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Sacramento ADU Builders

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Tiny HOME with Garage

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PREFAB ADU

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Thanks to digital technologies, we have optimized our organizational processes. This enables us to efficiently allocate resources, increasing productivity by 20-25% and effectively managing numerous projects simultaneously.

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Convenient access to real-time data helps us quickly filter essential information. Based on this data, we can prepare detailed estimates in record time. Our unique AI algorithms eliminate potential errors and hidden fees, ensuring 0% margin of error.

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We have implemented automatic quality tracking and progress monitoring of our work. We control the presence of employees on the site, the duration, and speed of standard tasks performed by each worker. This has allowed us to eliminate downtime and allocate resources more efficiently, resulting in an 18-20% improvement in productivity.

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As a result of AI algorithms, we enable 24/7 online monitoring of construction sites and receive real-time updates on the progress and quality of the ongoing work. This significantly enhances coordination among teams at the site, allowing remote management of projects from anywhere and enabling quick decision-making.

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We have implemented automatic quality tracking and progress monitoring of our work. We control the presence of employees on the site, the duration, and speed of standard tasks performed by each worker. This has allowed us to eliminate downtime and allocate resources more efficiently, resulting in an 18-20% improvement in productivity.

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Thousands of Customers Can't be Wrong! Reviews

Michael & Karen M.
A+ team build an ADU that we turned into a home office. Their construction approach maximizes functionality and creates a productive and inspiring workspace. We highly recommend A+ as the top choice for those looking to build an ADU.
Peter D.
A+ Construction & Remodeling helped me turn my property into a profitable investment with their ADU designed for Airbnb. The well-planned design and top-notch construction attract guests, and the extra income has been a game-changer. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking to add value to their property through short-term rentals.
Robert & Clara H.
A+ Construction & Remodeling really nailed it with our detached ADU! Their team's always-on attitude was a lifesaver, and the pros at A+ not only answered all our questions, but made the whole process a breeze. From plans to final inspection - 100% great work. Plus, having a chat where we could go over pictures and get quick answers.
Bill W.
A+ Construction & Remodeling did an excellent job building an ADU for my parents. The construction team was efficient and attentive, ensuring that the project was completed on time. A+ is an ideal choice for anyone looking to build an ADU for their family. I highly recommend them.
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Jess & Chip R.
A+ Construction & Remodeling designed and built an addition to our home. The work was timely and excellent, and we didn’t have to worry about anything from the very beginning. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most importantly, the addition looks like it has always been there. Highly recommend.
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Emily J.
I decided to build my parents an addition so they live next to us. If you are looking for a company that strives to provide excellent quality and workmanship this is as good as it gets. They work hard to keep the customer happy. My folks cannot be more pleased with their new home. And I couldn’t be more pleased with communication and amount of attention to detail.

Your One-Stop ADU Solution

At A+ Construction & Remodeling, we believe in providing a seamless experience for our clients. Our comprehensive services cover every aspect of ADU construction:

  • Design: Our team of skilled designers works closely with you to create a custom ADU design that meets your needs and preferences.
  • Permitting: Navigating the permitting process can be daunting, but we handle all the paperwork, ensuring your ADU complies with local regulations.
  • Construction: With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to quality, our construction team brings your ADU vision to life.
  • Final Inspection: We ensure that every ADU we build meets the highest standards, undergoing a thorough final inspection before handing over the keys.

“Having been in the ADU construction industry for over a decade, A+ Construction & Remodeling has successfully completed over 150 ADU projects in the Sacramento region. Our vast experience and dedication to excellence have made us a trusted name in the community. With over 30 of industry experience, we are experts in ADU construction, adhering to the highest standards and local building codes.”

We are committed to using only the highest quality materials, ensuring the longevity and value of your ADU.

Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how we can transform your property with a custom-built ADU.

ADU Building Types

In the past few years, ADUs have become widely popular across the country and more so in California due to the rising housing crisis that the state is facing. The state has made it easier, than ever before, to build an ADU on your property with the reduced zoning laws and many residents are taking advantage of that for themselves and their loved ones. Read below as we break down the basic information that we felt would be important for you to know if you’re considering building an ADU on your property.

