What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?
An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a small, self-contained residential unit located on the same lot as an existing single-family home.
An ADU has all the basic facilities needed for day-to-day living independent of the main home, such as a kitchen, sleeping area, and a bathroom. As the term "accessory" implies, ADUs are generally defined to be smaller in size and prominence than the main residence on the lot. Some definitions include specific size limits, and a location that is not readily visible from the street.
In theory, an ADU may be created as a separate unit within an existing home (such as in an attic or basement), an addition to the home (such as a separate apartment unit with separate entrance), or in a separate structure on the lot (such as a converted garage). See the examples shown below.
Some communities, however, only allow ADUs that are within or attached to the main residence, and exclude ADUs housed in a separate structure. Whether attached or detached from the main residence, most codes require that the main residence and the ADU must be owned by the same person and may not be sold separately.
ADUs are sometimes called "mother-in-law apartments" or "granny flats," because they are often used to house extended family. Other codes use terms such as "accessory apartment," "accessory living unit," or "secondary unit," to have a similar meaning.
Over the last couple of years or so we have noticed that instead of upgrading to a bigger home, clients are opting to rather add to their existing homes instead. This is called a room addition, and we guarantee it has more to offer than you might think. Our addition or expansion department as they are affectionately known can work on any home, expand any room, or even add a new one. Have a look for yourself at what we can do, and once you are satisfied, why not give us a call for a bit more information.
T’s And C’s
We will not carry out any work which has not been sanctioned by the proper authorities. You may think we are being silly, but first, we will not put our accreditation and licenses at risk to make a quick buck. Secondly, if we did embark on an unsanctioned project with no certified plans, then what would happen if something went wrong? Who would be to blame? Last, and by no means least, Leet Construction has an excellent track record when it comes to safety and compliance, and we intend on keeping it that way for many years to come.
Now if you are serious about taking the next step and getting your room addition or expansion project off the ground, then first things first, we are going to need some blueprints. This is like a builders map. It shows us what to do and where. To be honest, if we did not have these documents we would most certainly not be able to deliver the excellence and quality you deserve. So let's not delay any further, give us a call right away, let's settle on a final plan so we can draw up those blueprints.
Whether you are looking to add an extra garage, or maybe a bigger living area. No matter what your wants and needs possibly are, you can bet your bottom dollar you will find them at Leet Construction. We have a wide range of ideas and solutions. All you have to do is get in touch, tell us what you have been thinking of, and one of our experts will guide you every step of the way, all the while making sure that you are nothing but 100% satisfied. Our experts are waiting in anticipation to show you what we can do.
This is an element we have always prided ourselves on, the ability to provide high-quality solutions at cost-effective rates. Now you may be thinking to yourself these guys are pie in the sky, but we guarantee you it is not. We have designed the ideal set of solutions that have been able to perfectly balance the two. This means you get the quality and variety you have been looking for, without having to break the bank. If you would like us to design the ideal solution for your next addition, then give us a call right away.