May 3rd, 2022
Did you know that you can convert underutilized space like the basement or garage into additional living space, like an extra bedroom or living room? In California, housing is hard to come by, especially for those with small budgets.
Enter ADUs or the accessory dwelling unit. In this article, we're going to explain what an ADU is and why you should consider an interior conversion ADU. Building an ADU can sometimes seem overwhelming to the point of discouragement. But as you will see, with the help of a good construction company, an interior conversion adu can be very manageable.
An ADU (conversion) is an auxiliary housing unit with complete living capabilities. It can act as a secondary home, additional storage, an extension to your house, garage conversion, or space that you can rent for extra revenue.
An ADU can be built as a standalone house or it can be connected to the main property. Let's talk a bit about the different types of ADUs:
● Detached: These units are separated from the main house and act as a backyard cottage.
● Garage apartment: This type of ADU is a garage turned into an apartment.
● Attached: This type of ADU is connected to the main house through at least one primary wall.
● Above garage: These structures are built above the garage.
● Interior ADU: Constructed from existing, but underutilized space, such as the attic or basement.
When it comes to ADUs, most homeowners think about building a detached unit. The logic goes that a detached structure will provide more space and can be used to generate an additional revenue stream. But, you also need to consider the fact that the cost of a detached ADU is more expensive and difficult to build.
Converting underutilized or unfinished space into an accessory dwelling unit is a more cost-effective option. Moreover, it can increase the value of your house by as much as 51% as you now have additional living space that you can use. But, if you want to get that kind of return on your investment, you should consider hiring a team of professionals for your interior conversion ADU, like Mettle Construction Group. We know the best ways to convert living spaces to get the most value from your property.
You can also use the interior ADU to generate a passive income by renting it. Work with a reputable design and construction company to build an interior ADU that not only looks good but is also fitted with all the required amenities, such as kitchen or bathroom facilities.
An interior ADU also offers you more flexibility. If a family member needs a place to stay for a while or if you frequently have friends over, then you can host them without compromising the comfort of your family.
Before you start planning your interior conversion ADU, you need to find out what are the legal requirements for such a project (there may be specific permits required). You will also need to comply with all the housing codes, fire safety regulations, and building regulations. ADU projects will need to get planning permission before you can start converting your attic or basement into an ADU. And, these are just some of the legal steps that you need to take before you can begin building your interior ADU.
Fortunately, Mettle Construction Group can help you understand the legal and financial implications of your ADU project.
At Mettle Construction Group, we have the tools, experience, and know-how to build ADUs of all types. If you want to convert interior space into an ADU, get in touch with us now at (805) 361-7403 for a free, no-commitment consultation.
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