One bedroom ADU floor plans come in many layouts. Most prefabs will be I shaped or L shaped. But you can maximize your backyard potential with a custom shape.
The best ADU Floor Plan meets all family needs and reflects the shape of your main house and property line. Your new ADU should look like it has always been there. It should also maximize the space – take as much of your backyard as you are willing to dedicate to the new living area.
Technically, the house this size may even be considered a tiny home. It may be a good fit for either a young family or a retiree who wants to be close to her grandkids. No compromises on bathroom, kitchen or living room space expected.
Hint: the ones that fit your backyard like a lost piece of a puzzle.
The homeowners were looking to maximize the size of the ADU. Even though it would have been possible to crane in a modular unit, the size of it would have been ~400 sq ft. While with a custom design, we were able to fit 600 sq ft one bedroom ADU.
The size of this ADU was determined by the distance to the property line, distance to the walls of the main house, property lines and public utility easement.
The shape was driven by the pie shape of the lot.
A bigger bathroom accommodates the necessary area for a wheelchair turnaround if it is ever needed, has a spacious “walk-in” shower.
The living room has vaulted ceilings with a bay window looking into the backyard.
Reasonable size for a small I shape one bedroom dwelling unit. The bathroom has enough space for a tub. The size of the kitchen can be adjusted according to your needs.
This L shape one bedroom one bathroom house can be cosily tucked into the corner of the backyard – leaving privacy for the residents of both – main house and ADU.
This one bedroom one bathroom can be executed in an T shaped or L shape layout depending on the space in your backyard. The layout is usually governed by access and privacy considerations.