Do you need extra storage space? Are you looking for somewhere for your guests to stay that allows both of you the privacy you need? Do you need some extra income? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should start building an ADU today!
Benefits of An ADU
There is a vast range of benefits when it comes to ADUs. For starters, they make for great multi-generational housing opportunities for families with aging parents or kids that are seeking more independence. They also offer a great income opportunity for families looking to rent out the ADU after they build it.
Not only are ADUs beneficial to their owners, but also to the surrounding community. Since ADUs are essentially tiny homes, they offer affordable housing opportunities for families and individuals in areas facing a housing crisis. Essentially, they help combat the homelessness crisis.
ADUs are also quite beneficial to the environment because they are so compact. They take up less space and use fewer resources, making them eco-friendlier than traditional homes.
Types of ADUS
Interested in these benefits? Great! The next step is to figure out which type of ADU will work best for you and your budget. The main types of ADUs include:
– Attached ADUs
– Basement conversion ADUs
– Detached ADUs
– Garage conversion ADUs
– Internal ADUs
Detached ADUs will be the most expensive since they are their own stand-alone unit. Internal ADUs will be the least expensive because they exist within a structure already. Garage conversion ADUs are also minimally expensive and one of the most attractive options for many people.
Building Your ADU
Once you know what type of ADU you want, you can go ahead and start the development process! We highly recommend working with an ADU professional in order to construct your unit. ADUs are essentially like tiny homes, meaning unless you have experience as a contractor, you might want to leave it to the experts.
There is a lot of planning that needs to be done before you can receive the necessary permits to build your unit. Once you do though, your ADU contractor can get to work building the ADU of your dreams!