ADUs, backyard cottages, custom homes, a granny flat – what’s all the fuss about? If you have been hearing these words recently and still wonder what they mean, we have good news to tell you as you are in the right place today. People all over California have been installing ADUs on their lots in great numbers. Perhaps, it’s time for you to join the trend?
ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, are a type of affordable housing option representing a smaller building located on the same lot as your main house. It is one of the most popular ways to enlarge the existing space of your property in California right now. Consider the installation of an accessory dwelling unit on your property to stay ahead of the pack, as this trend will soon conquer the hearts of homeowners all over Placer county, from Kings Beach to South Lake Tahoe.
Before building this residential unit, one has to know everything about its benefits and drawbacks, as well as ways to find the right contractor and permitting process. Continue reading this very article to find out information about accessory dwelling units and much more.
On the market, the manufacturers have come up with different variations of ADUs to fit the liking of every customer. However, it may be difficult to figure out which one fits your needs and hence is worth your investment. Let us take a closer look at different home additions you can build with help from general contractors.
The name here speaks for itself. This residential unit will be connected to one of the walls of the already existing space. What is positive, you will have instant access to it via a door connecting your main residence and an ADU. This option will also fit you if there is not much free space on your lot for building, for example, a detached ADU.
Contrary to the attached ADU, this type will stand separately on your lot. It is a totally new construction located near the primary residence that has all the necessary utilities for comfortable living. Consequently, this accessory dwelling unit allows tenants to maintain much more privacy. Living in this ADU will make them feel more independent, so it is a perfect option for a single family.
If new construction on the lot seems too much for you, it may be better to simply remodel the already existing space. Many homeowners in California have already ordered the simplest conversion, the garage conversion. A+ general contractor can transform your basement or a spare room into a unit where everyone will instantly feel at home.
In comparison with the options presented above, this variant is different from them only in size. All in all, it is simply any above-mentioned option, but with smaller dimensions. One ADU of this type cannot exceed 500 square feet. Still, having just one junior ADU can serve as a custom home for the dwellers.
Accessory dwelling units have anchored their place in the lives of many homeowners as an affordable and convenient addition to the primary home. It is a real trend in the world of construction, and, despite the recent decline caused by the pandemic, we estimate that the number of happy clients owning an ADU will not cease to grow. However, to get the end product of great quality, it is highly important to entrust this work to a team of professionals. A+ Construction & Remodeling company will be happy to provide you with quality work at affordable cost in the Tahoe basin.
With the abundance of general contractors, it becomes more and more difficult to find the right one for the development of the ADU project and future construction. Keep in mind the following key elements that will allow you to find the best contractor for the construction of your accessory dwelling unit.
The best way to find out what general contractor to hire is to look through their finalized projects. This will help you see their design choices and notice how reliable they are. Normally, trustworthy home builders can boast a large list of previous projects. Take a look at their site or ask for a catalog to see whether they will be able to make an ADU of your dream a reality.
Another thing to consider is the budget you have for the realization of the project. Normally, home builders create projects that fluctuate around the same price. On the site, you can find information about pricing options. Remember that it may be different depending on an ADU type and the course of the construction. Opt for the ones that seem to fit your budget before ordering ADU construction.
The owner also has to check whether the builders possess all the legal documents, like general contractors’ licenses. It would be foolish to spend your hard-earned thousands of dollars to hire a crew without proper documents. Moreover, they will have to take care of your legal documents that accord to the state law in the process, for example, a building permit, but how will they do it if they don’t have documents on their own? Don’t forget about the TRPA code, which has to be taken into consideration too.
These are the main points to look at while choosing a contractor. We can safely say that a project of any complexity level is not a problem for A+ Construction & Remodeling company; hence ordering them an ADU project would be a great choice.
General contractors are a vital element in the chain when it comes to the construction of an ADU. For sure, an owner can imagine what design and what size of an ADU they want, but who will monitor whether the desires follow the laws created by local jurisdiction? This is where builders come into the business. Their job is not entirely focused on the development of a bonus unit on your property, but also on seeing if the local regulations and state laws are not violated.
