Why Build an ADU?
As your lifestyle evolves, your home must adapt too.
Why you should consider adding an ADU to your backyard
Additional Space at Home
Increased Home Value
Age in Place
ADU is short for Accessory Dwelling Unit. They are also commonly known as granny flats, in-law suites, backyard homes and a whole host of other names. The important thing to keep in mind is that these are designed to be full-time living quarters.
Each fixed, up-front price includes the customized design and complete turn-key installation of your new backyard space. We take care of all the permitting, site work and interior build-out as well.
Prefab is a construction technique where all or a portion of the work takes place in a controlled environment, like a manufacturing facility, and the finished product is than shipped to the site for final assembly. Prefab construction is typically 20% to 30% more efficient than traditional construction methods.
Ultimately, it’s a personal choice. Size and budget will be key considerations, but also think about how you want to use the space, now and in the future. These units are incredibly flexible and the larger the unit the more adaptive it can be to your changing needs over time.
We primarily work in the District, Maryland and Virginia, and we are always looking to explore new areas for the right project.
The exact start to finish time will depend on the type of project and the speed of the permitting process in your local jurisdiction. You can reference more detail about our typical projected timeline here.
We let you decorate the finished unit as you see fit, although we are happy to help with furniture suggestions and possible layouts if you like.
All of our units share the same signature look and feel created by the award winning designers at Hickock Cole. The differences are in size and standard features. Our home offices are climate controlled and equipped with a full electrical and communications package. The Suite adds a half bath and the Backyard Home comes with a professional grade kitchen and full bathroom.
Most jurisdictions in the area only allow a single detached unit per property.
Why build with Capital Dwelling
With over 30 years of professional experience in the Washington Metro area, the principals of Capital Dwelling have an extensive background in the areas of finance, development and urban planning. We are excited to put this experience to work for homeowners in the DC region and help maximize the value of their property by adding an ADU.