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Category: ADU

  • 28
    Jun

    Steps to Design An ADU – S3DA DESIGN Structural & MEP Design

    With the current housing issue plaguing many parts of the world, it is not easy to find a long-term solution. Some are desperate to find a place where they can live and work, but the rising cost of renting prevents many people from finding a suitable location. It’s quite...

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  • 21
    Jun

    Can You Build An ADU On My Property In San Diego

    The ADU, or accessory dwelling unit, is a home detached from a main house on the same property. The ADU is (designed to be) a secondary living space, typically used as an in-law, guest, or mother-in-law suite. San Diego is looking to take advantage of this trend by providing...

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  • 08
    Jun

    5 Tips for Writing a Design Brief for the ADU Project

      Engineering and architectural design might seem easy for educated and experienced professionals, but what if you want to do these things on your own without any expertise in the field? Moreover, even architects and designers can struggle with some aspects of their profession. For instance, the preparation stage...

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  • 31
    May

    6 Common Upgrades You Should Consider Making to Your ADU

      Homeowners who feel inspired to freshen up their living quarters tend to spend hours watching HGTV shows or scouring Pinterest for the latest trends in design and remodeling. However, just like our homes, accessory dwelling units (ADU) — granny flats, in-law suites, casitas — also need an occasional...

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  • 29
    Apr

    How to Plan a Garage-to-ADU Conversion

    Garages are where homeowners can safely keep their vehicles, store extra items, or fiddle with personal projects. Other times, they are the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest innovations and talents. However, some homeowners opt to convert their garages into an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) for extra living...

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  • 26
    Apr

    What Are the Different Types of ADUs?

      Supplementary living spaces aren’t anything new, but they’re rapidly growing in popularity. With the rise of suburbs in the post-war era came increased zoning restrictions that disallowed extra buildings on single lots. However, with the current housing crisis and fewer people being able to buy their own homes,...

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  • 22
    Apr

    Steps You Should Consider Before Making An ADU

      Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU is a common term if you own a home in California. Here, Accessory Dwelling Units refer to the independent homes sharing one lot with the main dwelling. Also identified as ADUs, backyard cottages, granny flats, or in-law units, these tiny houses are highly...

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  • 18
    Mar

    Building an ADU – The Biggest Challenges and How to Overcome Them

      San Diego homeowners have likely heard of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — also referred to as a granny flat, in-law suite, or duplex. An ADU is a secondary residence on a single lot. The structure must function independently, but it won’t have a separate address. Many homeowners consider...

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  • 17
    Feb

    Why Does Everyone Want an ADU?

      Perhaps you’ve seen them. They look like an apartment over a garage or a permanent tiny home in someone’s backyard. Perhaps you’ve even noticed basement apartments with walk-out patios. Whatever form they take, these accessory dwelling units – ADUs – are rapidly increasing in popularity. They’re especially common...

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