Most popular ADU building types are (read full detailed ADU type use, benefits and features on it’s dedicated page):

1. Detached ADU

Detached ADU are standalone structures separate from the primary residence, often situated in the backyard.Benefits:

  • Privacy: These units offer complete independence from the main house, ensuring privacy for both parties.
  • Potential for Higher Rental Income: Their separate nature can command higher rental prices.

Challenges:

  • Higher Construction Costs: Building a separate structure might require more groundwork and utilities setup.
  • Space Requirements: Sufficient backyard space is necessary, which might not be available in all properties.
2. Prefab ADU

Prefab ADU are pre-fabricated units that are constructed off-site and then transported and assembled on the homeowner’s property.Benefits:

  • Speedy Construction: Since they’re built off-site, the construction process is faster and less disruptive.
  • Quality Control: Constructed in a controlled environment, ensuring consistent quality.

Challenges:

  • Limited Customization: Prefab units might offer fewer customization options compared to units built on-site.
  • Transportation Concerns: Getting the prefab unit to the site can pose logistical challenges.
3. Backyard Cottage

Backyard Cottage are small, independent units located in the backyard, often resembling a small traditional house.Benefits:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: They can be designed to enhance the property’s overall aesthetic.
  • Versatility: Can be used as guest houses, rental units, or personal retreats.

Challenges:

  • Land Use Restrictions: Some localities might have restrictions on building additional structures on residential properties.
  • Maintenance: Requires separate maintenance from the main house.
4. Tiny House with Garage

Tiny House with Garage – these are compact living spaces that come with an integrated garage, offering both living and storage solutions.Benefits:

  • Space Efficiency: Maximizes utility in a compact space.
  • Dual Purpose: Provides both living space and storage/parking.

Challenges:

  • Size Limitations: The compact nature might not be suitable for everyone.
  • Zoning Restrictions: Some areas might have restrictions on building tiny houses.
5. In-law Suite

In-law Suite are dedicated spaces within or attached to the main house, designed to accommodate elderly parents or in-laws.Benefits:

  • Proximity: Keeps family close while providing them with a private space.
  • Cost-Effective: Utilizes existing structure, making it more affordable than building a separate unit.

Challenges:

  • Privacy Concerns: Being part of the main house, there might be privacy concerns.
  • Space Constraints: Limited by the design of the existing structure.
6. Garage Conversion

Garage Conversion involves transforming a part or the entirety of a home’s garage into a livable space.Benefits:

  • Space Utilization: An excellent way to utilize unused garage space.
  • Cost-Effective: The basic structure is already in place, reducing costs.

Challenges:

  • Parking: Alternative parking solutions might be needed.
  • Size Limitations: Fixed size might limit amenities and space.
7. Custom Tiny Homes

These are bespoke compact Custom Tiny Homes designed according to the homeowner’s specifications.Benefits:

  • Personalization: Tailored to the homeowner’s needs and aesthetic preferences.
  • Space Efficiency: Designed to maximize utility in a compact space.

Challenges:

  • Higher Costs: Custom designs can be more expensive than standard models.
  • Land Restrictions: Finding a suitable location can be challenging due to zoning laws.
8. Tiny Office

Compact Tiny Office spaces, either standalone or part of another structure, designed for work.Benefits:

  • Work-Life Balance: Provides a dedicated workspace at home, separating work from leisure.
  • Cost-Effective: More affordable than renting commercial office space.

Challenges:

  • Space Limitations: Might not be suitable for businesses that require more space or equipment.
  • Distractions: Being at home might pose more distractions than a traditional office.
9. Granny Flat

Similar to in-law suites, Granny Flat is a space designed for elderly family members, either attached to the main house or standalone.Benefits:

  • Family Proximity: Allows elderly family members to stay close.
  • Independence: Provides them with their own space, promoting independence.

