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Building Your Dream Tiny Home:

A Comprehensive Checklist for Smooth ADU Construction

Turn your dream of owning an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) into a reality with CASK Construction

Building your ideal ADU doesn’t have to be a distant dream; it can be a straightforward and achievable goal. At CASK Construction, we are committed to showing you that transforming your vision into a livable space is well within your reach. 

With our expertise and comprehensive checklist, we will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that building your dream ADU is a smooth and gratifying experience. 

Say goodbye to the uncertainties and embrace the possibilities.

Read Our Comprehensive Checklist
for ADU Construction Below

Part 1: Research & Planning

Goal Setting: Determine what you want from an ADU

  • Additional Living Space
    • Home Office
    • Professional Studio
    • Housing Friends/Family
  • Rental Income
  • Increased Property Value
  • Safety and protection from Florida storms

Assess Feasibility: Estimate pricing and property accommodations  

  • Take our initial Questionnaire to see if your property can accommodate an ADU.
  • Go through our Ultimate Guide to ADUs to get an idea of pricing estimates, financing options, and rental income ROI.

Prepare: Gather information for a more productive conversation

  • Property/Living space details
  • Your main objective you want your dream ADU to fulfill
  • Any remaining questions you may have after researching ADU construction
  • Images of inspiration of tiny home builds you love
Part 2: Pre-Construction

Free Consultation: Contact CASK Construction to get the process started

  • Our experts will assess local zoning regulations and building codes to ensure an ADU is allowed on your property. 
  • We will also verify any specific requirements or restrictions regarding size, setback, height, etc.
  • We’ll go over the information and questions you’ve prepared for our conversation to help guide us on the design process.
  • Lastly, we’ll also bring to the table some examples of builds we’ve done based on your goals, requirements, and ballpark budget.

Decide on Budget: Ensure your vision aligns with your price point

  • Our team will help you determine the ideal size, layout, and amenities based on your needs.
  • We will work closely with you to establish a realistic budget for the entire project.
  • CASK Construction will also assist you in exploring financing options, including loans or grants available for ADU construction

Sign & Design: Your vision comes to life

  • After you sign our pre-construction contract, CASK Construction assigns you with a dedicated team of experienced architects and designers specialized in ADU projects.
  • We will collaborate closely with you to develop a design that aligns with your goals, budget, and local regulations.
  • You’ll receive:
    • Drawings of your project featuring design/architecture specifications & allowances
    • Project Cost Summary (surpasses initial estimate)

Financing and Permits: Ensuring a smooth building process

  • We will take care of determining the required permits and approvals from local authorities.
  • Our experts will handle all permits, architectural drawings, and construction plans required for the project.
  • Our team will handle the submission of necessary documentation and payment of applicable fees to obtain permits.
Part 3: Construction

Site Preparation: Turning your dream into reality

  • We will ensure your property is prepped and ready for construction, minimizing the impact building will have on your main living space as much as possible. 
  • CASK Construction will take care of any necessary site inspections, such as soil testing, if required.

Foundation and Structure: Safety is our top priority

  • Our skilled construction team will begin the project by constructing the foundation, ensuring it meets the specifications of the design.
  • We will handle the complete construction process, including framing, walls, roofing, and window installations, following the architectural plans.

Set Up Utilities: All the comforts of home

  • CASK Construction will take care of the installation of all plumbing lines, fixtures, and drainage systems.
  • Our experts will handle the setup of electrical wiring, outlets, switches, and lighting fixtures.
  • We will ensure the proper installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, if needed.
  • Our team will take care of connecting your ADU to existing utilities, such as water, sewer, and electricity.

Adding Final Touches: Attention to detail when it comes to interior and exterior finishes

  • Our team will handle the installation of insulation to ensure energy efficiency.
  • CASK Construction will complete the drywall installation, flooring, and ceiling finishes.
  • CASK Construction will install all kitchen and bathroom fixtures, such as sinks, faucets, showers, toilets, and cabinets.
  • We will handle the installation of necessary appliances like a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
  • We will take care of applying exterior siding, and paint to enhance the aesthetics of your ADU.
Part 4: Completion

Final Walkthrough: Last Step Before Enjoying Your New Tiny Home

  • Exterior:
    • Inspect the exterior walls, siding, and paint for any damages or defects.
    • Check the condition of doors, windows, and trim.
    • Ensure that outdoor lighting fixtures are installed and functioning properly.
    • Evaluate the landscaping and ensure it meets your expectations.
  • Interior:
    • Check all rooms for proper paint, wall finishes, and flooring installation.
    • Test all electrical outlets, switches, and fixtures to ensure they are working correctly.
    • Inspect plumbing fixtures, including sinks, faucets, showers, and toilets, for proper functioning.
    • Test heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to ensure they are providing adequate comfort.
    • Ensure that all doors, windows, and locks are in good working condition.
    • Verify that all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and functional.

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Turning your vision into a reality is easier than you think. Contact CASK Construction to get the process started.