If you want to build bonus units in Kings Beach, your unit has to fit these requirements:
Our own crew of lawyers will ensure that your ADU, hopefully our next project, will not cause any questions from the local jurisdiction. Hire A+ Construction & Remodeling company and save yourself from any possible headaches.
Having an ADU on your lot can significantly improve the quality of your life. Not only does it allow you to have much more free space, for example, for your hobbies, but it also can come in handy on a number of occasions. We have prepared a list where we gathered the advantages of the ADU building. Hopefully, it will make you decide faster.
If you have always wanted to make a profit at ease, ADUs can help you start your housing business. Simply find tenants and rent an ADU to them. This will let you have additional income and increase the family budget. What is more, ADUs increase the total value of the property, so if you want to sell it at some point in the future, it will allow you to get more money.
It’s always a headache when guests from the town center or South Lake Tahoe come to your house and want to stay overnight. The situation worsens when you don’t have enough beds for them. However, an ADU can let you avoid any inconvenience connected with receiving guests. Add extra beds to the bonus unit and enjoy it fully.
ADUs are sometimes called “granny flats,” and there are special reasons for that. One of the most popular reasons why homeowners build an ADU is to settle their parents there. ADU is extremely helpful as it allows our clients to have their seniors nearby, check on them often, and provide special care.
There are certain moments to pay attention to during the construction of an ADU.
Pay attention to these moments, so the building can go smoothly:
ADU applications are diverse and can be a reasonable investment into your future. One cannot imagine the whole palette of variations on how to use an ADU.
ADUs are a really flexible construction. If you seek to use it for residential purposes, having one on your lot may boost the total value of your property and hence raise the rent. You can also offer an ADU to your tenants in California who require more space. Otherwise, simply close it or rent it to other clients.
The pandemic has caught us off guard, but everyone has tried what working from home is like. If you are a huge fan of this way of working, transform your ADU into a home office. This quiet and nice will allow you to work in the Tahoe basin and forget about the daily routine of driving to the city center in Placer County.
If all your life you have been seeking an opportunity to design something for yourself, an ADU can become your training field. Our team of specialists can let you prepare, for example, the kitchen design of your dream or choose the flooring to fit furniture in the best way. Become your own designer with A+ Construction & Remodeling company!
Building a residential unit is not a simple task. Moreover, it is not a cheap one either. As we have already mentioned, no one will be able to tell you the exact price of your future ADU without details like materials, utility services, or landscaping. If you are not willing to spend money on something unclear, we’ve got a solution for you.
Prefab (short for prefabricated) ADUs are a clever solution for all the indecisive residents of California as well as South Lake Tahoe. By ordering this unit to be built on your lot, we will not start the development of a bonus unit from scratch, but rather choose one from our portfolio of previous projects and offer one to you. Such units normally cost three times less than new units.
With the rising housing costs, having an ADU seems like a really reasonable decision that will fill your bank account without worries. However, the development of such projects has to be confined to professionals only. A+ Construction & Remodeling company has years of experience in the residential business and, consequently, is a trustworthy business with whom you can confide about the development of a bonus unit.
Contact us now to discuss all the questions that you are worried about, and we are sure that you will not hesitate to order the development of a new unit or a remodel of the existing space. Start your housing business with us in Placer County now!
As our customers ask various questions concerning the development of bonus units, we have decided to answer them here.
As we all clearly understand, Kings beach serves as an existing transit stop, and to avoid the sounds coming from the Tahoe Truckee area, we will install the sound insulation according to the modern standards of house building. Also, it will allow you to not lose heat in the winter as regular insulation will be installed too.
The owner of an ADU can decide what to do with their property hence settling a single family is a possible option too. We can assure you that in an ADU, there will be all the necessary commodities for the comfortable living of all the members of a single family.
Normally, in the open market, it takes from 9 to 14 months to get the job done. Even though the number may be slightly different from city to city, we estimate to spend roughly this time to build an ADU in Placer county. As our job is to provide you with a quality product, it may last a bit longer as we have to correspond with the TRPA code.