Multitaskr's ADU Projects: Transforming Spaces, Enhancing Lives

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Designing your new space can be complex, but customizing your ADU shouldn't be a problem!


Fernanda Castillo

Discover the multitude of advantages that a thoughtfully crafted Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) can bring to homeowners. From the potential for rental income and extra living quarters to the boost in property value, a well-designed ADU opens up a world of possibilities and financial benefits.


Designing an Accessory Dwelling Unit


Multitaskr ADU Projects


Why ADUs are the future of housing

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Designing an Accessory Dwelling Unit
Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as Granny Flats, are an excellent option for homeowners looking to add space and value to their property. These small living spaces are typically built on the same lot as a primary residence, providing an additional dwelling unit that can be used for various purposes.
A well-designed ADU can provide many benefits to homeowners, including rental income, additional living space, and increased property value. The design of an ADU is an essential part of the building process and the project as a whole, and it requires careful planning and consideration. Here are some key factors to consider when designing an ADU:

  • Purpose: The first step in designing an ADU is determining its purpose. Will it be a rental unit, a guest house, or a home office? This will help determine the ADU’s size, layout, and features.
  • Budget: ADUs can be affordable, but the cost will depend on the size, materials, and finishes chosen. Setting a realistic budget and working with experts to ensure the design meets your needs and stays within budget is essential.
  • Access: By law, the ADU should be accessible to the homeowner and potential renters; this includes a separate entrance, outdoor space, and parking, and comply with setback regulations.
  • Layout: The layout of the ADU should be functional to cater to the homeowner’s needs. The storage space, natural light, privacy, and project purpose must be considered when designing the layout.
  • Flexibility: The design of the ADU should be flexible to accommodate changing needs over time. This includes the ability to convert the space to different uses, such as a home office or guest room.
  • Sustainability: If it’s within the considered budget, sustainable design features should be incorporated into the ADU, including energy-efficient appliances, water-saving fixtures, and eco-friendly building materials. Keep this in mind as, in California, it’s mandatory that any new constructions need to have solar panels.

If you’re interested in adding this feature to your project, check out our website to browse our solar solutions!

Multitaskr ADU Projects
Now that we’ve mentioned the importance of picking the right design for your ADU, now it’s time to imagine the endless possibilities you have to make your dream project into reality!

400 sq ft JADU in Bonita, CA
If you’re considering using your garage instead of the space in your backyard, this design is for you! Our previous client Mr. Torres and his family needed the extra living space. So after consulting their many options with Multitaskr and participating directly in the interior arrangement, they settled for this beautiful ADU design.
If you want to read their success story, click here!

300 sq ft. Detached JADU in San Diego, CA
Although the exterior of this ADU might be simple for some, with the help of the Multitaskr Landscaping team, we gave the final touch the project needed. With all essential appliances, this 300 sq ft ADU is now a wholly-functional living space that helps homeowner Mrs. Ojare earn that extra income she was looking for!
Learn more about Mrs. Ojare’s project by clicking here.

390 sq ft ADU in Claremont, CA
Combined with landscaping and hardscape additions, the outer living space and the ADU turned out so well that homeowner Mr. Perez and his wife moved out of their primary residence to rent it out and into their new Accessory Dwelling Unit, creating a greater second source of income.
Watch what Mr. Perez had to say about his Multitaskr journey.
Click here to see the complete testimonial!

Why ADUs are the future of housing
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are gaining popularity as a solution to the housing crisis in many cities and states. These compact living spaces are small units built on the same property as a single-family home, and they are also referred to as granny flats, casitas, backyard cottages, or in-law units.
There are many reasons why ADUs are gaining popularity. First and foremost, they are affordable; building an ADU is much cheaper than buying a new home. They also provide additional rental income for homeowners, which can help pay off other debts such as mortgages or loans.

ADUs are environmentally friendly, as they require fewer resources to build and maintain than a traditional house, and last but not least, they offer flexibility for homeowners. They can be used as a guest house, home office, rental unit, provide a space for aging parents or adult children to live close to family and more! This characteristic is significant as more people work from home and require more living or workspace in recent times.
So if you’re considering building an ADU, contact us to get started on your own ADU project and read this ADU FAQs blog, where you’ll find much more information about these units!

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