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What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a versatile and self-contained living space that can serve multiple purposes. ADUs can be either attached to the main house or built as a detached guest house, offering flexibility in design and usage. These units are fully equipped with their own kitchen, bathroom, and living area, making them ideal for independent living.

The ADU definition covers both compact studio-style apartments and more spacious units, providing a range of options to fit your needs. In Gainesville, ADUs have become popular for multi-generational living and aging in place, allowing families to stay close while maintaining privacy and independence.

Can You build an ADU in Gainesville?

Gainesville's code allows for one attached and one detached ADU per property. Each ADU will need to comply with the zoning district requirements, including setbacks and building heights.

Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes specializes in designing and building unique ADUs, ensuring they meet local zoning and square footage requirements. Whether you're considering a detached ADU or an attached addition, an ADU contractor can guide you through the process, from design to construction.

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Ideas for Your Gainesville ADU

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how much does an ADU cost in Gainesville?

At Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes, we build ADUs in a wide range of sizes and scope of work, so it's difficult to give a precise cost. However, a good starting range could be:
Total: $180,000 to $300,000
Per Square Foot: $225 to $350 sq/ft

How Big Can An Adu Be?

ADUs in Gainesville can be from 300 square feet to 850 square feet. 
In Alachua County, they can be a maximum of 50% of main structure or 1,700 square feet of living space, whichever is greater. In either jurisdiction, an ADU can not later be sold separately from the main structure.  

Is building an ADU worth it?

Absolutely. Between the value an ADU brings to your property and the incredible flexibility in its use, an ADU can be the answer to many of your space needs.

If you have an older relative moving in soon, frequent weekend guests, lack space in your main home for a private home office, or many other reasons for adding an independent space to your home, an ADU will serve you very well. 

If you have questions or want to discuss your ADU ideas with us, get in touch! We'd love to hear about your design goals. 

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Our Design-Build Process

Our proven design-build process covers every step of the remodeling journey. It’s our preferred method of building new spaces because it’s clear, concise, and encourages a high level of collaboration. Here’s an example of what to expect:

01 | Discovery and Proposal

It all begins with your initial consultation. Your team will meet with you to learn about your project goals and your budget. Next, we’ll give you a preliminary scope and budget. If everything looks great, you’ll sign the design agreement.



02 | Design and Pre-Construction
You’ll work with our designers to create a plan that includes every need and want, that fits within your budget. Product selection takes place next, where you’ll choose every style aspect of your new space. You can also refine your design plans at this stage to make certain you’ll be happy with your design. Once the final plans are complete, a final price will be presented and the contracts are signed. Finally, your materials can be ordered, schedules made, and permits obtained.
03 | Construction and Walk-Through
With your Project Superintendent and Production Manager as your points of contact, you’ll be kept informed about every detail and expectation. They will also keep a close eye on the development of your project throughout the entire process, ensuring that the job stays on schedule and is built according to plan. Once construction is finished, you will walk through the cleaned site with your Superintendent and check off every detail. If any issues are noticed that go against predetermined expectations, we’ll address them right away.


Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes proudly serves Alachua County. This includes Gainesville, High Springs, Alachua, Jonesville, and Newberry. If you’d like to find out if your project is in our service area, reach out to us!

Our Service Area

  • Alachua
  • Gainesville
  • High Springs
  • Jonesville
  • Newberry
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What Our Clients Think

“For us, this was a large project and we have never done anything of this scope before. Scott and Jason did a fantastic job managing it and making things run smoothly. They were very helpful making the design the architect created fit into our budget and still make it look great! While purchasing the space, we looked at several builders and Scott made us feel the most comfortable with the job and managing the situation with tenants still working during construction.”

Andrew T., Taylor Dentistry

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“Great people to work with and they did a great job!”

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What Our Clients Think

"We had an exceptional experience working with the whole team at Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes. They were helpful with design, sorting through and picking out finishes, and were incredibly helpful to us in navigating living in the home during the renovation. They were also willing to add additional projects to the initial scope of work, as needed. We would definitely recommend Robinson Renovation and Custom Homes to a friend!"

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“The onsite management by Tom really made this project work. His wood working skills and attention to detail was extraordinary. He also effectively communicated with my wife and I so there were few surprises.”

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At Robinson Renovation & Custom Homes, we treat every project as if it were our own home—with care, unwavering attention to detail, and pride in the breathtaking outcome.