A carriage house— also called a coach house— is a building near a larger home that was originally used for storing a horse-drawn carriage and housing the carriage’s driver (coachman). Think of them as a detached garage (although some are attached). Carriage houses today are often renovated into accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which can be used as both a garage and a living space, such as a guest house, in-law suite, office, studio, or rentable apartment………
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Pro tip: take into account budget and permits before renovating
“Take the time to work with a designer who considers your needs in order to make sure you’re getting the perfect result. Be sure to consider attic trusses, dormers, and hand cut rafters when creating additional square footage for your living space. Think about window placement as well. Make sure to check with your local health department on septic and sewer approvals that may be required when planning to add an additional bedroom to your space. – Milburn Design and Construction, serving the building needs of Virginia and surrounding areas.”