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Building Dreams into Reality

ADU Builders Group Custom Home Builder in Los Altos, CA

Let's turn your vision into a masterpiece! Contact us today and let's start crafting your dream home with precision and passion.

We Are Your Local Custom Home Builder Company in Los Altos

ADU Builders Group specializes in crafting custom homes tailored to the unique needs and visions of their clients in Los Altos, CA. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and a portfolio boasting more than 100 successful home improvement projects, they are celebrated for their commitment to quality and client satisfaction, as evidenced by their consistent 5-star client reviews. They go beyond the standard offerings by providing a 10-year structural warranty and conducting annual project inspections for three years at no additional cost, ensuring peace of mind long after the project's completion. ADU Builders Group stands out by adhering to their core values of innovation, reliability, and personalized service, making them a preferred partner in turning dream homes into reality.

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Personalized Design Needs for Your Dream Home

When we talk about building a custom home, we're delving into a world where your personal style and unique lifestyle take center stage. We comprehend that each family has its distinct way of living, which is why we're passionate about creating spaces that reflect and enhance your individual needs. Imagine walking into a home that speaks volumes about your aesthetic and functional desires, from a sunlit reading nook by a vast window to a sprawling kitchen with handcrafted cabinets and a hidden walk-in pantry.

We've honed our approach to make certain that your vision is translated into every corner of your new home. It's not just about selecting the right tiles or paint colors; it's about weaving your personal story into the very fabric of the building. For instance, if you're an avid cook, we'll focus on designing a kitchen that's not only beautiful but also highly functional with state-of-the-art appliances and ergonomic design. Or, if sustainability is close to your heart, we'll integrate energy-efficient systems and eco-friendly materials that align with your values.

To truly capture what makes personalized design so important in custom home building, here are three key elements we focus on:

1. Tailored Functionality - Every space we create is thoughtfully designed to meet the specific functions you require, whether it's a home office with built-in bookshelves or a cozy nook for your morning yoga routine.

2. Aesthetic Harmony - We make sure that your home's design reflects your personal taste, from modern minimalistic to rustic farmhouse, ensuring every room provides a visual and emotional connection to your style.

3. Adaptive Design - As your life evolves, so should your home. We plan for future changes, whether it's a growing family or changing hobbies, ensuring your home can adapt without extensive modifications.

By focusing on these personalized design needs, we guarantee that your home is not just a building but a sanctuary tailored to enhance your way of life. In serving areas like Los Altos, we take pride in our ability to craft environments that are as dynamic and vibrant as the communities we serve.

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Why Choose ADU Builders Group As Your Custom Home Builder in Los Altos?

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- 20 Years Construction Expertise
- Over 100 Projects Completed
- Exclusively 5-Star Client Reviews
- 10-Year Structural Warranty
- Serves Los Altos Area

At ADU Builders Group, we're proud to serve Los Altos, CA, bringing over 20 years of expertise in the construction industry to your custom home projects. We've successfully completed more than 100 home improvement projects, all backed by the confidence and satisfaction reflected in our consistent 5-star client reviews. Choosing us means you're opting for a builder that not only offers a decade-long structural warranty and three years of annual project inspections at no additional cost but also values innovation, reliability, and personalized service. We're committed to transforming your vision into a reality with craftsmanship that stands the test of time, making us the go-to team for creating your dream home.

Fun Facts About Los Altos California

Los Altos, California, epitomizes upscale living with its serene, tree-lined streets and top-rated public schools. Nestled next to Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, it boasts a rich history intertwined with tech innovation. The city's charming downtown area offers a selection of quaint boutiques, cozy cafes, and art galleries, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for both residents and visitors. This quiet community provides an ideal blend of suburban tranquility and cultural richness, making it a coveted locale.

