With affordable housing being so scarce in the Bay Area, ADUs have become increasingly popular over the last few years. But what is an ADU?
In short, an ADU is adding a second living space to your property. An ADU must have a separate address and it must contain at least one living space and bathroom, as well as its own kitchen. In parts of the Bay Area where properties are a bit more spacious, it is more attractive to clients considering this type of project to build an addition to the existing structure or even an entirely detached building. However for those on a budget or for those with smaller spaces, it is not uncommon to reorganize the existing garage space to accommodate a small unit.
There are many reasons why it might make sense to build an ADU. Perhaps you are in search of some additional income and would like to install an ADU in order to attract some renters… maybe you’d like to keep a closer eye on your aging parents and prefer to keep them closer to home than see them move to a senior living facility. Maybe you are considering your own retirement plans and want to make sure the stairs leading to your front door will not prevent you from growing old in your forever home… Or maybe you just want to build equity to leave to your kids. There are many good reasons to build an ADU, but that doesn’t mean that all units should be built the same. We believe in tailoring the solution to meet your unique needs, to ensure your new unit truly works for you.