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July 16, 2024
Okay, let’s document the building of an actual garage ADU in the City of Los Angeles. Where to start? Getting the plans in order to get a permit. And you want a permit. There’s no logical reason to “bootleg” in a garage ADU when you’ll spend close to the same money doing it with a permit and then add thousands of dollars of equity to your home versus adding pretty much zero equity with an unpermitted ADU. Your choice is...
July 8, 2024
I’m going to talk about the construction labor market that exists in the Southwest, that is, California, Southern Nevada and Arizona. It’s one that has seen the most changes in the last generation or two and is likely where the rest of the country is headed. It’s not only a story of labor, but it’s part of the story of the homebuilding industry as well, pointedly the tract home construction and development industry.
July 6, 2024
Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property is a significant project that can enhance your living space, provide rental income, or offer a cozy home for family members. While the excitement of adding an ADU is palpable, one of the most common questions homeowners have is, "How long will it take to build?" At Dorothy Homes, we're here to provide clarity on the ADU construction timeline, ensuring you know what to expect from start to finish.
July 2, 2024
Building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a promising venture that can enhance your property's value, provide rental income, or expand living space for family. However, navigating the complexities of design, regulations, and building codes requires expertise. Enter the architect: a professional who doesn't just design spaces but brings them to life in compliance with all necessary legal and safety standards. Here's how to find the right architect for your ADU project, ensuring your vision becomes a reality that's both beautiful and compliant.
June 26, 2024
Toilets, or to use the architectural term “water closets” are in every home. We don’t think too much about them until they won’t flush or they overflow. But let’s talk about what you really need to know about the white throne. We’ll address just residential toilets in this blog, there’s plenty to talk about when discussing commercial toilets, let’s save that for another time.
June 18, 2024
The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), a small, self-contained living space on the same property as a main residence, has emerged as a key player in modern real estate investment strategies. With their rising popularity, especially in states like California, ADUs offer not just a solution to housing shortages but also a unique opportunity for homeowners to generate substantial income. At Dorothy Homes, we understand the potential of ADUs and provide innovative prefab solutions that cater to this burgeoning market. Here’s how you can turn your ADU into a profitable venture.
June 2, 2024
In the realm of modern home design, the challenge of maximizing small spaces has inspired a wave of innovation and creativity. From cozy garage ADUs to compact tiny homes, the movement toward making the most of every square inch has never been more relevant. At the heart of this trend lies the strategic use of prefab components, a solution that Dorothy Homes has mastered, providing homeowners with the tools to transform limited spaces into fully functional, aesthetically pleasing homes.
May 23, 2024
The journey to building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property is an exciting venture with the promise of added space, increased property value, and potential income. However, before the first nail is hammered or the first wall erected, navigating the permitting process is a crucial step every homeowner must face. At Dorothy Homes, we understand the complexities of ADU development and are here to guide you through the permitting maze, focusing on what it entails and the associated costs to ensure your project kicks off without a hitch.
May 6, 2024
In the ever-evolving landscape of home improvement and real estate investment, the allure of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) continues to grow. Among the various methods to construct these versatile spaces, prefab ADUs stand out for their efficiency, affordability, and adaptability. Dorothy Homes, a pioneer in the field, has been at the forefront of this revolution, transforming the way homeowners expand their living spaces. Here, we explore the compelling reasons why prefab ADUs are becoming the preferred choice for homeowners.
April 19, 2024
In the evolving landscape of home construction, the concept of the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) has surged in popularity, offering a promising solution to housing shortages, family dynamics, and financial strategies. At Dorothy Homes, we're at the forefront of this revolution, transforming the traditional building process with our innovative prefab ADU components. Our approach not only simplifies construction but also offers unparalleled customization and efficiency, catering to a diverse range of needs from garage ADU conversions to backyard sanctuaries.
April 5, 2024
When considering the addition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your property, one of the first questions to address is where to place it. The placement of an ADU involves more than just aesthetic and functional considerations; it must also comply with local zoning laws and building codes. Understanding these regulations can help ensure that your ADU project proceeds smoothly without unnecessary delays or complications. Dorothy Homes is here to provide guidance on how to smartly navigate these considerations for the optimal placement of your ADU.
March 29, 2024
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are more than just a trend; they're a versatile solution to many of today’s housing needs. Whether you're contemplating the addition of an ADU for family reasons, financial benefits, or personal pursuits, the advantages are as varied as the homeowners themselves. Here are ten reasons why adding an ADU to your property could be one of the best decisions you make.
March 11, 2024
In the world of home design and renovation, bathrooms hold a special place. They are not just spaces of utility but sanctuaries of relaxation and personal care. Recognizing this dual role, Dorothy Homes has revolutionized bathroom construction with its prefab bathrooms, where luxury meets efficiency in every detail. This blog dives into the unique features of Dorothy Homes' modular bathrooms, showcasing how they combine luxurious design with functional efficiency.
February 19, 2024
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have become a popular way to increase living space and add value to properties. These units can provide rental income, accommodate family members, or serve as home offices. Understanding the different types of ADUs, what qualifies as an ADU, and parking regulations is essential for homeowners considering this addition. Dorothy Homes is here to guide you through these considerations, ensuring your ADU project meets all necessary criteria and maximizes your property's potential.
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