Additional Property Structures: What To Know Before Building

Building additional property structures, or accessory dwelling units (ADUs) is something every homeowner has the potential to work with in home remodels. From adding a garage to building a secondary living unit, additional property structures come up as you make your home into your dream space.

Additional property structures can serve as an outdoor home addition, or even a benefit of custom home building depending on what you build. In this Dhe Best Construction blog post, we’ll break down what regulations exist around building on your property. We’ll also talk about why additional property structures could be right for you.

Local Regulations

Your local regulations are one of the first things you need to research when you look into additional property structures. There are different rules across the states, counties, and specific zones. If you are part of a homeowner’s association you’ll likely have rules within the association that you need to follow. 

Overall, when you get an idea of an additional structure you’re interested in, check out your local regulations. You’ll want to check them thoroughly before you break ground.

Building Permits

Like local regulations, the building permits you’ll need will vary from place to place. In some locations, for certain types of structures, you don’t need any permit. In others, you’ll need a variety of permits for different types of construction. Those can include permits for alterations, new builds, and zoning permits. 

After you learn about your local rules and regulations, obtaining the proper permits is the next step in adding additional property structures. Your state government website will get you headed in the right direction.

Curb Appeal

One of the benefits of an additional structure on your property is the curb appeal it can add. Home renovations, from new types of windows to unique siding options, add to the overall look of your home. A new structure on the property can add immense aesthetic enjoyment and resale value. 

Resale Value

With the housing market bouncing around, it’s always a good idea to think about the resale value of your home. Even if you aren’t planning to sell maintaining value adds to your potential profits over time, and keeps your home in good shape. The right additional property structures can add resale value beyond your original home footprint.

Entertainment Possibilities

If you’re looking for a reason to build an additional structure on your property, the entertainment possibilities are endless! Whether you’re hosting parties every weekend or you want a chill space for a quiet evening, a unique structure can fit the bill. The benefits of custom home building can apply to a specialty structure built just for you.

Building Additional Structures on Your Property: Building Up and Out 

Building additional property structures can spruce up your home, enhance curb appeal, and give you something new to look forward to at home. If you’re looking to build a new structure, reach out to Dhe Best Construction to start working with our experts today. 

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