As a homeowner, there may come a time when you realize your current living space no longer fulfills your needs. Perhaps you've started working from home, have elderly relatives moving in, or want to rent something out for extra income. That's where CRD Design Build, your local Seattle ADU builder, can help. We have years of experience designing and building home additions for families in Seattle, helping them obtain the additional space they need without having to leave their beloved neighborhood.
Cottages and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) serve as secondary housing units on single-family residential properties. Primarily, they enhance existing homes by adding capacity and square footage, effectively increasing housing availability in single-family neighborhoods. Additionally, these units offer versatile benefits, such as providing ideal options for rental income or accommodating extended family members. Their multifunctional nature makes them a practical solution for homeowners looking to leverage their property for additional living space or financial gain.
Cottages or DADUs, or detached accessory dwelling units, are different in the fact that they are completely disconnected from the main home. These homes are independent structures built on the property, providing for more privacy and independence. These types of ADUs are ideal for homeowners who want a totally separate living space for visitors, tenants, or extended family members.The Ultimate Guide To Seattle Backyard Cottages
ADU’s and cottages provide a variety of benefits for homeowners and renters alike:
ADUs and cottages provide additional space for bonus rooms such as offices, home gyms, entertainment centers, and play areas. For tenants, they act as a fully equipped living space.
As a homeowner, you can rent out your ADUs or cottage to tenants for extra income.
ADUs and cottages are perfect for housing grandparents, extended relatives, or college-age kids who require their own space.
Adding a cottage or ADU to your property can increase its overall value, making it a wise long-term investment.
Instead of choosing a run-of-the-mill remodeling contractor to build your ADU, you should consider going with a design-build firm like us here at CRD Design Build. The reason is that a design build firm will handle everything from the design and planning to the actual construction and electrical. There is no need to go back and forth between a designer, architect, and builder and risk the chances of miscommunication or delays. Furthermore, since we have control over the entire process, you can lock in a set price before any work begins.
Megan, Michael, Matt . . . have been ridiculously fantastic throughout. This is our first remodel and I'm pretty sure y'all have spoiled us with how actually enjoyable it is."
The cost of building an ADU varies depending on several factors, including size, location, materials, and design. Luckily, due to our design build approach, we can provide you with a highly accurate cost estimate right off the bat. We also have a guide that overviews our tiered pricing structure and any other additional information you may need.
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