The Benefits of Building a Backyard ADU to Your Property

August 19, 2022

An ADU or accessory dwelling unit is a detached or attached structure that can add more square footage to your main home or property. If you've decided that more living space would benefit your family, there are some important things you should know about building an ADU. The team at Los Angeles ADU Builder is here to help you create the perfect backyard ADU to enhance your property. Here are a few things you should consider.

A Backyard ADU Creates Extra Space for Relatives and Caretakers

Whether you have a large family or want to make sure each of your loved ones has their own space in the home, you may be faced with challenges depending on the square footage of your home. For instance, if your child is a teenager or young adult and is in college or living with you to save money to purchase a home, an ADU provides a separate space for them to sleep and eat.

This can give your son or daughter a sense of independence and help to reduce some of the stresses that come with working and/or going to school.

You can also construct a backyard ADU for a live-in nanny so your children's caretaker will have their own living area while still residing on your property. Additional dwelling units are also ideal to use as a "granny flat." This way, when your parents or in-laws come to visit, they'll have their own "apartment" but you'll still be close enough to spend quality time together.

If you have a parent or grandparent living with you and your loved one requires consistent in-home care, the ADU can serve as a place for your elderly relative to live comfortably and receive quality care from a healthcare professional at home since there may be more space for medical equipment or at-home health procedures.

ADUs Are Ideal for Visitors

You can make your ADU into a guest house when your friends and family come to visit. This is a great choice if you don't have much space in the house for guests and don't want them to sleep on the couch or move your children into another room.

Your loved ones will likely enjoy the fact that they have a space designated for them that is still on your property so you can enjoy meals together and have gatherings in the backyard while settling down in their own sleeping areas.

ADUs Can Boost Property Value

An accessory dwelling unit can increase the property value of your family home which can be advantageous whether you're looking to sell your home or just want to make it more comfortable for your family. Your property will be more valuable once you've added more square footage, and ADUs become a significant return on investment which balanced some of the costs you'll pay upfront.

ADUs Can Lead to Additional Income

Your ADU can be used as an Airbnb rental or you can rent the space out for a tenant to live there full-time. This may be a viable option if you're looking to earn income with an ADU or want to provide a family member or friend with a safe and comfortable place to live.

You can work with the Los Angeles ADU Builder team to add features such as a separate entrance, kitchen, or bathroom to the unit to make it a complete living space or a tranquil temporary lodging space for people who are vacationing in your city.

When you're looking to build an ADU with the professional and qualified team at Los Angeles ADU Builder, you'll learn about heating and cooling options for the unit so that your guests and family members can truly feel at home in the space.

ADUs Can Become a Home Office

If you live in a single-family home and don't have much space for an office in your home, an ADU could be the solution. Since more people are working from home these days, a backyard office could help you to be more productive when you're working virtually. When you have a separate unit on your property that is designated for work, you can hold in-person or virtual meetings without interruption and keep track of your work materials without misplacing them among your household items.

When it comes to housing options, ADU construction could be just the solution you and your family need. Whether you're looking to build a backyard cottage that will serve as your own personal sanctuary or want to provide a clean and safe area for your family to work or play, Los Angeles ADU Builder is here to help your property enhancement dreams come true. Call today for your consultation. 

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