A guest house can be a great addition to your property, but it’s also a big undertaking that requires a lot of decision making. There are many ways to get creative with expanding your property with a guest house addition, but the bottom line is that no matter how you build it, there is bound to be a host of benefits that come with adding a guest house.
It may go by many names, like casita, cottage or in-law unit, but no matter what you call it, it’s likely going to be a good investment.
Here are some details on the process of building guest houses, as well as some of the benefits that may come with it.
What is a guest house?
First things first, let’s define what a guest house actually is. This is a separate living quarters on the property that has most of the basic amenities of the main house. While it may not have the full kitchen of the main house, it has many other features for comfortable living.
There are many options to choose from. If you’re looking to build something that is designed for long-term stays, you may want to talk with your contractor about building it as an accessory dwelling unit (ADU). These units typically have a full kitchen and bathroom with all the legal standards for plumbing and electrical infrastructure to independently house tenants.
This, of course, requires a lot of planning. It’s important to set a budget and know what your goal for the space will be. You also need to make sure you have all the proper permits in place before starting construction. You should also be ready to have a long-term construction project on your property, as the process can take a few months to complete depending on your goal for the guest house.
Guest house benefits
You may want a guest house to expand your living space to accommodate more family members and/or to have a place for friends to stay overnight—or you may want it as a rental unit to generate some extra income. No matter the reason, a guest house will be a boon to your property value should you ever choose to sell your home.
That’s the long-term benefit, and it may be reason enough to consider building a guest house on your property. But there are many short-term benefits to consider as well. It’s a great place to host family and friends on visits, for example. This will give them even more privacy and comfort than they would get in a hotel, and they won’t have to worry about parking or tipping the hotel staff!
Hire a professional
It may be tempting to tackle a project like this with a DIY mentality, but there are a lot of different aspects to this type of construction (including the red tape of the permitting process), so it’s best to hire an experienced professional to do this type of job. To get started on designing and building new guest house additions, contact Apple Construction LLC. today.
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