Challenges:

  • Accessibility: Needs to be designed with accessibility in mind, which might increase costs.
  • Maintenance: Requires separate maintenance from the main house.
10. Tiny Homes

Tiny Homes are compact, fully functional living spaces that prioritize efficient use of space without compromising on essential amenities. Often built on trailers for mobility, they have become a symbol of minimalist living and sustainability.Benefits:

  • Mobility: Many tiny homes are built on wheels, allowing homeowners to relocate their living space as desired.
  • Affordability: With their reduced size, tiny homes often come with a smaller price tag compared to traditional homes, making them an attractive option for those on a budget or looking to downsize.
  • Sustainability: Tiny homes have a smaller carbon footprint, and many are built using eco-friendly materials and practices.

Challenges:

  • Space Limitations: The compact nature of tiny homes means limited storage and living space, which might not be suitable for everyone.
  • Financing: Traditional mortgage options might not be available for tiny homes, requiring alternative financing solutions.

ADU Building Uses, Reasons and Benefits

There are many reasons to build an ADU on your property and the answer will likely be unique to you and your family based on your situation.

Below are some of the most common reasons why people choose to build an ADU.

Guesthouse ADU

If you love hosting guests at your house but don’t want guests to disrupt your lifestyle, having a small ADU on the property for your guests to stay in might be the best solution. Whether you have someone stay a week or a few months, you can continue living the same lifestyle while having guests right next door.

Additional Income

Having an ADU on your property will allow you to rent it out to long-term tenants or short-term tenants for an additional income that would not only pay for the ADU in very little time but also help alleviate mortgage expenses of your main house. An ADU can easily become passive income with minimal effort. There are many options to have more privacy added to your property if this is the reason you’re looking to build an ADU.

Living Quarters

Whether you want to have your elderly parents live next to you so you can take care of them or having your teenage kids live next to while having a space of their own, having an ADU can you give you just that and more. With housing costs, we are seeing more family members choosing to live under the same roof. Having an ADU on your property can make those living arrangements a lot more comfortable for you and your family members.

Additional Space

If you work remotely, have a hobby or a business or simply want a man-cave on your property, an ADU is a great solution that will allow you to have that space you need to focus and get things done without distractions. This multi-purpose space can easily be customizable to give you the space that functions for your needs.

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Tiny Homes

TinY Homes

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Prefab ADU

Prefab ADU

Streamlined elegance: Discover our cost-effective prefab ADU solutions

ADU Design Build

ADU Design Build

From concept to completion: Superior design, rapid construction, and cost-effective solutions

Backyard Cottage

Backyard Cottage

Seamless blend of rapid construction and superior design in your outdoor space.

Detached ADU

Detached ADU

Seamless integration of space and style with expertly crafted detached ADUs

Tiny House With Garage

Tiny House With Garage

Innovative solutions for compact living with convenient garage space

In-law Suite

In-law Suite

Superior in-law suites built with excellence and craftsmanship.

Garage Conversion

Garage Conversion

Redefining your space with innovative design, rapid execution and superior craftsmanship.

Custom Tiny Homes

Custom Tiny Homes

Your vision, our expertise: Creating custom tiny homes with superior quality

Tiny Office

Tiny Office

Elevate your productivity in custom tiny offices built with excellence and craftsmanship

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ADU Estimator

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Granny Flat For Every Family Change

Granny Flat For Every Family Change

Redefining independent living with top-notch design and innovative solutions.

ADU Builders Servicing Zip Codes in Sacramento

  • 95837

  • 95819

  • 95864

  • 95835

  • 95829

  • 95818

  • 95758

  • 95831

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  • 95673

  • 95816

  • 95833

  • 95826

  • 95811

  • 95822

  • 95828

  • 95832

  • 95820

  • 95841

  • 95660

  • 95838

  • 95823

  • 95821

  • 95825

Sacramento Zoning Requirements for ADUs

Size Limitations Detached ADUs in Sacramento are capped at 1,200 square feet. If a property houses two separate ADUs, their combined area should not surpass 1,200 square feet.

