Customization options for your ADU

Margie Coats in front of her home in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego.

Inside an Abodu One


Staff Writer

August 30, 2023

Abodu ADUs are prefabricated units that look amazing with our standard finishes. They come “out of the box” decked out with high-end finishes and an aesthetic that will blend into your design choices seamlessly.

If you’re looking to customize your unit, we’ve got high-end options and upgrades to fit the look you’re going for. With Abodu, the hardest choices you’ll need to make will be how to finish your space. Our concierge-level service from start to finish means we take care of all the other difficult decisions and project management.

From exterior finishes like siding and roofing to interior flooring and appliances options and more, check out the list below to see how you can personalize your Abodu.

Abodu finishes that come standard in every unit:

First things first: what do all Abodus have in common? Besides designs that maximize space, light, and functionality, every Abodu has the following standard finishes:

Standard interior finishes

  • Tall cathedral ceilings.

  • Waterproof stain-resistant wide plank LVP flooring in our “Light Oak” look.

  • Soft-close cabinet drawers and doors.

  • High-efficiency LED lighting.

  • Ductless AC and heat system.

  • Solid core, extra-tall doors.

  • Matte black cabinetry.

  • Kitchen appliances, including dishwasher and garbage disposal.

  • Quartz countertops.

  • Tiled kitchen backsplash and shower stall.

  • Black fixtures and hardware.

Standard exterior finishes

  • Fiber cement horizontal lap siding in one of our Custom Paint Colors (or match the color of your main home).

  • Glass entry door paired with a 6-foot wide window.

  • 4ft by 4ft wood landing and stairs for your deck.

  • Composite shingles in black for your roof.

Upgraded interior options for your Abodu

All of our options and upgrades have been vetted and chosen by world-class architects and designers, so you know whatever finishes you choose will fit with the look of your Abodu. Here’s the interior options you can choose from:

  • Waterproof stain-resistant wide plank LVP flooring in our “Classic Oak” or “Dark Oak” look.

  • Matte white or natural grain finished kitchen cabinetry.

  • Fisher & Paykel kitchen suite appliances, including a dishwasher drawer unit.

  • All-in-one washer/dryer unit or stacked washer unit and dryer unit.

  • Chrome fixtures and hardware.

  • Tiled bathroom floor with curbless shower.

Note: Upgraded stacked washer and dryer unit available in the Abodu Two.

Exterior upgrade options for your Abodu

Each of our Abodus has a show-stopping silhouette and finishes that upgrade the look of every backyard. But if you’re looking for something more personalized, here’s your upgrade options:

  • Fiber cement vertical board and batten siding in one of our custom colors or matched to your main home.

  • Natural or dark stained vertical cedar siding.

  • 9 foot wide, 3-panel glass folding door with 10ft by 4ft entry deck.

  • Larger deck options including ramps.

  • Standing seam metal roof in black.

Add-ons for your Abodu

Create your dream ADU with these optional add-ons. Some add-ons are only available in certain Abodu units, which are labeled below:

  • Abodu Studio: Built-in wardrobe closet.

  • Abodu Studio: Built-in murphy bed with integrated sofa and open storage hutch.

  • Custom bench with cushion and built-in storage (colors vary depending on which unit you choose).

  • Abodu One and Two: Hanging concrete pendant lights.

  • Bathroom and kitchen cabinet accent lighting.

  • Utility monitoring to track electrical and water usage.

  • Solar panels.

  • Gutters.

No matter which Abodu unit you choose — and whether or not you decide to upgrade the finishes — your Abodu will be beautiful and designed to maximize functionality and living.

With our concierge service, choosing your finishes and add-ons is the only tough choice you’ll have to make. Your dedicated project manager handles everything else from start to finish.

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