An ADU Home, or Accessory Dwelling Unit Home, is becoming an increasingly popular term across the United States. While each state, city, and local jurisdiction has different laws on what an ADU Home is, there are some basic rules that apply to the majority of ADUs.
An ADU Home is considered to be a separate, accessory dwelling from the primary residence(s). This means that the ADU Home can be rented out separate from the main home or unit(s). The number of ADUs that you can build on a property depends on different factors, such as zoning and local requirements, but single-family owners can typically build one detached ADU Home and one Junior ADU on their property. Below are some common requirements for an ADU Home:
- The ADU provides permanent provisions for eating, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation. In other words, an ADU Home usually needs to have its own efficiency kitchen, bathroom, and a place to sleep.
- The ADU Home requires its own separate entrance. In other words, someone should be able to access the inside of the ADU Home through its own entrance that is separate from the primary residence.
- The ADU Home can be attached, detached, located within or above the primary residence. If the ADU Home is located within the primary residence, it can be no more than 500 square feet. This is known as a Junior ADU.
Why Build an ADU Home?
People choose to build ADU Homes for many different reasons. Sometimes, it’s personal, and the ADU needs to be used for an elderly family member, an adult child, or even yourself to live in. Many people choose to use their ADU Home as a guest house, recreation center, or studio. Others see ADU Homes as a great business opportunity. For instance, a single-family residence owner can choose to build one ADU and one Junior ADU on their property. That owner can then rent out both ADUs separately and collect rent from two different tenants. Or, that owner could move into the brand new ADU Home and choose to rent out the primary residence and the Junior ADU. As you can tell from these examples, ADU Homes serve many different purposes and can function in different ways based on your needs.
Superior ADU Home
Building an ADU Home is, unfortunately, not always easy. Due to laws, regulations, and local requirements, it can be difficult for homeowners to navigate the building process. In addition, building an ADU Home usually requires the help of an architect, engineer, designer, contractor, and project coordinator or manager. Finding someone knowledgeable in each of these fields and getting them all to work together can be a challenge. That is why Superior ADUs was born.
Comprised of talented architects, interior designers, engineers, draftsmen, contractors, and project managers, Superior ADUs has everyone you need on one team to quickly and easily build an ADU Home. In addition, Superior ADUs has already pre-designed ADU Models that clients can build on their properties. The advantage of our ADU Models is that the plans are already complete and ready to be submitted to your city. This saves you the time and additional cost of custom designing an ADU Home. However, if one of our ADU Models is not what you’re looking for, we would be happy to design and build a Custom ADU Home just for you.
Please look around our website to find lots more information about ADUs or give us a call and let’s chat!
Disclaimer: There are Local Jurisdictions that are determining State Laws differently. Always check with your Local Agencies to determine restrictions in your area or call Superior ADUs and we will provide you with that personalized information.