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What Options Do I Have for an ADU in California?
Add up to 1200 sqft as standalone structure on a new foundation for your California ADU.
Build on an addition of up to 1200 sqft for your California ADU.
Turn your California garage into an extra unit with living space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is It Important to Get Help with My ADU in California?
Many of our clients come to us with rough ADU ideas of what they want that may or may not be feasible to build. Many clients are not familiar with the approval process or assume that their property is unsuitable for an ADU. Other clients want to build ADUs that take full advantage of the square feet limits. Whatever your ADU concerns or questions may be, we are here to help with your projects.
If you are concerned about ADU impact fees, we can do some calculations to figure out how to fit them within your budget. You can speak to one of our ADU consultants to better understand the ADU building process. We help you through the entire process to make your ADU project seamless.
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Is Organic ADU Experienced with ADUs in California?
Organic ADU specializes in building ADUs the right way, and we take satisfaction in creating projects that are compliant with ADU California requirements. An accessory dwelling unit can significantly boost the value of your property. In 2021, ADUs have become the most sought-after home renovation projects, effectively replacing swimming pools and other residential features.
In San Diego, ADUs can be rented out for extra income but are not required. Homeowners can build accessory dwelling units to accommodate elderly parents, adult children, or extended family members. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that adding an ADU to your house is one of the best moves you can make these days.
Are ADUs Legal in California?
ADUs, also known as “granny flats,” in California is part of an initiative managed by the California Department of Housing and Community Development to alleviate California’s lack of affordable dwelling opportunities. ADU’s were introduced to the state assembly and then passed and signed by the Governor’s Office to legally allow homeowners to build ADU’s. ADU state laws go through a regulatory process ultimately enforced by local agencies of cities and counties once they are implemented.
How Large An ADU Can I Build?
What Is A San Diego Accessory Dwelling Unit?
In the past, an ADU was more likely to be called a granny flat in San Diego. In other parts of the country, the name “mother-in-law suite” is more commonly used. These structures are not part of the main floor plan, and they are more likely to be built as add-ons; in some cases, however, accessory dwelling unit builders are being contracted at the same time the main structure goes up. Prefab granny flats in San Diego are becoming more popular than swimming pools because they can provide an affordable housing solution. The bottom line for homeowners who hire ADU contractors is that they are looking to increase the value and utility of their properties.
How Many ADU's Can I Build?
How Much Does It Cost to Build an ADU in California?
We get this question a lot, and the answer will depend on various factors. Suppose you have seen ADU costs quoted in a special report broadcast by NBC 7 or published by the San Diego Union-Tribune. In that case, you probably know that the average cost per square foot starts around $100, but this is based on pre-designed plans, standard materials, and zero extra features to boost property value.
ADU projects requiring extensive customization and luxurious extras can easily cost more than $200 per square foot if they need custom architectural plans, quality construction materials, and amenities. Sundecks, EV charging points, smart home automation systems with appliances, rooftop solar panels, gourmet kitchens, natural stone worktops, exotic hardwood floors, and other luxuries are all available for an additional fee. We can help you calculate all the costs before the designing process to avoid any hidden fees.
The style of the main property predominantly influences the design and build of an ADU project. A Mediterranean revival home near the beach, for example, requires more than a prefab ADU; in this situation, it is best to fit the architectural style of the property, thus raising the project’s cost. Overall, the cost of an ADU will vary. To get a better estimate of what it might cost, contact Organic ADU to get started.
What Is A Junior ADU?
Where On My Lot Can I Build?
How To Find An ADU Specialist Near Me?
What Are The Benefits Of An ADU in California?
As a seasoned ADU contractor in San Diego, Organic ADU is the kind of specialist you want to retain for your project. We take pride in completing ADUs that people wish to move into within their property. Unlike other contractors who push prefab models and stick only to the pre-approved ADU building plans provided by the county, we work closely with homeowners to ensure that they can incorporate their vision and ideas into the project.
We are known to think of everything and pay close attention to detail. If you live in a subdivision where there are deed restrictions in architectural styles, we can undoubtedly comply. Some of our clients are so pleased with the results that they never end up renting the ADU; instead, they keep it for themselves or accommodate loved ones on extended visits.
What Is The ADU Building Process?
Your idea of how the ADU should look is not limited to curb appeal. The pre-construction stage is where we discuss interior design and the materials you want to work with for the project. Some of our clients get very creative with their ADU, and this is part of what makes the entire process special. Naturally, we will also talk about costs and budgets; if you want to stick with the basics because you need to rent the ADU soon and at market rates, you will find that our budget proposals can be very reasonable.
Before signing contracts, we will discuss matters related to work schedules, milestones, and timelines. Once we start filing for permits, we will let you know when we can “break ground” and start the construction phase. The importance of pre-construction meetings and planning cannot be overstated; when this phase is completed smoothly, the build-out ends up being the easy part.
There is also a post-construction stage that allows us to review the contract and ensure that everything is inspected and delivered to satisfaction. If you requested special items such as air conditioning units and smart home automation systems, we would let you know how to operate them.
Finally, suppose you need to figure out how much your property will appreciate after completing the ADU. In that case, we can talk about some of our previous projects and what home appraisers have determined. We can pull up market values and compare them with recent sales. All in all, you cannot go wrong with ADU projects in San Diego these days.
Does Organic ADU Specialize in ADUs in California?
At Organic ADU, we rely on several years of experience to complete each one of our projects. Organic ADU delivers projects that genuinely compliment the aesthetic of the main property. Whether your ADU idea is an add-on or part of a new construction project, we can turn it into a valuable investment.
It’s worth noting that the ADU market in California is only getting started. We have seen a trend in homeowners growing interested in ADU’s for their homes. Real estate agents are also beginning to see a trend in prospective buyers willing to pay higher prices for homes that come with ADUs for passive income. ADUs are becoming a great source of passive income. Especially for homes located in excellent and convenient parts of town that will attract prospective tenants.