Plan Your Accessory Dwelling Unit Project

Do you want to build an accessory dwelling unit, but don’t know how to plan your accessory dwelling unit? Let’s look at some planning tips to help you get started planning your ADU.

Plan Around Your Space

Plan Your Accessory Dwelling Unit

Designing an ADU to fit your available space is an important part of the process. When planning your ADU, it’s important to think about the size of the space you have available.

Another consideration is the type of ADU build you are planning; are you looking at a detached ADU, an attached ADU, a garage conversion, or an interior conversion?

You want to make sure you don’t over build or under build and that your ADU will meet your needs.

Plan Your ADU Layout

Once you’ve determined the size of your ADU, you can begin to think about the layout of the space. It’s important to consider how the space will be used and how you can maximize its potential.

Are you planning an ADU for an aging family member, a young adult attending college or recently graduated and still trying to get on their feet, or for a loved one with special needs.

While each of these uses has some common features, there may be special considerations to consider in your planning.

Plan Your Building Materials

Next, start thinking about the materials you’ll need to build your ADU. Consider the climate of your area and the type of building materials that will be most suitable for your construction project.

Plan Around Building Codes

You will want to make sure your planned ADU will meet the local building codes for your city or county. Your municipal or county will have specific building requirements that your design will have to meet before you can get the necessary permits to start building your ADU.

Bring all these factors together and you are ready for the next step: design.

We can help Plan Your Accessory Dwelling Unit Project

Paul’s General Construction, LLC can take your basic plan, make recommendations, and ensure that all of the building requirements are met.

Cities we’ve served in Los Angeles and Ventura County include:

  • Simi Valley
  • Moorpark
  • Camarillo
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Calabasas
  • Malibu
  • Westlake Village
  • Los Angeles
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