Boundary Provisions (distance from the boundary) For those repurposing an existing structure into an ADU, Sacramento City doesn’t mandate a specific setback. For ADUs facing the front or adjacent to the street (on corner plots), the setback should align with the zoning rules of the property.

The Sacramento City Code Sections 17.200-17.224 provide detailed zone setback norms.

Double-story ADUs should either maintain a 3-foot gap from the side and rear boundaries or adhere to the property’s zoning, opting for the lesser requirement. Single-story ADUs, if they don’t have side or rear setbacks, should be positioned a minimum of 60 feet from the front boundary or follow the double-story setback rules. Detached ADUs should maintain a 4-foot distance from each other and the main dwelling. However, two ADUs under a single roof are exempt from this rule.

For a comprehensive list of ADU construction norms in Sacramento, CA, refer to the official  Sacramento ADU guidelines.

ADU Building Process Steps

Our comprehensive ADU construction process includes permit ready set of plans, interior design, submittal services, removal of debris.

We are committed to using only the highest quality materials, ensuring the longevity and value of your ADU.

With our ADU Building Services: From initial design consultations to the final touches, we’re with you every step of the way.

ADU Construction Process Steps
  • Step 1. Permit ready set of plans: Architectural plans and engineering calculations, ready for a permit application.
  • Step 2. Interior Design: Our expert team offers personalized design consultation to create a functional and stylish interior space.
  • Step 3. Permit Submittal Services: We handle the hassle of permit submissions on your behalf, ensuring compliance with local regulations.
  • Step 4. Removal of debris: Our efficient crew takes care of removing construction debris, maintaining a clean and safe work environment.
ADU Construction Includes
  • Concrete slab foundation: Enjoy a durable concrete slab foundation with proper grading and excavation for structural integrity.
  • Exterior covered porch: Create an inviting outdoor space for relaxation and entertainment.
  • Walls, partial vaulted/flat ceilings, 9′: Experience open and spacious living areas with customizable ceiling styles.
  • Gable style roof: Benefit from a classic and durable roof design that adds timeless appeal to your home.
  • Shingle type roof: Our high-quality shingles, along with gutters and downspouts, provide excellent protection and drainage.
  • Mini-split Dual zone: Achieve optimal comfort and energy efficiency with our dual-zone mini-split system.
  • Tank water heater: Enjoy a reliable water heater, conveniently housed in an outdoor galvanized water heater closet.
  • Electrical sub-panel: Ensure efficient power distribution with our electrical sub-panel, meeting all safety and code requirements.
  • Switches and outlets per code: We install switches and outlets throughout your home, adhering to electrical code standards.
  • Exterior entry doors 36×80: Enhance security and aesthetics with our high-quality exterior entry doors.
  • Standard-sized swing doors: Seamless transitions between rooms with stylish and functional doors.
  • Standard-sized interior closet doors: Maximize storage space with our efficient and visually appealing closet doors.
  • White vinyl windows: Enjoy energy-efficient windows that allow natural light to brighten your home while providing insulation.
  • Insulation per T24: Our construction includes energy-efficient insulation for optimal comfort and reduced energy loss.
  • Drywall & Orange peel or knockdown texture: Smooth and visually appealing finish with texture options.
  • Interior paint: Choose from a wide range of premium paint colors to personalize your interior space.
  • Painted exterior lap siding: Enhance curb appeal with professionally painted lap siding that withstands the elements.
  • Luxury vinyl planks: Experience the durability and low-maintenance benefits of luxury vinyl planks for your flooring.
  • Shaker style/European style cabinets: Enjoy the elegance and functionality of our shaker style or European style cabinets.
  • Tile backsplash, 18″: Add a stylish and practical element to your kitchen or bathroom with an 18″ tile backsplash.
  • Natural stone countertops: Elevate your kitchen and bathroom spaces with luxurious and durable natural stone countertops.
  • Closet and pantry shelving: Maximize storage efficiency with our customizable shelving solutions for closets and pantries.
  • Pre-assembled vanity cabinet: Our pre-assembled vanity cabinet comes complete with a countertop and splash piece backsplash.
  • Acrylic shower enclosure: Experience the beauty and low-maintenance benefits of an acrylic shower enclosure.
  • Plumbing fixtures and light fixtures: Our package includes high-quality plumbing fixtures and light fixtures as per the plan.

