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Personalized ADUs

Personalized ADUs

Save time and personalize your design.

What is a Personalized ADU? 

Personalized Designs benefit from dozens of pre-designed, recently permitted plans that are perfect for adjusting and modifying to make your own.

Is a Personalized ADU right for me?

Personalized Designs are a great option for two primary reasons, they provide flexibility and they are also a great way to advance your project if your property doesn't quite qualify for a Build Ready ADU. Our design philosophy is centered around eliminating risk, reducing costs, and delivering vetted, designer curated residential design and interior design solutions that are beautiful, functional, and help homeowners move forward with ADU projects confidently.


  • Extensive options and upgrades
  • Reduced upfront residential design costs
  • Reduced interior design costs
  • Reduced design schedule
  • Curated interior finishes
  • Customizable exterior to match home
  • Previously permitted designs


  • Limited customization
  • Some changes will trigger structural engineering and Title 24

How it works

We use a structured approach to understand you, your project motivations, and what’s possible for your property and budget. We do this utilizing a simplified three-step process:

Step 1: Project Evaluation

It’s important to understand what’s possible. Regulations on setbacks, location, rear yard coverage, and even materials are changing constantly and we’re here to navigate those complexities so you know what you can build and understand what works for your budget. 

We learn your needs and motivations and assess the viability of your project. Our job is to evaluate your project at a preliminary level, provide a Project Validation Report at our headquarters, and prepare to conduct a Design Interview for Step 2: Design.

Step 2: Design 

We conduct a Design Interview to align your needs and motivations with architectural and interior design solutions. Based on the interview, our design team creates a site plan, floor plan, and elevations for approval, and we prepare to dive into the details for Step 3: Build.

We address technical details of the property, as well as conduct our finishes meeting. We’ll provide choice selections of floor, tile, countertops, and other finishes that our design team has curated for you based on the Design Interview, to prepare for Step 3: Build.

Step 3: Build

We lead a Pre-Production Meeting with you at your home and finalize all of the practical details involved with how the build will impact your life. Once complete, we start building your ADU.

Every family we work with has a story.

Learn more about what it's like to work with Acton ADU