Santa Cruz is an absolutely beautiful place to live. With housing in such high demand, homeowners are getting more from their properties with accessory dwelling units (ADUs). They’re adding backyard cottages and in-law apartments to get rental income or live near family. If you’re interested in adding an ADU to your Santa Cruz property, it
Accessory dwellings, ADUs, in-law apartments, backyard cottages, granny flats…They go by about a million different names (some of which aren’t exactly ideal). Whatever you want to call it, it’s a major project, and that can mean a lot of risk. That’s why using the best ADU company on the San Francisco Peninsula is so important.
Your construction project is a little like a group project in school. Remember doing big group projects in school? Some of us liked them and some of us hated them. For me, group projects were hit or miss. If I knew and really trusted my fellow group members, great. Otherwise, a group project could be
Adding to your home? Remodeling? Building new? Here’s why every estimate is wrong (and how you can get your project done on budget). Whatever you’re building, whether it’s a backyard cottage, a basement apartment, a remodel, or a new custom home, you’re going to want an estimate before you break ground. After all, remodeling or
Contra Costa County allows residential second units in certain zoning districts but the permitting process is downright terrifying here. Before we get to the terrifying part, here are some of the development standards: Lot Size. The minimum size of a lot with a primary residence and a second unit is six thousand square feet. Second
Here are a few of the requirements related to Second Units for the City of El Cerrito, though you’ll have to review the municipal code for the most accurate definition, requirements, variances and exceptions: The maximum FAR (floor area ratio) shall not exceed 750 sq ft or 40% of the floor area of the primary dwelling, whichever