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Northern California is seeing a boom in accessory dwelling unit (ADU) construction. Local and state laws have made them a more feasible option for families and individuals seeking solutions to the long-standing housing crunch here. Before you jump into an ADU project at your home, however, it's critical to understand the local housing codes, what you need, and what makes the most sense long-term for your ADU. For example, one of the most pressing design questions you might face boils down to whether you intend to use your ADU for extra rental income, or as a guest house—or whether you want a space flexible enough to morph between both situations. If you're grappling with these questions in Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, San Jose, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas, consider these ADU design essentials—as a Guest House compared to a source for Rental Income... Read More