Ever find yourself wishing for a bit more space? Whether it’s to gain storage, a home office, or an extra bedroom, additional square footage can always come in handy. It’s a boon for resale and, if it’s something you are longing for, can enhance everyday living. Ready to eke out some extra room but don’t want to change the footprint of your home? Then you might consider a stand-alone accessory dwelling unit (ADU, for short). An ADU is secondary to the main residence, and it’s ideal for creating rental income or accommodating multigenerational families. As housing needs change, more cities and towns are amending zoning regulations to include this addition. Of course, you’ll want to check with your county and neighborhood before breaking ground. Here, some things to consider when adding a detached ADU.

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