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Sometimes there are changes — often rather positive — in the life of our family that require additional living space. Maybe your elderly relatives, for example, your granny, need more care and would like to live in your home. Or your adult son and his wife have a child and need help caring for him, and they want to live separately but close to you. Or perhaps there are a lot of tourist attractions in your area, and you're thinking about earning extra income by renting out to tourists. Taking care of our grannies is our responsibility and professional Sacramento ADU Contractor will help you out when you need construction help!

Whatever difficult circumstances you may find yourself in, know that you can expand your main house with an accessory dwelling unit. In this article, we will discuss the most important things about building so-called granny flats, which are becoming an increasingly popular solution to housing problems in the United States. So if you are interested in such a possibility, get acquainted with the further text.

Granny flat or guest house — build DADU for any need

A granny flat, also known by other names like a granny suite, mother-in-law suite, or casita, is an accessory dwelling unit, which is a self-contained living area placed on a single-family home. The name granny flat has stuck and spread most widely since these units are most often built for elderly grandparents, who need constant attention and care but can lead relatively independent lives.

Being oriented toward independent living, such a space assumes the presence of vital amenities such as a toilet with a bathtub and electricity necessary to operate at least a refrigerator and a microwave oven. In addition, the granny unit must have its entrance. If desired, you can equip it with a kitchen and make it a full-fledged house in general.

These functional requirements encourage homeowners to make such accessory dwelling units detached from the main house (DADU). After all, detached dwelling units provide additional functionality. Consider tiny home ADU as a better ADU construction option. Let's explore how granny flats can be used in different ways.

1. Living space for relatives

For parents, there is no greater joy than spending time with their kids and then their grandchildren. Whether it's your aging relatives or yourself raising rapidly maturing teenagers, the thought of preserving and adding to the family's warmth and care is sure to visit you. By expanding your home with a granny house, you allow your relatives to stay in the family nest with comfort and sufficient private space.

And at the same time, you can reap the benefits of sharing a co-housing and helping each other with daily chores. A big family is a big blessing!

2. Office room

The reputable ADU company, A+ Construction & Remodeling company has quite a few stories of homeowners ordering space for one of the family members to work at home - a furniture or pottery studio or home office, for example. To carry out such a task, we can convert the garage, attic, or basement in an adequate way to your loved one's occupation, and there's no need to build an additional unit.

The main thing is to specify the function of the planned location and A+ Construction & Remodeling company will answer you with the best design solution.

3. Rental property

When planning an accessory dwelling unit for yourself or your relatives, do not rule out the possibility of renting it out. Perhaps during a crisis, if it comes one day, it will help you to supplement your budget and live without getting poor. And, in the future, it will generally increase the value of your property. In addition, your tenants may turn out to be nice people and become good neighbors.

4. Cottage for servants

If you are successfully building a career and living well, you can afford to get a special garden cottage for the service staff — housekeeper, nanny, or gardener. By providing free housing, you can negotiate a lower payment that doesn't take into account residential costs.

By equipping a small but full-fledged additional home on the grounds, you can use it for almost any purpose! It may be just a guest house but designed so nicely and conveniently that you'll never lack for people who want to visit you.

Granny flats profitability for residents
So, you already know enough about what a granny flat is, and we can summarize the benefits that come with such an add-on unit:
Additional multifunctional living area
Just think what a boon it is for today's homeowners to have extra living space on their main home site! Depending on your current circumstances, you can use it in different ways - give it to your beloved granny or renters, and everyone will benefit.
Cost increase for the entire household
A granny flat sounds nice and family-friendly, but it is a major investment in your property. Anyone who works with real estate will confirm that, over time, all the costs of a granny unit will pay off, and your home with additional square footage will increase in value. This is one of the most forward-thinking investments available today.
Exploring the ethical benefits of cohabitation
In response to the disconnection of people resulting from changes in social life and infrastructure, various forms of co-living and co-housing have become popular trends in recent years. By equipping your apartment with a unit like the granny flat, you can practice and explore the ethical perspectives of mutual care.
Granny flat building

If you decide that your family needs to expand the home with a granny flat so that all family members can live in comfort, you must be interested in what the major challenges are to building such a unit. Learn about the two main ones:

Law regulations
The first challenges are the state laws regulating the construction of additional units on the grounds. They may relate to the limited area of the new structure, as well as the presence of various residential amenities such as a bathroom or kitchen. It should be said right away that in terms of the law, it is easier to build a granny unit attached to a house than a separate living space such as a garden cottage.
The financial cost of additional property
The cost of a granny unit depends primarily on two factors: the area of the added property and the set of amenities included in the plan of construction. The average price of a separate granny unit is about $100,000. Homeowners on a limited budget can save some money by converting the garage or basement of their home into a new habitable space. Any difficulties on the way to building a granny flat are easy to overcome if you entrust this work to the specialists in the construction of various ADUs.

A+ Construction & Remodeling ADU building company has many years of experience in building granny flats and will help you to learn in advance about all the subtleties and complexities of the process, prepare the necessary documents and make an estimate of the project, the result of which will certainly please your family for many years.

Backyard Guest house with a deck
Our latest backyard guest house project offers a comfortable and private living space right next to the main house. Large windows fill the interior with natural light, while the deck offers a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Charming little white house
This charming white granny flat in the backyard offers independent living with a cozy porch, shuttered windows, and a fully equipped kitchen. It's the ideal home for our client's mother, offering a serene and functional space for her to call her own.
Versatile ADU for living and work
This versatile addition serves as both an office and living quarters for our client. With a modern kitchenette, spacious bedroom, and well-appointed bathroom, it provides a comfortable environment for independent living while staying connected to family, all conveniently located in the backyard of the family home.
Luxurious Rental ADU
Our team completed a luxurious rental ADU for our client, featuring a spacious kitchen with an island, big windows, and lots of natural light. Guests can relax on the deck, taking in the peaceful surroundings.

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Why do they call it granny flat?
Since additional space for a single-family home is most often needed by families with aging relatives, such as an elderly granny, these additional constructions have come to be called "granny flats." Other common names include "mother-in-law suite flat" and "casita."
What's the difference between a granny flat and an ADU?
A granny flat is one of the varieties of an accessory dwelling unit ADU, an additional property, which implies the presence of vital amenities for independent living. Therefore, most often, it is not an attached unit but practically a full-fledged, detached tiny home.
What is the cheapest granny flat?
The price of granny flats is based on the size of their living space, but usually, with all possible discounts, a small granny flat will cost homeowners no less than $75,000. You can calculate the approximate cost of a granny unit with the help of A+ Construction & Remodeling company consultants for free.
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