5 of the Best ADU Design Ideas

Do you think building an accessory dwelling unit on your property is pointless or out of reach? The experts at HFS Financial know it isn’t. There are so many opportunities to make the most of your accessory dwelling unit! Having a pool house or extra space is no longer just a luxury for the super wealthy. With a loan through HFS, everyone can have access to an ADU.

ADU Design #1: Pool House/Guest House Combo

A familiar option to many people, a pool house is a great space to add to your primary residence. We have seen them at the homes of the wealthy for years — the lovely pool house behind the luxurious pool. As we said before, these are no longer only accessible to the rich and famous. You can build a pool house to go with even your smaller pool. Extra space to lounge and entertain makes a difference in the area. 

It could be something as simple as a cabana-style space on the front with a studio apartment in the back. This would allow guests to lounge and stay over without being underfoot. It also makes a wonderful space for adult children who may have to return home for various reasons. Or, if you want a space to change without tracking water into the house, this is the perfect space for privacy and swim storage.

ADU Design # 2: Home Gym

A home gym in your ADU is another of our favorite design ideas. Use part of this space (sometimes even a repurposed garage) to set up your home gym. We all saw how the pandemic affected our daily lives. Knowing that you have your own space to maintain both physical and mental health can bring you peace of mind.

ADU Design #3: Home Office

You could also build an ADU to set up a home office. If you have ever tried to work with a house full of people, you know it can be next to impossible. Having your own space to find peace and quiet while you tackle things or take a meeting is crucial to you being able to do your job well. With remote work on the rise, a private home office is more and more desirable.

ADU Design #4: Extra Storage Space

When you build your ADU, you want to be sure you include ALL the storage options. Talk with an organizer or your contractor before completing the project to ensure you have used every possible inch of space you can for extra storage. It will be a hot commodity if people live in this small space someday. Sneaking in storage under benches or in corners will help make your room more comfortable.

ADU Design #5: Apartment Space for Rental Income

While many people think of an ADU as an in-law suite for aging parents, space for adult children who need a place to crash, or for guests who are coming to visit, HFS knows they also make excellent rental spaces too. Depending on your city’s ordinances, you can build your ADU (with space for your home gym or office if you like) and then rent an apartment area out to someone to bring in extra income. 

In today’s economy, we can all use a little reassurance that our loved ones will be taken care of long-term. An accessory dwelling unit provides the opportunity for that in numerous ways. HFS Financial is here to help you find the loan that is right for you. Our rate checker can show you options in just 60 seconds without impacting your credit score. Reach out today to get started. With HFS Financial, “You Dream It, We Finance It.”


5 of the Best ADU Design Ideas

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