With the recent amendment to the Phoenix housing code now allowing homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (more commonly known as casitas or guest houses) in their backyards, more and more people have begun looking into adding one to their property.
At Valleywide Dig and Haul, we are proud to help you from start to finish with your ADU construction project. Whether you’re looking to build a mother-in-law suite, granny flat, guest house, backyard cottage, or any other type of ADU, we have your needs covered.
Before showing some of our recent ADU construction projects, let’s cover some of the basics. We’ll start with what exactly is an Accessory Dwelling Unit, and what are the benefits of constructing one.
In the simplest terms, accessory dwelling units (ADU) are independent units with a separate kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom(s) either in the main residence or on the same property. An ADU could be a detached unit but isn’t always. For example, an apartment over a garage, basement, or a separate detached/attached building.
Depending on their particular needs, property owners may decide to construct an accessory dwelling unit for a variety of reasons, but they are usually built to provide housing for older parents who need to downsize, young adult children who aren’t ready to buy their own home, or as an income-generating rental unit.
With the ever-increasing price of real estate and housing costs in Phoenix and its surrounding neighborhoods, it’s no wonder why ADUs are continuing to grow in demand.
Accessory Dwelling Units can help maximize your property, and in turn, help your community. ADUs are a more environmentally friendly, sustainable solution because of their smaller size. They use less energy and resources, which reduces carbon emissions as well as utility expenses.
In Arizona, Accessory Dwelling Units go by many names, like mother-in-law units, granny flats, and casitas. Similarly, ADUs come in several forms:
If you’re interested in building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) in the Phoenix area, Valleywide Dig and Haul can help you from start to finish. We can build your backyard cottage getaway, minimalist tiny house, or peaceful casita, depending on your vision.
As you can see from the 2021 Porch study below, listed homes that included ADUs were priced at least twice as high as listed homes without an ADU. Take a look at the data:
An ADU could be a beneficial addition to almost any house. You can accomplish almost anything with the additional room because it offers you so much options.
A well-planned ADU design may significantly increase the number of potential buyers, even if you decide to sell your house in a few years. Your home’s sale price may rise dramatically due to the extra living space and possible rental revenue on your property.
The Phoenix City Council voted 8-1 to approve changes to the city’s housing code, aimed at addressing the affordable housing shortage. This decision allows homeowners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in their backyards. Here are some of the key points:
Our team consists of experienced and dedicated builders who help clients choose the best ADU solutions for their property based on their financial and personal objectives. We assist with permits, structural upgrades, and other complexities when dealing with local laws and requirements throughout Phoenix and surrounding areas.
It all starts with a free, no-obligation estimate for our construction services. The best way to request an estimate is by phone. We can be reached at 602-529-5526, available 7 days a week from 6AM to 6PM. You can also request an estimate online.
We serve the entire Phoenix-metropolitan area including Glendale, Peoria, Goodyear, Avondale, Litchfield Park, Sun City, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Surprise, Vistancia, Sun City West, and surrounding areas.