An ADU, also called an accessory dwelling unit, is a self-contained housing unit that exists on the same lot as another single-family home. It is a fully functional living space that typically consists of a bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom. It can either be attached to the existing single-family dwelling or be its own separate structure. Common terms for ADUs include guest homes, mother-in-law suites, or carriage houses.
What is an ADU?
Types of ADUs in Kirkland
Not all ADUs are created equal. There are a few different types of ADUs, the primary distinction being whether or not they are attached or detached from the existing housing structure. Here’s a rundown of every type of ADU Eastside Kitchen & Bath can build on your Kirkland property:
A detached ADU is completely detached and separated from the primary housing unit on the property. It is a fully functional living space containing a kitchen, bathroom, and living room. This is the perfect example of a traditional guest house or mother-in-law suite space where visitors can stay for an extended period.
An Attached ADU is a type of accessory dwelling unit that is physically attached to the primary housing unit. However, it has its own entrance, which allows guests or visitors to come to and from without stepping foot in the main residence.
Interior Conversion ADU
An interior conversion ADU is when an existing space of the primary residence is converted into a functional living space. Examples of this include an attic or basement being renovated into a living or bedroom area.
Garage Conversion ADU
A garage conversion ADU is when the garage of the primary residence is converted into a mini living space. This is one of the smaller styles of ADUs, as it is more similar to a bungalow or studio apartment as opposed to a fully livable living space.
Benefits of ADUs
There are countless benefits of building an ADU on your Kirkland property:
Extra Space for Guest
ADUs are great for those with large families, frequent visitors, or multi-general households, as they offer additional space for hosting. Your guest will no longer have to stay cramped in one bedroom with limited access to amenities.
Increase Your Home Value
By building an ADU, you can increase your overall property value. No matter what type you choose to invest in, you can be sure that buyers will appreciate the newly renovated additional space.
Having the ability to host guests without having them interfere with your day-to-day life is invaluable. ADUs provide you with the extra space to host guests and visitors for a lengthy stay without having them infringe upon your privacy.
An ADU is a smart investment if you want to host a bed and breakfast or visitors through Airbnb, VRBO, and other online sites. You can earn rental income while maintaining the privacy and security of your own home.
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Why Choose Us as Your Kirkland ADU Contractor
Eastside Kitchen & Bath is a premier ADU contractor ready to handle all your design and build needs. Due to our team’s construction and custom home-building experience, we can expertly build any type of ADU you desire to perfection. Furthermore, we know how to obtain the proper building permits, meet aggressive scheduling demands, and comply with exacting project specifications.
Custom Home Building Experience
Our contractors have years of high-end custom home-building experience under their belts. This allows them to complete your ADU project on time and within budget while ensuring that all project specifications are met.
We believe that the quality of new construction comes down to the smallest of details. This is why our skilled contractors pay attention to every single detail of your ADU build, no matter the size.
Premium Building Materials
At Eastside Kitchen & Bath, we only use the best of the best when it comes to materials. This ensures your new ADU is extremely durable and built to last for years and years.
When you work with Eastside Kitchen & Bath for your ADU, you won’t just be just another name on a list. Our contractors get to know you, your goals, and what you envision for this project.
Accessory Dwelling Unit FAQs
Will an ADU add value to my home? And if so, how much?
Yes, a well-built ADU will add value to your home. Not only can you rent it out on a monthly basis, earning passive income, but an ADU has the potential to increase your overall property value anywhere from 15-30%.
Does Washington allow ADUs?
Yes, Washington does all ADUs. However, you will have to obtain the necessary permits for your ADU, which can take up to six weeks. Your ADU will also need to meet certain requirements, such as square footage size and height dimensions.
How much does it cost to build an ADU?
The cost of building an ADU varies greatly depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, a garage conversion ADU is a cheaper option at around $200 per square foot, while a detached ADU is the most expensive at around $300 per square foot. When you choose to work with Eastside Kitchen & Bath for your ADU, our contractors will provide an honest, transparent price estimate before your project begins.
How long does it take to build an ADU?
The timeline of your ADU will depend on the type of ADU, its square footage size, selected building materials, and interior design features. Prior to beginning your build, your ADU contractor here at Eastside Kitchen & Bath will provide you with an estimated project timeframe.
What is EKB’s Level of Home Building Experience?
Not only do our contractors have ample experience in the construction and remodeling industries, but in the custom home building industry as well. For years they’ve worked alongside Bauer Custom Homes, a premier custom home builder, to design and build homes for residents in Suncada and Tumble Creek. This experience allows for unmatched expertise and attention to detail in our ADU jobs – you won’t find another contractor in Kirkland with our building experience.
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