We have had a ton of inquiries lately from clients wanting to add an ADUs to their properties! For those who may not be familiar, ADU is short for Accessory Dwelling Unit. It’s basically a small guest house (complete with its own bathroom and small kitchen) that is separate from the primary structure on the property. It can be a freestanding unit, or attached to the main house – usually via garage conversion or an addition.
Traditionally, clients who were looking to add an ADU to their property were planning to use the space as a rental unit to generate additional income. However, over the past several months, we have noticed that this is not necessarily the case anymore. At the start of the pandemic, many of us had to scramble to convert a portion of our living room, dining room, or spare bedroom into a makeshift home office. And while that worked fine for what was supposed to be only a matter of weeks or months, it was never intended to be a permanent situation.
Well, a lot of companies quickly learned that working from home was not only convenient for employees, but also quite favorable to their bottom line, and decided to close a lot of their local offices. So now, many of our clients find themselves in a permanent WFH situation, and in turn, need a more permanent home office space. The ADU has turned out to be a great solution – Not only does it offer value as a dedicated work space, it also adds substantial resale value to the client’s property!
For more information on how to add an ADU to your property, be on the lookout for our next email! We will go into more detail on the advantages of adding an ADU to your property. Plus we’ll give an insider look at the design process for some of our current ADU projects!