senior asian couple looking at plans for an ADU on a tablet computer at home

Retirement Downsizing in Place with an Accessible ADU

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

Many seniors are seriously conflicted about the choice to downsize into a smaller, more manageable and affordable house or stay with the family home to pass it on to the children who grew up there. There is an inherent conflict between practicality and sentimentality, especially as you start to slow down and getting around the […]

New wall and ground for a modern extension of a house. ADU

5 Tips for Building an Energy Efficient ADU

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

If you’re thinking abo ut or already planning to build an ADU on your property, it’s important to remember that the cost of construction is only the beginning. The ADU will connect to your property’s water, power, and possibly gas hookups. Whoever lives there will add to your utility bills as if they were living […]

Relaxing Modern Living Room and Kitchen room Interior in an ADU.

How to Optimize Space In Your New ADU

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Accessory Dwelling Unit

Anyone who’s been looking into ADU designs recently has probably had to face a very stark truth: ADU’s are small. Unlike normal single-family homes, they are each limited to a certain maximum floor space size based on the total size of your lot. Unfortunately, floor space means that even if you decided to build up […]