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11 Things to Consider Before Starting Your ADU Project

Starting to build an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU can be daunting. With every city and state having its own unique building requirements, restrictions, and zoning laws, it can be difficult to navigate through the building process. That’s why Redfin reached out to experts like us to share our best advice to homeowners who are looking to start their ADU project. From hiring a contractor to obtaining a project-specific analysis, check out our tip on 11 Things to Consider Before Starting Your ADU Project.


After you read these top tips and are ready to design an ADU at your home, let's talk! While you're brainstorming what your ADU may look like, here's a little inspiration from one of our past projects.

This 515 square foot, 1 bedroom, 1 bath ADU shows us that small living doesn't have to feel compact. The space is efficiently designed to utilize every square inch, bring in maximum daylighting, and use the ceiling plane to enhance the space.

Music Studio / Lounge

Bedroom / Art Room

Accessory Dwelling Unit Facade

Kitchenette with custom wood slat cover to disguise the wall-mounted mini-split.

Love this design? Check out more of our projects here!



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