Build an Auxillary Dwelling Unit in Seattle with Better Builders

Building an ADU (Auxiliary Dwelling Unit) or a DADU (Detached Auxiliary Dwelling Unit) is a popular option for Seattle area homeowners right now. With economic opportunity growing here in Rain City, we continue seeing an influx of residents. So, we continue finding new ways to increase housing to keep pace. One of the reasons that these spaces have become so popular is because, for a small space, you can see a relatively large return.

5-Guest-Cottage-After-608.FrontYard-landscape

ADU’s are self-contained living spaces within an existing single-family dwelling, typically including a kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance. DADU’s are the same, simply detached from the property’s main house. In the City of Seattle, ADU’s are limited to 1,000 square feet in a single-family zone and 650 square feet in a low-rise zone. If you are curious about the requirements, you can check out your local jurisdiction building department website.

Whether you are looking for an extra source of income via rental space, or simply housing a loved one, we can help you come up with a custom ADU design that fits your needs. You and your family are diverse, and we want to help create an environment tailored specifically to you and your needs.

What is an ADU and DADU?


ADUs are self-contained living spaces within an existing single-family dwelling, typically including their own kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance. DADUs are the same, simply detached from the property’s main house. In the City of Seattle, ADUs are limited to 1,000 square feet in a single-family zone and 650 square feet in a lowrise zone. If you are curious about the requirements you can check out your local jurisdiction's building department's website or give us a call, chances are we will know what the requirements are for your location.

Whether you are looking for an extra source of income via rental space, or simply housing a family member, we can help you come up with a custom ADU design that best fits your needs. We understand that the purpose of building this additional living space may flex over time. We will work with you every step of the way to create a space that has the highest level of functionality possible. You and your family are diverse, and we want to help create an environment tailored specifically to you and your needs.

space-planning-101-how-to-renovate-your-home-layout-to-improve-functionality-cover-1

Download the eBook

Space Planning 101:
How to Renovate Your Home Layout to Improve Functionality

Choose Better Builders in Seattle to Build Your ADU or DADU

At Better Builders, we are forward-thinking, hardwired to act on your behalf, and in your best interest. We design and build for longevity and in some cases, pre-plan this space for future mobility and access requirements. We'll work within your budget and time frame, and only wrap up when we have completed a project we can both be proud of.  Here's what we offer with all of our home improvement services:

  • Personal care and assistance every step of the way
    We develop a relationship with each client individually, in order to address what it is you're specifically looking for in a remodel, and how we can achieve it. We have built a solid team of support staff to be there for you through every step of the process.

  • Providing affordable service
    We don't believe in a philosophy built on maximizing personal gains at the expense of our customers. We are a customer-driven firm that believes in the value of hard work and lasting relationships. When we build, we do so with your interests in mind and work within your budget.

  • Versatility in Design
    Whether you're looking for cabinets, countertops, sinks, or everything and more, Better Builders is able to accommodate and adapt to your specific needs. We design for your style and functionality, not our own personal aesthetic.

  • Built Green
    Our services are known for being “built green”. This means we're committed to making sure you get a fantastic-looking home, but that it's also environmentally sustainable and built to last. As a Built Green member, we share the mission to promote environmentally friendly home-building methods and practices and to enhance our communities through leadership in sustainable development.

Schedule an ADU Build Exploration Call

Request a free virtual consultation and discover how you can turn your home renovation dreams into reality.