Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
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An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is a separate, fully-habitable apartment added to your Tacoma, Washington property. It needs to include a functioning bathroom and kitchen or kitchenette. ADUs go by other names, too, such as:
- Mother-in-law suite
- Vacation rental
- Backyard cottage
- Granny flat
- Carriage house
The basic idea is that the ADU is a smaller home with its own entrance that is a dwelling place right next to (or attached to) your own home.
Why Would Someone Want an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
You may want to build an ADU if you have an extended family member living with you. For example, if you want to keep a closer eye on your elderly parent, but you still want him or her to have a sense of independence, building an ADU makes perfect sense. They are also a good solution for adult children who may not have the means or desire to live separately from their parents. An ADU is meant to be lived in, unlike some other home additions, which may be more of an extension to your own home. For example, you might add a home office or an entertainment room to your home, but that would not be considered an ADU because it does not meet the requirements of being fully habitable.
If you have an ADU that is no longer occupied, you can make good use out of it by renting it out as a vacation rental.
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What to Expect When Adding an ADU
Renewal Remodels & Additions is your source for designing and building professional home additions and ADUs. Adding an ADU to your property is not something you should take lightly. It can be one of the more complicated additions you add to your home. In fact, most people do not realize just how much needs to be done to build an ADU. You will need to add new walls, doors, wiring, plumbing, windows, flooring, etc. You may need to update your current HVAC system to accommodate the new space. Even your septic system may need to be upgraded to handle the additional rooms. We will make sure your property is ready for an ADU before we begin the actual construction.
If you are dreaming of an ADU, and you have seriously gone over the pros and cons of this addition to your property, we are delighted to help you achieve those goals. We will make it look fantastic inside and out, personalizing everything to meet your unique needs.
Increase Your Overall Property Value and Marketability
More and more people are looking for homes that are suitable for multigenerational families. Adding an ADU can increase the marketability of your home if you ever decide to sell it. Plus, the additional rooms will increase the property value. Our professionals can add an ADU that reflects the aesthetic of the rest of your home, so it looks consistent and adds beauty and function.
Local Building Codes
Not familiar with the building codes in your neighborhood? As professional contractors, we understand building codes and zoning laws that surround the issues of multiunit housing in the Tacoma area. We can talk you through these issues and help you along the way with getting permits and following the various rules that come with building an ADU.
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Ready to Discuss Your New Accessory Dwelling Unit?
Whenever you are ready to talk about designing and building an ADU on your Tacoma, Washington property, we are ready to listen. The discussion begins with a consultation. We think you will be impressed by the high quality of our work and the overall professionalism of everything we do. It is our priority to create an ADU that works for your needs and makes your home a better, more functional place. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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