August 17, 2021

Choosing an Accessory Dwelling Unit for Your Growing Family

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Learn how an accessory dwelling unit can create extra space as you welcome your newest family member—all without the added headaches of construction.

Congratulations, your family is growing! There’s so much joy and anticipation while preparing for the big day. As you and your partner plan for baby’s arrival, your living situation may feel cramped or not as flexible for your growing family. Expand your living space with an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in your backyard. An ADU can be a welcoming space for expanding families living in multi-generational homes or the perfect solution if you’re a new parent looking for extra space.

Why Choose an ADU for Your Growing Family?

An ADU will fit perfectly in your backyard, with enough space to accommodate whatever your plans are for the extra space. Find solace in a studio or one-bedroom ADU. Maybe you live with multiple family members and would like more space just for your little family. A two-bedroom ADU can house your new nursery and a bedroom for you and your partner to always be close by.

As you watch your baby grow, you can convert your ADU to:

A live in option for a nanny or au pair 

A real estate investment property to offset the rising costs of childcare and education

a place for grandma and grandpa to stay when they visit.

Expedited Timeline for Home Additions

ADU construction is almost always speedier than traditional home additions, and many are prefab structures that can be mostly designed and assembled offsite. Deciding to add a room to your existing home is noisy, distracting, and there always seems to be some unexpected delay that pops up. In choosing your ADU builder, be sure to inquire about the full project timeline, including site prep, installation, and what to expect after the job is done.

Custom Design Options

Get the best of both worlds—enjoy your prefab ADU without having to stress over every design detail with enough custom options to make your family’s new space uniquely yours. Opt for helpful custom features like extra storage, so diapers, bottles, toys, and everything else needed for baby has a place. Make a detailed list of any custom design options you’re interested in and meet with our Abodu Sales team to discuss what’s possible and the costs associated with options and upgrades.

Think outside of the box when it comes to choosing your ADU builder. Abodu has partnered with world-renowned architects to offer homeowners in California and Washington space-optimized accessory dwelling units that fit in any backyard. We make it easy: our onsite contractor won’t be on your property any longer than two weeks, and our process is simple, transparent, and ends with an attractive, full-sized living space ready to move in as soon as we’re done. Learn more about your design and construction options by completing our online contact form.


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