What is a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit (JADU)?

Posted June 15, 2020 by Treeium Inc.

A JADU, or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit, are created within proposed or existing single-family residences and are small - less than 500 square feet in size. Examples of this may be a remodeled garage, attic, or basement apartment and can contain utility options like central air, basic kitchen appliances that plug-in and are compact, and a shared bathroom all to reduce housing costs.

What Are The Benefits of a Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Allow homeowners to convert an existing space(less than 500 square feet), like a garage, for their use or to rent and earn extra income. Construction is affordable as it occurs on existing land - no land purchasing required! Great for families with aging parents or grandparents who need in-home care. Affordable A private space to entertain extended family, friends, or a time out space for when the kids won’t settle down! Increases the value of your existing home and property!

What Parts of An Existing Home Can a JADU Be Built?

Junior Accessory Dwelling Units have stricter requirements compared to their ADU counterpart, which can lead to some creative thinking on the homeowners part. Since these units must be under 500 square feet and include only small, basic kitchen appliances, many homeowners in California choose to remodel a small garage, barn, or upstairs space.

JADU home remodeling may include

  1. Bathroom Construction & Remodeling
  2. Kitchen Addition
  3. Interior Paint Jobs

Like ADU’s, JADU remodels and legislation can be confusing and stringent requirements must be met. Homeowners in the State of California are encouraged to stay up-to-date on new bills and legislation being passed each year.

Posted June 15, 2020
by Treeium Inc..


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