Imagine housing options in local communities that save homeowners and renters money, keep seniors close to family as they age, and take advantage of excess space in less densely populated areas. Also, imagine an apartment built over a garage or in a basement, a detached house on a large and spacious plot, or a wonderful little house tucked away in an old quarter.
The unit you just imagined is called an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Having an ADU on your property has many benefits, from increased rental income to extra space for your home office or guest house. If used correctly, the ADU can add value to your home and your life by turning unused space into a value creator. But the impact on homeowners or single renters can be even more severe.
Advantages of ADUs
- A type of affordable housing to build that does not require land, new major infrastructure, or parking costs.
- Source of income for homeowners
- Built with a wooden frame is cost-effective and cheaper than new multi-family houses.
- Where large, multigenerational families can live close to each other while still maintaining privacy
- An alternative to new apartments and condominiums suitable for couples, small families, friends, young people, and the elderly
Who can help you build Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)?
If you are lucky, know someone who has or knows a professional carpenter or home renovator, and you may be able to handle most of the construction work yourself. However, you may need to hire a professional contractor at some point for the elements of your non-professional project.
If you prefer some involvement during the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) construction process, you are encouraged to speak with a reputable Accessory Dwelling Units Contractor California to determine which company best suits your project needs. Find out if they can do all the construction work in-house or if the company needs to hire subcontractors for various steps such as plumbing and electrical. Make sure you trust the partners you work with.