Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)


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What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit is a secondary housing unit that is added to a single-family residential lot. While an ADU can vary in the finished form, they are typically a 1-3 room addition.

A granny flat is typically a self-contained living unit located on the same property as the primary home.

Adding An Accessory Dwelling Unit

Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your home can be a great choice if you want to add value to your home with a room addition or create extra space for a loved one. Depending on your goals, this type of addition is often used for an aging parent. The additional space could provide a place for mom (or dad) to age-in-place while still being close to family. With the rising costs of assisted living facilities, people are increasingly deciding to invest in modifying their homes, known as a mother-in-law suite, granny flat, or ADU.


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Assisted Living Costs

According to the National Account on Aging the average cost of assisted living in the U.S. is about $4,500 per month, or $54,000 annually. Frequently, this choice is not within reach due to its cost.

Being near your loved ones is frequently a superior choice–both emotionally and financially–for the future. ADU’s are also used for people with disabilities by providing a space that meets their specific needs. Some jurisdictions will allow for ADU’s to be used for rental units. Regardless, a successful Accessory Dwelling Unit project is likely to boost the value of your property.

Rest assured you’re in good hands with Hixon’s. We possess the necessary resources to construct the ideal additional living space you desire, serving as both a General Contractor and experienced ADU Contractor.

Choosing an ADU Contractor

Selecting the right ADU contractor plays an indispensable role in the satisfactory completion of your project. This is because the contractor holds the keys to transforming your vision into reality. Our experience and understanding of construction, we can effectively incorporate your needs and wants into a functional and aesthetically pleasing design.

We ensure that the project adheres to all local building codes and regulations, and also optimizes the use of your budget, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.

Additionally, as a reputable contractor, we provide crucial management skills, coordinating with subcontractors and suppliers for timely and quality work.

ADU Planning Recommendations:

  • Does the bathroom need to be ADA accessible?
  • Does the shower need to be wheelchair accessible and/or include a seat?
  • Grab bars in showers and near the toilet
  • Add pullouts to cabinets wherever possible
  • Door levers instead of knobs to make them easier to grab
  • Consider Smart faucets (turn off automatically), touchless faucets and/or lever style to easily adjust temperature
  • Consider smart appliances that can be monitored if needed
  • Consider stair lights that have a sensor
  • Shallow kitchen sink to make it easier to reach in (6-8” deep)
  • Slip resistant flooring
  • Microwave at or below counter height
  • Counter depth fridge to keep pathways open
  • Round edges of countertops

ADU Contactor

An Accessory Dwelling Unit Contractor like Hixon's can help you build an additional room in your home for an elderly parent or a loved one with special needs.

  • Is there room to expand your current home?
  • Does the space need to be ADA accessible?
  • Will the space need to accommodate things like a hospital bed, wheelchair, or special needs for safety?
  • How could the space be used in the future?
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