It happens in the lives of almost any property owner that they realize the amount of living space in a home is not enough for all the family members to dwell. The truth is that it is not always possible for us to increase our living space by buying a bigger home. Reading this article, you will learn about the construction process of Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, figure out your budget, and get your living space enlarged wisely.
Accessory Dwelling Units are small independent houses with their own amenities such as kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom units that are built on the rest of your property land, the same one on which the main dwelling for your family stands as well. With their help, you will be able to increase the amount of living space located on your Lodi property land as well as create additional income through rent without the need to become an owner of a new bigger home.
And as such projects are quite drastic and complicated, you would definitely benefit from hiring a professional contractor like A+ Construction & Remodeling to do the job for you! Thus, if you are interested in finding out more about ADUs that can be built on your family land in Lodi or in another city in California, then we would suggest you review this article!
Building either a detached ADU or an attached ADU is definitely not an easy process that involves more than just a simple redesign of the space that you have in Lodi. You would also need to think about new foundations, walls construction, plumbing, electricity, layouts, and many other things that are not in the range of skills that an average citizen in Lodi has.
Therefore, in order for you to build ADUs on your own, you would not only need to take a serious amount of time off your work but also learn lots of complicated skills and make a great number of costly mistakes in the meantime. All of these things are usually not available for Lodi homeowners, which is why the help of general contractors would be especially important for ADU construction projects on your family land.
What is more, ADUs are considered to be complicated projects not only in the eyes of contractors but of state law regulations as well, which is why you would also need to learn lots of tricky laws that would estimate the maximum size, maximum height, the need for extra off-street parking spaces, and many other criteria important for all residential lots located in Lodi.
By hiring A+ Construction & Remodeling as the team for your ADU construction project, you would obtain professional workers dedicated to implementing every one of your specific desires: A+ would provide you not only with a beautiful, long-lasting design but with efficient layouts for the ADUs allowed in accordance with fire safety measures and state law regulations that you have.
The first thing that you should think about after deciding to hire a construction team for an ADU project on your family property is your specific needs and desires: it is quite important to formalize them first as they will give you a direction onto the contractors that are actually capable of providing you with what you want as well as protect you from some pushy construction teams that could try to make you decide on home projects that you actually do not want.
And only after your desires are cleared out can you start your search for the perfect construction team for an ADU project that would take place on your family land.
Here is a list of criteria that you would need to consider while going through your search:
Check the reviews about particular companies that are made not only on their own websites but on the web in general. That way, you would ensure that the comments you read are actually genuine and represent the full picture.
What is more, it could also be a good idea to review the opinions of your friends and relatives. We are sure that you would find at least one person that had done remodeling or renovation projects with some contractor, and the opinion that he or she will provide you with could actually help you out in making the final choice on the construction team for your own ADUs that would be built in Lodi.
Any well-respected remodeling company should provide its potential clients with a portfolio of some already completed projects done by its employees, which is why you would want to ensure that you can find the portfolios on the websites of these companies or by any other means provided by them. A+ is not afraid to show off its projects to clients, which is why you can always find some examples on the website of this company.
A well-diversified portfolio would ensure you that the contractor is actually capable of implementing whatever it is that you need for your ADU projects, while a small portfolio with lots of similar works would make you check other companies as you would doubt the skills of this team.
And of course, we cannot forget about checking the credibility of potential contractors that you consider for your ADU projects. And in the case of the remodeling sphere, you need to ensure that your team has a valid license for providing its clients with particular services.
Without a valid license, you can never be sure of the quality of the services provided on your property. What is more, you also would not be capable of receiving any money back or additional free services in case some mistakes were identified after the completion of the projects. A license is always a guarantee that you can trust a contractor, which is why A+ does not have any problems providing you with information about its own!
If you are not sure about any other service providers in Lodi, CA you could always come to A+ Construction & Remodeling with any project ideas that you have! Our manager will always make sure that you are heard and that your desires are respected by the remodeling team that will be working on your projects in Lodi.
The company already has a license, a great portfolio, lots of positive reviews, a possibility for a free estimate, and loyal clients that have been working with our company for many years. Here are some of the services provided by A+ in case you are interested in collaborating with us on ADU projects that could be made on your property land:
Our employees have enough knowledge, skills, and experience to create an ADU on your property from scratch: be it a separate dwelling unit or a garage/shed conversion, we are always ready to work with you and help you with choosing the designs, materials, and layouts for the ADUs!
By hiring A+ as your construction team, you can rest assured that we will not only create a new foundation, layout, and design of a new property that would match your desires but take care of any legal or security measures necessary for the new home construction not to be denied so that you could then use a new home to place some friends and relatives or to increase your income through rent!
Accessory Dwelling Units in Lodi, CA, while being smaller than your main residential home, are still dwellings that could be worn out by short-term rentals, your kids, or simply by a long period of time.
Therefore, there also will come a moment when you will realize that the paint in the kitchen or plumbing in the bathroom of your ADU should be changed or fixed for the rent price to not go down. Whatever it is that made you think about remodeling your small dwelling, A+ will be more than happy to handle anything that you need, not only in the main residential home where you live but in your ADUs as well! And do not worry; free quotes are provided as well.
Any city of California would require your ADUs to be up to 800 square feet in size, 16 feet in height, and have 4 feet of rear yard setbacks. What is more, it would also require an ADU to have its own amenities, such as a bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom at least, as it should act as an independent dwelling. Parking regulations differ from one city to another, and design regulations usually take place only in historic districts.
Yes, permits and mandatory for any city or municipality in this state in order for you to start a new development process on your land. What is more, you might even need both zoning and building permits, with the first one ranging in price up to 4,000 dollars and the second one going up to 15,000 dollars.
Yes, there is a minimum lot size. In accordance with state law, your Accessory Dwelling Unit should be at least 150 square feet in size of its living area. As for the maximum size restrictions, they all depend on the part of the state in which you live, but in general, they can be up to 800 square feet after the development process has finished.
Your detached ADU should be at least 4 square feet away from the property line and have its own off-street parking space. As for attached ADUs, there are no such restrictions set simply because they actually share one wall with the main residence and thus are allowed not to have any setbacks or parking spaces in order for other people to live there for a significant period of time.