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Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit Appliances

Junior accessory dwelling unit appliances need to be even more compact than traditional ADU appliances to fit in the more condensed space. Due to this, it can be difficult to find ones that best fit your needs. That is why we have put together a few ideas for your JADU to make the most of your space.

Efficiency Kitchens For Maximum Kitchen Space

JADU’s need to use efficient kitchens in order to save space and still have all the necessary appliances for a fully functional kitchen. These kitchens come with a:

  • Cooktop
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink/faucet
  • Storage

They come in different sizes to best fit your particular needs. With your major appliances in one convenient and compact location, you can save space in your kitchen for other essentials as well as make the room look bigger than it really is.

Workstation Islands

You can supplement an efficient kitchen with a multi-use workstation island that contains:

  • A drawer
  • A spice rack
  • A towel rack
  • Cabinet space

By doing so, you will be able to have a fully functional kitchen that is easy to navigate and doesn’t appear overcrowded.

2-in-1 Washer Dryer Combo

Being able to wash and dry your own clothes is a luxury that is dearly missed when not included in a home. Especially with JADU’s, it can be hard to find the space for a laundry area. To solve this problem, you can buy a washer dryer combo that combines the two machines into one compact unit.

These units can fit neatly in a closet or under a countertop. They can even nestle nicely into the corner of a room if need be.

Wall Mounted Fold Down Table

Tables give you much-needed countertop space for meals or projects. However, they also take up a lot of valuable space in a small room. To solve this problem, you can put in a fold-down table that easily folds up flat to the wall when not in use.

With the table up out of the way, you can easily move around your compact kitchen when cooking or doing day-to-day tasks without bumping into it.

What are the types of “Accessory Dwelling Units” or ADUs?

“Dwelling unit” defined.

“Dwelling,” “dwelling unit,” or “housing unit” means a room or group of internally connected rooms that have sleeping, cooking, eating, and sanitation facilities, but not more than one kitchen, which constitutes an independent housekeeping unit, occupied by or intended for one household on a long-term basis. (SMC 19.92.020.D)

 “Efficiency kitchen” defined.

“Efficiency kitchen” means a removable kitchen that contains a sink with a maximum [vertical] waste line diameter of 1.5 inches; appliances that do not require electrical service greater than 120 volts, or natural or propane gas; a limited food preparation counter; and storage cabinets. The entire kitchen shall not exceed six lineal feet, except that if existing counter space is being converted to efficient kitchen use then the counter space shall not exceed eight linear feet. [Examples of prohibited cooking appliances are: ranges, stoves, cooktops, and built-in ovens. Examples of cooking appliances that may be used are microwave ovens, hot plates, and similar appliances intended for use on top of a countertop.

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