ADUs are not just small buildings where you store the lawnmower, tools, and boxes of supplies. For a homeowner, an ADU’s value goes way beyond storage. It can serve as a part of your home or as a unique, outdoor space where you are free to work, express yourself, or even as a place to lounge on a small porch while you grill.
Custom-built ADUs as unique as you are
Like your home, a backyard ADU must be designed for you and your specific needs and tastes. When considering the specifications for your new structure, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- By using low-maintenance materials for construction, your ADU will not consume excess time for cleaning and repair. While the exteriors of many backyard structures are constructed from painted wood, by using PVC boards, you will never need to paint, and the plastic lumber will not warp or rot.
- Consider placing your structure close to the house if it will be used frequently or for storing and utilizing exercise equipment, bikes, or your grill. That way, you will not need to trek across a large backyard every time you need something. To make the ADU even more functional, adding a covered porch gives you an additional place to hang out and unwind outdoors.
- Put some thought into door types and placement. Sliding doors work well during snowy winters since piled-up snow will not block them from being opened. Plus, by placing such doors on one of the longer sides of your ADU, you will have easier access to any items you may need to get to quickly.
- If you are going to live, work, or play inside your ADU, be sure to have windows, insulation, and proper ventilation built into the design. A correctly constructed structure means you will be able to stay comfortable while enjoying your alone time or diving into a needed household project.
If you are ready to get started on your new ADU project, Capital Dwelling is ready to assist. Contact us today for a custom backyard ADU that fits your lifestyle!