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The exterior of an ADU in Portland
The exterior of our Southeast ADU Project

In the realm of real estate investments, maximizing return on investment (ROI) is a definitely primary goal for property owners, especially during economical climates like these. One innovative solution that has gained significant popularity in recent years is building an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). ADUs offer numerous benefits, such as additional rental income, increased property value, and flexible living options. Specifically, by partnering with a design-build company like ours, you can leverage our expertise to ensure a successful ADU project and maximize your ROI.

Understanding the Power of ADUs

The exterior of a lakeside ADU
The exterior of our Lake Oswego ADU Project

Accessory Dwelling Units, also known as granny flats, backyard cottages, or in-law suites, are secondary living spaces built on the same lot as a primary residence. ADUs come in various forms, including detached structures, conversions of existing spaces, or additions to the main dwelling. The key advantage of ADUs lies in their versatility, as they can be used for rental income, multigenerational living, or as a home office or studio.

Selecting the Right Design-Build Company

In order to ensure you're embarking on a successful ADU project, it's crucial to partner with a design-build company that specializes in ADU construction (like ours)! We can offer a strong portfolio of completed ADUs, a solid reputation, and a team of professionals experienced in navigating the complex regulations and requirements associated with ADU construction. A design-build firm like Build Forward can guide you through the entire process, from concept development and architectural design, to construction and project management.

Conducting a Feasibility Study

Before diving into the ADU construction process, it's important to assess the feasibility of the project. A design-build company like ours can conduct a comprehensive feasibility study, considering factors such as local zoning regulations, lot size and shape, utilities, and any potential limitations. By thoroughly evaluating these aspects, the team can provide valuable insights into the best ADU options for your property, helping you make informed decisions and maximize your ROI.

Tailoring the ADU Design

The interior of our Southeast ADU Project

The success of your ADU project hinges on thoughtful design and efficient use of available space. A design-build team will collaborate closely with you to understand your goals and requirements, ensuring the ADU design aligns with your vision and maximizes its potential. From functional layouts to energy-efficient features, we can help optimize the design to enhance the livability and desirability of the ADU, which ultimately translates into increased rental income and property value. If you already have the plans laid out we are also 100% willing to help make your vision come to life by building it as is.

A stacked washer and dryer
Space efficient design

A skylit bathroom with a shower and a vanity
Beautiful natural lighting in the bathroom

Navigating the Permitting Process

One of the most challenging aspects of ADU construction is navigating the permitting process. We are experienced in ADU construction are well-versed in local regulations and can streamline the permitting process, saving you time and avoiding potential roadblocks. A design-build company's expertise can ensure compliance with building codes and regulations, which is crucial for a smooth construction process and, of course, maximizing your ROI.

Quality Construction and Project Management

Choosing a design-build company with a strong track record in construction and project management is vital to the success of your ADU project. Skilled professionals will oversee every aspect of the construction process, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship, efficient timelines, and adherence to the budget (so you can sit back and enjoy your summer)!

A walkway to the door of an ADU surrounded by beautiful landscaping
The entrance to another Southeast ADU Project

Building an ADU is a smart and creative investment strategy to maximize your ROI during unsure economic times. By partnering with a design-build company like us, you can leverage our expertise to navigate the complexities of ADU construction and optimize your project's success. From conducting feasibility studies to tailoring the design, managing permits, and overseeing quality construction, we can ensure your ADU project is a profitable venture. Contact us here or email us at for help on getting started, or to discuss plans you may already have in the works!

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