Why You Should Build a Dadu on Your Property

A DADU, or a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a great way to add extra space into your Nashville home when in-laws are visiting, or your adult children want to stay a while. On top of that, you create greater value for your Nashville property because the resale value will be higher. DADUs come in all shapes and sizes– they can be a dwelling unit above the garage, an independent structure, or even attached to the main frame on your property. The great thing about a DADU is that you can even rent it out if you want to make passive income on the side- nothing wrong with a side hustle!

What Should You Know Prior To Building A DADU On Your Nashville Property?

First, you have to decide HOW you’re using your DADU. Are you using it as an in-law suite or a work-from-home office? Perhaps you’re keeping it as a guest bedroom or an extra room when your children come home for an extended stay. Or maybe even an overlap of all of these. Whatever you decide, know that your options are versatile when it comes to DADU design, another great reason to invest!

  • Whatever your reason for going through with a DADU, you should research the going rates if you want to use your DADU as an income source like a long-term or short-term rental. For example, you may want to invest in a dwelling on a trendy property close to your own- but beware of this if you’re going to attract short-term renters!
  • Have you checked up on your neighborhood’s local laws and regulations? If you live in a home, chances are the HOA would have something to say about attaching a DADU to your property. 
  • If you want a more multi-functional design layout, you can opt for ideas that maximize space and minimize clutter: for example, you can invest in a small banquette that can serve as a two-in-one for meal prep and seating prep to catch up on work. 

How Can The Dan Company Help You Achieve Your DADU Dreams?

  • We specialize in additions at The Dan Company! We know that an addition is a great way to enhance your living space which in turn leads to a higher quality of life. Our goal is to keep you informed throughout every step of the design process so that your DADU project can run smoothly. 
  • We are transparent with what our services entail and what they do NOT offer- we are always upfront and adhere to a streamlined process!
  • Having made additions, remodels, and other custom projects since 2010, we are the #1 in the industry regarding top-quality home remodeling and general contracting services. 

If you’re thinking about adding an additional structure to your home, you’ve stopped by at the right place! At The Dan Company, we create high-quality havens for you and your family. Integrity and expertise are our values, and we bring thoughtful designs and skillful craftsmanship to every project we take on. If all of that aligns with your values, feel free to contact us at (615) 891-1572 and get started on your DADU project!