Innovative ADU Designs and Ideas

Your design taste is all your own, but the key to success with any construction project is in the details. This is especially true for small-scale structures like accessory dwelling units (ADUs). Because of their size, every detail plays a vital…

The Role of ADUs in Affordable Housing

The Role of ADUs in Affordable Housing Housing prices have cooled, but inventory is still low, inflation is up, and interest rates are rising. While we don’t necessarily think accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will entirely solve these issues,…

Choosing the Right ADU Contractor in San Diego

Are you thinking about building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in San Diego? There are several reasons to be selective about the contractor you work with. ADUs are unique structures, meaning contractors must abide by a specific set of…

Sustainable Ideas for San Diego ADUS, Granny Flats, & Casitas in 2023

Reduce energy consumption and save money!   Looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption when building an ADU, granny flat, or casita on your San Diego property? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with all the important…

4 Big Mistakes Homeowners Make When Building an Addition

Putting an addition on your San Diego home is a big process. It can take months of research, planning, and design. Then more months of the actual construction process itself. And it is not a cheap process. An addition is a huge investment of time, energy, and money.

The Benefits of Building an ADU

San Diego is a beautiful city with plenty of desirable neighborhoods, but finding affordable housing can be challenging for many people. One solution that has gained popularity in recent years is the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs).…

How to Maximize the Return on Investment of Your ADU

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If you’re one of the many homeowners in San Diego currently considering building an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, one of the questions on your mind is probably whether or not an ADU is worth it. In other words, you’re wondering how to…

Conversion or New Construction: What Type of ADU is Right for Me?

Legislation was passed in California in 2017 that made permitting Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) much easier than it had been previously in response to the housing crisis. The idea was to help make the most of our current infrastructure by…

2021 Year End Musings

Deciding on the size of your ADU might not be as simple as you think. Learn more from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

What Size ADU Should You Build?

Deciding on the size of your ADU might not be as simple as you think. Learn more from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

Best Options to Design an ADU in San Diego

A great ADU starts with a great design. Learn about your options for designing an ADU in San Diego from the design-builder Specialty Home Improvement.
Granny Flat Basics

The Basics of Granny Flats in San Diego

Wanting to build a Granny Flat or ADU in San Diego, but don't know where to start? Here's a guide to the basics from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.