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From detached garage apartments to mother-in-law suites, we can handle all of your ADU construction needs.

Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) construction for St. Pete homeowners

In 2019, the St. Pete City Council approved new legislation declaring that detached accessory structures could be built on smaller property footprints than was previously allowed. Homeowners have been looking for ways to capitalize on this ever since to add living space and value to their homes - but the prospect of beginning a major construction project during these uncertain times is enough to keep many from moving forward.

When the imposing task of accessory dwelling unit (ADU) construction presents itself, turn to Sun Bay Builders to take on the job and help you cash in.  We have built a number of detached structures on St. Pete area lots during out 30+ years in business, and have seen a significant uptick in this type of project since recent legislation was passed.  Old Northeast, Euclid St. Paul’s, Greater Woodlawn, and Crescent Lake are just a few of the neighborhoods we’ve seen strong interest from.

Design and build a detached living space in Pinellas County

The construction of a new accessory dwelling unit is great for adding functional space to your property - but it can ALSO create a substantial new revenue stream for your family. With St. Pete becoming such a hot destination for transplants and out-of-town visitors, the market for both long-term and vacation rental properties continues to soar. A detached apartment is a great way to capitalize on this - and at Sun Bay Builders we can guide you through the entire process, from start to finish, with a design/build agreement. Our architectural teams will work with you from the very beginning to create the vision that's been living in the back of your mind.

Other types of accessory builds

Additional options for detached construction projects at your home include:

Mother-in-law suite – A standalone (usually one-story) living area built on your property.  Can be under 500 sq. ft. and structured as a studio, or have a larger 1-bedroom apartment type layout.

Pool house – Can serve as an indoor escape for your family or guests while entertaining, or double as a guest house (or even rental) for extended stays.

Garage – Sometimes, living space isn’t necessary and you just need more room for your stuff.  We can design and build a detached 1-car, 2-car, or hybrid structure on your property.

Man cave/she shed – Set up a relaxation destination separate from your house that reflects your fun side.  Perfect for entertaining friends and family without disturbing the main home.

Outdoor entertainment – Wow your guests outside the confines of your main home with a detached outdoor kitchen, dining area, and/or dedicated entertainment space.

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