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ADU Construction in Hayward & Beyond

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are a fantastic solution to so many space issues that homeowners have. They can add the space you need to have family live with you or rent out part of your home. Or, keep the extra space for yourself and your family and create a home office, a media room, or space for your growing family. No matter what you’re dreaming of, Soto Bay Construction is the ADU builder in Hayward who can help you bring it to life.

Transitional style kitchen with gold accents installed in an ADU in Hayward, California

ADU Design

For a small space, a lot goes into ADU design. Of course, you want to focus on the fun stuff, like the fixtures, materials, and colors that will go into your new space. There are also more practical concerns, such as HVAC, ventilation, plumbing and electricity. The benefit of having Soto Bay Construction walk you through your design is that those practicalities will be taken care of by experts who care about the long-term quality of your space.

Creating a design for any space is a collaborative process. You tell us your ideas, what you need from the space, and what kind of style and features appeal to you. We create a design and work with you to get every little detail right, from the ceiling light fixtures to the baseboards. Always, our ideas are grounded in your budget and the practicalities you need in the space.

We’ll help you create an ADU design that is the best version of your vision, with the right layout, materials, and features to function as you want it to for years to come. If you need it, our designs can even adapt to new uses you have planned down the road.

ADU design with blue bed accents and Moroccan style headboard
Rental unit with concrete board chimney

ADU Regulations in Hayward

Hayward and other parts of California have strict regulations around housing, and ADUs are no exception. In order to build an ADU that will be approved, you need to have a robust design that conforms to the rules and permits for the work. Our team will take care of these headaches so that you don’t have to worry about them. We understand the specific ADU rules in Hayward and surrounding areas, which are different from the ADU regulations in other parts of the state. We can guide you to make the right decisions to keep your space legal, whether you want to rent it or live in it yourself, and avoid hassle from the government.

Learn more about Hayward’s basic ADU regulations

Learn more about Hayward’s expanded ADU policies

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Glass dining room table with modern chairs and monstera plant installed in detached rental property

Why Choose Soto Bay Construction to Build your Accessory Dwelling Unit?

There are plenty of contractors who will throw together an ADU for you, but Soto Bay Construction takes the time to produce a truly high-quality space that matches the rest of your home. You can trust us to meet or exceed your expectations in every way, including with:

  • Thoughtful customer service
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Dedication to project deadlines and budget
  • Professional support and communication
  • Honest estimates
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

Building an ADU is a lot like building a full size home. Even a smaller ADU still typically requires architectural planning, roofing, plumbing, HVAC, and interior design. At Soto Bay Construction, we keep as much of the work in house as possible, while only working with a small network of carefully vetted subcontractors. That allows us to keep our project quality high and our project timelines short.

All Inclusive

ADU laws are changing, and it can be difficult to keep track of what is and isn’t allowed. The good news is that our team of professionals stays on top of the changes, so you don’t have to. Our team works with local permitting offices to make sure that every ADU we install is up to code, adheres to all local zoning restrictions, and will be in good shape for years to come.

ADUs on Your Terms

You have a lot of options when it comes to building an ADU. It you are planning on renting the unit out as its own tiny home property, then you’ll probably want a nice kitchen or kitchenette, as well as a bedroom. But if you’re looking for something smaller, a detached office or attached bonus room are also great options. We can even convert your garage into your next ADU (if permitted in your area. Call now to learn more.)

Green Energy Approved

If you’re serious about environmental sustainability, we can design your ADU to minimize its carbon footprint and maximize its energy efficiency. Choose from high-efficiency dual pane windows, ductless mini-split HVAC systems, solar power, and many other options to keep your new ADU in the green.

Choose Soto Bay Construction as your ADU builder in Hayward, and you’ll get a top-quality space that will be a joy to be in and an asset to your home.

ADUs in Hayward and More

Our team designs and builds ADUs in Hayward, Berkeley, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, and more. See our everyday service area, or call now to learn more.

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We offer honest pricing with every estimate so you have no surprises. Our project deadlines are met in a timely fashion. We provide exceptional attention to detail in all of our designs and construction, whether decks or ADUs. We are highly responsive to customer service and we answer all of your questions. Let us help you achieve the project you desire. Give us a call today.