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ADU

accessory dwelling unit

WHAT IS AN ADU?

ADU stands for “Accessory Dwelling Unit” in-law unit, backyard cottage, secondary unit, or mother-in-law suite. This type of structure functions as a standalone home with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. It can be either detached or attached to the main single-family home on the property. Depending on the property and its structures, an ADU can be built from the ground up or through a garage conversion.

WHY BUILD A ADU?
There are many benefits to building an ADU in Los Angeles. Because the cost of homes and land in the LA area is quite expensive, many people choose to create more space on the property they already own. ADUs have become a more affordable (and less stressful) alternative to selling a home and moving.
Likewise, not only is this structure affordable, but also it provides additional living spaces outside of the existing home. This creates greater flexibility for both the homeowners and their guests. Enabling family members to be close to one another while maintaining privacy. ADUs can also act as an additional form of income for homeowners who rent out the space, whether as a vacation property or long-term living space.
Several of the most popular ways to utilize an ADU in Los Angeles include:
Guest House, Office, Gym, Pool house, Vacation Rental, Long-Term Rental.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

1. INITIAL CONSULTING
Start with a free initial consultation. During this step, our team will review a satellite view of your address, conduct a rough feasibility analysis, and provide you with a ballpark quote.

2. 3D DESIGN
To continue planning your ADU, we will create a 3D design of your ADU. This involves an on-site property visit to take detailed measurements. Once we have those, our designer will create a full 3D model of your ADU, with a round of revisions. If you like the model, we will provide a detailed quote for your project.

3.-DRAFTING AND ENGINEERING
The next step is to transform that 3D model into the drafts and engineer-approved drawings we will need for the permitting process. This step includes engineering analysis & stamp, Title 24 energy analysis & certification, and solar design & plans. At the end of this step, you will have a finalized contract with final pricing.

4. PERMITTING
After the drafts have been completed and the final contract signed, our team will apply for building permits with your local planning office. Each project varies with the amount of time it takes to receive permits, but you can generally plan for 5-6 weeks before we receive approval.

5. CONSTRUCTION
Once we get the permits in hand, we can schedule your installation. Your ADU will arrive in prefabricated sections, which we will assemble and finish. Backyard Unlimited schedules and manages all subcontractors, as well as scheduling all inspections.rs.

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We start every project with a clearly defined and detailed end result, in this way we can save you time, money and the stress of callbacks. Our first touch is the best touch.

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