TYPES OF ADU
Deciding whether you will be making an attached addition or conversion to your house or a separately built unit is critical to your planning. If you are considering remodeling your garage or adding a small guest house or granny flat, HDR Remodeling can help you from start to finish. These are the types of ADUs that HDR Remodeling specialize in designing and building.
There are two types of ADUs: standard accessory dwelling units and junior accessory dwelling units. Standard ADUs typically results in an increase in square footage of livable space. Junior ADUs are created from an existing part of the primary dwelling, such as a bedroom. These can take the form the following ADU styles:
Detached New Construction ADU
Commonly known as guest houses, tiny houses, or granny flats, detached ADUs are built on the property separate from the main house.
Garage Conversion ADU
Garage conversions utilize the existing structure of the garage unit to create the accessory dwelling unit. In many ways, this can be a large cost saver, although it limits the ADU to the existing footprint of the garage. Garage conversions can be either attached or detached from the primary residence.
MODIFICATION OF AN INTERIOR PORTION OF THE EXISTING HOME
ADU additions share the space of the primary housing unit, often using part of the primary house, usually an attic or basement, to convert into an ADU. An attached ADU will share an adjoining wall to the primary house, often to the side or rear of the house.This is typically known as a junior ADU as it uses part of the main house’s existing floor plan.