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TomCo Solutions: Your Trusted ADU Builder in Tampa, St. Petersburg and the Surrounding Areas

Welcome to TomCo Solutions, a beacon of innovation and excellence in the Tampa Bay area’s construction industry. Specializing in Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), we offer homeowners a unique opportunity to expand their living space, increase property value, and earn additional income. With decades of experience under our belt, TomCo Solutions stands out for its commitment to quality, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. Our team of skilled professionals brings a blend of creativity, precision, and efficiency to every project, ensuring that your vision for a perfect ADU becomes a reality.

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Benefits of Building an ADU in Tampa and Surrounding Areas

Adding an ADU (also known as a granny flat, in-law suite, or backyard cottage) to your Tampa property can provide multiple advantages:

  • Added Income Stream Constructing a legal ADU essentially creates a built-in rental unit on your existing property. Rather than buying a separate investment property, you can develop an ADU to generate $1,000+ in monthly rental income. Based on common ADU size and average rental rates in Tampa, this extra income can offset nearly half the cost of adding an ADU over 5-7 years. Renting your ADU on sites like Airbnb , if allowed in your area, can also provide income from short-term vacationers in areas close to beaches, parks and attractions.
  • Multigenerational Family Housing An ADU allows family members like grandparents, parents, or post-college adult children to live on your main property with some separation and privacy. Caring for elderly parents often involves major home modifications for accessibility – constructing an ADU cottage custom designed for aging occupants from the start provides an optimal long-term living solution on familial properties. For parents with boomerang kids moving back home, an ADU prevents overcrowding issues in the main house.
  • Flex Home Office Space  The COVID pandemic has shown the importance of home workspaces as remote employment continues rising. Rather than overtaking bedrooms or entire garages for an office, transforming or building out an ADU structure provides quiet, professional workspace replacing commute time with productivity. Based on ADU location/access, many homeowners rent out their ADU as shared coworking office space during workdays to other remote professionals.
  • Property Value Boost  Constructing a legal ADU shows up on property appraisals, increasing your overall home value compared to standard houses without an ADU. In Tampa zip codes, adding a secondary 750 square foot 2-bedroom ADU cottage can increase overall property valuation by $85,000 or more. This extra equity also allows homeowners to access better lending rates for future refinancing or cash-out loans. As an alternative to moving, an ADU allows you to stay in your existing home while unlocking new valuation.
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Types of ADUs we Build

Detached ADUs

Detached ADUs stand separate from the main house; think tiny home or backyard cottage. They are ideal for homeowners looking to create a rental space, a mother-in-law suite, or a guest house.

Attached ADUs

These units share a wall with the primary residence, making them an ideal choice for those looking to maintain proximity and accessibility while adding independent living space for family, guests or as a rental.

Garage Conversion ADUs

Transform your underutilized garage into a fully functional living space. Garage conversion ADUs are an efficient way to maximize your property's potential without the need for additional construction.

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Why Choose TomCo Solutions for Your ADU in the Tampa Bay Area

  1. Seamless Integration: We excel in designing ADUs that blend flawlessly with your home’s existing architecture. Our focus is on maintaining the integrity of your home’s design while adding a functional and stylish new element.

  2. Customized Layouts: Whether you need an extra bedroom, a larger kitchen, or a new living area, our team creates layouts that meet your specific needs, ensuring that every inch of the space is utilized efficiently and effectively.

  3. Quality Construction and Materials: We use only the best materials and construction methods to ensure that your ADU is not only beautiful but also durable and sustainable. Our building practices are designed to minimize disruption to your daily life while maximizing the quality of the finished product.

  4. Energy Efficiency: Incorporating energy-efficient solutions is at the heart of our design philosophy. From insulation to windows and lighting, we ensure that your ADU is as energy-efficient as possible, reducing your environmental footprint and utility costs.

  5. Comprehensive Services: Our services cover every aspect of the ADU building process, from initial design and permitting to construction and final touches. We handle all the details, making the process stress-free for you.

In addition to our expertise in Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), we also excel in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. This makes us your comprehensive solution for all ADU-related needs, providing you with a single point of contact.

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) vs Extended Family Residence (EFR)

When planning secondary housing units on your property, two options include adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) or EFR (Extended Family Residence). While these structures end up similar, there are key legal and zoning differences in Tampa between ADUs and EFRs that impact overall project processes.

What is an Extended Family Residence (EFR)?

An Extended Family Residence functions like an ADU for additional living space for family members to occupy. However, EFRs have more flexible design standards and do not require full urban compliance needed for ADUs to pass as fully independent rental units. 

Key Legal Differences:

  • Occupancy: ADUs can house any tenant, EFRs only permit family members
  • Kitchen Facilities: EFRs have limitations like no stove while ADUs can have full kitchens
  • Entrances: Typically shared entryways for EFRs versus ADUs needing separate access
  • Permitting/Inspections: More rigorous review process for ADUs meeting urban compliance

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Licensed & Insured ADU Contractor

TomCo Solutions is a licensed and insured contractor, giving you the piece of mind that your ADU project is handled by qualified contractors from start to finish.
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