Accessory dwelling units or ADU can add significant value to your property. These are home remodeling projects that give you extra space for whatever your needs are. Whether it’s to have a consistent rental income or provide a home to an aging relative, it will bring you benefits. There are two main types of an ADU: attached and detached, and both are good for their intended purposes. What exactly is a good ADU for you? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeast Florida is here to provide you the differences between the two ADUs.
The size is one of the major differences between the two ADUs. There are different restrictions between the maximum size of the attached and the detached ADU. It’s best to look into your local government’s rules and restrictions surrounding ADUs.
In some cities in Florida, your ADU must be under 800 square feet if your land is less than an acre, and 1,000 square feet if it is in one or more acres. This is the case for both attached and detached ADUs. However, this is not the case in all cities. You must also take a look into some special rules such as the ADU having a one bathroom and one bedroom.
Potential Rental Earnings
Since detached ADUs are typically larger than that of the attached ADU, you can charge more for renting them out. It also offers the tenants of additional privacy since it is a separate unit from your home. With a larger living space and greater privacy, you can certainly charge more for a detached ADU than an attached ADU. However, this also means that there are additional costs that come with detached ADUs, such as having to put in a separate utility line and a possible kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom remodel that can fit with the needs of the tenants.
Detached ADUs are the most expensive to build among all ADU types. Since they are on an entirely separate area from the main unit of your home, they will require separate utility lines. They will also require a lot more land than that of the attached ADU. Since the attached ADU is an extension of the main unit, it needs less raw construction materials and labor than the detached ADU.
Thinking of finding people to help you furnish and improve your ADU? Look no further because DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southeast Florida is ready to help. We offer services from refacing your kitchen cabinets to full-on kitchen and bath remodeling. Call us now at (772) 200-2625 for residents of Stuart, FL and (561) 935-3915 for residents of Jupiter, FL or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We offer our services in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, Jupiter, FL and other nearby cities.