Extra Living Space From Your Trusted Contractor

An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) can be a great addition to your home to enhance both your available living space as well as your home’s value. Whether you’re looking for extra space for aging in place family members, kids moving back home, home office space, or even a small apartment to generate extra income; ADUs and DADUs (Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are the perfect solution.

What Are ADUs?

ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) are self-contained living spaces that can be built as an addition to your existing home or as a separate unit (DADU – Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit), whatever works best for you and your property. We understand that ADUs are a big investment, so we will work diligently within your budget guidelines without sacrificing quality. Our team will provide accurate estimates and consult with you on how to make your ADU as affordable as possible without compromising its long-term value or structural integrity. If you’re ready to make your accessory dwelling unit dreams a reality, get in touch with NorthLight Custom Builders today. We look forward to helping you create the extra living space you need and deserve.

Benefits of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

ADUs offer a variety of benefits for homeowners, renters, and the community at large. They are a great way to increase the livable space on your property while simultaneously increasing the value of your home.

Some of the key benefits of accessory dwelling units include:

  • Extra living space: ADUs provide an extra bedroom, office space, or even a separate living unit for family members who might be aging in place.
  • Increased rental income: ADUs can provide a secondary source of income by renting out the unit to tenants.
  • Increase your property value: Adding an ADU to your existing property can help increase your property value for later resale.

The ADU Building Process

  • We love these initial meetings with homeowners because we get to listen to your dreams and needs for your new space, and learn about your  motivations for the project! As part of this first consultation, we will also discuss  any local zoning and building codes that will need to be taken into consideration when building an ADU. We will provide you with a preliminary estimate to ensure we can work within it and evaluate if an accessory dwelling unit is the right solution for you and your specific location.

  • Now that we know more about your needs for the new space, we will present a Design Agreement for your review and approval. During this phase, you will work closely with our Design Team to define the layout and the design concepts to personalize your ADU exactly how you want and need. This phase of the project will provide you with a more defined project estimate as well, and according to your budget requirements.

  • As a continuation of the Design Agreement, we will dig into the details of your project. We will take precise measurements, get exact quotes from subcontractors (electricians, plumbers, etc.), and start working with you on your finishes and fixtures selections. For some, choosing finishes is a fun process; for others it can be overwhelming. Whichever camp you fall into, we are here for you. We have design specialists that will help you every step of the way, whether you just need someone to bounce ideas off, or if you want us to meet you at the store and help you pick out the best fixtures, flooring and more that will be functional and beautiful in your new space; we are here for you!

    Once you have your selections made, we can incorporate those into a project rendering for you if that is your preference. A rendering allows you to visually see how your new space, design, and selections will look.

  • Before construction begins, you will meet with your Project Manager and Lead Carpenter who will be on your project from the beginning through to the finishing touches. As a Certified Builder, our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your accessory dwelling unit is built to last by adhering to the highest quality materials, standards and workmanship.

  • When construction is complete, we will conduct a final walk-thru with you. As part of that walk-thru we will schedule a one year warranty follow-up on all of our workmanship in case any touch-ups are needed. We will also listen to your feedback for any improvements we can make to our processes. We like to think of our customers as friends we gain and will always be here for in the future.

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