March 7, 2023
ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, have become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. Having an ADU can provide extra living space to keep an aging family member nearby, serve as a “starter home” for young adult children or provide bonus rental income to help offset your primary residence. ADUs are especially popular here in the Bay Area as a cost-effective solution to help increase the supply of affordable housing opportunities.
As more and more cities, counties and other municipalities are providing incentives and relaxing zoning laws making it easier for homeowners to construct an ADU, the timing might be right to consider building an ADU on your property. But before you run off to your local Planning & Permits Department, give some thought to how you might want (or have!) to address these 10 factors which may affect the size, cost, design and timing of your build:
By keeping these factors in mind when designing and building your ADU, you can ensure that the unit is functional, attractive, and effectively meets the needs and desires of everyone using it.
For more information about ADUs, or to be introduced to a trusted, local ADU design builder or lender, contact Stephanie Hevezi at 510.410.9802 or email [email protected].
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