An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can be used in many different ways and added to existing buildings or made to stand alone. There are also several types of ADUs available and many different reasons for wanting or needing an accessory dwelling unit. The most common type is an Attached ADU Los Angeles.
What Is An Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit?
An attached Accessory Dwelling Unit is a bespoke unit attached to the primary single-family residence. An attached Accessory Dwelling Unit can either join the main structure or be constructed on top of the attached or detached garage. Having an attached Accessory Dwelling Unit means that you can create a larger space in the existing dwelling unit. Having an extra room can be very beneficial especially when there are changes to family circumstances. Some of these could include children getting older and no longer being able to share rooms, maybe a family is growing and more children means more space. Whatever the reason may be having an attached Accessory Dwelling Unit ultimately means there will be extra space in the primary residence.
What Are The Benefits Of Adding An Attached Accessory Dwelling Unit
One benefit to adding an attached Accessory Dwelling Unit is that it is an affordable real estate investment. If you live in Los Angeles then you will be well aware of the extremely high cost of living in the city, but for homeowners, installing and attaching an Accessory Dwelling Unit on the property is a relatively low-cost strategy for significantly increasing real estate value and generating stable rental income. A second benefit is that an attached Accessory Dwelling Unit offers flexible accommodations. Homeowners who do not intend to rent the additional space might still benefit from the addition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit because as mentioned previously it offers additional living space for extended family. A third benefit to an attached Accessory Dwelling Unit is a private living space. Whether you use the Accessory Dwelling Unit as a rental space, home office, home gym, or as a guest house for family, you and its inhabitants can enjoy the privacy it provides.
Other Types Of Accessory Dwelling Units Available
- A detached ADU is an entirely independent custom built or ADU constructed upon the single-family residential property.
- A Garage conversion ADU converts the garage unit into a fully functional dwelling.
- Junior ADUs are smaller versions of standard ADUs; they’re the conversion of an existing livable space, such as a spare bedroom. They are generally no bigger than 500 square feet.
With any available ADU that you are looking to build you would want to be looking for skilled, experienced and professional builders to carry out the extensive building work. There are many cowboy builders unfortunately but taking the time to look for quality builders will save lots of stress and pressures further down the line. A quality builder will ensure they can envision the ADU they are creating exactly the way that the customer would want it.