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Feb

The Granny-Flat Grows Up

Many call them mother-in-law apartments but their real name is ADU (Accessory Dwelling Units). You will be seeing a lot of ADUs in the coming years. Maryland’s Montgomery County Council approved a zoning change to allow accessory dwelling units, encouraging the development of more affordable housing stock in this area. A similar zoning change was ratified in Arlington County, VA and many more counties are expected to make similar zoning changes.

With housing shortages, and people living longer, there’s a great need for additional housing. An ADU can be a secondary living unit in a house with a separate entrance or even better a freestanding unit on your property. ADUs have many benefits besides rental income. They increase occupancy on your land. This creates communal living and privacy at the same time. Parents can now turn over large homes to their grown children and still stay connected by living in the ADU.

ADUs are real homes that need a real contractor
An ADU has everything a larger home has only at smaller scale. It has a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and probably a living or family room. This is not a do it yourself project. Building an ADU is a real, managed construction project that needs experts. So it’s best to call a contractor with over 40 years of experience creating beautiful homes in Montgomery. That company is Glickman|Design Remodel Build.

ADUs are new ideas, so they carry new laws and new zoning restrictions. That’s why you should work with someone who has built extensively and worked with local towns. It can be hard to understand what’s involved with building an ADU. That’s why it’s crucial to have in-depth conversations with Glickman designers so they can go over every detail. Our experts will help you understand what they plan to do and how we calculate costs. Our computer renderings will show you highly-detailed drawings of the finished unit which guarantees that your initial vision will wind up being the intimate, beautiful home you were expecting.

The time is right for ADUs
As housing demand continues to outpace supply, creative solutions are needed to provide additional housing in order to reduce rental costs. What’s great about ADU’s is that they provide a way of optimizing traditional homes, when a lot size is often larger than its home. The ADU provides a great way of working with existing resources. Glickman will build everything the project needs, including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, insulation, painting, lights, cabinets, countertops, doors, windows, sinks, toilettes, bathtubs and showers. Everything you need for a new custom home. When you work with a trusted contractor like Glickman, you can be assured that every detail will be thought through, and the designers will be available to answer your questions and give you updates all throughout the project.
Let Glickman create a new Accessible Dwelling Unit for you Now!

The ADU dream starts here. Hiring a professional design-build company like Glickman|Design Remodel Build with an extensive portfolio of successful projects will be an excellent choice. Since we specialize in both the building design and construction process, our designs deliver award-winning spaces for our clients. We only design spaces we know will work, and we only build functional and beautiful spaces. 

Glickman|Design Remodel Build strives to exceed expectations focused on professionalism, clear communication, quality, and craftsmanship. For over 40 years, on every project, Glickman has worked to ensure that a personal connection is established with our clients to clearly understand how they live and what they want to create. For all your additions, renovations and remodeling needs, Glickman|Design Remodel Build is the right choice. If you’d like to discuss a new project with a knowledgeable consultant you can contact us on our website or call one of the phone numbers below:”
Maryland: (301) 444-4663
Virginia: (703) 832-8159
Washington, DC: (202) 792-7320