Sacramento Area Legal and Regulatory for ADU Construction

Quantity of ADUs Per Lot and the ADU Size Requirements
The Sacramento State Law permits the city residents to have two ADUs within one primary dwelling lot. The total lot coverage of the ADUs (or a single-unit dwelling) must not be more than 1 200 square feet. But the residents of the City of Sacramento must also pay attention to the primary lot itself. According to the City of Sacramento’s manual (ordinance), the lot size must be at least 5.200 square feet. Any lot sized over 10 000 square feet can feature a 600-square-feet ADU. On the smaller-sized lots, the building of an ADU is prohibited. All ADUs must equally follow height requirements and do not exceed 14 feet in their height.
ADU Design Requirements
All designers in this field recommend making an accessory dwelling unit architecturally compatible with the primary residence unit and the surrounding neighborhood. The colors, materials, and other features of your new ADU must be compatible with those of your primary dwelling unit and meet the local law requirements. Otherwise, the construction of an ADU will be prohibited. Every part of an ADU unit’s balcony or open-stair landing facing the rear lot’s line (or the side lot line nearest to the accessory dwelling unit ADU) must be placed at least three feet above the ground level. Using appropriate designs such as “no step” entrances is preferable where topography and site constraints allow. It’s also crucial to meet zoning designation and setback requirements to building accessory dwelling units. The ADUs front yard and street side yard setbacks must comply with the property’s zoning requirements.
Fire Safety Requirements

You don’t need to meet fire sprinkler requirements in the following cases:— As to detached ADUs: the main unit has a sprinkler; your ADU size is no bigger than 1.200square feet.

— Regarding the attached ADUs: the main unit has no sprinkler. The ADU size is no more than half the primary unit’s size; the total size of the structure (with the ADU included) is no more than 3.6 square feet.

Sacramento Setback Requirements
It is essential to build ADUs at a certain distance to the primary dwelling unit, depending on the zone in which your property is located. Conversions (i.e., a garage on the property line) do not need to meet setback requirements. But an additional multi-story property must fit the requirements. An ADU with one story doesn’t need to meet side yard and rear yard setback requirements. It must be at least 60-feet from the front property line or comply with two-story ADU setbacks. A two-story additional building must be a 4-foot side yard and rear yard setback. The ADUs front yard and street side yard setbacks must comply with the property’s zone requirements.
Parking Requirements
No parking zones are required for an ADU in Sacramento.

A+ Construction & Remodeling ADU Construction Customization Options

All in all, the benefits homeowners can get by buying themselves a mother-in-law house are many. All decisions to have one built made, but how and, moreover, who to ask for professional ADU construction services? Read on to find out about the best approach to picking a professional to build an ADU with all things considered.

The choice of the Right Custom ADU Design/Build Specialist
Be ready for quite a splurge if your major is a decent ADU design and construction. While some manufacturers have put up some incredibly high price tags, others still manage to keep the prices at their lowest and provide quality services at reasonable costs. On the one hand, the planning and construction themselves are already tough tasks to fulfill, the other side— the legal one— is a huge space to cover up, and the assistance of some shrewd and hence, well-paid attorney specialist would be most required. The statistic shows that it is the deficiency of knowledge regarding the actual laws and regulations is the formative factor in the most delays and other issues arising during the ADU construction process. The experience of our team doesn’t need bragging about to be noticed: we’ve been around for nearly a quarter of a century, so we have acquired sufficient knowledge and built up a certain amount of skill that we perpetually develop through continuous training and courses for employees. Besides general home and kitchen renovations and constructions, we specialize in designing and building ADUs. In other words, the entire process, from design outlines, assembly, up to finishing off, is to be performed under our thorough supervision through the assistance of our certified professionals.Choosing a pro is first off, but there’s more to the ADU building process if you want to make it right, with proper respect to laws and touch if individuality in both interior and exterior design. Let us consider
the requirements set for ADU builders and future owners.
Choose Custom ADU Style, shapes, and textures

The first thing to consider is fitting the environment. Namely, your newly-built structure should not stand out among the rest buildings in close vicinity.

