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Expand Your Living Space & Income with a DADU


A new ordinance passed by the Snohomish County Council offers residents a new option for expanding their living space and income with a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, or DADU. A DADU is a separate dwelling unit from the main house, typically with its own kitchen, bathroom, and living space. The passing of Ordinance 22-006 opens up the possibility of building DADUs on rural lots in Snohomish County, giving residents more flexibility and opportunity to create a home that fits their needs. If you're considering expanding your living space to include an in-law suite, rental unit, home office, or other secondary living space, a DADU may be the perfect solution.

Affordable Housing Option/ Multi-Generational Living

Affordable housing options are becoming increasingly popular as the cost of living continues to rise. Multi-generational living is one way to help offset the cost of housing while also providing a supportive living environment for families. By taking advantage of DADUs, each family generation can have their own space to call home. This arrangement can be beneficial for both parents and children, as it provides a supportive network while also giving each individual the privacy and independence they need. In addition, multi-generational living can help reduce the overall cost of housing, making it an attractive option for families who are looking to live within their means.

Rental Income for Homeowners

Rental income has long been a popular way for homeowners to make passive income, and the current rental shortage has only made this option more appealing. If you're looking to capitalize on this trend, one option that can be particularly lucrative is turning your DADU into a rental property. Not only is the cost of building these backyard cottages relatively low compared to other types of real estate investments, but they can also be built with positive cash flow from day one. With the growing demand for affordable housing, there is no doubt that DADU rentals will continue to be in high demand for years to come. 


Significantly Increase to Value of Your Home

Investing in a backyard cottage is a great way to significantly increase the value of your home. Not only will it appeal to potential buyers, but it may also give you access to additional tax benefits. To maximize the value of your DADU, it is important to carefully design and build it in a way that complements both the style and layout of your main home. By working with an experienced builder, you can ensure that your DADU adds significant value to your property and creates the maximum possible return on investment. Whether you plan to stay in your home for years to come or are looking for a quick sale, a DADU is truly a win-win solution!

If you're considering adding a Detached 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 DADU.