Love the home you live in but need more space? We get it. Families grow and needs change over time. Sometimes, your home has to grow and change with you. Perhaps the time has come to consider a mother-in-law apartment for aging loved ones, or maybe you're ready to increase your home's value and create a source of passive income with a rental unit. Adding a secondary living space or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your property is a great solution but the idea can come with many questions.
What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
An ADU is a smaller secondary dwelling unit that shares the building lot of a single-family residential home. ADUs go by many names – such as:
What are the Qualifications of an ADU?
For a secondary dwelling unit to legally qualify as an ADU, there are a few features it must have:
What Type of ADU is Best for Your Home?
Interior ADU – this is a fully functional apartment often built in the basement or the attic.
Attached ADU – this unit shares at least one wall with the primary residence.
Detached ADU (DADU): A freestanding independent living space – think backyard cottage.
If you're considering adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit to your property, our team at Verum Construction can walk you through the process from start to finish. We'll explore the many different options with you, help you understand the ins and outs of the ordinance and zoning laws, and make sure your project is designed and completed according to your specific needs and vision. Our Truth In Building Process ensures that every step of the way you'll know exactly what to expect so there are no surprises. Contact us today to get started on your new ADU.