If you are searching for a new home in DC Ranch and some extra living space sounds nice, a casita could be a great option for you. If it’s something you’re looking for, then you’re in luck, because many builders in DC Ranch, including Rosewood Homes and Camelot Homes, offer houses with casitas on the property. If you’re not sure if you should start looking for a home with this popular feature, we have the scoop on what a guest casita typically includes and how you can use it.
What Does a Casita Include?
Guest casitas typically look like a tiny house or cottage and are often detached from the main home on the property. Even if a casita is attached to the main property, though, it usually has a separate entrance that allows people to come and go without having to enter the main home. The location of the guest casita often varies, since it can be either in front of the larger home or behind it.
Most casitas have at least one bedroom and a full bathroom, though some have two bedrooms, a small living room, and a kitchenette or even a full kitchen. If your house has a great view, chances are that your casita does, too, which is why some have a patio or balcony attached.
What Can You Do with a Casita?
The most popular way to use this extra space is for guests. When you have family or friends visiting from out of town, inviting them to stay in your guest casita for a few days can keep them close to you while still allowing them to have space of their own. This way, they save money on lodging and you don’t have to go pick them up from a hotel or arrange for transportation every time you want to visit with them during their stay.
Of course, many people use guest casitas as a more long-term solution for family members who need a place to stay. This could include your in-laws, young adult children not quite ready to rent or buy their own home, and elderly relatives. Some people even choose to rent out their casita to anyone looking for a small home, allowing them to profit off of this feature.
Other uses for casitas include the following:
- Home office
- Art studio
- Storage area
- Craft room
What Are the Possible Drawbacks of Having a Casita?
The most obvious downside of having a home with a casita is the expense, since it can be an upgrade that adds extra cost when building a home. The same goes for utilities, since you will have to pay for the electricity, gas, and water going to the casita that comes with your DC Ranch home.
If the advantages of a guest casita outweigh the downsides for you, it may be time to start looking for a spectacular DC Ranch home with this feature. If you’re ready to search for your dream home, The Matheson Team is glad happy to begin your search with you today, so feel free to call us to get started.
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