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Helping YOU navigate the new “ADU” landscape…

At LFM Construction and Remodeling, we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest regulations and trends in construction. With recent updates (as of February 5, 2024) to ADU regulations in the City of Austin, homeowners have more opportunities than ever to expand their living space and increase property value through accessory dwelling units.

 

Here’s a concise summary of the recent changes: 

– Previously, regulations allowed for a main house and a secondary unit, known as an ADU, with a maximum size of 1100 square feet or smaller, depending on the lot size. 

– Now, there’s no longer a limit to one ADU; the regulations allow for up to three units. 

– The term “ADU” has been replaced with “accessory unit.”

– There’s no longer a limit on the square footage for each unit, as long as the total square footage for all three units combined stays within a certain threshold.

We’ve kept the name of this page as ADU because it’s still widely recognized, although the term “accessory unit” is now more accurate.These changes open up exciting possibilities for homeowners, enabling them to expand their properties in innovative ways and maximize their living spaces. Our ADU services encompass a range of options, including tiny homes, converted garages, room additions, and second-story expansions. Whether you’re looking to create a separate rental unit, accommodate multigenerational living, or simply add versatile space to your property, we’re here to guide you through the process. From navigating zoning laws to obtaining permits and ensuring compliance with building codes, our experienced team will handle every aspect of your ADU project with precision and expertise. Explore the possibilities of ADUs with LFM Construction and Remodeling today.

Room Addition

Looking to expand your home? Whether it's adding extra living space or creating a new room altogether, we've got you covered. Our team provides expert guidance on navigating local regulations and codes, ensuring a seamless process from start to finish. We'll assess factors like plumbing logistics and architectural cohesion to advise on the most logical and cost-effective approach. Trust us to blend your new addition seamlessly with the existing structure, ensuring it looks like it was always part of your home. Let's discuss your vision and make it a reality together.

Garage Addition

Looking to add a garage to your home? Whether you're converting an existing carport or starting from scratch, we've got the expertise to bring your vision to life. Our team is well-versed in local regulations and will ensure your new garage is strategically placed for optimal functionality and curb appeal. We'll work closely with you to determine the best entry setup, whether it's directly connected to your home or separate. No matter your preferences, count on us to deliver a seamless garage addition tailored to your needs.

Second Story Addition

Considering a second-story addition? Before diving in, we conduct a thorough inspection of your home's foundation to ensure it can support the additional weight. Our expert team focuses on seamless integration, ensuring the new level blends seamlessly with the existing structure. From matching layouts to strategically placing staircases, we prioritize functionality and aesthetics to maximize your home's potential. Trust us to transform your space while maintaining its architectural integrity.

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