Finding the Perfect ADU Plan for Your Property

Finding the Perfect ADU Plan for Your Property

Have you been thinking about adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your property? ADUs are an excellent way to add extra living space to your property and increase its value. But where do you start? Finding the perfect plans for your ADU can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure where to begin. 

Introducing The Napa Sonoma ADU Standard Plans Program

Fortunately, it’s now easier than ever to find the right plan for your ADU—and save time and money in the process. The Napa Sonoma ADU Standard Plans Program is a nonprofit organization that help you find a design you like that will work for your property. Working in collaboration with jurisdictions across Napa and Sonoma counties, the program offers a gallery of ADU designs you can browse to find the one that works best for you.  

In addition, the Napa Sonoma ADU Center offers a feasibility consult to help you determine what’s possible on your property. They can also help you understand:

  • Costs associated with building your ADU
  • Financing options
  • Return on investment
  • Local ADU rules 
  • The permit process

Starting with this consult is important because it will help ensure that the plan you select will be accepted by your jurisdiction. Even “pre-reviewed” plans must be submitted information for final review and approval by your local building department; therefore, it’s highly recommended to have Sightline Builders assist you throughout the permitting process. 

A Wide Variety of Site-Built Plans Available 

The Napa Sonoma ADU Standard Plans Program offers site-built plans for ADUs constructed on your property. There are site-built plans that have been “pre-reviewed for compliance with the applicable building code requirements as well as site-built plans that will need to be reviewed through a standard process. Selecting a “pre-reviewed” plan can potentially lead to faster approval of your ADU permit application; state law requires jurisdictions to issue decisions on complete ADU permit applications within 60 days. 

Get Started On Finding Your Plan Today

If you’ve been thinking about adding an ADU to your property, the Napa Sonoma ADU Standard Plans Program is a great place to start. With a variety of pre-reviewed plans to choose from and assistance with your local ADU rules and permit process, find the perfect plan for your property has never been easier. Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Select your ADU plan from the gallery. 
  2. Contact Sightline Builders to discuss the design, permit process, and next steps. 
  3. Contact your jurisdiction’s building department and develop your full ADU permit application. 

Once everything has been approved, we’ll help you bring you plans to life. Contact us today at (707) 892-0671 or send us a message online.