Accessory Dwelling Units
ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, offer a myriad of benefits for homeowners seeking affordable and flexible living solutions. These standalone units are an attractive option for extended families, as they can be configured to accommodate elderly parents or adult children, providing much-needed privacy and independence.
One of the biggest advantages of ADUs is their affordability compared to traditional living spaces. ADUs can often be constructed more quickly and cost-efficiently than building a new home, offering homeowners the opportunity to increase their living space without breaking the bank.
In addition, ADUs have the potential to generate significant rental income, making them a smart investment for property owners looking to supplement their income. They can also increase the value of a property by providing the same amount of living space as newly-built apartments and condominiums.
At Dreamcatcher Remodeling, we specialize in designing and building ADUs that are tailored to our clients’ needs, ensuring that their living spaces offer both functionality and style.
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Our experienced contractors work with each client to create a custom design plan that maximizes functionality and utility, ensuring that the added space can be used for years to come. Our goal is to provide a stress-free experience for homeowners, working with reputable contractors and providing streamlined processes and modular construction options for our clients looking to construct an ADU.
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Our 6 Types of ADUs
Detached ADUs are standalone structures that are separate from the primary dwelling, providing additional living space to homeowners. These structures offer an excellent opportunity for homeowners to generate passive income through rental units or provide affordable housing to a family member or tenant.
Our detached ADUs offer a wide variety of features, including energy-efficient building materials, separate entrances, exterior walls with natural light, and separate bathrooms. They are built to meet all building codes, ensuring a perfect process to acquire building permits.
Additionally, detached ADUs provide homeowners with extra living space, making it an excellent investment worth considering for those looking to expand their home.
Attached ADUs are an excellent option for homeowners looking to convert or expand an existing living space. There are several types of Attached ADUs, each with unique features and benefits.
The attached ADU involves adding onto the existing home to create a separate living space that has its own entrance. They typically have more than one bedroom/bathroom and a larger living area/kitchen compared to the garage conversion ADU. This type of ADU is ideal for those who want to expand their living space without the need for a detached structure.
Attached ADUs share a common wall with the primary dwelling, making them more affordable than detached ADUs. They also provide easy access to the primary unit, making them an ideal option for multigenerational households.
Converting your garage into an ADU is a great way to add value to your home and increase your living space. However, there are certain steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful conversion.
The insulation of the garage needs to be sufficient to meet the required R-value in your area, and proper ventilation is necessary for the comfort and safety of the occupants. Another important step in the conversion process is creating a separate entrance. This ensures privacy for the occupants and ensures compliance with local building codes and zoning regulations.
At Dreamcatcher Remodeling, we understand the importance of complying with building codes and zoning regulations when it comes to garage conversion ADUs. Let us help you convert your garage into the ADU of your dreams with our professional services.
Transforming your basement into an additional living space can be an exciting and rewarding project. As an ADU construction company, we specialize in building beautiful and functional Basement ADUs.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to basement ADUs. Whether you’re looking to build a fully equipped apartment or simply adding an additional bedroom, basement ADUs allow for versatility and practicality.
Before starting any construction, it is essential to calculate the square footage to ensure the space meets all local building codes and zoning regulations. Our experts have extensive experience in navigating such regulations and can help ensure compliance when building your ADU.
Second Story Addition ADU
We specialize in providing top-of-the-line ADU construction services, including the creation of stunning second story addition ADUs. These types of ADUs are ideal for homeowners looking to expand their living space while also maximizing their property’s potential.
The process of creating a second story addition ADU involves detailed planning, design, and compliance with building codes and zoning regulations. Some of the benefits of a second story addition ADU include increased living space, an opportunity to generate rental income, and potential property value appreciation.
At Dreamcatcher Remodeling, we take pride in delivering streamlined and hassle-free construction processes that ensure optimal results.
Modular or prefabricated (Prefab) ADUs offer an innovative housing solution that presents several benefits over traditional construction methods.
Our off-site assembly process means that there is less disruption to your daily life, and you’ll save time and effort compared to traditional construction. Beyond the streamlined process, our modular ADUs provide energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality, and structural durability.
With us, you have a wide variety of style options available to choose from, including cottages, contemporary designs, and backyard bungalows. Whether you need additional living space, a rental unit, or a guesthouse, we can provide bespoke modular ADUs that meet your needs and preferences.
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If you’re looking to construct a detached ADU, Dreamcatcher Remodeling has got you covered. Our modular construction methods ensure shorter construction times, allowing you to enjoy your ADU space much sooner. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our fantastic ADU construction services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, building an ADU is subject to local zoning regulations and permitting requirements. The specific regulations vary by jurisdiction, but common considerations include:
- Minimum lot size: Some areas have a minimum lot size requirement for ADUs to ensure adequate space and privacy.
- Setback requirements: Local ordinances may dictate the minimum distance between the ADU and property lines or other structures.
- Parking regulations: Certain jurisdictions may require off-street parking spaces for ADUs, although some have relaxed these requirements to promote ADU development.
- Increased housing options: ADUs provide an opportunity for homeowners to create additional housing units on their property, allowing for extended family, rental income, or affordable housing options.
- Financial advantages: Renting out an ADU can generate supplemental income for homeowners, helping offset mortgage costs or providing extra funds for savings or investment.
- Aging in place: ADUs can serve as a viable option for older adults who wish to downsize but still live independently on their property, while having the potential to offer caregiving support from family members in the primary residence.
If you are interested in adding to your home you first need to find a good project manager who will help you:
- Determine the Budget and Scope.
- Secure Funding.
- Work With an Architect & Engineer
- Obtain Permits and Prepare the Site
- Build the Foundation.
- Frame the Structure.
- Add the Sheathing and Roofing.
- And Finishing touches