Pre-Approved ADU Plans: The Most Common Misconceptions

Many cities across California are recognizing the desperate need for ADUs in the midst of the state’s housing crisis. To help get those hammers working, some are rolling out pre-approved ADU plans.  While we can appreciate the efforts these cities ar [...]

Pre-Approved ADU Plans: The Most Common Misconceptions2020-08-20T15:34:47-07:00

Retirement Planning: How ADUs Offer More Financial Freedom

Retirement planning can be daunting, especially as your retirement date looms closer. You begin to ask yourself questions like “Have I saved enough?” or “What if a disaster happens?”  Or maybe you just want a little bit extra money on the side for ex [...]

Retirement Planning: How ADUs Offer More Financial Freedom2020-06-24T14:58:29-07:00

Is Your Backyard the Solution to San Jose’s Housing Crisis?

It’s no secret that San Jose is in a major housing crisis.  There has been an exponential rise in housing costs, with the median home price at over $1,000,000.  As the numbers continue to rise, more and more people will not be able to afford the cost [...]

Is Your Backyard the Solution to San Jose’s Housing Crisis?2019-11-14T16:04:28-08:00

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative

It’s no secret that San Jose is in the middle of a housing crisis due to the recent tech boom in Silicon Valley. The most recent census reports that San Jose has even surpassed San Francisco as the most expensive city in the United States at an avera [...]

San Jose’s ADU Master Plans Initiative2020-08-12T09:34:08-07:00

Granny Flat Design Inspiration: Check Out This ADU with a Loft!

The Dreams of Peace and Quiet For a long time, Gypsy Tucker, a homeowner in Portland Oregon, had dreamed of designing and living in a small house. For her, it was a vague escapist fantasy that resulted from the chaos and lack of privacy that almost a [...]

Granny Flat Design Inspiration: Check Out This ADU with a Loft!2019-07-22T11:00:17-07:00

8 Best and Worst Cities to Build an ADU in California

California is a patchwork of differing ADU regulations depending on the county you live in. Some counties have made great strides towards boosting ADU constructions to ease the housing crisis currently happening in the state, and others not so much. [...]

8 Best and Worst Cities to Build an ADU in California2019-07-22T11:59:04-07:00

Stunning 490 Square Foot ADU: Check out these Granny Flat Design Ideas

ADU’s are on the rise and Josh and Keely Montgomery from Portland have caught a lift up. Having recently just completed their new ADU, they are already reaping the benefits of their completed project. Josh and Keely were very excited to tell us their [...]

Stunning 490 Square Foot ADU: Check out these Granny Flat Design Ideas2019-07-19T16:32:58-07:00

Make the Most of Your ADU With These Space Saving Ideas

Your ADU may seem small, but that doesn’t mean it’s cluttered! With a few tricks and tips, your tenants will comfortably live in their new space without feeling like they’re being overwhelmed by the limited space. Here are a few ideas to make your AD [...]

Make the Most of Your ADU With These Space Saving Ideas2019-06-17T10:16:18-07:00

Keeping Your Neighbors Happy During ADU Construction

Finally starting construction on your ADU is an exciting moment! However, we’ll be the first to admit, no one likes the sound of construction in the morning, especially your neighbors. Now, it's important to note that there's nothing a neighbor can d [...]

Keeping Your Neighbors Happy During ADU Construction2019-07-02T12:35:57-07:00

Top 6 ADU Construction Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Thanks to Emmanuel Ley, an Estimator from DS Construction, for his contribution to this post. Thinking about building a granny flat on your property? But concerned about entering into the foreign world of construction? Well, you have come to the righ [...]

Top 6 ADU Construction Mistakes and How to Avoid Them2019-05-21T18:00:18-07:00
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