Accessory Dwelling Units and Why You Might Want One

Two focuses of my blog are Home/Living Discussions and Home/Property Discussions. An important consideration of home ownership is Accessory Dwelling Units. These can be valuable additions to your home. The following contributed post is entitled, Accessory Dwelling Units and Why You Might Want One.

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Accessory dwelling units, also known as ADUs, are essentially just separate units in your home that are often self-contained, meaning they don’t require outside utilities. Think of something like an outdoor gym, a private backyard office, or even an additional living area for friends and family members.

ADUs have been growing in popularity over the past couple of years, but they can be quite the investment especially if you’re looking for something that has a lot of space, or if you want something modern and stylish to fit the rest of your home. As such, people often question if it’s worth getting one.

So here are a couple of reasons why you might want to get an ADU in your home.

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You want to rent out an ADU for extra profit

You can rent out the space provided by an ADU for various purposes. You could have prefab studios in your backyard that are used as offices or music studios, or you could have a living area that can be listed on websites such as Airbnb.

If you’ve got a lot of space in your home and you’re looking for a way to make money from it, then investing in an ADU and then renting it out can be a good option. Just remember that there will be laws and regulations regarding what you can and can’t do with an ADU. As long as you stay within those regulations and always get planning permission for larger projects, you’ll be surprised at how flexible ADUs can be in the rental market.

You want to fit more people in your home

You can often think of an ADU as a second home because they’re usually self-contained. This means that you don’t have to worry about things such as plugging in a long extension cable to get electricity to the unit.

And since it’s self-contained, it can be a great bedroom for friends and family members. It can be used as a guest room, or you can even get a large ADU that has its own kitchen. It all depends on how much space you can dedicate to an ADU. The more space you have, the more people and amenities you can fit into a unit.

You’ve always wanted a private space in your home

One of the nice things about an ADU is that it can act like a private space in your own home. This is perfect if you’re looking to enjoy a hobby in your own time, or if you need a private office space for business purposes.

An ADU can be a great way to escape the chaos of your home, especially if you have a lot of family members and loud children. You can use it as a way to relax and focus on your work, and it’ll be a great place to study or wind down after a long day.

Alternatively, your ADU can be used for hobby purposes. For instance, you can create a home gym, a workshop, or even a personal home movie setup where you can enjoy films, video games, and more.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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