    • The design and color schemes matter a lot, too. Some homeowners try to make their tiny houses look exactly like those of their neighbors. What also matters is the common design of entrances that should be
      conformed to by all neighbors.
    • Another important thing is the heights of the building, which, too, should not stand out among other houses in the neighborhood. The maximum height is 14 feet, grade-to-plate. The main dwelling unit,
      understandably, should be taller.
    • As to selling the ADU, you cannot do it without selling the primary dwelling. However, ADUs are more than often rented out as one of the benefits for owners.
    • That you can wish to live in or rent out an ADU, it should be connected to the major utilities, including sewers, water (in RD zones), and electricity.
    • Based on location, the fees to be paid for building an ADU differ. You can find more on the subject by addressing https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Community-Development/Building/Fee-Estimates
    • Some historically important sites can be used for the construction of an ADU; however, their regulations for such zones are peculiar. Site plan design and thorough review of design is mandatory under chapter
      17.808.
    • As to the entry requirements, there can be no passages between the main unit and an ADU.

If your single unit comprises an ADU, you can perform conversion of the existing building. Mind that the ADUs situated in historic areas may be subject to different requirements. An ADU should have a separate entrance
and be built in line with fire safety demands.

      • The stats show that, on average, an ADU brings to their owners-renters around $19 000 annually.

As to the contractor company, the choice of one should be weighted and based on certain factors. Read on to find out what qualities should a proper general contractor have to ensure lawful and successful ADU construction.

Why A+ Construction & Remodeling 30+ years expertise is your best ADU Contractor choice in Sacramento area?

Ready to start your ADU project? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started with us.

The rising popularity of ADUs in Sacramento has set new objectives for A+ Construction & Remodeling in the field of ADU construction and remodeling companies. The situation is fueled up by the world’s pandemic, which brings in new struggles and raises up new quality and safety standards. While the rental costs are hovering, the benefits from renting out an ADU is a good long-term investment. But keep in mind that a lot depends on the contractor.

Expertise

Opt for the contractors that have remained in the industry for a long time – A+ Construction & Remodeling being in the field for more than 30+ years is a perfect example of this. This is usually the right choice, for the experience of the contractor company and its ability to stay afloat in hard tes is a clearion demonstration of the proper approach to business. If your contractor has been around in your area for a while, he knows which strings to pull in terms of effortless supply and high-quality materials.

Actual knowledge of local regulations

If you want your ADU to heed the law requirements, your contractor should take up this responsibility. They should be well aware of the actual versions of the local codes, permit regulations, and other legal issues to ensure a safe and secure project from the very start of works. A+ Construction & Remodeling builds expertise and knowledge about ADU construction and design in strict accordance with local regulations.

Well-weighted planning

While it is quite a challenge to design and construct the ADU, a decent contractor will have a solid, well-designed plan of the construction, with all other important factors considered, beforehand and be able to answer all your questions concerning the process. A+ Construction & Remodeling will provide your with a detailed plan of ADU construction of your needs.

Clear communication

The openness of the contractor is another factor in the basis of the decent construction process. It helps establish the right mood and connection between the property owner and construction specialists. Set all hesitation aside and be free to make inquiries.

Happy customers review

And, maybe, word of mouth, which is still on point concerning the truthful descriptions of services, is to be considered. Your neighbors may have used the services of a certain contractor, so they can recommend a perfect one. Besides, there are testimonials on official websites of the best contractors in the sphere. A+ Construction and remodeling collected tons of positive reviews from happy customers  across all Sacramento area for high-end expertise in ADU Construction. Check review section below.

