ADU Construction and Design in Los Angeles, CA

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What is an ADU?

An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a small residential unit that’s built on the same property as your house. It’s just a fancy name for a guest house. ADU provides additional living space for one person or a couple of people. An ADU also has its own kitchen, living space, and a separate entrance. There are many different types of ADUs but we can sort them all into three primary categories: attached, detached and internal ADUs.

Detached ADU

Also commonly known as a guest house, tiny house, or granny flat. Detached ADU is completely separated from your house.

Attached ADU

An attached ADU is connected to the wall of your home, often to the side or rear of the house and it’s pretty similar to the garage.

Interior ADU

Interior ADU is located inside of your dwelling unit and it’s built from existing space, usually in the attic or basement.

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Why Did ADUs Become Really Popular Recently?

If you live in Los Angeles, then you surely know how hard it is to find an affordable place to live. There is a huge demand for housing and the small number of homes has caused the prices to skyrocket. Which in return made the homes in Los Angeles as one of the most expensive homes in the nation.

ADUs help solve this problem by giving homeowners the space they need for their family members and guests. ADUs don’t require a lot of space but they provide the full comfort of living in a home, which helps you improve and maximize the use of your land/property.

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Detached ADU Construction

It’s extremely important to decide whether you want to build an attached or detached ADU for the planning process. As we said before, the ADU is an accessory unit that’s located in your yard. The main difference between an attached and detached ADU is whether or not they are connected to your home or completely separated. Detached ADUs can also be described as small houses that provide additional habitable space.

Attached ADU Construction

Attached ADUs share at least one wall with your house. Even though they are connected to your home, they still need to have separate entrances and share no internal connections with the main part of your home. They also have separate utility hookups, which isn’t expensive to implement. They don’t need to share mechanical appliances with the main unit.

Internal ADU Construction

Internal ADUs are built into the existing structure of your house. From the outside, it wouldn’t actually be visible that your house has an internal ADU. They’re usually located in a finished basement or attic. Also, one of the main differences between attached/detached ADUs and internal ADUs is that internal ADUs don’t need to have separate external entrances. Because they require much less raw construction materials and fewer appliance purchases, they’re usually the cheapest to build.
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Read Up on the New Los Angeles ADU Construction Rules

If you are thinking about building an ADU, it might feel like you don’t know where to start, especially because ADU regulations in Los Angeles can be really confusing. Click on the link below to read more the summary about ADU rules for Los Angeles from the official government website:

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Are You Planning To Build an ADU in Los Angeles? We Are Here To Help You!

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