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  • Are you licensed?
    Yes, we are! We operate under the license of our sister company Imagine Unique Remodels with License No. 1019318. ADU Builders Group is managed by the same team running Imagine Unique Remodels.
  • How long have you been working in this industry?
    We have been in the construction industry for over 20 years and over 5 years in the ADU industry.
  • What is an accessory dwelling unit?
    An ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) is a secondary housing unit that can be built on a single-family residential lot. It is also known as a granny flat, backyard cottage, or in-law unit. ADUs may be attached to the primary residence, such as a garage or basement conversion, or they can be detached structures. They offer an innovative and effective option for adding much-needed housing in densely populated areas, and they can also provide rental income or housing for family members.
  • What are the benefits of having an accessory dwelling unit?
    The benefits of having an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) include additional living space, rental income, increased property value, affordable housing, multigenerational living, and sustainable living practices.
  • How do I build an accessory dwelling unit?
    The process of building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) varies depending on state and local regulations, but generally involves the following steps: Check Zoning and Building Codes: Check local zoning and building codes to determine if building an ADU is allowed on your property. Design: Work with an architect or design professional to create a plan for your ADU that meets local building and zoning requirements. Permits: Obtain the necessary permits from the local government to build the ADU. Construction: Hire a contractor or builder to construct the ADU. Utilities: Connect the ADU to water, sewer, electricity, and gas utilities. Inspection: Have the ADU inspected by the local government to ensure it meets safety, health, and building standards. Occupancy: Once the ADU passes inspection, it can be occupied by tenants or family members. It's important to follow all local regulations and obtain any necessary permits before starting construction on an ADU.
  • How do I get permits for an accessory dwelling unit?
    Getting permits for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) involves the following steps: Research local zoning and building codes to determine if ADUs are allowed on your property. Check with the local government to determine what permits are required for an ADU. Submit an application and required documentation, such as architectural drawings and floor plans. Undergo permit review by the local government to ensure the ADU meets safety, health, and building standards. Receive final approval for the ADU permit, which allows construction to begin.
  • How long does it take an ADU and JADU application to get approved?
    Whether or not a local agency has adopted an ordinance, applications to create an ADU or JADU shall be considered and approved ministerially within 60 days from the date the local agency receives a completed application.
  • What are the requirements for an accessory dwelling unit?
    The requirements for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally include the following: The ADU must be located on the same lot as the primary residence. The ADU must have its own living, sleeping, cooking, and bathroom facilities. The ADU must comply with local zoning and building codes. The ADU may need to meet certain size and height requirements. The ADU may require additional parking spaces. The ADU may need to be inspected and approved by the local government before it can be occupied.
  • What is the minimum lot size requirement in order to build an ADU?
    There is none. State ADU Law prohibits local agencies from including in development standards for ADU requirements on minimum lot size. Further, lot coverage requirements cannot preclude the creation of a statewide exemption ADU of at least 800 square feet, 16 feet in height, and with four-foot side and rear yard setbacks.
  • What are the unit size requirements for ADUs?
    Local agencies are prohibited from establishing a minimum square footage requirement for either an attached or detached accessory dwelling unit that prohibits an efficiency unit which has a minimum floor area of 150 square feet. More to that, local agencies shall not establish maximum square footage requirement for either an attached or detached accessory dwelling unit that is less than 850 square feet, or 1,000 square feet for ADUs with more than one bedroom. For local agencies without an ADU ordinance, maximum unit sizes are 1,200 square feet for a new detached ADU and up to 50 percent of the floor area of the existing primary dwelling for an attached ADU (at least 800 square feet).
  • Can maximum unit sizes exceed 1,200 square feet for ADUs?
    Yes, but double-check with your local agency first. Maximum unit sizes can exceed 1,200 square feet for ADUs through the adoption of a local ADU ordinance.
  • What are the restrictions for an accessory dwelling unit?
    The restrictions for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) vary depending on the jurisdiction, but generally include the following: The lot size must meet certain requirements. The ADU must comply with local zoning and building codes. The ADU may have size restrictions or limitations on the number of bedrooms. The ADU may require additional parking spaces. The ADU may need to be owner-occupied. The ADU may have restrictions on the use of the unit, such as prohibiting short-term rentals.
  • How much does it cost to build an accessory dwelling unit?
    The cost to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) varies depending on several factors such as the size, location, and materials used. According to recent estimates, the typical price to build an ADU is between $60,000 and $360,000. However, the cost can be as low as $30,000 or higher than $400,000 depending on the project's specifics. It's important to obtain detailed cost estimates and account for all associated expenses. Free to consult with us and get a quotation.
  • Are there any financing options for an accessory dwelling unit?
    As of June 2023, there are financing options available for building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). Some of the financing options include cash-out refinancing, renovation financing, home equity loans and lines of credit (HELOCs), construction or renovation loans, unsecured loans, and ADU-specific loans. It's important to research and compare various financing options to determine which one is best suited for your particular situation. AS of March 01,2023, CalHFA has closed grant reservations for March 1st.

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