What is an ADU and why might you want one from Connect Homes?
An Accessory Dwelling Unit or ADU is a standalone, secondary structure built on the same property as your primary residence. ADUs can have many different uses, but these are the top five uses we see at Connect Homes:
If you work from home (and who doesn’t these days), having a standalone office can help to separate your professional and personal roles, and improve work-life balance. Plus, the likelihood of a family member or pet making a cameo in your Zoom meeting goes way down when you have an isolated office space.
Use it as a home office or project room most of the time, then transition it to guest lodgings when family and friends come to town. Or set it up as a workspace now, with the plan to convert it to a rec room after retirement.
Maybe it’s a grown child who wants independence and privacy, but still needs to live at home. Or maybe it’s an aging family member who needs care but also wants to have their own space. Whatever the scenario, an ADU can help you strike a great balance between living together and independently.
For both family pool time and entertaining, it’s nice to have a dedicated place for people to chill, grab some food, and shower.
While most of our customers build ADUs for their own personal use, it’s nice to have the option to rent it out if the need arises. As a separate living space with all the comforts of home, a Connect Homes ADU is an appealing option for short-term or long-term renters.
Connect One (460 sq. ft.)
Connect Two (640 sq. ft.)
Connect Three (960 sq. ft.)
There are many ADU options out there. But we think that ours stand out for a number of reasons, including:
Ideally, when you’re building your primary home. Planning both your main home and ADU at once is more cost efficient, and allows you to create an optimal configuration between the two buildings.
During the planning stage, you can also choose whether or not to divide the total square footage you need between two separate structures. Let’s say you want a total of 2560 sq. ft. You could either:
To be honest, it’s challenging to add an ADU to an existing property. Limited space and strict building codes can get in the way. And safety regulations require that we stay 40 feet away from power lines as we crane-lift your ADU up and over your existing home. So if you have power lines crossing your property, we won’t be able to maneuver our crane close enough to install an ADU.