When your family is getting expanded, or you simply need some additional rooms, accessory dwelling units might be the best choice!
Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU is an additional house that is placed on the same piece of property where your primary structure is. Accessory Dwelling Unit can be attached to the property of your primary home or garage or simply exist as an independent secondary home unit somewhere in your backyard.
With the constant urbanization and population growth, buying a new house/apartment or a piece of land to construct a new dwelling is becoming highly overpriced, as there are many offers by many people.
ADUs, or granny flats, are the perfect choice for those people who need a little bit more livable space on their property and do not want to go through the trouble of buying additional land or a house!
However, there are some laws that need to be taken into account when creating Accessory Dwelling Units. In the USA, each state has its own ones, so be careful.
For you to escape the unnecessary burden of dealing with law problems or any other ones related to building an ADU on the Woodland Hills’ property, please read this article, in which we will try to cover all of the possible gaps that might appear in the process.
You may not even need to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit right now, but the probability that you will at some point in your life is very high: imagine that you decided to have a baby, maybe a few of them, or your parents are no longer able to take care of themselves, and you are going to move them to your house.
In these and many other cases, additional space to live on your property is necessary.
A+ Construction and Remodeling company is definitely one of the best ones on California’s market, and our 20 years working experience proves that!
In general, here is a list of our services:
With A+, you will not have to worry about law restrictions, making a layout of your house, buying supplies, and hiring professionals – all of that is provided by us for any kind of services, ADU residential project included!
Here is a list of services that you will obtain as a client of A+ Remodeling:
Now, let us discuss some important technicalities of the Accessory Dwelling Unit in the city of Woodland Hills, including its types and perks, so you could make a well-informed decision on whether or not you actually need an ADU for your property.
There are six types of ADU project that exist and can be done by A+ Remodeling and Construction team on your property, and here we will provide you with some explanations on them:
A great number of advantages for creating an ADU can be thought of.
For example, your ADU can increase the efficiency of a dwelling unit and become a source of some extra income. Of course, the amount will differ according to the type of your Accessory Dwelling Unit and its size, but in general, making an ADU on your property can bring you some profit.
If you always have a lot of friends coming over, your Accessory Dwelling Unit would play a role of a guest house so that your far living friends and relatives can feel more comfortable when staying in your single-family house. And if you later decide to sell your house, the value of your property will definitely increase, which means that you will be able to get a better deal.
Moreover, it might be the case that you would need to take care of your parents, as they no longer can be responsible for their own lives due to some health problems. In this situation, the ADU project will provide you with additional space for everyone to adjust better to new circumstances, as well as give some privacy to every family member so that your single-family home would not be overcrowded.
Choosing A+ Construction and Remodeling company as your ADU contractor is a very wise choice, as California’s reconstruction market is quite a competitive area and does not let a company that wants to be popular and trustworthy make a mistake or treat clients unprofessionally.
With A+ you can be confident that you will get:
It does not matter what you want: a garage converted or a new single-family house for your parents; let us do all the worrying about the peculiarities and possible problems that might occur during the construction so that you would not have to stress at all!
There are quite a few spheres in which law restrictions take place. But the good news is that since January 1, 2020, some new regulations have been made so that Woodland Hills homeowners could have more freedom when it comes to ADU construction.
Let us now go through every one of them still existing standards so that no blindspots would be left for you to deal with later.
A+ Remodeling team will meet all of the Woodland Hills law regulations so that state law representatives would not search Accessory Dwelling Unit of yours. With us, you can rest assured that everything will be done professionally.
Prefabricated ADU construction is quite a popular method of making ADUs. Prefabricated means that you will have a constructor that will find and deliver to you all of the needed and already made parts for the building process. What is left for the team to do is simply put together the pieces.
What is beneficial from this method is that it allows both the owners and the builders to spend as little time on construction as it only possible so that you, as the client, would get an ADU very quickly. Moreover, the quality of the pieces is usually higher than the one of the on-site builders.
In addition, we may say that you would not need to worry about the pricing of such a method: of course, everything differs depending on the type of ADU that you would need to make, but in general, you will see the prices starting from 300 dollars.
ADU housing is a very popular way of expanding your existing primary dwelling that brings to the USA citizen more benefits than a simple size: you can get some extra income, a place where guests and friends may stay over, or a convenient method of adjusting your parents to the new way of life.
If even one thought has run over your mind about ADU, we would definitely recommend you consider making an ADU and choosing an A+ company as your contractor.
The exact pricing that you would get depends on many different and important factors, such as:
There are only some very general price ranges for you to consider. For example, a detached ADU would cost somewhere around 300 dollars, while garage conversions can be of 30,000 dollars price.
Generally speaking, yes, you can. As long as your property is considered to be for a single-family dwelling, you can build and rent your ADU without any permission from the homeowners association to be taken into account, as well as make them inside a designated historic district.
Moreover, now the property owner does not need to live on the property to be able to rent your ADU, and the requirements for an ADU’s size now are at least 800 feet and a maximum of one JADU that is no more than 500 feet.
The only building permit that you would need to obtain is the one from the City Planning Division. Also, a zoning administrator permit may need to be obtained if the size is bigger than 1000 square feet, which is three bedrooms.
All other permits, such as the approval from your homeowners’ association, are no longer needed for your ADU to be legally established.
To get an ADU permit, simply find out information about all of the important and mandatory law regulations from the ADU Oridnanes of your City Council, include them in your plan, and send your letter to the Planning Division. To lessen your burden, the A+ team will help you to align your needs with the restrictions.