Need more space for family or guests? Then building an accessory dwelling unit is your go-to solution. At Zenith Design + Build, we can build you a beautiful, long-lasting ADU from scratch
Often called granny flats, these fully equipped stand-alone homes are found on the same property as the primary residence.
Built by adding an ADU above a garage or converting an existing garage into a residence.
These living units are connected to the existing house and may have a separate or shared entrance.
Also called mother-in-law units or secondary suites, these transform basements into legitimate living spaces.
A portion of an existing home is partitioned off and renovated to become an ADU with a separate entrance.
Transforming an Accessory Structure into an ADU building, with an ADU kitchen design that improves comfort and convenience.
Our Custom ADU
One of our assigned design consultants will meet with you to discuss the full scope of your custom ADU project. They will review your budget, location and inquire about your design preferences to gain a comprehensive overview of your ideal ADU building.
Initial Design + Mood Board
We’ll provide initial design options for your ADU building, inspired by our first consultation.
You’ll sign a written project proposal so that we can continue with your ADU design and construction.
We’ll provide multiple design options for your ADU building project.
You vote on our recommended selections and help choose new items if necessary.
Once you’ve approved the design, we’ll order the materials needed for your ADU home addition.
We’ll introduce you to your project manager, who will explain how to prep for construction.
We construct your ADU building as efficiently and carefully as possible.
Comprehensive design and build services executed by a talented team using superior materials define our award-winning approach. At Zenith Design + Build, we strive to provide high-quality service and premium housing solutions.
As ADU builders, we know zoning laws can be complicated. That’s why we arrange and organize the necessary permits for your custom project.
We have excellent relationships with top suppliers who provide premium materials at competitive prices, ensuring you get the best deal for your ADU building.
Attention to Deal
Because we’re client-centric, our team establishes your lifestyle needs and ideal preferences, so they can provide the most suitable solutions for your ADU addition.
From talent designers to expert builders, our professional team achieves superior design builds that combine functionality and beauty for happy living.
Financing can make or break a project, which is why we offer different financing options to help complete your dream ADU building.
We take our work seriously and know that every good relationship is built on solid foundations. For us, that means being fully licensed and insured.
We have a track record of award-winning work, elevating our status to one of the finest accessory dwelling unit companies in Des Moines.
Also called a backyard cottage, in-law apartments, and granny flats, ADU additions are separate residential buildings that occupy the same lot as a primary residence. They are an innovative and affordable housing solution.
The average cost to build an ADU is between $200 - $300 per square foot but can vary greatly depending on size, materials, and finishes. Send us your specifications, and we’ll gladly provide you with a detailed quote for your project.
Building an accessory dwelling unit is allowed in Des Moines so long as it complies with zoning code requirements in terms of height, design, parking, and occupancy. We’ll take care of acquiring any relevant permits on your behalf.
ADU additions expand a house’s square footage, making it more spacious, and therefore increasing its value. If rented out, it may provide additional income too. The exact increase in property value is dependent on size and location.
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