ADU Development Cost Considerations

Building an ADU can be a fun and exciting process. You get to construct a tiny home in your yard. However, there are a few ADU development cost considerations that you need to keep in mind before beginning your ADU development process.

Design And Planning Costs

The more complex and detailed your design is, the more expensive this phase will be. Keep your designs as simple as possible and try to have all your plumbing in one spot to save yourself the hassle and money of designing a complex mini home.

Construction Labor Costs

Finding the right contractor for the job is difficult sometimes. However, in this category, you want to be careful not to cut costs too much.

The contractor with the lowest prices will probably cost you in the long run in terms of quality of work and timeliness of work. There is a reason their prices are so low and it is often due to their inexperience or lack of customers due to their poor quality of work.

However, this does not mean you need to hire the most expensive contractor either. Find a few good ADU contractors in your area and look at their references to see how well of a job they really do. From there, pick the one with the cheapest fees that still completes quality work and has satisfied past customers.

Material Costs

You don’t need to use the most fancy materials to build your ADU. You can cut costs a little bit here, but be sure that you don’t cut quality too much. A good contractor should be able to help you determine what will work best for your ADU and may even be able to get you a good deal on the materials.

Finish Material Costs

Again, you don’t need to go overboard in this category. Finish materials may make your ADU look nice, but some are much more expensive than others. Take the time to consider whether you really need those doors or whether a cheaper option will work just as well. This can save you a boatload of money if you are not too picky about this category.

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