After some preliminary research, Vickie and her husband worked with Maxable sourced designer and architect, Carrie Shores Diller of Inspired ADUs, to draft up the design plans. Since they envisioned the ADU being used as a rental property for the foreseeable future, they made sure to design it with tenants in mind. Once permitting was complete, Vickie and her husband got to work doing what they do best: managing everything construction!
Even with its limited square footage and narrow layout, this 1 bed, 1 bath, 360 sq ft space exudes a sense of spaciousness. The strategic inclusion of skylights, 15-foot ceilings, and an expansive 80-foot loft makes this ADU feel nothing but bright and voluminous. Natural light and high ceilings truly go a long way in opening up any space!
And for tenants who crave a sense of privacy? A personal pathway and entrance to the ADU, as well as intentionally placed windows to keep sightlines private.
Much thought went into the interior design, as well. Vickie chose a traditional farmhouse-style design that felt modern, fresh, and welcoming for tenants of all ages. Spaced throughout the ADU are tactful pops of color to keep the space fun and lively.
Thinking from a tenant’s perspective, Vickie also knew she wanted there to be plenty of countertop and storage space for ease of living. Even considerable thought was given to the furnishings, such as a high-quality bed to make the ADU as comfortable as possible.
Hot tip: Design your ADU with its occupants in mind. In this case, having a minimal aesthetic that avoids excessively loud colors or patterns provides a blank slate for tenants to customize to their liking. This also provides flexibility for the space should Vickie decide to use the ADU to house family in the future.