A+ ADU Construction Cost Factors

If you are wondering whether to build a new additional dwelling unit or to purchase a prefab one, the main distinction worth noticing between the two options is the price. Understandably, the process of designing, outlining,
and building of an ADU is more time—and money—consuming than, say, opting for the prefabricated type. The prices for the brand new ones register at nearly $128000.

Contrary to these, the price tags for the prefab dwelling units are way lower, starting at around $30000. However, the construction & utility connections aren’t covered by the amount. Another important thing is the
acquisition of the permits. What also matters is the legal side of the process, which should be immaculately taken care of.

What other factors impact the cost of an ADU?

The first article of expenses is, of course, getting in touch with a knowledgeable contractor. The fee for such services usually amounts to about 10% of the total budget. All consultations, including those: 1. concerning
utility connections, 2. planning, 3. permitting, and 4. regulations, will require a paid specialist’s involvement.

ADU Construction Benefits

Why Build an ADU? From potential rental income to providing a home for aging parents, the benefits are numerous.

Besides the monetary benefits, prefab ADUs have a lot more to offer:

  • Benefit 1. Your primary dwelling unit remains intact and undisturbed because all the construction takes place away from your household. This ensures the usual order of things at your home. However, some preparations and offline
    meetings with your contractor will be required before the start of the operation.
  • Benefit 2. While some people overlook the quality and sustainability of prefab constructions, the proper contractors apply only the best materials and tools.
  • Benefit 3. Conventional construction procedures can be time-consuming and producing a lot of discomfort to the homeowners, with all that waste and noise during the entire process. This is never the case with the prefab ADUs.
  • Benefit 4. Ass the prefab units are fully built off-site, that keeps the peace of your household intact, and the environment is taken care of, too. You can opt for the customized ADU design options to embrace sustainability and
    increase individuality.
  • Benefit 5. The functionality of an ADU can be no less developed than that of your primary house unit.

Other ADU Building benefits

Among others, let us consider some more factors making the ADU building an intelligent and economical step.

  • First off, the occupancy of your household increases
  • Second of all, you can rent an ADU out for a good price to enlarge your annual income
  • Third of all, this is a budget-friendly option, compared to the building of a primary dwelling unit
  • Some ADUs can be manufactured with the 3D printing technology involved, which, together with the notch-carving materials and some in-built kitchen equipment used, makes an ADU a seducing option.
  • All things are considered beforehand in the course of a detailed discussion between the contractor and the customer. All the documents required go in, too.
  • The accessory dwelling unit adds value to your household, let alone the monthly income possible through renting out the unit.

ADU Kitchen ideas

When you rent out an ADU or let your relatives/friends stay for a couple of nights, it is more convenient than not if the ADU has some kitchen-like features.

  • Therefore, the design of a dining area should be well-thought-out. The best approach is making the kitchen space that can be used for activities other than just eating.
  • Applying a tiny kitchenette or small cabinetry will not make matters worse anyways. The ergonomy is key to a comfortable ADU: built-in appliances and smart storage areas are the way to go.
  • Another important aspect is illumination. The light ought to be close to the natural to provide the best opportunities for working and living, and eating in the ADU. The kitchen area must have a sufficient number of
    electrical outlets.
  • Little things like teapots and coffee makers are a good addition to any kitchen.

A+ Construction & Remodeling committed to the quality

Quality and Satisfaction: Our commitment to excellence ensures that every ADU we build meets the highest standards of quality and design. 

Take a look at some of our completed ADU projects in the gallery above.

Most importantly, the work on designing and building your ADU— prefab or not— should be entrusted to the right contractor company having the professional and certified workers in their employ. This will ensure the entire process, from outlining the plan up to giving the final touch to the construction at the end, goes well and meets all the federal and local requirements.

If your aim is to have an extra area within your household where you can chill out, work, welcome guests, or renting it out, deciding on the building of an ADU is the right choice. A+ Construction & Remodeling company ensures that all the work we take up is done in line with all demands, and we guarantee the utmost success of the operation.

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