Recent research by Porch.com shows that homes with accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are priced 35% higher, on average. Following the recent update, Otto offers clients who would like to convert their garage into an ADU a hassle-free, end-to-end project management service, covering planning, design, obtaining the necessary permits, and construction.
More information is available at https://www.ottoadu.com/
The announcement addresses the growing popularity of ADUs, with approximately 100,000 units being built in the USA every year. Otto explains that a garage conversion can add square footage to a home, create additional functional space such as a home office or an in-law apartment, or be used as rental housing.
“Garage conversion ADUs are generally more affordable than prefabricated and ground-up ADU options, as they can utilize existing structures, saving on construction costs while delivering the same or higher-quality construction,” says a representative for the company.
Otto encourages homeowners who would like to convert their garage into an ADU to schedule a feasibility assessment, during which one of the company’s experts will inspect the structure and check whether it can be converted and if there are any structural issues that need addressing. This will prevent unnecessary expenses and will allow the client to plan the budget of the project more carefully.
Clients who choose to work with Otto will benefit from an end-to-end service, virtual design sessions, and transparent pricing. The team of designers, structural engineers, and energy consultants will ensure that every stage of the process – from planning and obtaining permits to construction – goes smoothly and is within the client’s budget.
ADU planning involves application to multiple municipal departments for plan review and approval, and most homeowners find this process overwhelming. Otto has a deep knowledge of local regulations and can handle all applications and correspondence on the client’s behalf, ensuring that approval is secured quickly.
Otto constructs all types of garage conversion ADUs, including detached ADUs, attached ADUs, and junior ADUs, as well as ground-up units. While the company advises that at least 360 square feet of space will be needed for an ADU, it has worked with spaces as small as 245 square feet, integrating creative space-saving and storage solutions. Prospective clients can browse the company’s portfolio on the website for project inspiration and additional information.
“Adding an ADU was so much more complicated than I thought, but I’m glad I went with Otto because they knew exactly what to do,” said a satisfied client. “They’re great at working with the city, they caught a bunch of potential issues with my garage early on and came up with good solutions. They were very professional and honest to deal with. And my finished ADU is beautiful, so much nicer than most of the ADUs I have seen pop up around the city. Thank you.”
Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://www.ottoadu.com/
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