As ADU Builders We Utilize Service, Craft, and Science to Help You Reap the Big Benefits of Small Homes
Hammer & Hand is Portland and Seattle’s premier builder of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).
Changes in both Portland and Seattle building codes have made Accessory Dwelling Units more attractive than ever. Done right, this housing type reaps major rewards for homeowners from rental income to aging-in-place independence.
As ADU builders Hammer & Hand understands just how much of an investment this type of dwelling can be — both financially and emotionally — which is why we are committed to helping you build your dream addition.
Seattle and Portland ADU Builder Who Will Help You Create the Space to Fit Your Needs
ADUs take many forms – they can be …
- Garage conversions
- Attic or basement living spaces
- Attached additions; or
- New detached units
Sometimes called “in-law apartments,” “granny flats,” or “backyard cottages,” these small-footprint infill projects support sustainable, walkable, accessible neighborhoods.
With over 25 years of experience helping homeowners build, add on, remodel and renovate their homes, our team knows that no two ADU projects are alike — each is specially crafted by skilled architects and constructed from the ground up.
Frequently Asked Questions About Building an ADU | Seattle & Portland
What Areas Do You Serve?
Hammer & Hand general contractors serve the Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA, areas — including NW Oregon and the I-5 corridor through Everett.
What Sets Hammer & Hand Apart From Other ADU Builders?
Maybe you’ve heard the term “granny flat” before — and you probably think of outdated, uniformly-styled quarters connected to your home.
When you hire Hammer & Hand as your ADU builders you can expect a modern, uniquely crafted ADU that is beautifully and sustainably designed and feels like home for anyone who walks in the door.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Us As ADU Builders?
The answer to this depends on many factors, such as:
- Whether you are planning to build an attached or detached ADU
- Permit fees
- Engineering fees
- Construction Costs; and
- Any additional fees — city fees, levies, etc.
To help you get a clearer picture on the breakdown of how much it costs to build an ADU in Portland or Seattle, we’ve created a guide that breaks down each of these factors.
Why Hire ADU Builders For Your Portland or Seattle Project?
Building an ADU without the expertise of an ADU builder can become extremely costly and time-consuming. Hiring contractors with experience — specifically, the craftspeople at Hammer & Hand — in building ADUs offers many benefits, including:
- Decades of building experience
- Insights to help you make the best decisions about your build
- Access to a variety of resources to ensure your ADU is built correctly and within your desired timeframe
- Handling any unexpected hiccups that arise — giving you peace of mind throughout the entire process