When building an ADU, you are undoubtedly going to make a few mistakes along the way. How you overcome these ADU errors is what matters though.
Budget for Mistakes
You should always create a budget before beginning your project. Within that budget, you should plan for ADU construction mistakes to happen. That way, when they do, you will be prepared to overcome them more quickly.
Having extra money available can be the difference between your error costing you the completion of your project or resulting in just a small speed bump along the way.
Don’t Take Away Basic Necessities to Save Money
If by chance, you did not budget correctly and realize you need to cut costs, don’t take away from basic necessities.
Nobody wants to live in a home with nowhere to do laundry and minimal storage space. They especially don’t want to live in a home with very few windows.
If you find you have to cut costs, try finding less costly materials. For example, maybe your countertop can be less costly, or your floors.
Get Help from Professionals
Let’s say you are working with a designer and their pans don’t pass for a permit. That will set you back in time and money and should be a red flag to you. Your designer and contractor should work together to form your blueprints and should have an in-depth knowledge of codes and regulations in your area.
If the plans don’t pass, it is a reflection of their lack of expertise, and as a result, you should seek out a more professional ADU contractor. Someone who will save you time and money while meeting all of your needs. You should probably do this first if you can, but if perhaps you do not, try switching to a better one later.
Research What You Are Doing
The most important thing when it comes to overcoming ADU errors is being prepared for them in the first place. Do your research to know what sort of bumps in the road to accepting.
Even the most well-laid-out plans don’t always go perfectly. That’s why it is important that you can get yourself back on track as quickly and efficiently as possible when those errors happen.