24 Rockland Street Unit 6A Hanover, MA 02339

Welcome to Your Dream ADU by Cozy Nest Creators

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)?
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are versatile living spaces that are constructed on the same property as a single-family home or, in some cases, on multi-family residential properties. ADUs are known by various names, including guest houses, mother-in-law units, granny flats, or backyard cottages.
Why Are ADUs Becoming More Popular?

The rising popularity of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the United States can be attributed to several compelling factors. Firstly, ADUs serve as a practical response to the ongoing housing crisis, providing a viable solution to the shortage of housing options. Additionally, ADUs offer homeowners the opportunity to generate supplementary income, making them financially appealing.

Furthermore, ADUs are recognized for their cost-effectiveness and environmentally friendly nature. They maximize the efficient use of available land resources, making them a sustainable housing option. Moreover, ADUs align with evolving socioeconomic trends in the U.S., facilitating aging in place and the creation of multigenerational households. These benefits translate into easier and more cost-effective care for aging parents.

Moreover, homeowners are increasingly turning to ADUs as a means of diversifying their income sources. The trend toward downsizing and minimalist living is on the rise, and ADUs enable individuals to simplify their lives while still enjoying the comforts of a neighborhood setting.

How Does an ADU Impact My Home's Value?
The presence of an ADU on your property can have a positive impact on the overall value of your home. This is primarily due to the income potential that ADUs offer. By renting out the ADU, homeowners can generate an additional stream of revenue, which is attractive to potential buyers.

However, it is essential to note that the exact impact on your property’s value may vary and should be assessed by seeking a second, independent opinion. Factors such as the local real estate market and the quality of the ADU can influence the extent to which it affects your property’s value.

There are two main types of ADUs?

Detached Units: These are standalone structures typically situated in the backyard or on the side of the property.

Attached Units: These are created by converting existing space within the primary home, such as an attic, garage, or basement.

Are ADUs Allowed in My Neighborhood?
Many cities, including your own, are currently revising their zoning regulations and associated fees to accommodate the construction of ADUs. These updates are often driven by the recognition of ADUs as essential for stabilizing rental prices in rapidly growing neighborhoods. Local governments have modified zoning bylaws to facilitate ADU construction.
What Amenities Does Cozy Nest Creators Offer?
An ADU is essentially a smaller, standalone living space that resembles a small house. Cozy Nest Creators’ ADU designs typically include 1-3 bedrooms and can range in size from 450 to 1200 square feet, depending on local regulations and the size of the land.

Most ADU designs feature an open-concept kitchen and living room area equipped with full-size appliances, a washer/dryer, and 1-2 bathrooms. The exteriors of ADUs can be customized to harmonize with the architectural characteristics of your main home and the surrounding neighborhood. Additionally, Cozy Nest Creators leverage landscaping features to ensure privacy between your home and the ADU.

How Are ADUs Connected to Sewer, Water, Electric, and Gas Services?
ADUs are connected to the primary residence’s sewer and water services, typically through the basement. For electrical service, ADUs have their own meter, enabling separate billing for electricity usage. Notably, ADUs do not utilize natural gas, eliminating the need for a gas connection. Instead, they employ hyper-efficient heat pumps for both heating and cooling.
What If Existing Services Can't Support an ADU?
In most cases, the existing services in single-family residences are sufficient to support an ADU. However, if the current infrastructure proves inadequate, Cozy Nest Creators will collaborate with the property owner to upgrade the necessary services to accommodate the ADU, ensuring that it functions optimally.

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The Process

Initial Zoom Call

Before we dive into the formal evaluation process, we start with an initial Zoom call that lasts approximately 1 hour.

Evaluate

Following the initial Zoom call, we proceed to order a Feasibility Study, which comes at a cost of $599.

Budgetary Pricing

With a thorough understanding of your property, we proceed to develop a comprehensive budget.

Planning

Once you have reviewed the budgetary pricing and decide to proceed, it’s time to delve into the planning phase

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Build

At Cozy Nest Creators, we strive to have your ADU ready for occupancy in as little as 3-4 months from the start of construction.