Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, are a specific type of dwelling unit built as an addition to your house. These units often have smaller and more flexible layouts that allow for easy conversion into something functional and comfortable. But it's easier said than done when you're deciding on your next ADU project – how do you choose the right company?
What Is An Accessory Dwelling Unit?
An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a small, self-contained dwelling that can be attached to a primary residence but is not considered a part of the primary residence for tax or zoning purposes.
ADUs have several benefits: they can provide an affordable solution for people who want to live in proximity to their work or other activities, they can serve as secondary residences for seniors or people with disabilities, and they can provide space for short-term rental use.
ADUs are becoming increasingly popular in large cities, but there are also a growing number of ADUs in smaller towns and rural areas.
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing an ADU company:
1. What are the company's qualifications?
It’s important to choose an ADU company that has experience building and certifying ADUs. The company should also have a good reputation and be licensed and insured.
2. What kind of financing is available?
ADU companies typically offer a range of financing options, including equity funding, bank loans, and lease-purchase agreements. It’s important to find out what type of financing is available.