Should You Build An Office ADU?


With Covid-19 affecting many people’s ability to work in the office, many people have begun working from home. As a result, they have had to either turn a spare bedroom into an office or work out of their kitchen or dining room. This is not practical for some people with busy or small households, which is why they consider building an office ADU.

Benefits Of An Office ADU

Building an ADU to use as an office allows you space to yourself. You can feel like you are still in your normal routine by leaving the house for work and having a quiet area to focus solely on what needs to get done that day. You can even decorate your space with ADU furniture to create your dream office.

Also, by turning an ADU into an office you don’t have to worry about turning your spare bedroom into one so that you still have somewhere for people to stay when they come over without it interfering with your work. You also don’t have to worry about being interrupted during important business calls by your family.

Disadvantages Of An Office ADU

There are certain aspects that an ADU must have in order to be legal. For instance, an ADU needs a bathroom, a living area, and a kitchen. The bathroom makes sense although you may not want to put in a shower, it can be a great way to ensure you have a shower to yourself! A kitchen, however, may feel like an expensive add-on that is not necessary, along with the minimum square footage needed.

Making The Most Out Of It

Most people work from home these days, so it can be quite beneficial to have a workspace that is completely to yourself. So, if you are worried about having to add a kitchen to your ADU, just think of it as an office breakroom. You can keep your work meals and snacks there and even cook while on the job without having to head back into the house! As for the minimum square footage provided, you can make the most out of this situation by adding a fun area into the part of the ADU you don’t use as an office such as a game room or movie room for your family to enjoy after work.

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