As the name implies, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — sometimes called mother-in-law units, guest houses, or backyard cottages — are independent but attached dwelling units with their own bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces. An accessory dwelling unit (DADU) is the same type of house, but it is built as a separate building from the main house.
After WWII as families moved to newly developed suburbs, ADU construction declined. However, it has recently gone back into favor as a viable option for homeowners.
Building an ADU: What are the benefits?
In case you have the budget and space, an ADU is a great choice. There are a number of benefits to adding an ADU to your property, from personal to environmental.
Caretakers and family members can live at a reduced cost
For elderly family members you wish to keep close by, an ADU can be a great solution. As long as you keep an eye on them and provide assistance as needed, they can maintain their independence. In addition to a live-in nanny or caretaker, an ADU is also a handy option if you have children or need additional assistance on your main property.
Accommodations for short-term guests
An ADU is the ideal place for your friends and family to stay while you both enjoy space and privacy during their visit.
Opportunities for passive income
You can earn passive income by adding an ADU to your property, either on a monthly basis or every now and then for short periods of time.
Due to their separate bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and entrances, ADUs typically make great living spaces for tenants, and you can earn extra cash to help with the costs of your personal living expenses, debt, and savings.
Increasing the value of a property
Your property can almost certainly be resold for more money if you build an ADU. Potential homeowners tend to be willing to pay more for a property that has an accessory dwelling unit. Therefore, many homeowners are tempted to consider a cash-out refinance so that they can make these improvements no matter what their current financial situation is
It is much less obtrusive to construct an ADU on your property to add space and function than building a huge, blocky house in the existing space. Construct an ADU that blends in with the architecture and style of your neighborhood in order to maintain its character and aesthetic
Green Remodeling Solutions can assist you if you’re thinking of building accessory dwelling units in Los Angeles on your property. Get in touch with us today for a consultation or to learn more about the benefits of ADUs.