Granny flat, mother-in-law suite, backyard cottage, casita, guesthouse, carriage house, small home. They go by many names. A granny flat, also called an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), is a secondary home that shares the same property as a primary residence. And make no mistake about it, their popularity is growing!
One of the perks to having an ADU is that it will raise the value of your home. An ADU can be rented out to provide an additional revenue stream. They can also be used to have in-laws or aging parents live close by. And an ADU can offer a fresh alternative to a traditional office or a home office right in your own backyard. That's where Carlsbad Village Association member Snap ADU comes in! They can help you navigate the process of adding an ADU to your property with ease.
According to Whitney Hill, co-owner of Snap ADU, "Thanks to regulations passed as recently as 2020 it is now significantly easier to build accessory dwelling units. There aren't minimum lot size restrictions or parking issues to contend with, and setback requirements have been reduced."
Snap ADU specializes in designing and building accessory dwelling units in North County San Diego. As general contractors, they handle the entire ADU development process from initial planning and budgeting, architectural design and engineering, permitting, to building. They work with both standard and custom plans to build ADU's that are both economical and attractive.
Whitney said that 60-70% of accessory dwelling units are used for family purposes with the balance built as rental properties. Snap ADU's standard design packages are good options for rental properties. Snap ADU's floor plans range from a one bath studio at 224 square feet to a three bedroom, three bath small home with 1,200 square feet of living space. Floorplans can accommodate an L-Shape, Long or Square footprint. With full kitchens, complete bathrooms, expansive windows, porches, and more, these small homes really maximize space and pack in exceptional amenities.
Curious to know more about the benefits of building an ADU and how much it will cost? Wonder what and where you can build on your property and how to start the process? Snap ADU is offering a free informative webinar on March 18th at 5:30pm - Accessory Dwelling Units 101 - to answer all of these questions and more. Register here to learn all you need to know from the Snap ADU professionals with over a decade of experience building exceptional accessory dwelling units.