ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADU)
LET US HELP MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME'S POTENTIAL WITH THE ADDITION OF AN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT.
The state of California is in the midst of a housing shortage that affects thousands, if not millions of Californians every day.
At Stanley Dean Construction, we have dedicated ourselves to utilizing our residential design and construction experience to pursue ADUs as a means for homeowners to create value for their families and properties throughout San Diego County.
WHAT IS AN ADU?
The State of California defines an ADU or “accessory dwelling unit” as a self-contained, residential unit located on the same lot as an existing single-family home. ADUs are known by many names: granny flat, Mother-in-law suite, guest house, casita, pool house and more. An ADU is smaller in size (typically somewhere between 250 to 1200 square feet) and must include all of the amenities found in a primary dwelling: a kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area, and storage.
An ADU must also conform to all State and Local City and Planning code requirements, as well as energy and building code requirements established by California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and Housing and Community Development CALGreen compliance.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF BUILDING AN ADU
Provide a comfortable, private space for visiting friends or family
Generate a passive income by renting out the additional living space to a tenant
INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE
Potentially increase your property value and gain immediate equity from the addition of an ADU to your property
AGING IN PLACE
Downsize to a separate, more accessible home on your property. The main house can be rented or a grown child can live there (with his or her family).
VARIATIONS OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
There are multiple options for building an ADU on a single family residential property.
Stanley Dean Construction can help guide you through the decision-making process of which variation will not only be feasible to construct on your property, but also maximizes your investment.
The unit is separated from the primary structure.
The unit is attached to the primary structure.
An existing space (e.g., master bedroom, garage, basement, etc.) on the lot of the primary residence that is converted into an independent living unit.
A specific type of conversion of existing space (less than 500 square feet) that is contained entirely within an existing or proposed single-family residence.
We have a genuine desire to earn your trust by understanding your wants and needs. We’re committed to providing San Diego area homeowners with a great design-build experience and promise to treat your project as if it were our own.