Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit?
The requirements vary by location. During the feasibility study, we will examine your property and municipal codes to determine all necessary permits. Units with water and sewage hook-ups typically require a permit, regardless of the structure's size. Elbow Room will ensure clear communication of updates and timelines throughout the permitting process.
What kind of foundation is used?
Elbow Rooms include 4-6" slab on grade foundation.  Sites with a slope may use a thicker slab or in-ground pier and beam.  We will provide a quote for sites that need adjustments for a slope beyond the Scope of Work.
How does your payment plan work?

Initial Financial Commitment                                                                                                       

  • To hold your spot 5% deposit is required. This deposit will be credited toward your first payment. If you decide not to move forward, your deposit will be refunded.
  •   Feasibility study will commence.


Structured Payment Plan

  • Material Mobilization                                                                                                                 The initial major payment, accounting for 30% of the total cost, is due when construction materials are mobilized.
  • Foundation Completion                                                                                                                Another 30% payment is required upon the completion of the foundation.
  • Post Rough-In Stage                                                                                                                    An additional 30% is due following the rough-in phase.
  • Completion and Occupancy                                                                                                      The final 5% is due at project completion, before occupancy, to activate the warranty.
Do you offer financing?
We accept payments from third-party lenders. 
How is it built?
Elbow Rooms are "stick-built" like traditional home construction. They are not pre-fabricated or modular in nature.  
Is there a warranty?
There is a one-year warranty on craftsmanship, materials, and construction. 
All manufacturers warranties are transferrable. 
Engineered foundations have a 10-year warranty. 
Are ADUs good investments?
ADUs are fantastic investments. They can add as much as 35% to property value and can be an excellent source for passive income. The purposeful use of accessory structures are often invaluable in themselves.
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