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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) have reshaped the housing market in recent years. More and more homeowners want to have one on their lot because of their various advantages in comparison to building a new house. However, if you still don’t know what an accessory dwelling unit is but want to find out more, this article is for you.
ADUs, which you may also encounter under the names like granny flats, backyard cottages, or bonus homes, represent a construction built on the same lot as the main house but a bit smaller. Having all the amenities and a separate entrance, this building can be used in many various ways. Continue reading this article to find out more about ADU types, the cost, as well as possible rental income and tips for finding the right ADU builder.
You may think that building an ADU is a simple process, but the reality is often disappointing, and for non-professionals, it may take years and cost a fortune to build one. Hence, it’s better to work with a general contractor, a professional team that has completed various projects all over California.
A+ Construction & Remodeling fits perfectly for this role. We can help you get the required building permit, our architects will prepare a perfect design for you, and our builders will construct an ADU in a way that no checking will ever find a flaw.
Right now on the market, there are various businesses offering their services to homeowners in Sutter, California. But how to choose the right one with this abundance of ADU builders?
We have prepared the following list of tips on how to choose the right general contractor:
A+ Construction & Remodeling is a reliable company with years of experience in the sphere. Our professional team can help you build an ADU on your property and, at the same time, avoid any headaches.
To promote their service, general contractors involved in building accessory dwelling units have developed a large variety of ADU types that can be built on the lot. Let’s take a closer look at the distinctive features of this type of property.
When you think about constructing an ADU, you probably imagine this very ADU type. This new construction will stand on your property separately, which allows it to provide the best privacy. Having the highest cost among other variants, it has all the needed utilities, a separate entrance, and a design matching your main house.
The main distinctive feature of this unit is one of its walls, which is shared with the main building. This makes access to the unit much easier. Hence it will fit a family who wants to enlarge their living space in Sutter County.
In this case, we will not have to build new construction on your property but will do the remodeling of one of your existing rooms. As we will basically do slight renovations, our home builders will work less on the project, and it will take less time to finish it, creating the best price on the list among other projects.
The main feature of this ADU is its size. Junior ADUs have to be less than 500 square feet. Concerning everything else, it will be just a regular ADU with amenities and a separate entrance. Definitely, it is not one of the multifamily properties, but it can fit a single person or a married couple.
The modern USA is not a Wild West. Hence we cannot build anything we want on your property. Concerning ADUs, there are certain requirements. The reliable general contractor has to take care of them, but it will not be unnecessary for you to know too.
According to the legislation, the minimum lot size where you will place an ADU should be no less than 7000 square feet. As for the ADUs themselves, their size cannot exceed 500 square feet if we talk about Junior ADUs, or 1000 square feet (for regular ADUs). Before the construction process, together with the lawyers, we will check whether your location fits the requirements or not.
If you are unsure about building an ADU, the following benefits may help you make the final decision:
In comparison to other companies operating in California, A+ has a set of advantages.
We believe that the best customer is the one who participates in the construction, as it is their future property. While working on the project, you can offer our builders or managers some changes in the ADU. If we find these changes efficient and it will not hurt the final cost of the project, we can apply these changes to your ADU.
Before we start building, you have a fantastic opportunity to discuss all minute moments with our architects. Simply because your money will be paid, you have to pick the materials, be it wood or concrete, decorations, or furniture.
The complicated construction of an ADU can make you feel anxious. Sit down, breathe out, and take a look at our list of actions that will be done prior to the possibility of using your property in full:
We will meet with you and discuss your expectations for the future property and how we can make them a reality.
Our time will prepare the design based on your commentaries. Also, it will match the design of your main house.
Our lawyers will contact the local government and find out what necessary permits we have to get in order to build the unit.
Here we will start constructing an ADU for you. According to the plan, step-by-step, the builders will construct your new property.
Last but not least, quality assurance has to be done in order to ensure that the final result corresponds to the plan.
Hire A+ to get the residential housing built fast and at the proper standard. No matter the city, we estimate that with us, it will take no more than ten months to complete the ADU.
It’s fine if you are still unsure about having an ADU. After all, it is tiresome and big sums have to be paid. However, in order to help you with this, we can proudly offer you building a Prefab ADU. This option has the same advantages as any other ADU type, but we will not design it from scratch, so the installation time and money you spend will be decreased.
Anyway, in A+ Construction & Remodeling, we always offer our clients options that fit their demands and budget in the best possible way. Contact us and have the meeting scheduled.
At this point, you should know almost everything about ADUs. As you can see, this residential housing is a great investment both in your past and in your future. Money paid by tenants you can use to renovate the main house, for example, transform your old bathroom. Thanks to this business, we estimate that this property will pay off really fast or even bring you so much profit that you will quit your job.
The amount of time that we will have to spend on an ADU depends on many factors. In the construction process, we will have to work out the design, get proper permits, order quality materials, and many others. However, it will not take many years, so you can estimate that the ADU will be completed in 10 months.
Not at all! If you have a problem with the leaking roof, want to repair an appliance, or do any other small jobs around the unit, there are many other businesses providing such services to homeowners. Just a couple of phone calls, not necessarily to us, will allow you to fix things in the unit and do the proper maintenance further.
Actually, our company builds ADU all over California, from cities like Sacramento and San Francisco to North Highlands and Citrus Heights. You can ask around the city about us, and there is a high chance that you will find someone who has already worked with us on residential housing and can share their experience.