Prior to designing her ADU, Nicole did what any good planner does: her research. After identifying ways to make home life easier, she hand-picked everything from unique kitchen finishes to designated litter box spaces to a convenient washer/dryer in her new walk-in closet. Having Adam as her architect to help rework any potential design flaws Nicole didn’t foresee was an added bonus!
Knowing herself better than anyone, Nicole went with a minimal aesthetic coupled with soothing, monochromatic colors to offset her busy brain. Her idyllic sanctuary achieved the clean, modern, and relaxing ambience that she had envisioned. Nicole further personalized the space by displaying her artwork throughout, truly bridging that gap between house and home.
Hot tip: When planning your ADU, think about your long-term goals. In this case, the ADU’s minimal aesthetic serves a double purpose. Should they decide to rent out the ADU in the future, their renter has a blank slate to make the place their own.
Let’s break down the costs
Permits & Other Fees: $10,712
Grand Total: $310K
This may sound steep for a one-bedroom home, but considering the average rent for an apartment in Los Altos is around $3,100 and the average home is valued at $4 million, you begin to realize how incredible of an investment this is.
There’s also the added benefit of complete privacy, a full yard for Huckleberry and Molly to play, and the opportunity to rent out the ADU in the future.
Plan, hire, and manage your ADU project with Maxable
Nicole had begun the process of sifting through the complex rules, regulations, and permitting process that comes with building an ADU. But with Maxable, she was able to avoid that headache altogether by letting them take the reins.
Here at Maxable, we have an experienced network of vetted designers and builders to help you kickstart your ADU project. Discover your perfect housing solution today.
Architect: Mayberry Workshop
General Contractor: Scott Adams