INLAWS, OUTLAWS AND GRANNY FLATS: Your guide to creating an ADU Homeowners are creating second dwelling units often called Accessory Dwellings, ADUs, in-law suites, mother-in-law apartments, or granny flats. Second units make a lot of sense. They're perfect for families who want several generations living close by, they enable Baby Boomers to care for elderly parents while respecting their independence, provide private quarters for adult children still at home or, rented out, second units can generate income to pay the mortgage or provide for retirement.
In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats is the first book to explore the many designs, uses and benefits of this time-honored and emotionally satisfying living arrangement. In-law units take many forms and they're all shown here: attic, basement and garage conversions, bump-out additions, carve-out suites, and backyard cottages. This book covers every aspect of turning one house into two homes. With more than 200 color photographs, 50 floor plans and architectural details, and a lively, personable voice, In-laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats is perfect for homeowners who want richer lives and a more secure future.
Author: Michael Litchfield
Publisher: Taunton Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 10.80h x 8.49w x 0.47d
Library Journal 06/01/2011 pg. 101
LJ Best Books of Year 12/01/2011 pg. 65
About the Author
Michael Litchfield has been renovating houses or writing about them for more than 30 years. A founding editor of Fine Homebuilding magazine, Litchfield is perhaps best known as the author of the classic, Renovation: A Complete Guide, now in its 3rd Edition. He is also a Certified Green Building Professional.