ADUs can come in many forms: a conversion of an existing garage or outbuilding, an extension built onto your home, or a converted basement or attic.
During the design phase, it’s important to consider size restrictions for your lot, how to maximize space usage in a small footprint, weather efficiency and sound dampening, utilities for the space, accessibility concerns, storage, the use of natural lighting, and the necessary level of privacy.
With Portland ADUs, builders are required to meet certain criteria for sleeping, cooking, and sanitation.
Our highly skilled team will also –
- Provide insulation and ventilation for comfortable living temperatures and efficient use of heating and cooling.
- Ensure windows and exterior doors not only provide ventilation, but also meet egress requirements.
- Make sure that stairs meet current code, or qualify to be grandfathered in, based on the tread sizes and allowable ceiling height clearance.
- Meet headroom requirements, especially in basements and attics, for your safety and comfort.