get the plans going.
4: The homeowners request permits for the worry-free construction process.
5: The construction may begin!